This is only a small section. Two of them made 78 rpm records,
so this is a case where perhaps they should go under 78s?
But they were much more important in other fields, so they
are here – however, you can you can still hear some of the records
MAURICE MICHEL LÉVY – dit BÉTOVE.
Maurice Michel Lévy (1885 – 1965) is probably only known, at least outside France, for a number of Odeon records he made in Paris in 1926. These are delightful, mordant pastiches and satires. Four of them can be heard here.
It may seem strange to find a link to this noted Evangelist, singer and composer (1867-1920) on this site. Click the link to find out more!
HENRY JAMES METCALFE, 1835 – 1906.
He was one of my great-great grandfathers. Mostly based in Wolverhampton, he wrote & published
lots of brass band music. We’re researching his life & times.
GRAND DUKE CYRIL VLADIMIROVICH, 1876-1938.
While referring to our copy of Nicholas Sokolov’s 1924 report on the death of Tsar Nichols II and his immediate family, we found an interesting pamphlet bound in at the back of the book. Well, it’s interesting to me, and as far as I can tell, does not seem to be readily available on line; so here it is…