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).

Copies from the National Library of Serbia are available at the link:

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

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

The most prominent researcher and proponent of Croatian music record heritage, dipl. ing. Veljko Lipovšćak, owns an additional five catalogues of Edison Bell Penkala which are missing some pages.

In the first (I. Continuation of the Main Catalogue, pag., 95 p.) The mark of the year is missing; it is probably the end of 1927 or the beginning of 1928.

The second is from April 1928 (partly visible page, 30 pages, but missing cover page and pages 2-5).

On the third can be read that it’s printed in February-March, and 1930 is written by hand (page 16, missing cover page and pages 1-2).

The fourth is from 1935 (Continuation of the Main Catalogue, pag., 24 p.).

The fifth is from March 1936 (Our Latest Records, 2 p.).


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 pages). 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 pages). Jugoton’s Catalogue of Gramophone Records from the Foreign Repertoire: 78 rpm (11 pages) 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 pages) 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 pages) 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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