UK Edison Bell 4987,
both sides recorded
Edison Bell Penkala discs,
all courtesy of John Culley.
(British recordings are noted)
Edison Bell Penkala Baby 13.5 cm.
Edison Bell Penkala Baby 15.25 cm.
Edison Bell Radio 20 cm.
Edison Bell 25 cm.
Edison Bell 30 cm.
Types of packet.
- All sides were recorded at 78.26 rpm – no attempt was made to establish the true pitch of the discs.
- No declicking or any digital processing whatsoever was used.
- A few notes on the sides of British origin appear below. I have no idea where the other material was recorded, but my friends may have some ideas about this.
Notes on British Recordings.
2159 Royal Court Orchestra
2383 O The Jolly Coppersmith (Descriptive peter) (??) London Regimental Band
2540 F Coronation Bells – March
Both these sides are from Winner 2159, issued August]
1912, but 2383 was originally on Bell Disc 175, iss.
March 1910. The enigmatic ‘Peter’ is probably Peter Andersen, conductor of the Band of H.M. Kings Colonials, which the band actually is. ‘Coronation Bells’ is correctly credited to the London Regimental Band.
E5012 Lido Tango Band
11654-1 L Michaela – M Eiser(m)ann? – Tango Argentino
11655-1 A Denk’ An Mich (Creola) – W Borchert – Tango Argentio.
These seem to be British master numbers, dating to
mid 1928, but recorded elsewhere….
4411 Regent Dance Orchestra, London
10009-1 P Barcelona – one step
10013-2 R Villa Rosa – one step
Winner 4411, iss. June 1926. Very late acoustic
551 Ugo Donarelli (in cyrillic)
X 1196-1 F O Monumento – La Gioconda (in Roman)
X 1220-1 F Avant de Quitter Ces Lieux (roman) – FAUST (cyrillic)
559 Ugo Donarelli (in roman)
X 1252-1 E Eri Tu – Krabuljni ples
X 1253-1 F Se La Giurata Fede – Tosca
These are all Velvet Face London masters, and indeed
catalogue numbers. 551 was issued in May 1923 &
559 in July. Donarelli made over 20 sides for Velvet Face,
iss. between Jan 1923 & Nov 1924.
Written 15/16th th August 2022.