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Miss Christabel Pankhurst – Speech on Suffrage for Women

Christabel Pankhurst, a leading Suffragette, was one of the primary strategists of the campaign for women’s right to vote in the first decades of the twentieth century. 187 more words

Chekhov’s Band – Eastern European Klezmer Music from the EMI Archives,1908-1913

All recordings used in this the making of this CD form part of The EMI Archive Trust, a heritage organisation set up to preserve the first 50 years of the Gramophone Company (later EMI) 1897-1946… 32 more words

“The Dream of Gerontius”, Elgar’s opus 38 - Vivid memories from April 1945

By Ted Gadsby     

“The Dream of Gerontius”, Elgar’s opus 38 – Vivid memories from April 1945

April this year marked the 70th anniversary of the recording in Huddersfield Town Hall of the ‘Dream’, an occasion I witnessed at first hand. 649 more words


Chinese Rhythm by Alfredo Campoli

Chinese Rhythm, 78rpm Decca shellac disc by Alfredo Campoli and his salon orchestra

Thank you to our friends from the EMI Archive Trust for sharing this great piece from their collection.    84 more words

Lord, I Wish I Could See


Lord, I Wish I Could See – Complete Recorded Works (1935 – 1949)

It was a time when I went blind, it was a time when I went blind… 608 more words

Reverend Gary Davis

You Can Go Home

Transcribed from: The Complete Early Recordings Of Reverend Gary Davis

You can go home, you can go home
Tell your mother she treated you wrong and you can go home… 223 more words

Reverend Gary Davis

Cross And Evil Woman Blues

Transcribed from album: The Complete Early Recordings of Reverend Gary Davis

Different version on : Demons And Angels Volume 1 (see notes)

Lord, you women, sure do treat me mean… 257 more words

Reverend Gary Davis