My Top 5 for Superfly Records

I picked some of my favorite Congolese 78s and wrote a few lines for Paris Superfly Records => http://blog.superflyrecords.com/guests-top-5/ceints-de-bakelite-archeo-congo/

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Electronic music in 1937: a promotional 78 rpm record for the Ondes Martenot

A promotional 78 rpm record for the Ondes Martenot released during The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne held in Paris in 1937. Transfer by Claude Fihman.

A great cabrette solo from French Auvergne by Martin Cayla

Today's post features a great solo of cabrette, the Auvergne’s traditional bagpipe, by Martin Cayla. Starting the late 1920's, Cayla recorded extensively on his own label "Le Soleil", which first shop was located 26, rue des Taillandiers, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, before moving to 33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement (the … Continue reading A great cabrette solo from French Auvergne by Martin Cayla

New Year’s 78 rpm records selection

I wish I could have posted more on Ceints de bakélite in 2014... Before this year ends, here is a new selection of 78 rpm records from my collection. Enjoy! Timothee Tibo Essombe - Moni Ma Man I didn't find any information about Timothee Tibo Essombe, the performer of this catchy song from Cameroon in … Continue reading New Year’s 78 rpm records selection

March selection

It's been long time since I haven't posted anything on the blog, even though I have bought some great 78s in the past months. Instead of writing a long article as usual, I decided this time to share with you a selection of recordings from my collection. I only wrote a very short description for … Continue reading March selection

Sonar Senghor et ses Siccos – Samsee

Senghor might sound as a familiar name to you: Maurice Sonar Senghor was indeed the nephew of Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first President of Senegal after the country's independance. Maurice Sonar Senghor was born in 1926 in Dakar into an aristocratic family. In the mid 40's he moved to Paris, where he quickly dropped out … Continue reading Sonar Senghor et ses Siccos – Samsee

Ngọc Bảo – Cô Tú, a Vietnamese 78rpm

Finding Vietnamese 78rpm records is not that easy, even though a lot of them were pressed here in France during the colonial period, when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina. This one comes from a lot I bought from another collector in Paris. Thanks to Haji Maji and Excavated Shellac blogs, I was already familiar with … Continue reading Ngọc Bảo – Cô Tú, a Vietnamese 78rpm

Oea-Oea, an Exotica track by Dick Elgg and his Tahitians on 78 rpm record

This blog has been inactive for a few months... Well, I have often lacked time to post something, or was sometimes just too lazy and prefered listening to my records rather than writing about them. I'm back now and will try to be more dilligent ! As the weather is getting cold here in Paris, … Continue reading Oea-Oea, an Exotica track by Dick Elgg and his Tahitians on 78 rpm record

Aman Adanali

Sadan Adanali – Aman Adanali, a Turkish folk song on 78 rpm record

Here is a record found in a box of 78s I bought in a flea market near my place a few months ago. "Aman Adanali" (Aman Adanalı in Turkish) is a well known anonymous folk song in Turkey, as evidenced by the numerous old and modern versions that can be found on Youtube. This one was performed by the singer … Continue reading Sadan Adanali – Aman Adanali, a Turkish folk song on 78 rpm record

Cosmos Elegy (コスモスの悲歌) A mysterious Japanese waltz on 78 rpm record

I did my best but hardly found any information about this melancholic waltz from a Victor Japan record... With patience (and a very useful online dictionary), I managed to decipher the Japanese characters on the label. Here is what I discovered : The song is called "Cosmos Elegy" (コスモスの悲歌, Cosmos referring in that case to a … Continue reading Cosmos Elegy (コスモスの悲歌) A mysterious Japanese waltz on 78 rpm record