ARTICLES

Articles on the Sound Recording Industry in India


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Most of the following articles may be downloaded by clicking on the [PDF] link.


THE TALKING MACHINE REVIEW International
Bournemouth, England
   [ISSN-0039-9191]

The Talking Machine Review, December 1985

 Ramagraph  – German manufactured Indian record label
* Number 69 –  December 1984     TMR-69

Favorite – Singer  – German manufactured Indian record label
*  Number 70 – December 1985        TMR-70

Columbia Double Disc – An unusual Indian Series – made in United States
*  Number 73 February 1988        TMR-73


 

The HILLANDALE NEWS 
The official journal of The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society
London, England   [ISSN-0018-1846]

The Hillandale News, No. 176, October 1990

 ‘Broadcast’ in India – English manufactured Indian record label
*  Number 176  – October 1990       HDN-176


 

INTERNATIONAL TALKING MACHINE REVIEW
Rugby, England,
[ISNN-9-770039-919]

International Talking Machine Review, Spring 1990

Odeon in India (History of the record label in India)
* Number 77 – Spring 1990        ITMR-77


 

Articles

The presentation of these articles is as they were originally published, with minimal modification, and may have been superseded in some aspects. 

 

GRAMOPHONE RECORD, ZONOPHONE, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 1

Gramophone Record, Gramophone Concert Record, Gramophone Monarch Record

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published January 1991 Part One – “GRAMOPHONE” and ZONOPHONE Records Most collectors of Indian recordings issued as 78 rpm discs collect such records for the musical piece that the record contains whether such records are single-side recorded discs or double-sided discs. Apart from the interest in the song […]


NICOLE RECORD, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 2

Nicole Record

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published April 1991 Part Two – ‘NICOLE RECORD’ The ‘NICOLE RECORD’ is amongst the rarest of record labels with an Indian repertoire, and with it’s introduction to the disc record market in India by mid-1905, this – brown, celluloid coated, cardboard disc record – was only the […]

 


BEKA RECORD, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 3

Beka Grand Record - 10 inch

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published  3 July 1991 Part Three – ‘BEKA RECORD’ The name BEKA – is derived from the surname initial of the founders of the Beka Record G.M.b.H., namely Heinrich Bumb and Max Koenig, who had started in business in Berlin in about 1900 as merchants of Edison […]

 


ODEON RECORD and ODEON, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 4

Odeon Record

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published October 1991 Part Four – ‘ODEON RECORD and ODEON’ I have written a comprehensive article on the history of the ODEON RECORD and later ODEON labelled discs that were recorded and placed on the market in India between 1908 and 1940, under the title ODEON IN […]


PATHE and PATHEPHONE, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 5

Pathe Record, Pathephone Records

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published April 1992 Part Five – ‘PATHE and PATHEPHONE’ ‘PATHE’ or ‘PATHEPHONE’ as a disc record label in India is one of the rarest of disc records to feature an Indian repertoire. The first PATHE disc records with an Indian Repertoire were placed on the market in India in […]

 


SUN DISC RECORD, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 6

Sun Disc Records

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published July 1993 Part Six – SUN DISC RECORD The SUN DISC RECORD was introduced in India in 1909 by F,B, Thanewalla and Co., of 143 Kalbadevi Road, Bombay, and 13 Esplanade East, Calcutta, as an additional product to market in support of the trade in cycles that […]


SINGER RECORD and JAMES OPERA RECORD, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 7

Singer Record

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, Originally Published, October 1994 Part Seven –  SINGER RECORD and JAMES OPERA RECORD THE WELLINGTON CYCLE CO. The Wellington Cycle Co., was established in 1901 by Rustomjee Dorabjee Wellington (Anglicized from his Parsi name Rustomjee Dorabjee) assisted by T. Dorabjee and R. Dorabjee. The Wellington Cycle Co., had taken […]


RAMAGRAPH, RAM-A-PHONE DISC RECORDS, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 8

Ramagraph Disc Records

READING INDIAN RECORD LABELS By Michael Kinnear, originally Published, October 1995 Part  Eight –  RAMAGRAPH The History of the RAM-A-PHONE and RAMAGRAPH Disc Records Among the very numerous record companies and their labels that have been active over the past several decades of sound recording, a very neglected area of research, apart from the […]


THE FIRST INDIAN DISC RECORD MANUFACTURERS, Royal Record, Binapani Record, Kamala Record

Binapani Record

THE FIRST INDIAN DISC RECORD MANUFACTURERS By Michael Kinnear, originally Published January 1992 A research enquiry concerning the ROYAL RECORD, BINAPANI RECORD, KAMALA RECORD This article attempts to piece together the history of the FIRST Indian disc record manufacturers from … Continue reading →

 


BROADCAST IN INDIA, English Manufactured Indian Record Labels

BROADCAST IN INDIA, English Manufactured Indian Record Labels BROADCAST IN INDIA English Manufactured Indian Record Labels By Michael Kinnear, Revised and Updated Originally Published October, 1990 in the journal of: The HILLANDALE NEWS  The official journal of The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society London, England   [ISSN-0018-1846] *  Number … Continue reading →


