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Thread #168926   Message #4080756
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Nov-20 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Stinson Records Revisted
Subject: RE: Stinson Records Revisted
Found below the line but not exactly “BS.”

FYI: The Collectable Records line was unauthorized, unofficial, (semi)bootleg or whatever your local word for it might be:

"BS: Stinson Search: I'm getting desperate
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 15 Dec 04 - 12:30 PM

EUREKA!!!!! (BTW, thank you all very much.) Lib. of Cong. finally sent me a contact, which note I received last night. (Collectables Records is going to be a problem; I can see going into debt - further than I already am.)
For anyone else who may be interested: Stinson was started by Herbert Harris, working in the early days with Moses Asch. There was a breakup of the arrangement. Harris' son inherited, then his granddaughter and her husband. They live in Granada Hills, CA -- Kurtis and Karen Williams. Most of the "records" -- sound, as well as business documentation -- are stored in Karen's mother's house. They are slowly clearing it up (her mom is in a care facility). They will be glad to communicate with anyone and help in matters regarding the Stinson catalogue, but it will take time. (Let me know if anyone wants their mailing address.)

'Catters, I have been spreading the Stinson search question around the universe for several years. I am so relieved. Of course, this means that now I have to think of new questions. Rats -- always something....               Tw”