Rare sounds of Eastern 78 rpm records
by: Amir Mansour
You can hear some samples of rare Eastern recordings here:
1908: GC, 3-13893 Indian (Gujarati), Piari jan, recorded in India by Gramophone Company.
1908: GC, 6-12801 Armenian, unknown artists, recorded in Tiflis by Gramophone Company.
1909: Persian, (reng e farah) Bagher khan on Kamancheh and Moshir Homayoun on piano, recorded in London by Gramophone Company.
1912: GC. 5-13152 Persian, (ghamangiz) Eftekhar khanom (the first Iranian female in recording history) + tar, recorded in Tehran by Gramophone Company.
1912: GC.14-12082 persian-tartar (tasnif Bayat Shirazi) Alasgar Abdollaof (vocal) + tar & kemancheh, recorded in Tiflis by Gramophone Company.
1912: GC.18330 Persian, (segah) kamancheh solo by Hossein khan Esmaeilzadeh, recorded in Tehran by Gramophone Company.
1926: AX.341 Persian first recording of His Master's Voice, (Bayat e Esfahan) Qamar ol molook Waziri, recorded in Tehran by Gramophone Company.
1928: 15076 Columbia first Persian series, (tasnif abuata) Jamal Safavi (vocal) + Ostowar (piano), Mansouri (violin), Salari (tar) and Ghiasi (zarb).
1929: AX.903 Persian, (tasnif segah) Molook Parvin khanom (vocal) + Yahya Zarpanjeh on tar, recorded in Tehran by Gramophone Company (HMV).