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A Report On The Forty Fourth Canadian Collector’s Congress

Posted in Interviews and Articles with tags , on May 5, 2015 by the78rpmrecordspins

Here is a report on the 44th Canadian Collector’s Congress held in Toronto on Saturday, April  25, 2015, courtesy of Jack Litchfield.



The Forty-Forth Canadian Collectors’ Congress-April 24-April 26, 2015

Posted in General Announcements, Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , on March 28, 2015 by the78rpmrecordspins

The forty-forth Canadian Collector’s Congress will be held in Toronto, Ontario, April 24th to April 26th, 2015, with the main presentations being held on Saturday, April 25th at the Toronto Plaza Hotel. There will be an opportunity for you to present your research or discography findings in the morning session, followed by three major presentations in the afternoon. In addition to this, there will also be a room provided for record sales, and open houses held on both Friday and Sunday. A continental breakfast, lunch and diner are included on Saturday. On Saturday evening, you may play and discuss a record where the director/leader of the band is a pianist. For your convenience I have uploaded the following attachments for more information.
















































A Report on The Canadian Collector’s Congress That Was Held April 26, 2014 In Toronto

Posted in Interviews and Articles, Phonograph and 78 RPM Record Clubs with tags , , , , on May 3, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

Our good friend, and discographer, Jack Litchfield has just sent me a copy of the minutes of the Canadian Collector’s Congress, held on Saturday, April 26th, in Toronto, Ontario. I would like to share this with our readers, so that they will know what transpired at this meeting.



The Forty Third Canadian Collectors Congress April 25-April 27, 2014 Toronto, Ontario

Posted in General Announcements, Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , , , , on March 5, 2014 by the78rpmrecordspins

Fellow record collectors, it is with great pleasure that I announce that the Forty Third Canadian Collectors Congress will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada the last weekend of April, 2014. There are a total of seven attachments so that you may see the lectures that will take place, and register.

























Minutes of the Forty Second Canadian Collectors Congress, April 27,2013 (as recorded by Jack Litchfield)

Posted in Interviews and Articles with tags , , , on May 5, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

As promised earlier, here is the official report of  last Saturday’s Canadian Collector’s Congress held in Toronto, Ontario. You will need to open the PDF attachment in order to read it.

A Report on the Forty Second Annual Canadian Collector’s Congress

Posted in Interviews and Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

On Saturday, April 27th, 2013 I embarked on my second trip to the Canadian Collector’s Congress at the Toronto Plaza Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. As the record room would be open prior to the morning presentations, I made sure I got there early enough to avoid the usual collector frenzy that goes on…worse than boxing day! I was able to obtain a few gems from several dealers there, including a Goofus Five on American Parlaphon.

After registering, the meeting commenced at 9 a.m. with Colin Bray as the M.C., and some remarks by the founder of the Congress, Gene Miller. There were several short discography presentations, and some films, before we broke for lunch. After lunch, the formal presentations began. The first presentation was by Phil Melick from Charleston, West Virginia. He discussed the Victor V 40000 series and how hot dance bands and jazz artists ended up on a country series.

Trevor Tolley, from Williamsburg, Ontario delivered a most enlightening  presentation about Jimmy McPartland. 

Finally, Kurt Weisbecker from Pittsburg, Pennsylvannia gave a very debatable presentation about Frank Teschemacher, regarding the Duophone recording of “Out of the Dawn.” We heard comparisons of clarinet styles of Teschemacher and Jimmy Dorsey, and also the trombone stylings of Jack Teagarden and Tommy Dorsey. The question was who was on the sessions?

Thereafter the Canadian Collector’s Congress award for excellence in Traditional/Clazzic Jazz recordings in Canada was awarded to Jazz Vocalist Alex Pangman.

After dinner, collector’s could play one record they brought, where the composer was also on the record. I played Room 1411 by Benny Goodman’s Boys on Brunswick 4013. Both Goodman and Glen Miller are on the session.

I will upload the formal transcriptions from the afternoon presentations at a later date. For now, enjoy the photographs!

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A Report on the 1996 Canadian Collector’s Congress by Gerald Parker

Posted in Interviews and Articles with tags , , on March 4, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

The report is in PDF format:


Forty Second Annual Canadian Collector’s Congress, Saturday April 27th, 2013, Toronto, Ontario

Posted in Upcoming Phonograph and Record Shows with tags , , , on March 2, 2013 by the78rpmrecordspins

The Canadian Collector’s Congress in Toronto, Ontario offers formal presentations on Jazz, films, 78 RPM Record sales. Details of the C.C.C  can be found on the six PDF files attached:






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