Some rare recordings of Auvergne folk music on Le Soleil label

I've been collecting folk music from Auvergne for several years but it's the first time I manage to find some of the early vertical-cut records on Martin Cayla's label Le Soleil. Those are much more difficult to find than the lateral-cut ones. These ones belonged to a native from Cantal who moved to Paris in … Continue reading Some rare recordings of Auvergne folk music on Le Soleil label

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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