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An In Progress Concertina 78 rpm Discography, 1898 to 1951.

Wes Williams

Many of the documents used to produce the discography of Alexander Prince in PICA 9 (2012) contained data on recordings of other concertina players. It therefore seemed logical to collate and publish that information while the documents were to hand. Documentation on the lesser known labels is sparse, and catalogues are rare, so it is to be expected that this discography will miss many recordings. To accompany this article, sound files and label scans of most of my collection of Concertina 78rpms are available here

78rpm disk records [1] were popular for a period of around fifty years, from the final years of the 1890's decade up to around 1953, when they were gradually replaced by 33rpm and 45rpm microgroove disks. At the beginning, they were in competition with the cylinder record, but they became the most popular of the two media, and the cylinder became extinct by 1930. This article attempts to assemble a discography of recordings for this period based on documentary sources and records in my own collection, restricted to British releases only [2].

The list is arranged alphabetically by artist surname. Unless otherwise stated, all entries refer to double sided, ten inch, 78rpm disks. Composers (where given) are shown in curly brackets({..}). Matrix numbers (where known) are shown within square brackets ([ ]). RD is the release date of the record. Where no release date is available, I have provided any approximate date, or given the year range of the catalogues that the record appears in, e.g. c.1945-1955. G&T: Gramophone & Typewriter Co, Later HMV.

ANONYMOUS

These items are listed because of their titles. In fact, no concertina appears on either recording. The first is mainly violin with band accompaniment, and the second is button accordeon. [3]

  1. Columbia 1127: "Harrigan's Reel" Concertina Solo [3976] (c/w "Birdie's Favourite" M Lufski -piccolo) RD May 1909
  2. Little Marvel: "Invincible Eagle March" Concertina Solo [F246] (c/w "Get Upon A Puff Puff" Vocal [F244]) 6 inch, c.1921-1929.

REX ALLEN

  1. Regal G 6952R "De'il Amang The Tailors" [WA5741-1] / "High Level Horpipe" [WA5744-2] recorded 21 June 1927 [4]

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE CONCERTINA PRIZE BAND[5]

  1. Zonophone 6257: "Bacarolle" {Offenbach} [OYR179-2] / "Glow Worm Idyll"{Linke} [OYR180-2] Recorded c. 14 Oct 1932 RD December 1932.

JOSEPH ASTLEY (1863-1942) [6]

  1. Edison Bell 10119 "Dresdina Gavotte" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  2. Edison Bell 10133 "Rocked In the Cradle of The Deep" (Bass Concertina) 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)

THE AUCKLANDS

  1. Little Tweet (The Canary Caruso) with concertina accompaniment by Sam and Betty Auckland Winner 4909: "Bells of St. Mary's" [12299-1] / "Londonderry Air" [12300-2] RD July 1929

STEPHEN BARTLE (1877-1936) [7]

  1. Sterling 595: "The Carnival of Venice" cylinder, RD October 1906
  2. Sterling 596: "An International Medley" cylinder, RD October 1906
  3. Zonophone X-49105: "Carnival of Venice" [8369b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 26 June 1906, RD November 1906
  4. Zonophone X-49106: "The Bluebells of Scotland" [8371b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 26 June 1906, RD November 1906
  5. Zonophone X-49107: "Llwyhon - A Selection of Welsh Airs" {arr. A. Prince} [8374b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 26 June 1906, RD November 1906
  6. Zonophone X-49108: "International Melodies" {arr. A. Prince} [8372b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 26 June 1906, RD February 1907
  7. Zonophone 49109: "Under Freedom's Flag" {Nowiewski} [744a] 7 inch single sided, Recorded 26 June 1906, RD December 1906
  8. Olympic 173 "Hornpipe Medley"/"Under Freedom's Flag" c.1916

ARCHIE BURGESS [8]

