There was an article by Houston Maples in Record Collector Magazine- the vocal records one. There are at least two Victor dance band records made there as well, by the band of one of the ships. Thomas Cook, the tour operator, if I remember right. And there was a book by Merle Armitage- something Caviar, I think , about a Russian opera company from this period that toured the U.S.
I've not been to Lakewood, N.J. where there was a White Russian community. They may have an historical association. They certainly had a newspaper.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Recordings of Russians in Harbin & Shanghai
Dear ARSC Members,
I'm looking for any information about recordings of Russian musicians made in Harbin and Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s. I know that Victor, Columbia, and Odeon made recordings of Russians in China, though it has been difficult to find any catalogs or promotional materials.
Any sources beyond the DAHR and Russian-Records.com would greatly benefit my dissertation! Thanks in advance!
*Ryan Gourley **(He, Him, His)*
*Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco* *Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology* *University of California, Berkeley*