UNKNOWN JAPANESE MALE SINGER with SAMISEN AND PERCUSSION: Unknown title
Probably Yokohama, Japan: c. 1909
Symphony Record 17 (no mx. number visible)
The Japan-American Phonograph Manufacturing Company was among the earliest independent Japanese record producers. Its plant opened in December 1908. Can anyone translate or supply more data on this rare issue?
CHINESE NOVELTY ORCHESTRA: Chinese One-Step — Part 2
Location unknown: c. 1919
Columbia E4506 (mx. 85545-1)
Ethnic Music on Records shows only take -2 as issued and gives an estimated recording date of c. October 1919, possibly in New York. No details have been located in the Columbia files.
GAMELON GONG: Lagu Kebiar
Parlophon (German) 37036 (mx. 28180)
Note: From the first documented Balinese recording expedition; Gamelon Gong was the largest such group in Bali at the time.