  1. Regal-Zonophone MF269: "Salvation Medley" / (c/w "My Sins are Remembered No More" Henry Kniveton) RD c.1936
  2. Regal-Zonophone MF292: "Sweet and Low"/ (c/w "Glory To God in The Highest" {Mozart} Bramwell Thornett) RD c.1936

JACK CLEVONER (1873-1953)

  1. Winner 2944 "The Kings Visit" / "Irish Jigs" RD April 1918
  2. Homochord H688 "Lutonia March" {Clevoner} / "Kings March" {Clevoner} c.1926
  3. Homochord H689 "Caller Herrin' (with Chime effects)" {Nairn} / "Old Scotch Songs (Medley)" {Clevoner} c.1926

WALTER DALE (1879-1939) [9]

  1. Sterno 568 "Orange and Blue"/ "Hornpipe Medley".
  2. Sterno 589 "The Bonny Lass o' Bon Accord etc..."/ "Cradle Song etc...".
  3. Sterno 596 : "Irish Medley"/ "Scottish Reels"
  4. Homochord HD 157: "Hornpipe Medley" / "Schottische" RD c.1922
  5. Homochord H300: "Scottish Airs"/ "Strathspeys and Reels" RD c.1922
  6. The following record is labeled as "Walter Dale", but contains Zonophone recordings by Alexander Prince

  7. Homochord D1057: "Administration March " [X49146 ] /"Honest Toil" {Rimmer} [9178e] RD c. 1928

DUTCH DALY (1848-1924)

Note: Daly's various "Yarns" and "Stories" are not labeled as "with his concertina".

  1. Zonophone 12813 "Concertina Imitations" {Daly} 7 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  2. Zonophone 12814 "Auld Robin Gray" {Leeves} 7 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  3. Zonophone X-2268 "a.Alleged Humour, b.Concertina Solo" {Daly} 10 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  4. Zonophone X-2269 "Short Stories No.1 - talking only" 10 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  5. G&T G.C.1255: "Stories by Dutch Daly" [4078-R] 10 inch single sided recorded 13 August 1903
  6. G&T G.C.9137: "Wedding March and Carnival" [4080-R] 10 inch single sided recorded 13 August 1903
  7. G&T G.C.9138: "Imitations on The Concertina" 10 inch single sided recorded 18 April 1904
  8. Edison 13027: "Stories No. 1" Gold Moulded Cylinder Recorded c. April 1904.
  9. Edison 13028: "Imitations On The Concertina" Gold Moulded Cylinder Recorded c. April 1904.
  10. Edison 13029: "A Few Words on Love" Gold Moulded Cylinder Recorded c. April 1904.
  11. Edison 13030: "American Airs" Gold Moulded Cylinder Recorded c. April 1904.
  12. Edison 13031: "Short Stories" Gold Moulded Cylinder Recorded c. April 1904.
  13. Edison 13032: "The Carnival" Gold Moulded Cylinder Recorded c. April 1904.
  14. Columbia 2015: "Dutch Daly's Imitations" [28222] / "Dutch Daly on Love" [28221] Recorded c. September 1912 RD Dec 1912
  15. Columbia 2056: "Dutch Daly's Yarns Part 1" [28217] / "Dutch Daly's Yarns Part 2" [28218] Recorded c. September 1912 RD Feb 1913
  16. Columbia 2216: "Dutch Daly's Yarns Part 3" [28219] / "Dutch Daly and the Spring Song" [28220] Recorded c. September 1912 RD October 1913
  17. Columbia 2015, 2056, and 2016 were released on Regal G 6425, G 6426, and G6427 in February 1914.

