Section VII Victor 'GEMS' 78rpm records  Nos. N1078 – N1139

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Section VII Victor 'GEMS' 78rpm records Nos. N1078 – N1139



N1078. THE DOLLAR PRINCESS. Black Pat.’08 V 31751, only form of issue, 16 Sept., 1909. A to M-A, faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1079. THE CHIMES OF NORMANDY. Black V 31788, only form of issue, 8 April, 1910. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1080. MLLE MODISTE. Black Pat.’08 V 31790, only form of issue, 25 May, 1910. A to M-A, faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1081. THE RED MILL. Black Pat.’08 V 31794, only form of issue, 23 May, 1910. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1082. MARTHA. Black Pat.’08 V 31797, only form of issue, 25 May, 1910. A to M-A, faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1083. THE THREE TWINS. Black Pat.’08 V 31809, only form of issue, 30 Nov., 1910. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1084. THE SERENADE. Black Pat.’12 V 31811, only form of issue, 30 Nov., 1910. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1085. ERMINIE. Black Pat.’08 V 31818, only form of issue, 24 Feb., 1911. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1086. THE BALKAN PRINCESS. Black Pat.’08 V 31821, only form of issue, 7 March, 1911. M-A, choice copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1087. THE PINK LADY. Black Pat.’12 V 31823, only form of issue, 7 March, 1911. M-A, choice copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1088. MADAME SHERRY. Black Pat.’08 V 31824, only form of issue, 3 April, 1911. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1089. FRA DIAVOLO. Black V 31829, only form of issue, 1 May, 1911. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1090. THE SPRING MAID. Black Pat.’12 V 31833, only form of issue, 5 Oct., 1911. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1091. THE QUAKER GIRL. Black Pat.’12 V 31847, only form of issue, 10 Oct., 1911. M-A, choice copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1092. THE COUNT OF LUXEMBOURG. Black Pat.’12 V 31856, only form of issue, 7 Feb., 1912. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1093. THE LADY OF THE SLIPPER. Black Pat.’12 V 31877, only form of issue, 7 Jan., 1913. M-A, choice copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1094. OH, OH, DELPHINE. Black Pat.’12 V 31878, only form of issue, 7 Jan., 1913. M-A, choice copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1095. SWEETHEARTS. Black Pat.’12 V 31885, only form of issue, 27 May, 1913. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1096. RIGOLETTO. Black V 31886, only form of issue, 27 May, 1913. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1097. IL TROVATORE. Black Canadian HMV V 31888, only form of issue, 12 Sept., 1913. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1098. THE THREE TWINS / THE GOLDEN GIRL. Black Pat.’12 V 35327, only form of issue, 10 Jan., 1911 / 15 Oct., 1909. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1099. THE RED MILL / THE PRINCE OF PILSEN.Black V 35329, POM-5 Dec., 1910 / 23 May, 1912. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

N1100. THE DOLL GIRL / MISS CAPRICE. Black Pat.’12 V 35332, only form of issue, 7 Oct., 1913. A to M-A, light rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1101. TALES OF HOFFMAN / MIGNON. Black V 35337, POM-27 Oct., 1911 / 20 March, 1912. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1102. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI. Black V 35343, POM-10 Oct. / 15 Nov., 1912. M-A, choice copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 8

N1103. THE LITTLE CAFE / THE PURPLE ROAD.Black V 35349, only form of issue, 4 Dec. / 14 Oct., 1913. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 20

N1104. HIGH JINKS / THE BEAUTY SHOP. Black V 35382, only form of issue, 8 May, 1914. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1105. H.M.S. PINAFORE, 2s. Black V 35386, only form of issue, 12 / 11 March, 1914. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1106. ROBIN HOOD, 2s. Black V 35413, POM-12 / 7 Oct., 1914, only form of issue, Sd.2. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1107. THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER / THE MERRY WIDOW. Black V 35416, POM-23 / 12 Oct., 1914. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1108. THE SPRING MAID / THE PINK LADY. Black V 35423, POM-17 / 30 Sept., 1914. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 8

N1109. CHIN CHIN / MAID IN AMERICA. Black V 35440, only form of issue, 5 March, 1915. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1110. THE SUNSHINE GIRL / THE LADY OF THE SLIPPER. Black V 35444, POM-12 Sept. / 7 Jan., 1913. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit faintest pap.rub, Sd.1, hardly worth mention. MB 8

N1111. FLORODORA / ERMINIE. Black V 35451, POM-30 Sept. / 6 Nov., 1914, only form of issue, Sd.2. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1112. THE PRINCESS PAT / ALONE AT LAST. Black V 35517, only form of issue, 3 Dec., 1915. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1113. THE MIKADO, 2s. Black V 35551, POM-6 June, 1916 / 22 Sept., 1920, only form of issue, Sd. 2. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1114. SWEETHEARTS / NAUGHTY MARIETTA. Black V 35552, only form of issue, 27 May, 1913 / 29 Nov., 1911. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1115. BOHEMIAN GIRL, 2s. Black V 35603, only form of issue, 17 April / 20 June, 1916. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1116. EILEEN, 2s. Black V 35631, only form of issue, 3 April, 1917. A to M-A, superb copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 20

