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 Post subject: HMV recording Archive photos
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:13 am 
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Wonderful Mike. Very many thanks for posting. Do we have any names ?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
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emgcr wrote:
Wonderful Mike. Very many thanks for posting. Do we have any names ?


from the top:-

Harry Tate, Violet Loraine and George Robey
Harry Lauder
Luisa Tetrazzini
Edward Elgar


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
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Very many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
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physicist wrote:
emgcr wrote:
Wonderful Mike. Very many thanks for posting. Do we have any names ?


from the top:-

Harry Tate, Violet Loraine and George Robey
Harry Lauder
Luisa Tetrazzini
Edward Elgar


Tetrazzini is listening to George Formby Senior making a record.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:05 am 
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Alfred Lester, not Harry Tate ( the missing huge trade mark moustache is more than a clue)
The picture is probably from the Columbia studio and from the cast recording session of the long running WW1 show the Bing Boys. I Don't think that HMV had the cast on contract then and I have one of the Columbia records as issued. Columbia seemed to have done a lot of original cast recording of musical shows after Victor/HMV signed up all the top operatic singers in the early years of recording.

I have never been sure that the often given title to the Tetrazzini picture is in fact Formby senior as it does not look quite like him, it was captioned like that in a book years ago and it seem to have stuck.

if any one has a profile picture of Formby that would help, would love to know either way.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
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What is the purpose of the "tape" wrapped around the horns?
The three singers in the first pic appear to have just sniffed laughing gas...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:23 am 
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Metal horns can resonate at certain frequencies and tape was added to damp or remove the metallic ringing that would otherwise spoil the recording.it is mentioned in one or two of the limited number of books on the subject. Bitumen treated cotton electrical tape was used.
Sheet zinc is naturally "dead" and can be used instead of steel and then has less need for this process.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
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Do we think the recording horns are actual ones or prop ones used by the recording company so as not to give away any secrets?
I am interested in all forms of audio media including: gramophones, phonographs, wire recorders, the tefifon, reel to reel tapes, radiograms and radios.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV recording Archive photos
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phonosandradios wrote:
Do we think the recording horns are actual ones or prop ones used by the recording company so as not to give away any secrets?



they are the actual recording horns!


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