PipeChat Digest #1613 - Wednesday, October 11, 2000
  by "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net>
Re: Riverside Fox Memorial
  by "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net>
Speaking of record companies...
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
Re: Fw: Observation!
  by <support@opensystemsorgans.com>
Re:Longwood Carillon
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
Re: Phila Area organ concerts
  by "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net>
Re: Speaking of record companies...
  by "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net>
Re: Speaking of record companies...
  by "Mack" <dm726@delphi.com>
Concert Announcement (Trenton, NJ)
  by <Oboe32@aol.com>
Concert Announcement
  by <thoehn@theatreorgans.com>
record companies
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
PC Organ Project
  by <MickBerg@aol.com>

(back) Subject: Olivera From: "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 06:52:47 -0400 (EDT)   Any info on the Hector Olivera concert in NYC on Oct 22 at St Pauls the Apostle.   Ed    
(back) Subject: Re: Riverside Fox Memorial From: "Ed Brown" <edbroorg@webtv.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 06:56:11 -0400 (EDT)   I loved the Fox Memorial concert, but missed te Bach Credo...Wir glauben all...   Ed    
(back) Subject: Speaking of record companies... From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 07:42:07 -0500   Way back when, dad had a red 33rpm platter by Cook Labs. One side was a = live recording of someone building a disc music box and the other side was a massive terrible thunderstorm- it shook the poor Hi-Fi system+ACE- I now have a Cook platter of Regie Foort playing light opera = transcriptions. Nicely recorded.   What ever became of Cook Labs? Has Cook Labs been topic-ed before and I = was out for coffee?   Rick      
(back) Subject: Re: Fw: Observation! From: <support@opensystemsorgans.com> Date: 10 Oct 2000 08:31:55 -0700   On Sun, 08 October 2000, flcg1018@mails.fju.edu.tw wrote:   > Yes, it was rather well known in musical circles that EPB had = arthritis... > His doctor encouraged him to stop recording, but EPB kept on as long = as he > could...   I can attest to that. I met him in the late 60's and, naturally, shook = hands. Later in the evening, when I noticed how distorted his fingers = were, I was afraid I might have ended his career. At some point in the = conversation, he blamed the arthritis for his switch to pedal harpsichord.   Dick Meckstroth      
(back) Subject: Re:Longwood Carillon From: "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 13:09:34 -0400   A friend just emailed me this site - Longwood is installing a 62 bell Carillon to replace it's electric one - the site has lots of info, old pix =   ,& new of the bells being cast etc.   http://www.longwoodgardens.org/Carillon/Carillon.htm   Claire    
(back) Subject: Re: Phila Area organ concerts From: "Claire" <fleahopper@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 13:15:54 -0400   Friday 10/27 - 7:45pm The Reformed Church of WIllow Grove North Hills Ave, Fitzwatertown Rd, & Woodland Rd. Suggested Donation $8.00   Candi Carley-Roth -   If you haven't heard her, you're in for a real treat.   ______________   Also, Sunday 10/15 - 2:30PM Wanamaker Organ Concert (at Lord & Taylors) It's a Sunday concert - due to the Pipes Spectacular Event. I'll be sitting at the "Friends" table - come & say Hi ( &pick up some neat cd's, mugs, brochures, etc) :)) Claire      
(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of record companies... From: "Bob Scarborough" <desertbob@rglobal.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 14:10:28   At 07:42 AM 10/10/2000 -0500, you wrote: >What ever became of Cook Labs? Has Cook Labs been topic-ed before and I = was >out for coffee?<snip>   Briefly, but not very much. Emory Cook was famous for his independent research into improving the phonographic high fidelity medium. He was an early (1940's) proponent of commercializing the "hill-and-dale" method of stereo single-groove recording. To that end, his "Cook Labs" released several early stereo disks using "hill-and-dale" methods prior to the massive introduction of the "monaural compatible" system in 1958 by all t= he major labels. In retrospect, Cook was being obtuse about using "hill-and-dale", as all that was needed to accomplish the same thing in t= he finally-adopted system was to wire on side of the pickup cartidge out of phase with the other.   