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Videos (26)



A1G.U. HsuThe English Sound Table
A2Unknown ArtistLagu Kebiar
Orchestra [Gamelan Gong]Unknown Artist
A3Rizeli Kemençeci SadikMaçka Şarkisi
A4Ochieng Wa OdiagaUmbok
A5Sacasas*Rumba Negra
VocalsRubén González*
A6Jean MpiaTembele
A7Vengopal ChariLaughing
Vocals [Sung By]Vengopal Chari
B1Jonuzi Me ShokëtVome Kabà
B2Fernando Vilches & Ramon Montaya*Flor De Petenera
Acoustic GuitarR. Montaya*
SaxophoneF. Vilches*
B3FairuzYa Honaïna
B4Cliff EdwardsI Ain't Got Nobody
Written-ByGraham*, Williams*
B5Benodini DassiKhambaj
B6Joseph TaylorSprig O' Thyme
Collected ByPercy Grainger
VocalsJoseph Taylor
B7Imperial Palace Band*Seigaiha
B8Mr. EroMy Darling Rose
C1Fatma Ben MeddahZeza Barkak Melbeka
VocalsFatma Ben Meddah
C2Noubar Bey & PartyFantaisie Maggiar
C3Vengopal ChariDifferent Kind Of Motor Car Noises
C4Ben Simmons (2)Yankum Ton
C5Unknown ArtistThe Moon / Two Green Lotus Bitterly Imprisoned
Vocals [Cantonese Opera]Unknown Artist
C6Sam MayoThings Are Worse In Russia
Written-BySam Mayo
C7Fernando FarinhaDescrença
D1Gopal Chunder Singh RoyBurdwan Dist. Beggar's Song
D2Fatma El Chameya SudaneyaGawadallah
D3Surat Band (Mr. Razak's)Bagesri
D4Si Said Ben AhmedYemma, Yemma
D5Malijo & PartyMuliranwawo
D6Sexteto HabaneroRomántica Mujer
D7Mighty SparrowThe Queen's Canary - Calypso
VocalsMighty Sparrow
Written-ByS. Francisco*
D8A.R.P. (3)Gas All Clear (Handbells)

Companies, etc.



Mostly monoaural recordings taken from the catalogues of the following labels: Kay, Parlophone, Gramophone, His master's voice, Zonophone, Columbia, Disco gramófono, Compagnie française du gramophone, Pathé frères Pathéophone.
Sound restored at Abbey Road.
Thanks to Christopher Moseley and Gary Pietronave. Liner notes thanks to John Cowley, Pekka Gronow, Jerrold Northrop Moore, Will Prentice and Paul Vernon.

Recordings information:
A1. Possibly Hong Kong in the 1910s
A2. Bali, 1928
A3. Constantinople, 1930
A4. Kenya, 1939
A5. The Cubans in New York, 1946
A6. Belgian Congo, 1954
A7. Madras, c 1906
B1. Tirana, 1930
B2. Spain, c 1933
B3. Beiruit, c 1956
B4. New York, 1926
B5. India, 1905
B6. Lincolnshire singer in London, 1908
B7. Tokyo, 1903
B8. Tiflis, c 1909
C1. Morocco, 1910
C2. Baghdad, 1929
C3. Madras, in the 1900s
C4. Gold Coast singer in London, 1928
C5. Probably Hong Kong, 1950s
C6. London, 1922
C7. Lisbon, c 1942
D1. Rangoon, c 1908
D2. Sudanese singer in Cairo, c 1931
D3. India, 1911
D4. Algiers, c 1910
D5. Uganda, mid-1950s
D6. The Cubans in New York City, 1927
D7. Trinidad, 1957
D8. London, 1939

Photographs and other artwork courtesy of EMI Archive Trust.
Gatefold sleeve with two black and white & colored foldout leaflets.

(p) & (c) 2008 Honest Jon's Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): HJR LP 36 A D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): HJR LP 36 B D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout C, etched): HJR LP 36 C D&M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout D, etched): HJR LP 36 D D&M
  • Barcode (sticker): 4047179178013

Other Versions (2)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive (CD, Compilation)Honest Jon's RecordsHJRCD36UK2008
New Submission
Sprigs Of Time: 78s From The EMI Archive (CD, Compilation, Promo)Honest Jon's RecordsHJRCDDJ36UK2008