EPM January 1905

Having discovered in the November 1907 edition of EPM that 18526 Carmen Carmila by someone named Robinson was to be dropped from the National Phonographic Company's Foreign Record Catalogue, I searched earlier editions in the hope of finding a reference to the number. Nothing was found in the 1904 editions (the year in which I suspected the recording to have been made), but the January 1905 edition contained this interesting article:

EPM January 1905

Firstly, of course, the list of recordings made shows numbers in the range of what I was searching for, even if 18526 itself was not shown; secondly the numbers in that range were performed by Señor R. Herrera Robinson, so I had a name match. I still had no confirmation of date of recording, however, nor even of date of release, but further searching brought be to the Edison Phonograph Monthly of June 1905.


© David Neale 2012