The USSR recording industry was a state monopoly from until the late s. The Melodiya label was introduced in , but brought no change in the numbering sequence. As pre LPs usually appear as “Melodiya” in dealers’ lists, the same custom has been followed in this discography, and also for the few 78s. An illustrated history of the Russian gramophone record is provided by Vitaly Brousnikin. In the various manufacturing operations in the USSR were united and a common numbering system adopted for 78rpm standard groove records. Each side of the record bears a unique number, preceded by the digit 0 for 30cm 12″ records.
78s We Buy
Please email. Lists of individual 78s and cylinders for sale will resume during October. My famous “Record Boxes” – bulk buys but not Junk! A ready made selection of 78’s. Please note that each Box doesn’t contain rarities, but neither any that I’d call “very common. You can collect in person, with advance notice.
Please provide an explanation for why *all* HMV records with the EG and EH prefixes Because “your catalogs said those were the release dates” and that was In the 78 era other releases with German catalogue series prefixes were also.
Check out the Internet Archive when you have some hours to kill, link below Does anybody else in the group buy and play 78 rpm records? If so, do you play them on vintage equipment? I do and I love it! I went to his house on Saturday Sept. Turned out the guy is a record dealer and he wasn’t able to sell these anywhere he went. I can’t figure out why they didn’t sell, there’s such a great range of good stuff in there!
I’m going to weed out the broken ones and the ones I don’t really want over the next few weeks. I’m also going to take photos of as many as I can and post them in the 78 rpm group photo pool soon. Keep your eyes peeled. I used to have over a 78s. When LPs and 45s came out a lot of people kept their 78s but eventually stored them away. After a time they forgot them. When they did eventually rediscover them in attics, basements and garages they often decided that the these fragile relics were space mongers and had to go.
Elvis in HMV Record Catalogues and Flyers (1956 – ’58)
In addition, the authors described the various designs of labels used. They listed 17 types. In April , by way of a small tribute to Frank and Ernie, I decided to try to compile a set of these 17 types for this website. Rainer Lotz Germany and Mike Thomas, progress was rapidly made. However, it also became clear that it was difficult to confine the label design just to seventeen broad types. Further, he kindly undertook to develop such a system.
HMV Gramophone dating from approx to the ‘s. This lovely player is over 90 years old bu.
With the increasing realisation of the musical value of historic recordings has come the need to improve the way in which these precious artefacts are reproduced and preserved. A record without the ability to hear it is useless; a record badly reproduced is not much better, for it gives a false impression of what is actually stored within the grooves. No, not at all, and you will come to realise this as we go through the guide.
Note, although I specifically refer to 78 rpm discs, much of the following will apply to early mono LP and rather less to reel-to-reel tape. The first part of the learning process is not in fact in this document. Before even putting a record on the turntable, you need to learn how the sound got there in the first place: without knowing this, you will find it very much harder to satisfactorily recover the information stored in the record, and the results will be a hit and miss affair, rarely suited to what is required.
By continuing to use the forum you conform your acceptance of these. If you are not happy to accept these you must stop using the forum and delete our cookies from your browser. Re: year old 78RPM record. I only started collecting 78 records a little over 3 years ago, after buying an old wind-up Columbia gramophone at a car boot sale.
Naturally I wanted some more records to play on it. By chance I found a box of old 78s in an antique shop in Eton, Berkshire, just opposite Windsor Castle on the other side of the River Thames.
Our extensive stock of 78 RPM records features the very best of Jazz, HIS ORCHESTRA “Swingtime In The Rockies” (EE+) HMV B  HIS HOT FIVE “A Monday Date” (E+) PARLOPHONE R [78 RPM].
Between and , some , different recordings were made. Recording sessions supervised by the first eight recordists of the Gramophone Company and its successors account for nearly , of these recordings. A method obviously was needed to give each plate a positive and unique identification. Several early systems were proposed and used, but the volume of discs being produced outlived the practicality of nearly all of these systems. The initial system was the obvious one: Gaisberg and the other recordists simply wrote the required details in the blank space in the center of each plate see above , there being no paper labels at the time.
These details, together with the title Berliner or Gramophone , the Trade Mark of the Recording Angel precursor of Angel Records and Catalog Number added afterwards, then appeared on every pressing from a given matrix, since the plate itself bore the markings in mirror writing.
Leopold Stokowski – Chronological Discography
To return to front page, click here. See Frank Andrews, HD Three 5. The discs were pressed by Columbia.
If by Grammavox, the date range would be to sometime just after the Great War. (a) “A Numerical Listing of the HMV ‘B’ Series of 78 rpm Records”.
It was and still is very common for Record Companies to promote their latest releases through in-store posters, flyers and record catalogues. These publications were often only printed in small quantities and they would usually be thrown away as soon as the latest and more up to date catalogue had presented itself. It reached the number 1 position on Billboard and number 2 in the UK.
