J.A.Hultman was a Swedish-American evangelist who made a lot of records for
the Columbia "Personal series". Some of them have the text "Specially made
for J.A.Hultman & Son Co, Worcester, Mass", so apparently he sold them to
devotees. Many of his hymns were also recorded in Sweden by other artists at
the same time.
This disc is listed in my "Studies in Scandinavian-American Discography 2",
1977 (out of print) , and also in Dick Spottswood's Ethnic records
discography. I found the discs in a Swedish archive in the 1970s, but if you
want to donate it to a Finnish archive (we pay postage), contact me offline
- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:04 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] John/Johannes Alfred Hultman-Unique Recording?
>I found an exceptional little pile of 78s today,from the 'teens,and early
>20s,no valuable jazz or blues,but a lot of unusual stuff all the same.
> One of these is a Columbia private recording.I don't know if this is the
> Columbia equivalent of those white label Victor batwings,with the
> typewritten labels.I have seen a bunch of those in my time,but this is the
> first of these Columbias I have ever seen.
> This is a white label record,with all printed writing it says:'
> Phonograph Personal
> Company Record
> Specially Made For
> Hultman is singing two of his hymns,in Swedish "Han Ar Likadan I Dag",and
> "Nar Hela Jorden Sover"
> His publishing company,in Worchester,Mass. is listed on the label.
> The numbers are 33174 and 33079.The patent dates end at 1922.There is a
> facsimile signature in the shellac.The record is visually a E or E+,very
> It isn't the type of record that you could really sell,but it is rather
> unusual.If there is any university,or archive interested in it,I will send
> it to them free.