Janki Nath Kumar reformed the business to market talking machines with the brand name of ‘Jien-o-phone’ and soon after became one of the primary dealers in Lahore of the products of The Gramophone Co., Ltd. With the introduction of the ‘private recorders scheme’ by The Gramophone Co., Ltd., in 1932, Janki Nath Kumar and Bros., became one of the major firms to join the scheme and market their own label in the name of the “Jien-o-phone Record”. […]
Early recording sessions of the Afghanistan repertoire conducted by The Gramophone Company Ltd., at the Hayes studios of The Gramophone Co., Ltd, London and the Indian branch of The Gramophone Co., Ltd.’s recording sessions at Lahore. Discography of Mr. Mirza Nazar Khan. […]
ZOHRA BAI – AGRAWALE DISCOGRAPHY.
Zohra Bai of Agra is often referred to as one of the greatest singers of India performing at the turn of the century. Very little is known of her life and most references about her musical prowess appear to be more anecdotal than fact. According to some reports she was born in Agra in 1868, and received her musical training from Ahmad Khan a vocalist and sarangi player also of Agra. […]
MISS GAUHAR JAN – DISCOGRAPHY.
‘Perhaps the best selling ‘gramophone celebrity’ of the time, Miss Gauhar Jan of Calcutta, declined to be contracted to any recording company and provided her recordings to the various sound recording concerns on a strictly ‘cash’ basis – without any consideration for ‘royalties’ on sales, […]
MALKA JAN AGRAWALE – DISCOGRAPHY.
Malka Jan Agrawale of Agra and Calcutta. There is very little precise or factual information about the life of Miss Malka Jan Agrawale of Agra and Calcutta, but is said to be from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh a state in northern India. […]
BANGA-PHONE RECORD – Discography. The Frontier Trading Company, Peshawar.
In 1932, The Gramophone Co., Ltd., in India introduced a scheme known as ‘Private Recorders’ whereby local talking machine and record traders could have discs produced by the company, on their own labels. […]
Prior to the partition of India in 1947 and the creation of Pakistan (East and West), Lahore was a major recording centre for the North-west region, with the earliest recordings being taken there in 1905 by The Gramophone & Typewriter, Ltd. […]
SHAHENSHAHI RECORD. The Talking Picture Record Co. – .History and Discography.
The Talking Picture Record Co. was established at Rangoon, Burma, by H.E. Patel (or Mohammed Salim) during 1933, and was one of the first clients to join the ‘Private recorders’ scheme offered by The Gramophone Co., Ltd. The first releases of The Talking Picture Record Co. were Burmese recordings on the “Bandoola” label, and Hindustani recordings on the “Shahenshahi Record ” label were made in June 1933. […]
K. L. SAIGAL DISCOGRAPHY. The recordings of K.L. Saigal have remained popular since the first release of – H27h – in February 1933, and by and large the majority of K.L. Saigal’s recordings have remained on the catalogues of Hindusthan Musical Products (and Varieties Syndicate) Ltd., or The Gramophone Company (of India) Ltd, [….]
PEARA SAHEB – A Bio-Discography. Peara Saheb, Gazal, Thumri and Dadra Vocal music, a bio-discography. There is very little precise or factual information about the life of Peara Saheb. No documentation has been sited to confirm his date of birth or death, […]
CONGRÈS DE MUSIQUE ARABE DU CAIRE 1932– Discography. (The Cairo Congress of Arab Music) 28th March to 3rd April 1932. Discography compiled by Michael Kinnear. A complete numerical catalogue, by matrix serials of the 78 rpm recordings from the Congrès de Musique Arabe […]
By Michael Kinnear, originally Published 2003 in “Sangeet Ratna – The Jewel of Music” Khan Sahib Abdul Karim Khan – A Bio Discography Rahimat Khan with Vishnupant […]
BEKA RECORD DISCOGRAPHY
By Michael Kinnear- 31 page Discography included in the “Article”
BEKA RECORD, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 3
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