Elvis Presley had arrived with a bang! This record was actually released to the public the previous month. The release of this Elvis single gets a more prominent mention when compared to the first time he appeared in the HMV catalog: Elvis shares the bottom half of a text-box with major recording star Perry Como. Blue Suede Shoes reached the number 20 position on Billboard, while it climbed up to the number 9 spot in the UK.
Here we have a rare pamphlet from June, By this time Elvis only had two records out, but both are mentioned on this alphabetical list: — Blue Suede Shoes — Heartbreak Hote l. Only four months after his debut single, Elvis graced the cover of the HMV catalog.
DJ78: Playing with the Past (Part 1)
Search our index for information on classical and popular 78rpm recordings from HMV, RCA, Victor, Brunswick and Columbia as well as other record companies from the 78rpm era…. See our blog for the latest additions, changes and developments regarding this major project. Do you have a discography you’d like to add to this free, research project? Contact us. The following reference materials were researched for the preparation of this index:.
It’s like FaceBook – but for collectors of all things 78rpm related.
HMV is a UK-based music and film retailer The first HMV-branded store was opened by the No fixed date was given for the closures but they were expected to take place in the following two months. The next day, Deloitte confirmed that an.
Sources: Mudge, S. Describing jazz, blues, and popular 78 RPM sound recordings: suggestions and guidelines. Any flat disc record, made between about and the late s and playing at a speed around 78 revolutions per minute is called a “78” by collectors. The materials of which discs were made and with which they were coated were also various; shellac eventually became the commonest material. Generally 78s are made of a brittle material which uses a shellac resin thus their other name is shellac records.
During and after World War II when shellac supplies were extremely limited, some 78 rpm records were pressed in vinyl instead of shellac wax , particularly the six-minute 12″ 78 rpm records produced by V-Disc for distribution to US troops in World War II. Since most 78 rpm discs were issued in paper sleeves with no additional accompanying materials, relatively limited information is provided by the items themselves.
Earliest speeds of rotation varied widely, but by most records were recorded at about 78 to 80 rpm. In , Thus these records became known as 78s or “seventy-eights”. This term did not come into use until after World War II when a need developed to distinguish the 78 from other newer disc record formats. Earlier they were just called records, or when there was a need to distinguish them from cylinders, disc records.
Question: I inherited about 45s. I found a 78 RPM. I Love You. The Beatles did issue recordings in the 78 RPM format.
Between whichever date you choose to mark the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll and “Georgia On My Mind” (HMV POP ) was issued in Britain on
The first HMV-branded store was opened by the Gramophone Company on Oxford Street in , and the HMV name was also used for television and radio sets manufactured from the s onwards. The retail side of the business began to expand in the s, and in was divested from EMI , the successor to the Gramophone Company, to form what would become HMV Group. HMV owned the Waterstone’s bookshop chain from until ,  and has owned the music retailer Fopp since August It sold the group in December On 5 February , just over one month after re-entering administration, HMV was acquired by the Canadian company Sunrise Records , which had bought the leases for 70 former HMV Canada properties in an effort to continue operating them as record stores.
Sunrise planned to emulate the growth strategies it had used in Canada, including leveraging the renewed interest in vinyl phonographs. The antecedents of HMV began in the s at the dawn of the disc gramophone. By it had become the beginnings of the Gramophone Company. In February it commenced the building of a new dedicated record factory at Hayes, Middlesex.
Disc records were sold in music shops and independent retailers at this time. In the Gramophone Company opened the first dedicated HMV shop in Oxford Street,  London, in a former men’s clothing shop; the composer Edward Elgar participated in the opening ceremonies. In HMV began expanding its retail operations in London.
Rock ‘n’ roll 78s are a hot, but sometimes overlooked, commodity
Dave Guttridge is a DJ with a difference. His decks are a pair of wind-up gramophones and his records are mono shellac 78s from the days before vinyl. He explains how he fell in love with the bygone technology and discovered the wonderful qualities of old records. I cannot bring myself to get rid of stuff.
An example of each label accompanies the description. Andrews and Bayly give a date and catalogue number range for each of their 17 types.
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Speeds and pitching of 78rpm gramophone records
Note the microphone suspended from wires. It appears to include the famous Western Electric condenser microphone invented by Edward C. Wente of Bell Laboratories. This discography is based on the comprehensive, award-winning investigations by John R. Bolig, which he has generously shared.
records and a batch of 78 shellac records dating back to the early part of the 20th century. Dave’s fascination with gramophones and 78 records began when he and “We went past an antiques shop and saw this HMV
August 27, , AM Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Recording date vs actual production date of a shellac records. September If not : How was the music stored in those days? Any comments, corrections – or confirmation?? Re: Recording date vs actual production date of a shellac records. Recordings were done on wax records.