Recordings

VLAHO PALJETAK – 1st RECORD LISTENING SESSION

Capinera performed by Vlaho Paljetk (Edison Bell Penkala, 1927)

 

U Heidelbergu srce ja izgubih performed by Vlaho Paljetk (Edison Bell Penkala, date unknown) 

 

Lijepi žigolo [Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo] performed by Vlaho Paljetk (Edison Bell Penkala, date unknown) 

 

Catalogues

Sales catalogues Edison Bell Penkala

Some sales catalogues of Edison Bell Penkala are available in the National Library of Serbia – Main Catalogue of Domestic and Foreign Records from November 1927 (80+4 pages) and II. continuation of the main catalogue from 1931 (106 pages) – and the National and University Library in Zagreb – II. continuation of the main catalogue from June 1929 (64+4 p.).

The collection of Paul Voigt stored in the Music Archive of the National Library of Canada (sign. MUS 142) preserves the version of the Main Catalogue of Domestic and Foreign Records from November 1927 (83+4 pages), which differs slightly from the version in the National Library of Serbia. The catalogue intended for the Hungarian market – Edison Bell Penkala Magyar Hanglemezek – is available in the Hungarian National Library (Országos Széchényi Könyvtár).

The catalogue from November 1927, stored in the National Library of Serbia, is available at the link:

https://digitalna.nb.rs/wb/NBS/Zvucni_zapisi/Katalozi_gramofonskih_ploca/VC_431_1928#page/0/mode/1up

The 1931 catalogue, stored in the same institution, is available at:

https://digitalna.nb.rs/wb/NBS/Zvucni_zapisi/Katalozi_gramofonskih_ploca/VC_431_1931#page/0/mode/1up

The catalogue from June 1929, stored in the National and University Library in Zagreb, is available at:

http://mz.nsk.hr/zbirka78/katalog-edison-bell-penkala-3d/

The most prominent researcher and proponent of Croatian music record heritage, dipl. ing. Veljko Lipovšćak, owns the copies of additional five Edison Bell Penkala catalogues, missing several pages. We are grateful for his permission to make them available to the public.

The first catalogue is from April 1928 (partly visible pagination, 30 pages, but missing the cover page, p. 2-5 and pages after p. 30 ). A copy of the catalogue is available HERE.

The second catalogue has printed markings February-March, and the year 1930 is written by hand (paginated, 16 pages, missing cover page and pages 1-2). A copy is available HERE.

The third catalogue (I. Continuation of the Main Catalogue, pag., 95 p.) lacks the year mark, but it is almost certainly from 1931 because it is identical in structure and other data to the 1931 catalogue stored in the National Library of Serbia; they differ solely in graphic syllables. A copy is available HERE.

The fourth catalogue is from 1935 (Continuation of the Main Catalogue, pag., 24 p.). A copy is available HERE.

The fifth catalogue is from March 1936 (Our Latest Records, 2 p.). A copy is available HERE.


Elektroton sales catalogues

The most comprehensive catalogue is Elektroton: The Latest List of Gramophone Records (Elektroton – Odeon – Polydor – Cetra; Music for Everyone!). It is owned by Mr. Lipovšćak and we are grateful for his permission to make the catalogue available to the public. The catalogue is available HERE.

Elektroton Catalogue No. 3 (with the appendix sheet) is stored in the fund of the Law Office of Milan Dečak in the State Archives in Zagreb (HR-DAZG-93). A copy of the catalogue is available HERE.


Jugoton sales catalogues

In the period under consideration, the most comprehensive catalogue is Jugoton: Catalogue of Gramophone Records 1957–1958: 78 rpm (255 p.). It is stored in the archives of Croatia Records. The version is also available in the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade: Jugoton: Catalogue of gramophone records in alphabetical order 1957–1958. (41 p.). Jugoton’s Catalogue of Gramophone Records from the Foreign Repertoire: 78 rpm (11 p.) from 1956 is available in the Library of Serbia as well. In the Matica Srpska Library in Novi Sad, the Catalogue of Gramophone Records: Winter Supplement 1960/61. (24 p.) can be found.

Mr. Suan Pan, known by that name on internet portals related to domestic record production at 78 rpm, owns a catalogue from 1950: Jugoton 1950. We are grateful for his permission to make it available to the public HERE.

A related catalogue from 1951 Jugoton 1951: List of Gramophone Records (20 + 8 p.) is owned by Mr. Veljko Lipovšćak. We can assume that several such catalogues were printed during the 1950s, but we do not know whether and where they have been preserved.

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