Re: [Harp-L]Thomas Hart Benton

Philharpn@xxxxxxx wrote:
Thomas Hart Benton recorded a 78 rpm album consisting of 3 double-sided 78 rpm discs titled "Saturday Night at Tom Benton's" in the fall of 1941. This means 6 tunes.

To my knowledge, the album was only issued in the 78 rpm format. "Thomas Hart Benton: An American Original by Henry Adams (Knopf, 1989) has a postage-stop size b & w photo of the album cover which only lists the performers, not the tunes. The caption says the project was a three-record set. The fourth revised edition of "An Artist in American," Benton's autobiography was published in 1983 (Benton died in 1975 and was involved in the 2nd and 3rd editions.)

Thanks for the detailed info, Phil. I only have one comment: I am absolutely certain that this recording was reissued at some point as a 33 1/3 RPM LP disk. I held a copy in my hands and played it on my home stereo, back in the day.

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