N1117. ZIEGFELD FOLLIES, 1917 / OH BOY! Black V 35651, only form of issue, 19 July, 1917. A to M-A, superb copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 15

N1118. JACK O’LANTERN / LEAVE IT TO JANE. Black V 35666, only form of issue, 2 Jan., 1918. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1119. SOMETIME / SHE’S A GOOD FELLOW. Black V 35694, only form of issue, 20 / 12 June, 1919. M-A, superb copy has faintest rubs, Sd.2 only, inaud. MB 12

N1120. APPLE BLOSSOMS / IRENE. Black V 35697, only form of issue, 19 / 20 May, 1920. M-A, superb copy has faintest rubs, inaud.; Sd.2 only has wee nd, momentarily audible. MB 12

N1121. MARY / THE NIGHT BOAT. Black V 35702, only form of issue, 21 Sept. / 20 May, 1920. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1122. JIMMIE / HONEY GIRL. Black V 35705, only form of issue, 10 Dec. / 19 May, 1920. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1123. BLOSSOM TIME / THE YANKEE PRINCESS. Black V 35722, only form of issue, 14 Dec., 1922. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1124. AIDA, 2s. Black V 35726, only form of issue, 15 Dec., 1922 / 16 March, 1923, Sd.1 featuring ORVILLE HARROLD. M-A, appears unplayed, albeit faint ulc. MB 15

N1125. FAUST / RIGOLETTO. Black V 35731, only form of issue, 15 / 16 March, 1923. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1126. ROSE-MARIE / NO, NO, NANETTE. Black AC Label V 35756, only form of issue, 16 / 17 April, 1925, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, superb copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 15

N1127. THE STUDENT PRINCE / THE LOVE SONG. Black AC Label V 35757, only form of issue, 17 / 16 April, 1925, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, superb copy has very faintest rubs, Sd.1 only, inaud. MB 15

N1128. THE STUDENT PRINCE / THE LOVE SONG. Black RCA V 35757, only form of issue, 17 / 16 April, 1925, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 12

N1129. DEAREST ENEMY / PRINCESS FLAVIA. Black AC Label V 35766, only form of issue, 9 / 10 Dec., 1925. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, superb copy has very faintest rubs,Sd.1 only, inaud. MB 12

N1130. SUNNY / COCOANUTS. Black AC Label V 35769, only form of issue, 3 Feb., 1926, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. A-, very decent copy has light rubs, inaud. MB 20

N1131. MERRY-MERRY / THE REVELERS: TIP TOES. Black AC Label V 35771, only form of issue, 3 Feb., 1926. A to M-A, lovely copy has faintest rubs, inaud. MB 20

N1132. ROBIN HOOD, 2s. Black Orth V 35784, POM-24 / 27 Aug., 1926, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A MB 15

N1133. THE MIKADO, 2s. Black Orth V 35796, POM-27 Aug., 1926, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

N1134. THE DESERT SONG / COUNTESS MARITZA. Black Orth V 35809, only form of issue, 16 / 15 Dec., 1926, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

N1135. RIO RITA / MY MARYLAND. Black Orth V 35816, only form of issue, 21 Feb., 1927, Sd.1 featuring J. HAROLD MURRAY from the Original Broadway Cast, a Flo Ziegfeld production, which was so successful after it opened the Ziegfeld Theatre 2 Feb., 1927 it ran for 494 performances. The musical SHOW BOAT, which had been scheduled to open in April, was delayed until the end of the year; Sd.2 featuring RICHARD CROOKS. A-, very decent copy has light rubs, inaud. MB 15

N1136. BOHEMIAN GIRL, 2s. Black Orth V 35819, POM-only form of issue, 25 Aug., 1926, both featuring RICHARD CROOKS. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

N1137. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI. Black Orth V 35932, only form of issue, 11 April / 30 March, 1928. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 15

N1138. THE NEW MOON / WHOOPEE. Black Orth V 35969, only form of issue, 10 April, 1929. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. M-A MB 15

N1139. THE LOVE PARADE / SUNNY SIDE UP. Black Orth V 36008, only form of issue, 18 Feb., 1930, both sides featuring JAMES MELTON. Brilliant fidelity in these sides. A-, very decent copy has light rubs, inaud. MB 12

“The Victor Light Opera Company did not exist. It never staged any productions. It never appeared in public. It consisted of singers who were not identified on the record labels. Its members changed from day to day, depending upon who was available in the Camden, New Jersey, recording studios, or whose voice seemed appropriate for each ‘Light Opera’ recording. But the Victor company’s imaginary group did leave an amazing recorded legacy by preserving recorded highlights of the shows that lit up Broadway for over twenty years at the beginning of the twentieth century. The ‘Gems’ held an important place in recorded history…important because they reflect the musical tastes and styles of their era.”


– John Bolig, GEMS – the Victor Light Opera Company Discography