J. EASTWOOD

With The Heywood English Concertina Band

  1. Regal MR579: "Titania" [CAR1036-1] {Rimmer}/ (c/w "The Crown of Scottish Songs" [CAR1036-1] The Heywood English Concertina Band) Recorded 31 January 1932 RD July 1932

ALF EDWARDS

  1. Nixa NY 7041: "Waltz Impromptu" {Biviano} / "Silhouette" {Green} RD April 1951
  2. Nixa NY 7042: "Mitzi" {Bridgemont} / "Bats At Sunset" {Frosini} RD April 1951
  3. Nixa NY 7043: "Tarantella/ Bel Fiore" {Serry/Frosini} / "Tarantella Abruzzese" {Ettore} RD April 1951

THE FAYRE FOUR (Inga, Tina, Sylvia and Lillian Webb) [10]

  1. Great Scott A154: "Speak Easy" / Russian Fantasy" c.1935

GROCK (Charles Adrien Wettach) [11]

  1. Parlophone RA 222017 to 222020: "Grock's Music Hall Act (In Its Entirety)" four record album c. 1932
  2. Parlophone R 1307: Grock in his Musical Hall Sketch Parts 1 and 2 c. 1932
  3. Parlophone R 1308: Grock in his Musical Hall Sketch Parts 3 and 4 c. 1932

THE HEYWOOD ENGLISH CONCERTINA BAND

  1. Regal MR501: "A Sunday Parade" [CAR1033-1] / "Old Memories" [CAR1037-1] Recorded 31 January 1932 RD March 1932
  2. Regal MR579: "The Crown of Scottish Songs" [CAR1036-1] / "Titania" [CAR1036-1] (with J. Eastwood) {Rimmer} Recorded 31 January 1932 RD July 1932

PERCY HONRI (1874-1953)[12]

  1. Berliner E-9107: "Happy Darkies" single sided, size unknown, recorded 1 October 1898.
  2. Berliner E-9113: "Austrian Hymn" single sided, size unknown, recorded 3 October 1898.
  3. Berliner E-9116: "Coons Delight" single sided, size unknown, recorded 31 October 1898.
  4. Berliner E-9121: "The Geisha Part 1" single sided, size unknown, recorded 31 October 1898.
  5. Berliner E-9122: "The Geisha Part 2" single sided, size unknown, recorded 31 October 1898.
  6. The numbers on the following G&T records suggest that may have all also been recorded in 1898 for Berliner.
  7. G&T 9102: "Honeymoon March" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  8. G&T 9102: "Honeymoon March" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  9. G&T 9103: "Marauder's March" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  10. G&T 9104: "Killarney" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  11. G&T 9106: "Castilda March" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  12. G&T 9107: "Happy Darkies" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  13. G&T 9108: "The Lost Chord" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  14. G&T 9109: "Santiago Waltz" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  15. G&T 9110: "Toreador Waltz" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  16. G&T 9112: "Selections from the Geisha" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  17. G&T 9113: "Austrian Hymn" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  18. G&T 9116: "Coon's Delight" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  19. G&T 9117: "High School Cadets" single sided, size unknown, RD c.1901.
  20. Zonophone 49100: "The Coster's Wedding" {Honri} [6079a] 7 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904, RD June 1904
  21. Zonophone X-49100: "Hiawatha" {Moret} [5093b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904, RD June 1904
  22. Zonophone 49101: "The Swanee River Schottische" [6081a] 7 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904 RD June 1904
  23. Zonophone X-49101: "The Coster's Wooing" {Rimmer} [5097b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904, RD June 1904
  24. Zonophone 49102: "Whistling Rufus, March" {Mills} [6082a] 7 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904 RD June 1904
  25. Zonophone X-49102: "Hoch Hapsberg March" {Kral} [5091b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904, RD June 1904
  26. Zonophone 49103: "Kummin' Kaffirs" {Rubens} [6080a] 7 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904 RD July 1904
  27. Zonophone X-49103: "Henry VIII Dances - Shepherd's Dance" {German} [5096b] 10 inch single sided, Recorded 29 February 1904, RD September 1904
  28. Edison Bell 964: "Concertina Sketch" 2 minute cylinder, recorded 1904.
  29. Winner 2501: "Oh, You Silvery Bells" [3838-1] / "Tickled to Death" {Hunter} [3840-3] recorded Nov 1913 RD Dec 1913
  30. Winner 2542: "Bacarolle -'Tales of Hoffman' " {Offenbach} [3843-2] / "Rubenstein's Melody In F" [3842-2] recorded Nov 1913 RD Feb 1914
  31. Winner 2569: "Miss Mexico" / "In The Sun, Intermezzo" {Steiner} recorded Nov 1913 RD March 1914

