WEBSITES on INTERNET (genealogical and specific)
DOCUMENTS (Company or otherwise)
CONVERSATIONS, INTERVIEWS (actual & telephone)



Akçura, Gökhan
Ivir Zivir Tarihi – II: Gramofon Çagi
Om Yayinevi. Istanbul, 2002 (1st ed.) , 2003 (2nd ed.)

Andrews, H. Frank
A Fonotipia Fragmentia: A History of the Societa Italiana di Fonotipia - Milano 1903-1948
Re-published by Historic Singers Trust 2002
original articles in "The Talking Machine Review (International)" of June 1976 (No. 40, part 1); August 1976 (No. 41, part 2); October 1976 (No. 42, part 3); February 1977 (part 4); April 1977 (part 5); October 1977 (No. 48, part 6) and December 1977 (No. 49b, part 7) (753/802)

Andrews, H. Frank
The Edison Phonograph: The British Connection. The City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, Rugby, 1986

Barbalho, Garcia; M. A. de Azevedo; Alcino Santos; J. Severiano. Discografia Brasiliera 78 rpm 1904-1966 (5 vols.), Edicio Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, 1982
Discografia Brasileira 78 rpm 1904-1966 (5 vols.), Edicio Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, 1982

Batten, Joseph
Joe Batten's Book, the Story of Sound Recording. Rockliffe, London, 1956

Bayly, Ernie and Michael Kinnear
The Zon-o-phone Record. A discography of recordings produced by the International Zonophone Company and associated companies in Europe and the Americas. 1901-1903. Victoria, 2001

Bennett, John Reginald
Dischi Fonotipia. Vol. 1. Record Collector Shop, 1953, England

Voices of the Past. Vol. 2. A Catalogue of Vocal Recordings from the Italian Catalogues, 1898-1925. Oakwood Press, 1957

Voices of the Past, Vol. 3. Vocal Recordings, 1898-1925. Supplement to "Dischi Fonotipia". Oakwood Press, 1957

Dearling, Robert and Celia Dearling and Brian Rust
The Guinness Book of Recorded Sound, Enfield, 1984

ENCALADA Y CIA. Catalogo provisional discos ecuatorianos Favorita, impresos en Guayaquil y Quito. Guayaquil: Encalada y Cia., [s.f., ca 1912]. [24 p.]

Erzinger, Frans & Hans Peter Woessner
Geschichte der schweizerischen Schallplattenaufnahmen
vol 4 Das Schallplattenunternehmen ODEON in der Schweiz (1904-1928). Zürich, 1993
vol 5 Das Schallplattenunternehmen ODEON in der Schweiz (1929-1956), Zürich, 1994

Evren, Burçak
Türkiyeýe Sinemayi Getiren Adam, Sigmund Weinberg...
AD Yayincilik A.S.. Istanbul, 1995

Francheschi, Humberto Moraes
A Casa Edison e Seu Tempo (plus 5 CD-ROMs and 4 AUDIO-CDs)
Biscoito Fino, Sao Paolo, 2002. ISBN 85-88921-01-4

Francheschi, Humberto Moraes
Registro Sonoro por Meies Mecânicos no Brasil. 1984.

Gaisberg, F. W.
Music on Record
Robert Hale Limited. London, 1946

Gaisberg, F. W.
The Music Goes Round

Gelatt, Ronald
The Fabulous Phonograph. From tin foil to high fidelity. Philadelphia/New York, 1955
The Fabulous Phonograph, 1877-1977. MacMillan Publishing Company, 2nd Ed. 1977

Glazier, Ira A. and P. William Filby
Germans to America. List of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports
Volume 30: June 1873-November 1873

Sentürk, Sennur with Cemal Ünlü
Gramofon ve Tas Plak
Yapi Kredi Kültür Merkezi. 1996, Istanbul

Grosse, Günther
Von der Edisonwalze zur Stereoplatte

Greene, Victor
A Passion for Polka. Old-Time Ethnic Music in America
University of California Press, Berkeley/Los Angeles/Oxford, 1992

Henstock, Michael E.
Fernando de Lucia. Son of Naples, 1860-1925
Amadeus Press, Wilshire, Portland, 1990.

Hart, Mickey with K.M. Kostyal
Song Catchers. In Search of the World’s Music
National Geographic Society. Washington, D.C., 2003

Henstock, Michael E.
Fonotipia Recordings. A Centennial Survey, Beaconsfield 2004

Kennedy, Rick and Randy McNutt
Little Labels – Big Sound. Small Record Companies and the Rise of American Music
Indiana University Press. Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1999

Kenney, William Howland

Recorded Music in American Life. The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

New York/Oxford, 1999

Michelin North America 2004 Road Atlas

Marks, Edward B.
They all sang: from Tony to Rudy Vallée – as told to Abbott J. Liebling
New York: Viking Press, 1935

Martland, Peter
EMI, the first 100 years (Peter Martland)

Moore, Jerrold Northrop
A Voice in Time. The Gramophone of Fred Gaisberg 1873-1951. London, 1976

