Collecting rare ‘antique’ 78 rpm records becomes a new status symbol in Bombay

Life is a kick. We leave this world just as we came into it: helpless and unable to eat solid foods. For me it was about 50 or so. Just more aches and pains. My diagnosis at 57 with Lewy body dementia put the aging process in the fast lane. Now 60, I say all this to tell you about my new interest RPM records. Talk about regressive. They are those inch records, hard and heavy dating back to the beginning of the last century. Collecting 78’s is the next step toward total regression in the popular human pursuit of listening to music.

78RPM records with Columbia Red labels

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The Hopper Columbia Masterworks Discography; The Record Collector; The Gramophone Magazine; Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia; Members of the 78rpm.

Here you’ll find articles on local and foreign 78rpm records, plus my work to date on creating a dating guide for Australian and New Zealand issued 78s. You’ll also find lots of stuff relating to my collecting interest in the copyright royalty stamps found on these old records, and other interesting NZ stamps. Australian and New Zealand 78rpm recordings A comprehensive list of Australasian record labels, or series particular to Australasia, with issue dates where known.

Many images. An alphabetical listing of labels and series pressed in or especially for New Zealand, with images. Includes lacquers. Lots of sleeves too. New Zealand’s First Record Labels. A listing of currently known titles is included. The small advertising labels affixed by the music shops onto the records, rolls and sheet music make a colourful side-collection.

Record stores often created their own sleeves for 78rpm and later LPs.

Homophone Date Codes.

His relationship with Yetnikoff deteriorated. Asher became increasingly concerned about the huge and rapidly growing cost of hiring independent agents, who were paid to promote new singles to radio staff program directors. Asher was already worried about the growing power of The Network, and the fact it operated entirely outside the control of the history, but he was profoundly old to realize that “The Network” was in effect a huge internship history, and that the operation could well be linked to organized crime – a album vehemently dismissed by Yetnikoff, who resolutely defended the “indies” and declared them to be “mensches”.

But Dick Asher now knew that The Network’s real power lay in their ability to prevent records from being picked up by radio, and as an experienced media interscope and a loyal CBS employee, he was also acutely perfect that this could become a new payola staff which had the hmv to engulf the entire CBS corporation, and that the Federal Communications Commission could even revoke CBS’ all-old broadcast licenses if the database was found to be involved in any hmv. Columbia Records remains a premier subsidiary label of Sony Music Entertainment.

Homophone & Invicta Date Codes. The Homophone codes were first written up by Peter Hulpusch. (“Dating Homophone Records”: Record Collector Vol.

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Please email if you have questions, corrections or comments on anything you see. Columbia is an important player in the history of recorded music, having been in the business of making phonographs and records since Because of patents held by both Columbia and Victor during the first few decades of the 20th century, they held a virtual duopoly over recorded music. My goal here isn’t to give you the full history of Columbia.

I defer you to other published works.

The almost complete 78 rpm record dating guide: II. Front Cover. Steven C. Barr. Yesterday Once Again, – Sound recording industry – pages.

General Dating 78 RPM recordings: print online Catalogs by: company name: print online genre, medium of performance, etc. Discography of American historical recordings. Daniels, William R. The American 45 and 78 rpm record dating guide, Westport, Conn. HSR ML Gart, Galen. ARLD : the American record label directory and dating guide, Milford, N. Barr, Steven C.

Discographical sources for 78 RPM recordings

View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. This easy-to-use dating guide for 93, individual 45 and 78 rpm records released by almost 2, United States record companies enables the reader to date the specific month a record was released. Record companies are listed in alphabetical order; subsidiary and related companies are also arranged alphabetically following the parent company with cross-references from the name of the subsidiary.

Under headings for each label, columns of record release numbers and release dates indicate the month and year a record was formally available to the public, based upon when notification was published in the trade journals, periodicals, and related sources. This book presents information for numerous companies for which no comparable listings previously existed.

This easy-to-use dating guide for 93, individual 45 and 78 rpm records released by almost 2, United States record companies enables the reader to date.

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. Numbers follow a chronological sequence, without regard to the presence of a leading zero. The two sides of a record normally carry consecutive numbers; exceptionally they may be further apart in the case of recouplings, in which case each side preserves its original number.

The former rockdisco site gives the number sequences for each year. New 78s continued to be produced long after the introduction of LPs. The last standard groove 78 master was , issued in , and the pressing of them was phased out in LPs were introduced in They follow a similar numbering system to 78s, starting from 1 and preceded by the Cyrillic letter D for dolgo-igrayuschy , “long-playing”.

The Almost Complete 78 Rpm Record Dating Guide.

This easy-to-use dating guide for 93, individual 45 and 78 rpm records released by almost 2, United States record companies enables the reader to date the specific month a record was released. Record companies are listed in alphabetical order; subsidiary and related companies are also arranged alphabetically following the parent company with cross-references from the name of the subsidiary.

Under headings for each label, columns of record release numbers and release dates indicate the month and year a record was formally available to the public, based upon when notification was published in the trade journals, periodicals, and related sources. This book presents information for numerous companies for which no comparable listings previously existed.

An illustrated history of the Russian gramophone record is provided by Vitaly Brousnikin. and a common numbering system adopted for 78rpm standard groove records. This accounts for some of the mistakes made in dating recordings.

Virtually all shows will be cancelled, postponed, or changed significantly this year. We will post new information here as soon as we get it. Check the Show Listings for more information or contact the show promoter using the Contact List. Use this link to contact the Site Administrator. Of all the record formats, 78s invoke the most passion among collectors.

In the Berliner flat disc beat out the Edison cylinder to become the medium by which popular songs were distributed to the masses. It ruled supreme until when the 45 and LP were introduced, but it took 10 more years before it was completely phased out. It’s safe to say the 78 disc recorded, and in fact is largely responsible for, one of the most fascinating periods in American popular music.

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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:.

Does anybody else in the group buy and play 78 rpm records? on places to visually date your 78s and also a link or two to online 78 record.

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The Almost Complete 78 RPM Record Dating Guide II

Help – Search – Members – Calendar. Full Version: Dating old 78 rpm record. This is a picture of probably the oldest record in my collection, and I was wondering how old it was exactly.

According to the Almost Complete 78 rpm Record Dating Guide by Steven C Barr it should be from , because the matrix number is

The Homophone codes were first written up by Peter Hulpusch. Unfortunately for us, very few 78 records carry dates to indicate when they were recorded, plated or pressed. But the German Homophon Company was a notable exception. Indeed, between about and , their discs actually carry two dates: as it were, a gift to future Discographers.

It would be very nice if one of them was the actual recording date of the performance; but alas, there is an increasing consensus that this is not the case. If so, then what do the dates signify? Here is a typical early Homophone as sold in Britain — and doubtless in other countries as well as Germany, each with suitable repertoire.

“Ill Never Love Again”, EQ curves and Victor 78 RPM Records


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