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5 Hidden Gems in Cairo Worth Exploring in 2023

Egyptian Streets 28 May 2023
An antique dealer, the shop collects a variety of vintage trinkets including stamps, cameras, tapes and gramophones, a type of antique record player ... With a collection of classic vinyl records for artists like Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and more, the store also has a corner for those enamoured by books.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight: one song’s journey from 1930s South Africa to Disney money-spinner

The Observer 08 May 2023
In 1951, US folk singer Pete Seeger was handed a copy and decided to record a version with his band, the Weavers ... Gramophones, records, and radio also began shrinking the world by the 1920s; naturally, Black artists in the US were also often taking influence from African traditions, and in turn influencing African artists.

‘The Last Case of Benedict Fox’ Is A Demon (And Puzzle) Filled Mystery Game

New York Observer 01 May 2023
The Last Case of Benedict Fox” blends elements of mystery and horror. Plot Twist Games. It is not for the weak of heart—or stamina ... Benedict Fox himself is a lanky, red-haired detective ... You’ll find a record to play on a gramophone (there’s a terrier puppy sitting next to it, an homage to the RCA Victor mascot, Nipper) ... .

The search for 100,000 new species in Earth’s oceans

CNN 29 Apr 2023
The first published recording of an animal was released in 1910 by the Gramophone Company Ltd., allowing people to listen to a nightingale’s song at home. The recording is one of more than 250,000 artifacts within the wildlife collection at London’s British Library, which has a new exhibition called “Animals ... .

HMV is returning to the high street, but do YOU know what the name actually means?

The Daily Mail 28 Apr 2023
The company, which was founded in 1921 in London, by the Gramophone Company with the famous pink dog and gramophone appearing for over a century on our high streets. However many were unaware that the major British record label HMV stands for His Master's Voice ... Sunrise Records.

Harry Belafonte – singer, civil rights campaigner and actor has died

Sierra Leone Telegraph 26 Apr 2023
Yusuf Bangura (Switzerland). Sierra Leone Telegraph. 26 April 2023. ... His big hit singles ‘The banana boat song’ (Day O), ‘Farewell to Jamaica’, ‘Jump in the line’ and ´Mary’s boy child’ will live in the memory forever ... My father had a gramophone and a set of heavy vinyl records, including ´the banana boat song’, which he played every weekend ... .

Listen to the mating call of a bird that went extinct two decades ago

CNN 26 Apr 2023
Art, Science and Sound” showcases the British Library’s wildlife collection, which contains over 250,000 recordings of animals from around the world ... Individual recordings are on display in the exhibition ... The exhibition also includes the first published recording of an animal — a nightingale’s song released in 1910 by the Gramophone Company Ltd.

A small boy’s memories of the Seychelles |25 April 2023

Nation 25 Apr 2023
By Eddy Johnson based in Sydney, Australia. (Some of the Mauritian Creole words are translated for those readers who may not know the local vernacular) ... This coming May 3 will be seventy years since that day ... People owned gramophones on which they played 78 rpm discs. A local artist recorded a song that was soon very much on everybody’s lips ... ....

Abela v Caruana?

The Malta Independent 23 Apr 2023
Recent declarations would indicate a strange kind of government. If ours were a different system, one would be justified to conclude that this is a coalition government. But ours is a two-party system ... I hope this isn’t true ... The Italians were putting pressure on the government and the government gramophone kept dutifully playing the same record.

Roundabout: Courtesan culture and its portrayal on the India screen then and now

Hindustan Times 22 Apr 2023
(HT Photo (Sourced)) ... And then she got her first Punjabi film ... Legendary singer Gauhar Jaan (1873-1990), who had remarkable talent for music with mastery over thumri, dadra, kajri and tarana with stunning good looks and luxurious lifestyle, was the first artiste to have her songs recorded for gramophone and earning the title of ‘The Gramophone Lady’.

The dark side of the dame: Four marriages, sex and alcohol addiction and a chequered ...

The Daily Mail 22 Apr 2023
He was ‘gifted and a gift,’ said Australian PM Anthony Albanese ...I never had enough milk or money or socks or sex or holidays or first editions or solitude or gramophone records or free meals or real friends or guiltless pleasure or neckties or applause or unquestioning love or persimmons.’ ... ... ... ... ... ‘I’ve had a very bad record in this matter, very bad ... .

Animals review – a carnival of curious fish and fantastic beasts

The Guardian 20 Apr 2023
From this early attempt at scientific natural history, to a tiny drawing of a bird in flight from Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Arundel, to Ludwig Koch’s pioneering 1953 gramophone record of British bird songs, Animals explores how human beings have sought to observe and understand our fellow species ... ....

Sophie Shao & Friends celebrate Rachmaninoff’s 150th birthday

Addison County Independent 13 Apr 2023
4 in E Minor ... He has appeared on NPR’s “Performance Today,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” “The Tonight Show,” and “Entertainment Tonight,” and was recently featured in on the PBS/Great Performances series “Now Hear This with Scott Yoo.” He has recorded over 35 CDs including the Grammy nominated Road Movies and the Gramophone Editors Choice Americana ... .

Authority on subcontinent film music Sultan Arshad is no more

The News International 13 Apr 2023
He was in his mid-80s ...Khan Sahib was my senior ... Both my mother and aunt (Chachi) used to have their separate collections of 78-RPM records, which they would play quite frequently on their respective portable gramophones. The records were a mix of film and non-film music ... “It was through those records that I was introduced to music ... .

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