December 26. 2015
Since listening to the SP records in Kurashiki music library, I had began to purchase SP records .
I have purchased the Ellington of Brunswick ,But my collections of Brunswick were released from Nippon Colombia. Nippon Columbia sale was recurrence series. Saito store sale was original.
The lucky label was sold in November 1934 from Saito store. Saito store had been importing asbestos from Canada. Also Saito signed a contract with the United States Brunswick Corporation and began to sell records. 155 sheets had been released.
This was an invaluable label that the world of collectors were looking for.
Saito store was transferred rights to Japan Colombia in January 1936.
December 15. 2015
Today, December 15, is the 70th anniversary of the premature death of the great Thomas “Fats” Waller. So I want to write about record store bought the record of Fats Waller.
I lived in Tokyo. The store name was ‘Tony ‘.The store owner was a famous jazz collector Mr.Nishijima. He was silent person in store.
At that time I was looking for the vintage series of RCA . I found this record from the third floor of this store.
While I have chosen some record, he had hit the type.But he seems have watched the records that I choose.
When I pay the price of record Mr.Nishijima was said to himself,
“Recently people who buy such good record has been reduced” .
I do not have forgotten the moment.Unfortunately, he died five years ago.But his articles in ’Record collectors’ are great. I am always with them and reference books.