Fonds PR2040 - Duke Street Records fonds

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Duke Street Records fonds

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    • 1987-1988 (Creation)

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    2 audio discs and other material

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    Administrative history

    Duke Street Records was a Toronto, Ontario-based independent music label established by Andrew Hermant in 1984; it was a division of PAJA Company Limited. Under Hermant's direction, the label had an eclectic recording policy and was devoted exclusively to Canadian musicians.

    Having issued more than seventy albums by 1991, music styles included pop and rock, jazz, contemporary folk and classical and artists included Art Bregmann, Chalk Circle, Eye Eye, FM, NEO A4, Rik Emmett, Jane Siberry, Aaron Davis, Moe Koffman, Manteca, Hugh Marsh, Rob McConnell, Rob Piltch, Willie P. Bennett, Scott Merritt, Don Ross, Bowkun Trio, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Eric Robertson, and Steven Staryk.

    The label ceased operating in 1994.

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    The fonds consists of promotional material and recordings for the Edmonton band NEO A4 (John Tisdwell, Douglas Radford, Joel Anderson and Rick Johnston).

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    The Director of Promotions of Duke Street Records donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        File list is available.

        Associated materials

        See also the Duke Street Records fonds at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history is taken from the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada,, accessed March 14, 2007 and from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1988.0353.

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        Includes 2 photographs, 1 audio cassette and 0.01 m of textual records.

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