The problem with "hill-and-dale" was that it would have made earlier and contemporary lateral groove monaural recordings incompatible, with both channels being 180=B0 out of phase. "Hill-and-dale" stereo had been used= by Bell Telephone Laboratories for the ground-breaking Stokowski recordings = of 1933, and was used in monaural radio program transcription disks through the '40s. Whatever advantages each had in the monaural format evaporated with in advent of stereo, however, and the major labels were looking for both compatibility and listener convenience. Cook had proposed that ster= eo preamplifiers be equipped with a phase reversal switch, which, noting the unbalanced circuit design of such devices, would have actually required a= n extra tube stage to act as a phase inverter. Columbia lead the charge towards the development and introduction of stereo "mono compatible" disk= s in 1958, with everyone else in the industry joining in. It was a stellar year for sales of both disks and stereo equipment, even though the countr= y was in a minor recession at the time. It was the RIAA that made the call that "mono compatible" was the format of choice (1957), and Emory Cook wa= s by and large finished.   Mostly overlooked were Emory Cook's refinements of the LP, including thic= k, virgin vinyl low noise disks, special low distortion cutting amplifiers, specially designed temperature controlled cutting heads, half-speed mastering and other innovations that some of which would later become industry standard. Cook paved the way for later, "audio tweak" labels, such as Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (half-speed re-mastering), Crystal Cle= ar and Century (direct-to-disk), Telarc (first digital masters, using the Soundstream system), and others. Organ fans who bought George Wright's direct-to-disk first volume at the Chicago Wurlitzer were treated to a sound, if proper equipment is used, that is easily equal to the current C= D. The second volume, while still good, was released as tape mastered, as t= he original master disks were faulty. One COULD perceive a slight differenc= e in the power of the 32' subsonics from one volume to another.   DeserTBoB  
(back) Subject: Re: Speaking of record companies... From: "Mack" <dm726@delphi.com> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 18:18:34 -0400       VEAGUE wrote:   > Emory Cook donated all his diskd to the Smithsonian when he closed his = labs. > You can purchase tape copies and some cd's now too of his whol;e = catalogue.   Cheers, Dave McPeak       > > What ever became of Cook Labs? Has Cook Labs been topic-ed before and I = was > out for coffee? > > Rick > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: Concert Announcement (Trenton, NJ) From: <Oboe32@aol.com> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 21:43:51 EDT   Friends, Romans, and organists...lend me your ears! On Saturday the 21st = of October at 3pm, First Presbyterian church of Trenton will be hosting a = large group of Westminster Choir College's Finest! This concert will be the kick-off of our 2000-2001 concert season. Other concerts in the season feature Brass and Organ, Solo Organ, Solo Voice, Solo Piano, Choral = Groups, and seasonal concerts by church ensembles. It looks to be a musical and = artsy year at First! This first concert features organists, pianists, and = vocalists singing many different genres of music. I hope some of you can attend. = There will be a reception afterwards, and OF COURSE "open console" on the Mighty = 73 rank Turner! So come one, come all! The concert is free and the church = sits 600, so bring the whole family!   -Pete Isherwood Director of Music and Arts  
(back) Subject: Concert Announcement From: <thoehn@theatreorgans.com> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 22:05:24 -0400   For those who are going to be in the Orlando, Florida area on Sunday, I will be giving a concert on the 3/21 Don Baker Memorial WurliTzer installed at Lake Brantley High School on SandLake Road just north of SR434. Concert time is 3:00pm (provided I don't get stopped in I-4 traffic getting there from church in Clearwater). I'm not sure if there is an admission charge or not there might be an offereing taken up.   Y'all come!     Tom Hoehn      
(back) Subject: record companies From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 21:47:34 -0500   Many thanks to all listers who answered my Cook Labs question.   Rick      
(back) Subject: PC Organ Project From: <MickBerg@aol.com> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 03:41:00 EDT   Hello everyone.   I would be interested to know how many people have tried to build my organ =   project. At the moment I suspect there is only one. Please let me know if you are doing it.   Mick Berg.