Tag: RCA Victor
Victor Mixed Chorus at Trinity Studios
A newly unearthed negative from the Victor vaults shows Rosario Bourdon conducting members of the Victor studio band billed as ‘Victor Mixed Chorus’ & Orchestra at Victor’s ‘Trinity Studios’ in Camden, New Jersey.
George Genge School
George Genge School was the first school of Camden City. It was razed for construction of the current City Hall.
VICTOR TALKING MACHINE HISTORY IS REAL BUSINESS ROMANCE
No CITY in the United States is better known for its manufactured products than Camden. None has played a larger part than the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Camden NJ and the Beginnings of Country Music
On November 30, 1927, Jimmie Rodgers arrived in Camden to cut his first professionally recorded records. Three months earlier Ralph Peer, a talent scout for Camden’s Victor Records had traveled south to Bristol VA/TN, seeking some new talent for Victor. Rodgers was the first to be invited back to Camden to record. The Carter Family followed in the spring of 1928.
In a Faded City, Plans to Build a Hotel Build Hope
The old Plaza Hotel downtown is a tomb, sealed shut for more than 20 years now, it’s windows shattered and its green marquee worn and stripped of letters.
Donkey’s Place is a Stubborn Survivor, and so is its Cheesesteak
It is a bit of Camden in amber now, Donkey’s Place is, or maybe a shrine – the dingy bar hung with photos of the founder, his dukes perpetually up; the grill steaming with steaks and onions; the back room still swathed in the original tobacco-colored mural, a sweep of Sahara, its palms chipped and faded from 60 years of wear.
The Grim Shadow of Death Stalks Fireman’s Family
It was not until a bitterly cold night in January 1964, a night where the temperature dropped to 1 degree above 0, that the Iannelli family began to think that fate had singled them out.
David Baird Co. Closes Business After 72 Years
The David Baird Co., lumber dealers, a business which was started in Camden 72 years ago, has been discontinued.
4 Injured As Auto Runs into Building
Four persons were injured last night when the automobile in which they were riding jumped a curb and crashed into a brick building owned by the RCA Manufacturing Company at River avenue and State street.
Big-scale Payroll Forgeries Feared as Man Dupes Dentist
Large scale forgery of payroll checks drawn against a Philadelphia laundry is suspected by Camden police in the passing of a check against a Camden dentist.
Borden Honored at Dinner On Election as President Of Real Estate Commission
Leading real estate brokers and notables in other callings paid high tribute last night to Edward J. Borden in honor of his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.
Moore In Camden Speech Demands Fairness at Polls
Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931
Demanding a fair election and protection to Democratic voters, A. Harry Moore was greeted here last night by the largest crowd to gather at a Democratic meeting in Camden’s recent history.