JAMES HUME

  1. Zonophone 1717: "Nautical Selection" {arr. J. R. Ford} / "Blue Bells of Scotland" {arr. Haydn Millars} recorded 15 Sept 1916) RD Jan 1917
  2. Zonophone 1754: "The Deep Blue Sea (Concert Polka)" / "Church Bells" (recorded 28 Sept 1916) RD Mar/Apr1917
  3. Zonophone 1785: "Belphegor March" {Brepsant} / "King Cotton March" {Sousa} (recorded 28 Sept 1916) RD July/Aug1917
  4. Zonophone 1864: "Brooklyn Belle {Hunter, arr. Seymour} / "Spring Song" {Mendelssohn, arr. Valetto} (recorded 28 Sept 1916) RD Aug 1917
  5. Zonophone 1895: "Dream of Delight Waltz" {H. Nicholls} / "Nights of Gladness Waltz" {C. W. Ancliffe} (recorded 30 July 1918) RD Dec 1918
  6. Zonophone 1910: "Destiny Waltz "{S. Baynes} / "Sons of the Brave" {Bidgood} (recorded 30 July 1918) RD Feb 1919
  7. Zonophone 1938: "Under Freedom's Flag" / "Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffman)" {Offenbach} (recorded 30 July 1918) RD ~July 1919

WILLIAM KIMBER (1872-1961)

  1. HMV B8368: "Haste To The Wedding/Getting Upstairs" / "Over The Hills To Glory" c.1939-40
  2. HMV B9519: "Double Lead Through" / "Over The Hills To Glory" c.1947-51
  3. HMV B9520: "Bean Setting/The 29th May" / "Rodney/Rigs of Marlow" c.1947-1956
  4. HMV B9578: "Double Set-Back/Hunting The Squirrel" / "Getting Upstairs/Blue-eyed Stranger" c.1950-51
  5. HMV B9579: "Haste to The Wedding" / "Trunkles" c.1950-51
  6. HMV B9669: "Country Gardens" / "Constant Billy" c.1950-51
  7. HMV B9670: "Shepherds Hey" / "Laudnum Bunches" c.1950-51
  8. HMV B9671: "Jockie To The Fair" / "Old Mother Oxford" c.1950-51
  9. HMV B9672: "Bacca Pipes" / "Headington (Morris Reel)" c.1950-51

PROFESSOR J H MACCANN (1861-?)

  1. Zonophone 607 "The Empire - quick march" {Maccann} 7 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  2. Zonophone 610 "Princess - schottische" {Maccann} 7 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  3. Zonophone X-223 "A'Frangesa, march" {Costa} 10 inch single sided recorded 1901-1903
  4. G&T 9119: "La Frangesa March" 7 inch single sided disk, c.1903. [13]
  5. G&T 9120: "The Beatrice Schottische" 7 inch single sided disk, c.1903.
  6. G&T 9121: "The Princess Schottische" 7 inch single sided disk, c.1903.
  7. Edison Bell 456 "Amouretten Tanz" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  8. Edison Bell 457 "The Empire March" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  9. Edison Bell 458 "The Palace March" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  10. Edison Bell 459 "Cupid's Arrow March" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  11. Edison Bell 460 "The Mosquito Parade" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  12. Edison Bell 461 "Good bye Dolly Grey" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)

