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THE GRAMOPHONE COMPANY’S FIRST INDIAN RECORDINGS 1899-1907
By: Michael Kinnear
Revised, Corrected and Expanded Edition with a Lacuna of the first known disc recordings of Tibetan performers
First Published 1994 as: The Gramophone Company’s First Indian Recordings 1899-1907. Revised, Corrected and Expanded Edition with a Lacuna of the first known disc recordings of Tibetan performers. The Gramophone Company’s First Indian Recordings 1899 to 1907, is a discographical study of Indian recordings taken in London in 1899 for E. Berliner’s Gramophone, and at various places in India between 1902 and 1907, detailing all the known or traced recordings of several dialects and musical styles together with a study of the history and development of the sound recording industry in India. This newly revised study contains numerous additions and corrections, in particular, to the variety of alternate pressings made of these recordings. With an appendix and indices. With illustrations in the text.
Published Independently: Bajakhana – Michael Kinnear, Second Edition, 2016.
28+374, Pages, Perfect Bound
Preface to the new edition
When this work was originally published my friend and confidant in all matters concerning discography, the Late Frank Andrews, had advised me that the registers from which a bulk of the information had been gleaned from numerical registers originally maintained by the Hanover factory where the records were pressed.
Sometime later I discovered registers at the Dum Dum factory that gave a different perspective on which recordings were re-pressed at Sealdah, Calcutta. These hand written numerical registers were difficult to read and interpret. However, when assembled, the information revealed that there were more reissued and repressed recordings made at Calcutta, than had been originally documented in the earlier edition.
All this information and some other detail has been added to this edition, along with a series of Tibetan recordings that had not previously been documented, about the 1905 recording sessions, along with some extra information in regard to the 1906-1907 recording sessions.
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