Various ‎– Sprigs Of Time (78s From The EMI Archive)

Honest Jon's Records ‎– HJRLP36
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 G.U. Hsu The English Sound Table
A2 Unknown Artist Lagu Kebiar
Orchestra [Gamelan Gong] – Unknown Artist
A3 Rizeli Kemençeci Sadik Maçka Şarkisi
A4 Ochieng Wa Odiaga Umbok
Written-By – Traditional
A5 Sacasas Rumba Negra
Vocals – Rubén González*
A6 Jean Mpia Tembele
A7 Vengopal Chari Laughing
Vocals [Sung By] – Vengopal Chari
B1 Jonuzi Me Shokët Vome Kabà
B2 Fernando Vilches & Ramon Montaya* Flor De Petenera
Acoustic Guitar – R. Montaya*Saxophone – F. Vilches*
B3 Fairuz Ya Honaïna
B4 Cliff Edwards I Ain't Got Nobody
Written-By – Graham*, Williams*
B5 Benodini Dassi Khambaj
Vocals – Miss Benodini Dassi*
B6 Joseph Taylor Sprig O' Thyme
Executive-Producer [Collector] – Percy GraingerVocals – Joseph Taylor
B7 Imperial Palace Band* Seigaiha
B8 Mr. Ero My Darling Rose
C1 Fatma Ben Meddah Zeza Barkak Melbeka
Vocals – Fatma Ben Meddah
C2 Noubar Bey & Party Fantaisie Maggiar
C3 Vengopal Chari Different Kind Of Motor Car Noises
C4 Ben Simmons (2) Yankum Ton
Written-By – Traditional
C5 Unknown Artist The Moon / Two Green Lotus Bitterly Imprisoned
Vocals [Cantonese Opera] – Unknown Artist
C6 Sam Mayo Things Are Worse In Russia
Written-By – Sam Mayo
C7 Fernando Farinha Descrença
D1 Gopal Chunder Singh Roy Burdwan Dist. Beggar's Song
D2 Fatma El Chameya Sudaneya Gawadallah
D3 Surat Band (Mr. Razak's) Bagesri
D4 Si Said Ben Ahmed Yemma, Yemma
D5 Malijo & Party Muliranwawo
Performer – DingidiWritten-By – Malijo
D6 Sexteto Habanero Romántica Mujer
D7 Mighty Sparrow The Queen's Canary - Calypso
Orchestra – Cyril Diaz & OrchestraVocals – Mighty SparrowWritten-By – S. Francisco*
D8 A.R.P. (3) Gas All Clear (Handbells)

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Mostly monoaural recordings taken from the catalogues of the following labels: Kay, Parlophone, Gramophone, His master's voice, Zonophone, Columbia, Disco gramófono, Compagnie française du gramophone, Pathé frères Pathéophone.
Sound restored at Abbey Road.
Thanks to Christopher Moseley and Gary Pietronave. Liner notes thanks to John Cowley, Pekka Gronow, Jerrold Northrop Moore, Will Prentice and Paul Vernon.

Recordings information:
A1. Possibly Hong Kong in the 1910s
A2. Bali, 1928
A3. Constantinople, 1930
A4. Kenya, 1939
A5. The Cubans in New York, 1946
A6. Belgian Congo, 1954
A7. Madras, c 1906
B1. Tirana, 1930
B2. Spain, c 1933
B3. Beiruit, c 1956
B4. New York, 1926
B5. India, 1905
B6. Lincolnshire singer in London, 1908
B7. Tokyo, 1903
B8. Tiflis, c 1909
C1. Morocco, 1910
C2. Baghdad, 1929
C3. Madras, in the 1900s
C4. Gold Coast singer in London, 1928
C5. Probably Hong Kong, 1950s
C6. London, 1922
C7. Lisbon, c 1942
D1. Rangoon, c 1908
D2. Sudanese singer in Cairo, c 1931
D3. India, 1911
D4. Algiers, c 1910
D5. Uganda, mid-1950s
D6. The Cubans in New York City, 1927
D7. Trinidad, 1957
D8. London, 1939

Photographs and other artwork courtesy of EMI Archive Trust.
Gatefold sleeve with two black and white & colored foldout leaflets.

(p) & (c) 2008 Honest Jon's Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): HJR LP 36 A D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): HJR LP 36 B D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, etched): HJR LP 36 C D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, etched): HJR LP 36 D D&M