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These records date from 1928-29 and were produced for use as a soundtrack which would synchronise with a film.

 

This is an attempt at a listing. Please e-mail me if you can help me with any further information.

The ones without reel numbers & item numbers are details taken from blank-labelled test pressings. The blank ones are held by the British Library Sound Archives, but, unfortunately, their web site gives no details of what is on the records. Luckily for me, an email from Ian Davis at the BLSA has provided me with more details. Thanks, Ian.

Thanks to the following people who have helped with more information: Ian Davis, Steve Walker

Page last updated on: January 08, 2016

Number Reel No Item Title Artist Description
3928 5 Second Serenade (Schubert) (Albert) Sandler violin solo (with piano accomp)
3930 2 First Czardas (Albert) Sandler violin solo (with piano accomp)
3932 1 First Dancing Tambourine Teddy Brown Xylophone solo, with inst accomp
3934 6 First (I Want To Be Alone With) Mary Brown Teddy Brown Xylophone solo, with piano accmp.
3936 2 Third Lanette Al Starita Alto-Saxophone solo (with piano accomp)
3937 7 First At Dawning Al Starita Alto-Saxophone solo (with piano accomp)
3938 8 First Pot Pourri Pt. 1 Herschel Henlere piano solo with some dialogue and effects: "Home Sweet Home" played in various styles: Beethoven's Pathetique sonata; Liszt's Liebestraum
3941     Pot Pourri Herschel Henlere piano solo with some dialogue: "Home Sweet Home" played in various styles: Rachmaninov Prelude; George Gershwin; Wagner's Pilgrim's Chorus. 
3942 3 First Lost Chord Herschel Henlere piano-accordion solo
3943     "Cuddle Up": I'm In Love Again; Side By Side Ord Hamilton & Manny Randle Male vocal duet with piano accmp & harmonica
3944          
3945 3 Second Stay Out Of The South Ord Hamilton & Manny Randle Male vocal duet with piano accmp
3951 7 Second Land Of Hope and Glory Ethel Hook contralto
3959 1 Third Toddle Along Nussbaum Orchestra Dance Orchestra directed by Joseph Nussbaum
3962 4 Third Snowman's Romance Kata Sterna and Maria Solweg dance/light orchestra
3962     F-------tainette (illegible) Nussbaum with Orch Dance Orch
3966     Fascinating Vamp   Dance Orch
3969 3 Third Chinese Moon Thorpe Bates and Desiree Ellinger vocal duet (with small Orch)
3971 7 Third In A Japanese Garden Thorpe Bates and Desiree Ellinger vocal duet (with dance band accomp)
3973 5 Third Zulu Love Nussbaum Orchestra Dance Orch
3976 6 Third The Keys Of Heaven Thorpe Bates and Desiree Ellinger  
3982 9 Second Nebraska / Doll Dance Four Fayre Sisters concertina act
3984 14 First Mamy's Little Fillow and Patrol Four Fayre Sisters concertina, piano & whistling act
3994     E Luceven Le Stelle ("Tosca" - Puccini) Tino Pattiera tenor, with orchesdtra
3997 6 Second Virginia Pat & Kerry Kendall vocal duet (and dancing?) (with dance band accmp)
4008 10 First On With The Motley Tino Patteria tenor, with orchestra
4011 10 Second Drinking Song (Emmanuel) List bass, with orchestra
4017 11 Third Halfway To Heaven, etc. Miguel Galvan  
4024 10a First Sevilla Paquito & Bilbainita castanets with Spanish band
4026 11 ?   La Violetera Gloria Maravilla female singer (with violin, accordion & piano accomp)
4027 11 Second La Violetera Gloria Maravilla same as above?
4033         film soundtrack - dialogue  (violin & piano accomp)
4036         film soundtrack - dialogue  (violin & piano accomp)
4037 12 ?   La Cumparsita Canaro and his Band ? Tango band
4064 14 One Tiger Rag Lud Gluskin and his Ambassadors Orch dance band
4070 15a Three That's A Plenty Lud Gluskin and his Ambassadors Band dance band
4071 ?   I've Got A Robe Frisco Spiritual
4080     Czardas   violin solo (with violin & piano)
4089  5 Disc 3 It All Depends On You Jenny Steiner vocal, with piano accmp (plus a male voice, maybe the pianist ?)
4104     Repentir (? could be "Repentin'") ? (maybe by Frisco) ?
4129 14 Second Whistling Act Arnaut Bros. whistling novelty act