- Survey of 78 RPM Collections in Lucknow
The following is an abbreviated list of 78 RPM disks found in the collections of Raja "Jimmy," a wealthy man of royal descent living just off Hazratganj in Lucknow, and Mrs. D'Costa, an Anglo-Indian woman. These are all from the 1930s through the 1950s. This list includes only music recorded in Europe and America, but many of the labels included here, including larger labels such as HMV, also pressed songs in Hindi and Urdu. Most of the ballroom music found in both collections was distributed by HMV, which built a factory in Dumdum outside of Kolkata in the early 20th century, and Columbia records.
Raja "Jimmy's" 78 RPM Collection
"Dance Away the Night." Leo Riesman and His Orchestra. HMV.
"Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight." Ambrose and His Orchestra. HMV.
"You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me." Ambrose and His Orchestra. HMV.
"To Be in Love."Warring's Pennsylvanians. HMV.
"Mr. Blackman Cakewalk." H.M. Goldstream Guards. Gramophone Concert Record-London.
"Silvery Moon and Golden Sands." Henry Jacques and His Correct Dance Tempo Orchestra. HMV.
"Scotch Country Dance." Bohemian Orchestra. HMV-London.
"The Waltz Dream." The Black Diamonds. Gramophone Concert Record. HMV-London.
"Following the Sun Around." Jacques Benard and His Orchestra. HMV-London.
"Too Romantic." Glen Miller and His Orchestra. HMV-London.
"Falling in Love Again." Jack Hylton and His Orchestra. HMV-London.
"You're Always in my Arms." Ben Pollack and His Dixieland Central Orchestra. HMV-London.
"Blue Sky's Are Around the Corner." M. Pierre and His Strict Dance Orchestra. HMV-London.
Mrs. D'Costa's 78 RPM Collection
"Easter Parade." Bing Crosby. Columbia.
"Bells of St. Mary's." Bing Crosby. Columbia.
"Voices of Spring." Boston Promenade Orchestra. HMV.
"Where Is Sometime?" Frank Sinatra. Columbia.
"Wish Me Luck." Gracie Fields. The Twins.
"Trees." Nielson Eddie. HMV.
"Dancin' Banjos." Multiple Performers. Gramophone Company of India.
"Ballroom Favorites." Multiple Performers. Spectrum (Holland).
"Hello Young Lovers." Ray Conniff. Hallmark. [End Page 169]