A Matter of Records: Fred Gaisberg and the Golden Era of the Gramophone. Taplinger Publishing Company. New York 1977 (ISBN 0-8008-5176-5)

Sound Revolutions: A Biography of Fred Gaisberg, Founding Father of Commercial Sound Recording, Sanctuary Publishing, Ltd., London, 1999
(ISBN-10: 1860742351 / ISBN-13: 978-1860742354)

Newman, Harry Wright
The Smoots of Maryland and Virginia, Washington, DC: 1936
There exists an online version of this privately published book, published by Frederick K. Smoot and the Smoot Family Association, copyright 2001

Pancoast, Bennett S.
The Pancoast Family in America, 1981, Gloucester County Historical Society
The Pancoast Family in America - Vol. 2, 1999, Gloucester County Historical Society
(edited by Barbara Price)

Prescott, William
The Prescott Memorial. A Genealogical Memoir of the Prescott Families in America. 2 Vols
Boston, H. W. Dutton, 1870
reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem MA, 1997

Quinn, Michael
Before the Echoes fade. Historical Vocal Reissues from acoustic Odeon and Fonotipia, 1931-2000. 2nd Revised Edition, 2003

Rand McNally Road Atlas (United States-Canada-Mexico), 1991

Read, Oliver and Walter L. Welch
From Tinfoil to Stereo. Evolution of the Phonograph, Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., Indianapolis, 2nd ed. 1976

Sapoznik, Henry
Klezmer! Jewish Music from Old World to Our World
Schirmer Trade Books. New York/London/Paris/Sydney/Copenhagen/Madrid, 1999

Schulz-Köhn, Dietrich
Die Schallplatte auf dem Weltmarkt

Sherman, Michael W.
Victrola Record
pp. 131-133: ZON-O-PHONE

Sieben, Hansfried
Odeon+. [Band I] Die Geschichte einer Schallplatten-Firma]
Düsseldorf, 1986

Sieben, Hansfried
Odeon. Band II. Die Matrizen-Nummern der Serie xxB (30 cm).von 6815 bis 9598 (1923 bis 1953)
Düsseldorf, 1988

Sieben, Hansfried
Odeon. Band III Die Matrizen-Nummern der akustischen Aufnahmen 25 cm von 2855 bis 5230 (14.12.1921 bis 4.8.1926
Düsseldorf, 1992

Southall, Brian
The A-Z of Record Labels
Sanctuary Publishing Limited. London, 2003

Sutton, Alan and Kurt Nauck
American Record Labels and Companies: An Encyclopedia (1891-1943)
Mainspring Press

Ünlü, Cemal
Git zaman gel zaman
Pan Yayincilik. Istanbul, 2004

Wallich, Isabella
Recording my Life

Welch, Walter L. and Leah B. Stenzel Burt
From Tinfoil to Stereo. The Acoustic Years of the Recording Industry, 1877-1929. University Press of Florida, 1994

Wile, Frederic William
Emile Berliner: Maker of the Microphone. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1926
Emile Berliner: Maker of the Microphone. Arno Press, New York, 1974

Zeleznyj, A.
Nas drug - Gramplastinka. Kiev: Muzycna Ukraina, 1989


Andrews, Frank
A further Look at the International Zonophone Company May 1901 to June 1903
Part 1 in Talking Machine Review 62 (pp. 1691-1696)
Part 2 in Talking Machine Review 63-64 (pp. 1717-1725)
Part 3 in Talking Machine Review 65 (pp. 1811-1818)
Bournemouth, 1981/1981/1983.

Andrews, Frank
The Zonophone Record and its associated labels in Britain
Hillandale News No. 166 (Febr 1989, part I)

Barringer, George M.
They came to Georgetown: Immigrant Musicians
Georgetown Magazine, May 1977

Bayly, Ernie
Double-sided records
The Talking Machine Review 38, Febr. 1976, pp 596
(achterin Andrews Int. Zon. Co. article)

Friedman, Howard S.
Matrix and Catalog Numbers in G&S (Gilbert and Sullivan) Discography
- Gramophone Company Matrix and Catalog Numbers (online)

Frow, George
Oscar Preuss, an admirable man
Hillandale News No. 196, February 1994

Gaisberg, Fred (Edited by Ernie Bayly)
The Fred Gaisberg Diaries Part 6, p. 180
The Talking Machine Review p. 1679-1686

Giron, Luis Antonio
Um imperio musical no Brasil

Giron, Luis Antonio
Casa Edison

Kelly, Alan

Kinnear, Michael
The Zon-o-phone Record (online article)

Paul, George
American Zon-o-phone Records
in: Antique Phonograph Monthly Vol. VII, No. 6

Perkins, J. F., Alan Kelly and John Ward
The Gramophone Company Matrix Numbers: 1898-1921
in: The Record Collector, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Poe, Elisabeth E.
Among Musicians
The Washington Post, July 29, 1928

Prescott, F. M.
Phonoscope (March 1899)

Preuss, Oscar Carl
Round the Recording Studios; No. 1 "Songs of Araby" (In an interview with Percival Graves)
The Gramophone, March, 1928, p. 411-412

Sutton, Alan
John Prescott's Champion Record (1908)
(online article)

Sutton, Alan
Odeon in America (online article)

Taylor, George and Paul Cleary
On dating the Records of the International Zonophone Company
in: Hillandale News, No 234, pp. 308-312, London, 2001 (City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society). ISBN/ISSN 0018-1846

A Professional Record Maker on his Experiences; a talk with Mr. Smoot
(The Talking Machine News and Cinematograph Chronicle of July 1904, p. 87).