WALTER MITCHELL AND WILLIE SHEPHERD

  1. Winner 2769: "Blaze Away, March" / "Napoleon March" recorded 13 July 1914, RD Feb 1915
  2. Winner 2881: "Belphegor March" {Brepsant} / "Under The Double Eagle" {Wagner} recorded 13 July 1914, RD Nov 1915

WILLIAM MULLALY (1884 - ~1955) [14]

  1. Regal G8938: "Jackson's Thought; Irish Jig" [W106415-1] / "Irish Airs: Lady Carberry, The Races of Athlone" [W106415-1] RD ~Oct 1927
  2. HMV B2556: "Green Groves Of Erin" (c/w "Medley of Reels" Sean Nolan -violin) c.1934
  3. HMV B2887: "Within a Mile of Dublin / The Westminster Hunt" (c/w "Medley of Flings" Sean Nolan -violin) c.1934

OLDHAM PRIZE CONCERTINA BAND

  1. Edison Bell 10113 "A Sailor's Life, Selection" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  2. Edison Bell 10114 "The Contest, March" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  3. Edison Bell 10115 "Carmelite Selection" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  4. Edison Bell 10116 "Boccaccio Selection" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)
  5. Edison Bell 10117 "Albion March" 2 minute cylinder (after 1904)

FRANK OLLOMS

  1. Parlophone E5207: "A Los Toros (Spanish March)" / "Canadian Capers (Barn Dance)" RD ~ 1925
  2. Parlophone E5252: "Poet and Peasant" {Suppé} / "Zampa,Overture" {Herold} RD ~ 1925

RAPHAEL [15]

  1. Columbia 39117: "Mosch Moschova", single sided, size unknown c.1901

BILLY ROBERTS [16]

With Cyril Gibbs at the piano.

  1. Parlophone E 3639: "Kerry and Clare Jigs and Reels" / "The Wedding of The Painted Doll" {Freed-Brown} RD ~1926

ERNEST RUTTERFORD

Duets by Rutterford with Lloyd Shakespeare (cornet) are prefixed by an asterisk (*).

