"A revolution in the phonographic art" - 25 double-sided 35cm (14") Pathé records for Carmen! Source: La Mode du Temps : supplément au journal "Le Temps", April 15th, 1913 - Bibliothèque Forney via Gallica. http://c.bnf.fr/gtq
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
A transparent flexible record on the obscure French Virginia label. Unfortunately too warped to be played, as it's often the case with flexible records.
Egyptian music on a beautiful brown wax needle-cut Pathé from the mid 1920's.
Blues 78s are really hard to find in France but I had the chance to buy a small bunch of them from the family of a former French jazz musician who got them in the U.S.