Recording in the home of the unspeakable Turk (article on Mr. Smoot of the ODEON Company in "The Talking Machine News" of June 1906, p. 183).

Starr Company Sending Expedition to Make Records of Melodies of Hopi Indians
Talking Machine World (15 June 1926)
(also on Internet)

The Man behind the Screen
The Sound Wave, June 1915. p. 226-227

Vasconcelos, Ary

Baiano (1870-1944)

(In) Panorama da Musica Popular Brasileira Na "Belle Époque", pages 268-270, Rio de Janeiro (unknown date)

Vernon, Paul

Odeon Records. Their 'Etnic' Output (in Musical Traditions, 15/8/1997)
by 1905 over 7.000 titles in Arabic, Greek and Turkish Catalogue WRONG!

American Record Company
+ database of ARC recordings by Matrix

American Record Company. Late 1900s to Early Teens

Zon-O-Phone (

Wahl, Horst

Sieben. Hansfried


Barbalho, Garcia; M. A. de Azevedo; Alcino Santos; J. Severiano.
Discografia Brasiliera 78 rpm 1904-1966 (5 vols.), Edicio Funarte, Rio de Janeiro, 1982

Catalogo provisional discos ecuatorianos Favorita, impresos en Guayaquil y Quito. Guayaquil: Encalada y Cia., [s.f., ca 1912]. [24 p.]

Franceschi, Humberto Moraes
A Casa Edison e seu Tempo. Biscoito Fino, Sao Paolo, 2002.
(plus 5 CD-ROMs and 4 Audio CDs)
ISBN 85-88921-01-4

Granda (Noboa), Wilma.
El Pasillo: Identidad Sonora. Edicion Conmusica. Quito, 2004. 173 p.

Guerrero (Gutierrez), Pablo.
Vol. 3, Caribbean and Latin America - p. 315
In: Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world (5 Vols.)

- La musica en el Ecuador: panoramica de las artes musicales. Quito: Municipio de Quito, 1996

Guerrero (Gutierrez), Pablo.
Enciclopedia de la musica ecuatoriana (EMEc), 2 Vols.: Quito. Conmusica, 2002-2005
See pp. 553-565 Discos-Ecuador, discografia

Kinnear, Michael S.
In: The Talking Machine Review, no. 70 (1985), pp. 1993-1996

Kinnear, Michael S.
Reading Indian Record Labels - Part 7: ‘Singer Record’ and ‘James Opera Record’
In: The Record News; Journal of the Society of Indian Record Collectors. Vol. 16 (Oct. 1994)

Kinnear, Michael S. (1994).
Singer Record
In: The Gramophone Company’s First Indian Recordings 1899-1908

Lotz, Rainer.
Gaucho, an early Brazilian record label.
In: Talking Machine Review No. 73 (February 1988), p. 2128-2129

Strötbaum, Hugo.
Seventy-eight Revolutions Per Minute in the Levant.
A Discography of Favorite's Oriental Recordings.
In: De Turcicis Aliisque Rebus, Commentarii Henry Hofman dedicati, M. Vandamme (ed.). Utrecht 1992, 227 pages (ISBN 90-393-0291-x)

Strötbaum, Hugo.
Favorite: 1904-1914. Oftewel het relaas van de ongrijpbare q-serie
In: De Weergever, 17e jaargang No. 6 - november-december 1995, pp. 243-265

Strötbaum, Hugo.
De Geschiedenis van Favorite: 1904-1914, deel 2. De opbouw van het katalogusnummer (=facenumber); achtergrondinformatie over de firma 'Favorite'
In: De Weergever, 18e jaargang No. 1 - januari-februari 1996, pp. 2-22

Strötbaum, Hugo.
De Geschiedenis van Favorite: 1904-1914, deel 3 (slot). Voorlopig overzicht van de opnamesessies van Favorite, 1904-1914
In: De Weergever, 18e jaargang No. 2 - maart-april 1996, pp. 51-71

Vasconcelos, Ary.
Raizes da Musica Popular Brasileira (1500-1889).
Livraria Martius Editora/Mec, 1977, 2e ed. revista e amplieda 362 p., 1991


- Los Payadores, 2 Vols. (DOUBLE-CASSETTE) compiled by Hector Lorenzo Lucci

- El pasillo; identidad sonora (compiled by Wilma Granda Noboa).
Antologia. Edicion Conmusica Quito - Ecuador, 2004 (Boek + CD)
ISBN 9978-43-379-1


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