  1. Winner 3199: "The Great Little Army" {Alford} [5609] / "Colonel Bogey March" {Alford} [5608] RD ~Jan 1918
  2. Winner 3210: "What do you want to make those eyes at me for?" {Monaco,McCarthy,Johnson} [5606]/"How's every little thing in Dixie" {Gumble,Yellen} [5607] RD May 1918
  3. Winner 3236: "Harmony Waltz" [5655 ] / "Catch Me If You Can " [5656 ] RD Sept 1918
  4. Winner 3259: "Scotch Reels and Strathspeys" [5659 ] / "Irish Jigs " [5660 ] RD Dec 1918
  5. Winner 3327: "K-K-K-Katy" {O'Hara } [5958-1 ] / "Just A Baby's Prayer at Twilight " {Jerome,Lewis,Young } [5959-1] RD Aug1919
  6. Winner 3345: "Four Little Blackberries" [6360-1] / "Missouri Waltz" {Logan,Eppell } [ 6361-1] RD Oct 1919
  7. Winner 3391: "Humoreske" [6492 ] / "Tannhauser Overture" {Wagner} [6494 ] RD Apr 1920
  8. Winner 3407: "Waltz from Faust" {Gounod} [6493 ] / "Intermezzo-Cavalleria Rusticana" {Mascagni} [6495] RD May 1920
  9. Winner 3416: "El Capitan March" {Sousa} [6358] / "On the Quarterdeck, March" {Alford} RD July 1920
  10. *Winner 3440: "Weber's Last Waltz" [6650 ] / "Facilita" [6651] RD September 1920
  11. Winner 3449: "The Middy. March " {Alford} [6654] / "Old Faithful. March" [6655] RD Oct 1920
  12. Winner 3522: "Vivienne" [6801-1 ] / " Whistle for Me" [6801-2 ] RD May 1921
  13. *Winner 3559: "Until" {Sanderson } [6805 ] / "Valé" {Russell} [6806] RD August 1921
  14. *Winner 3567: "Concertino" [6921-2 ] / "La Belle Americaine" [6923-1] RD September 1921
  15. Winner 3571: "Sons of The Brave" {Bidgood } [6438] / "Viscount Nelson" {Zehle} [6439] RD Sept 1921
  16. *Winner 3584: "Alexis" { } [ 6922] / "Robin Adair" [6924-2 ] RD October 1921
  17. Winner 3595: "The Rickety Rackety Walk" [6803-1]/ "The Night Patrol" [6804-1] RD Nov 1921
  18. Winner 3650: "Fragrance, Intermezzo" / "Rustic Rube, Characteristic dance" [7083-1] RD May 1922
  19. Winner 3713: "Arbucklenian Polka" [7361-2] / "Lizzie" [7362-1] RD Oct 1922
  20. *Winner 3805: "Elegie" {Massenet } / "Parted" [Tosti] RD May 1923
  21. Winner 3918: "Silver Heels" / "The Crazy Fiddler" RD Dec 1923
  22. Winner 3946: "Sand Dance " [8046-2 ] / "Dance of The Skeletons " [8047-1 ] RD February1924
  23. Winner 3966: "Flickering Firelight " [8048-1 ] / "Jack in the Box " [8049-1 ] RD April 1926
  24. Winner 4000: "Tristesse" {Mezzacapo } / "L'Adieu"{Mezzacapo } RD May 1924
  25. Winner 4020: "O Star of Eve - Tannhäuser" {Wagner } / "Spring Song" {Mendelssohn } RD June 1924
  26. Winner 4264: "Berceuse de Jocelyn" {Godard} [8218-1 ] / "La Cygne" {Saint Saens} [8219-1 ] RD September 1925
  27. *Winner 4278: "Polka Fantastique" [9067 ] / "Fadore Polka " [9068] RD September 1925
  28. Winner 4326: "Salut d'amore" {Elgar} [9636-2 ] / "Slumber Song" [9637-1] RD January 1926
  29. Winner 4620: "El Albanico, Spanish March" {A. Javaloyes} [10680- ] / "Good Luck, March" {W. Wieth } [10681-] RD June 1927
  30. Winner 4930: "In a Tea Garden" {Lodge} [11526-1] / "In a Cherry Blossom Garden " {L. Edwards} [11527-1 ] RD Sept 1929

BRAMWELL THORNETT

  1. Regal-Zonophone MF292: "Glory To God in The Highest" {Mozart}/ (c/w "Sweet and Low" Archie Burgess) RD c.1936

Primary Sources

  1. A large collection of catalogues in PDF format for the acoustic recording era (approximately 1900 to 1925) are available from the British Library online. Listings for many early recordings have been extracted from this collection.
  2. Personal Collection: HMV, Columbia, Parlophone, Regal, Zonophone, and Regal-Zonophone catalogues and supplements ranging from 1917 to 1957.
  3. Frank Andrews, Columbia 10" Records 1904-30, (City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society 1985), passim, supplemented by Columbia Complete Recordings catalogues covering approximately 1917 to 1954, which revealed no further concertina recordings.
  4. Karlo Adrian and Arthur Badrock, Edison Bell Winner Records, (E. Bayly, Bournemouth, England 2nd Edition, 1989), passim.
  5. Frank Andrews and Ernie Bayly, Zonophone Records - Single Sided, (City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, Norfolk, England 1999), passim.
  6. Frank Andrews, James G Hayes and Ernie Bayly, Zonophone Records - Double Sided, (City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, Norfolk, England 2006), passim.
  7. Arthur Badrock and Frank Andrews, Regal Records - 1914 to 1932, Second Edition (City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, Norfolk, England 2009), passim.
  8. Sydney Carter, Edison Bell Cylinders 1903/4 - 1914, (E. Bayly, Bournemouth, England, 1981), passim
  9. Randall C. Merris 'Dutch Daly' PICA 4 2007; pp 1 to 26 available at The ICA Website. The reader is directed to Appendix II pp 15 et seq, where profiles of many of the artists listed may be found.

