the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center,
the Arhoolie Foundation,
and the UCLA Digital Library
Cut is not slated, as this is a prepared / edited Reel. Handwritten date on spine of Tape Box reads “3/5/63”. Cuts 1 & 2 have been removed from this Reel. This appears to be an unissued Track, and so I have assigned the Release # as “6346”, which is the Stamper Identification Number, along with the prefix “UN-”, strictly for cataloguing purposes. This Tape Box contains the manufacturing order / letter for release #’s 2049, as well as this unissued cut, along with a letter from Paco Betancourt to Mr. John M. Smith (from Universal Recorders), outlining his mastering instructions, as well as a critique of the previous “batch of Masters”. The letter is dated March 23, 1963, and also includes a list of 12 “Ideal Stereo Recordings”, listed by “Stamper Identification number”, which includes individual track information, in regards to instrumentation / vocal.