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

GRAMOPHONE RECORD, ZONOPHONE,
Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 1.
 Originally Published January 1991. Revised and updated.  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 – Part 2. Originally Published April 1991, Revised and updated. 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 RECORD,Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 3. Originally Published  3 July 1991, Revised and updated. 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 and ODEON,Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 4.
Originally Published October 1991. Revised and updated. 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 and PATHEPHONE, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 5.
Originally Published April 1992. Revised and updated.  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 6SUN DISC RECORD, Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 6.
Originally Published July 1993. Revised and updated. 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 and JAMES OPERA RECORDReading Indian Record Labels – Part 7.
Originally Published, October 1994. Revised and updated. 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, RAM-A-PHONE DISC RECORDS – Reading Indian Record Labels – Part 8.
Originally Published, October 1995. Revised and updated.  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 []


BROADCAST IN INDIA, English Manufactured Indian Record LabelsBROADCAST IN INDIA, English Manufactured Indian Record Labels.
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  []


THE FIRST INDIAN DISC RECORD MANUFACTURERS, Royal Record

THE FIRST INDIAN DISC RECORD MANUFACTURERS, Royal Record,Binapani Record, Kamala Record.
Originally Published January 1992. Revised and updated.  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 []

 


ENGLISH RECORDINGS IN THE INDIAN CATALOGUEENGLISH RECORDINGS IN THE INDIAN CATALOGUE
Part One, Part Two.
Part ONE– ENGLISH INDIAN GRAMOPHONE NUMBERS By Frank Andrews and Michael Kinnear, originally Published April 1992
Part TWO – “ENGLISH” RECORDINGS IN THE INDIAN CATALOGUE by Michael Kinnear – Published in ‘The 78 rpm Record Labels of India’ with updated information on the above article ‘English Indian Gramophone Numbers’ […]


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