Notes

[1] Although "78rpm" is now used as a generic term for any flat shellac disk record, the playing speed was only nominally 78rpm, and each catalogue entry quoted the playing speed. The first catalogue from HMV to state 78rpm as the speed for all records (unless otherwise noted) was the 1922 edition. Columbia catalogues as late as 1925 gave the speed for disks as 80rpm.Return

[2] I have purposely ignored listings on the internet, as they are often impossible to verify for country of issue. However, where documentary evidence can be extended by a matrix number, I have added that. Return

[3] Andrews (Primary Source 3) notes that the Columbia matrix number is within a group used for "Prince's Orchestra", an American band led by Charles A. Prince. Perhaps this led to confusion with Alexander Prince, causing the mistake on the label. Little Marvel records were produced by Vocalion, which may give a clue to the possible artist. Return

[4] Although it is more usual to think of the accordion replacing the concertina, this recording replaces an earlier issue under the same number and with the same track titles recorded by Scottish accordion player Peter Wyper from 1915. Return

[5] Both Ashton and Heywood Concertina Bands may be heard on 'English International' Folksounds Records FSCD 80 (2007) reviewed by Alan Atlas in PICA 5, 2008 pp 73 to 88. Return

[6] For more information on Astley and The Bolton Concertina Band see Stephen Chambers 'Joseph Astley, Oldham Concertina Band and the MHJ Shield' PICA 4 2007; pp 27 to 40 available at The ICA Website. Return

[7] For more information on Bartle see Chris Algar 'Barbara Bartell And Her Golden Edeophone' PICA 1 2004; pp 38..40 available at The ICA Website Return

[8] Both records are from the Regal Zonophone Salvation Army series. Bramwell Thornett was a well known ICA member. Return

[9] Catalogue entries are supplemented by recordings listed in Stuart Eydmann 'The Life and Times of the Concertina' Chapter 7 p.122; available at www.concertina.com. Sterno and Homochord labels were owned by the British Homophon Company. Return

[10] For more details see Richard Carlin, The Fayre Four Sisters, Free Reed Journal Vol.3, CSFRI (Pendragon Press, NY, USA 2001) pp 79 to 88. Return

[11] Grock (1880-1959) was a Swiss circus clown and multi-instrumentalist who was well known throughout Europe and often referred to as "The King of Clowns". After becoming very popular around 1911, he was resident in England from 1914 to 1924, making many appearances at the Coliseum Theatre in London. He was an extremely capable English system concertina player, and one of his sketches involved playing the concertina while performing acrobatics on a chair. Many videos of this, and other sketches, are available on youtube.com Return

[12] Catalogue entries for recordings by Percy Honri have been supplemented by the discography from Peter Honri, 'Working The Halls' (Saxon House, Hampshire,England 1973) p142,143. Although Peter states 'Grandpa made relatively few records of his concertina playing..' there seem to be many that he was not aware of. Return

[13] Although these recordings were released c.1903, they probably came from Berliner originals, like those of Percy Honri on the G&T label, and were recorded earlier. Return

[14] Mullaly recorded in America, and many more of his recordings were released there than in Britain. Return

[15] Monsieur Raphael is listed as playing concertina, as well as xylophone and also whistling in the French Catalogue section of the 1901 G&T catalogue. He may be the same Raphael (Raphael Alexandrovich Sonnenberg) appearing on the 'English International' CD set and noted in the PICA Review (ibid Note 5 p.78) Return

[16] Billy Roberts only appears in the Irish Parlophone catalogue. He is listed as 'of Dublin'. Return

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