On 05/02/2012, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> Hello Thomas,
> dredging my seemingly inexhaustible stuff-base I came across a listing
> from The British Council dated July 1964. This was issued by the
> Publications & Recorded Sound Department (Recorded Sound Section) and
> is a Supplement to Catalogue of Speech Records (January 1964).
> It refers to recordings by the ARGO Record Company Limited, concerning
> "The English Poets", directed by George Rylands, all having record
> numbers starting with RG.
A search for Rylands at
will turn up some information. This site consists of badly done OCR
files from scans of The Gramophone magazine, and the search engine is
weak. But there is a lot of data there if you dig for it.
> They also mention Jupiter Recordings Ltd., providing The London
> Library of Recorded English Book 1.
> The British Council has similar publications of Recorded tapes, such
> as "Contemporary Poets Reading Their Own Poems", but they are on loan
> I feel reasonably confident that The British Council will have an
> archive and that you might obtain more information through them, not
> only on poets but on plays as well.
> Good luck if you did not know this source beforehand.
> Kind regards,
> Thomas Stern wrote:
>> I am aware of a few small labels which produced recordings of
>> theatrical works, and would like
>> to compile complete lists of their productions.
>> I am NOT looking for information on the UK-Columbia/HMV/Angel,
>> Decca, Caedmon et.al. productions, which are relatively well known.
>> Below I've listed a few labels, and the releases I'm aware of.
>> Please let me know of OTHER releases you know of (as much info as
>> possible, catalog numbers, dates, detailed contents and
>> performers), and of any other small labels which issued similar
>> Thank you!
>> Best wishes, Thomas.
>> AUDIO DRAMA [I believe this label was the work of BILL FORREST-anyone
>> have info about him??]
>> 3075 THE DRUNKARD
>> 3080 UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
>> 3085 A TRIBUTE TO EUGENE O'NEILL
>> AUDIO MASTERPIECE
>> LPA 1215 RAIN
>> THEATRE MASTERWORKS (Eva Le Gallienne)[also issued by CONTINENTAL]
>> HEDDA GABLER
>> THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
>> AN EVENING WITH WILL SHAKESPEARE
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