I've seen photos of a Gramophone Company truck outside the Leeds Cathedral
when HMV recorded Elgar and perhaps others there, live, around 1927/28.
The truck was identified on its side as the "Gramophone Company/His Master's
On 28/06/2012, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I think Mercury was unique in using a truck as
>> the "machine room" rather than just a transport vehicle.
> Didn't the BBC use trucks for outside broadcasts from early on?
> Regards--Don Cox [log in to unmask]
Actually the Gramophone Company in the U.K. started doing recording from
a "lorry" -- meaning a truck -- VERY early on in electrical recording.
Ernst Lough & Temple Choir "Hear My Prayer" was a HUGE hit recorded in
that lorry. The Melba Farewell and Chaliapin concerts likewise. And the
Chaliapin concert seems to have been recorded in accidental stereo.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]