Alphonso et son orchestre typique antillais - Oye, mes z'amis...

Alphonso et son orchestre typique antillais – Oye, mes z’amis… on 78 rpm record

This track called "Oye, mes z'amis..." is a samba performed by Louis-Jean Alphonse, aka Aljean and Alphonso, and his orchestra. I didn't find a lot of information about this musician, who was born in 1905 in Martinique, a French island in the Caribbean Sea. According to this short biography, Alphonso started playing the piano in … Continue reading Alphonso et son orchestre typique antillais – Oye, mes z’amis… on 78 rpm record

Ivo Robić – Tajna (1952)

Ivo Robić – Tajna, a cover of Nat King Cole, on 78 rpm record

Aktivista, who is the author of the blog Sa Starog Gramofona, asked me this morning (see his comment here) to post the other side of Ivo Robić's record. Here it is ! This one is called "Tajna" and is much more jazzy than yesterday's song Domino. Don't hesitate to post comments if you have additional … Continue reading Ivo Robić – Tajna, a cover of Nat King Cole, on 78 rpm record

Ivo Robić – Domino on 78 rpm record (1952)

I bought this record in 2007 in Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia. Domino is a French song, originally performed in 1950 by André Claveau (lyrics by Jacques Plante and music by Louis Ferrari). This version is a cover of 1952 by Croatian singer and songwriter Ivo Robić. The record was released on Jugoton, the main label … Continue reading Ivo Robić – Domino on 78 rpm record (1952)

Zhou Xuan (周璇) – The flower on my chest (襟上一朵花) on 78 rpm record

I bought this 78 rpm record in 2008 in the antique market of Chengdu, in China. This sweet jazzy stuff was performed in the early 40's by famous Chinese actress and singer Zhou Xuan (more information here), who was one of the most popular artist in the last years of the pre-communist era in China. … Continue reading Zhou Xuan (周璇) – The flower on my chest (襟上一朵花) on 78 rpm record