 

THE RECORD NEWS, (Mumbai) India
[ISSN 0971-7942]
(Journal of the Society of Indian Record Collectors, Mumbai, India)
The Record News Articles in PDF for Download

The Record News, TRN 2001 Annual

“English” Indian Gramophone (Record) Numbers
[F. Andrews and M. Kinnear]
* Volume 6  – April 1992    {pages 47 – 50}    TRN – Vol-06

W. S. Burke – The First Disc Record Artist of India
* Volume 7  – July 1992    {pages 26 – 30}    TRN – Vol-07

Discography – Late K. L. Saigal  [vocalist]
* Volume 8 – October 1992    {pages 21 – 65}  TRN – Vol-08

Discography – Late Miss Gauhar Jan of Calcutta  [vocalist]
* Volume 9 – January 1993   {pages 20 – 45}  TRN – Vol-09

Discography – Bal Gandharva  [vocalist]
* Volume 10 – April 1993    {pages 21 – 53}
    TRN – Vol-10

Discography – Surshree Keserbai Kerkar  [vocalist]
* Volume 11 – July 1993    {pages 23 – 30}   TRN – Vol-11

Discography – Monjuddin Khan  [vocalist]
* Volume 13 – January 1994    {pages 13 – 17}   TRN – Vol-13

Discography – {Miss} Jankibai of Allahabad  [vocalist]
* Volume 14 – April 1994    {pages 4 – 52}   TRN – Vol-14

In the matter of Mohamed Hussain (Naginawale)
* Volume 16 – October 1994    {pages 31 – 41}   TRN – Vol-16

[Article] The Romance of Recording, by William C. Gaisberg
* Volume 17, January 1995    {pages 39 – 44}  TRN – Vol-17

Notes on article – The Romance of Recording  [W. C. Gaisberg]
* Volume 17 – January 1995    {pages 45 – 50}   TRN – Vol-17

Discography – V. B. (alias) Bapurao Pendharkar
* Volume 18 – April 1995    {pages 23 – 36}  TRN – Vol-18

Discography – Ustad Allauddin Khan  [Sarod, Violin]
* Volume 19 – July 1995   {pages 22 – 30}    TRN – Vol-19

Discography – Vilayat Hussain Khan  [Vocalist]
* Volume 19 – July 1995    {pages 42 – 46}   TRN – Vol-19

Ramaphone Catalogue {reprint} September 1907
* Volume 20 – October 1995      {pages 29 – 44}    TRN – Vol-20

Bal Gandharva – revisited     [Discography update]
* Volume 20 – October 1995    {pages 46 – 57}    TRN – Vol-20

Discography – Ramkrishnabuwa Vaze  [vocalist]
* Volume 21 – January 1996     {pages 26 – 29}    TRN – Vol-21

Discography – Miss Mehbubjan of Solapur  [vocalist]
* Volume 22 – April 1996     {pages 25 – 32}   TRN – Vol-22

Discography – J. L. Ranade  [vocalist]
* [J.L. Ranade and M. Kinnear]
* Volume 24 – October 1996     {pages 12 – 27}    TRN – Vol-24

Discography – Krishna Chandra Dey (Blind Singer)
*[S.K. Chatterjee & M. Kinnear]
* Volume 25 – 26 – January/April 1997     {pages 17 – 65}       TRN – Vol-25-26

Discography – Rabindranath Tagore
* [S.K. Chatterjee & M. Kinnear]
* Volume 27 – 28  – July/October 1997     {pages 17- 56}    TRN – Vol-27-28

Discography – G. M. Londhe  [vocalist]
* Volume 29 – 30 – January/April 1998     {pages 17 – 25}   TRN – Vol-29-30

Discography – Ustad Faiyaz Khan  [vocalist]
* Volume 29 –  30 – January /April 1998    {pages 45 – 55}   TRN – Vol-29-30

Discography – Bai Sundarabai of Poona
[ Suresh Chandvankar, Michael Kinnear, Arun Athalye]
* Volume TRN-1999 {Annual} {pages 19 – 49} {17 pages by Michael Kinnear}  TRN-1999

Life and Discography – Ustad Rahimat Khan  [vocalist]
* Volume TRN-2000   {Annual}     {pages 59 – 63}    TRN-2000

Discography – Miss Zohra Bai, Agrawale  [vocalist]
* Volume TRN-2001    {Annual}    {pages 33 – 60}    TRN-2001

Discography – Bismillah Khan  [Sanai Nawaz]
* Volume TRN-2001    {Annual}       {pages 78 – 85}    TRN-2001

Discography – Moghubai Kurdikar [vocalist]
* Volume TRN-2001    {Annual}      {pages 92 – 93}   TRN-2001

Discography – Ravi Shankar  [sitar]   {78rpm discs}
*Volume TRN-2001    {Annual}      {pages 96 – 108}    TRN-2001

Discography Ali Akbar Khan [sarod]  {78-rpm discs}
* Volume TRN-2001   {Annual}      {pages 109 – 115}   TRN-2001


NOTE: All of the above articles are Copyright © 2019 Michael Kinnear