Record Company Catalogs and Publications of International and Regional Music
The Arhoolie Foundation Archive contains many vintage record company catalogs and publications of regional and ethnic music. Albanian, Scandinavia, Old Familiar Tunes, Mexican, Jewish, Greek, Turkish, and more. Not only do these catalogs list recordings, but some have information and photos of musicians and lyrics to songs. Below is a selection from these relics of a bygone era.
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updated with additional catalogs 5-18-2020
Victor Records in Hebrew and Yiddish
Monthly catalogs with photos and descriptions of musicians, and song lyrics.
Cancionero El Fronterizo
Song lyric magazine produced by Discos Falcon. Featuring song lyrics, photos of musicians, record lists and advertisements.
Song lyric magazine produced by Discos Ideal. Features song lyrics and photos of musicians.
“These fine records bring right into your own home the authentic music of these lands, recorded by native artists and in traditional style.” – from the introduction. 34 pages