HAJI MAJI


FOUR PURPLE VICTORS
October 3, 2008, 1:38 pm
Filed under: cantonese opera

The 42000-43000 Victor series contains some of the most incredible Chinese music ever recorded. Predominately Cantonese, many of these recordings are reissues from the one sided 8000 series which were recorded in New York City and San Francisco as early as 1902. Because these were sold in the United States they are easier to find here, sometimes in great condition as leftover store stock.

This one has the classic Cantonese fiddle-banjo sound, that is, gaohu-sanxian sound.

>VICTOR 42126 A1

A beautiful recording featuring the end blown Chinese flute called Xiao, reminiscent of Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian flute music.

>VICTOR 42178 B2

Here’s another classic sounding Cantonese recording from the early 20th Century. This is a good example of the typical record from this Victor series.

>VICTOR 43246 A3

I had decided not to post this recording because it’s pretty scratchy, but because it’s one of my all time favorite Victor records and I because you must be an intrepid bunch of music lovers to be here in the first place, I figured what the hell. Enjoy.

>VICTOR 43337 B3

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you’re right – that last track is a winner and was worth putting up. nice to see a new post!

Comment by sprout333

Thanks for checkin it out…I have a rare Cambodian record that sounds very similar…maybe I’ll get around to posting it someday!

HM

Comment by hajimaji

Hello from France, thanks for these wonderful and rare recordings. By the way,you posted a comment on my new blog a few days ago saying a download link didn’t work. Check it again and tell me what you think.http://timesaintliketheyusedtobe.blogspot.com/

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Thank you very much!! Hope 2011 brings more blog activity…best wishes

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