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Listening to Noise Uprising: A playlist and discography

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Michael Denning's Noise Uprising—out tomorrow—offers a radical new reading of the cultural revolution that developed in the half-decade following the 1925 advent of electrical audio recording. These years saw the development and consolidation of a wide range of new musical idioms in port cities across the globe, including Havana's son, Rio’s samba, New Orleans’ jazz, Buenos Aires’ tango, Seville’s flamenco, Cairo’s tarab, Johannesburg’s marabi, Jakarta’s kroncong, and Honolulu’s hula. Below, Denning has assembled a selected discography for the book and an accompanying Spotify playlist.
 



About two-thirds of the tracks listed in the book’s appendix are available through Spotify and can be accessed through the Spotify playlist entitled “Michael Denning’s Noise Uprising.” They are marked with an asterisk below.

A number of the remaining tracks can be found on the internet blogs and archives noted, on youtube, or downloaded from iTunes or Amazon.

1) *Sexteto Habanero, “Maldita timidez,” Victor 78510, 1926, re-issued on Sexteto y Septeto Habanero: Grabaciones Completas 1925–1931, Tumbao CD 300, 1998.

2) *Louis Armstrong, “Heebie Jeebies,” OKeh 8300-A, 1926, re-released on Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Columbia/Legacy C4K 63527, 2000.

3) *Rosita Quiroga, “La Musa Mistonga,” Victor 79632, 1926, re-released on Tango Collection - Rosita Quiroga, RGS Music 1649.

4) Umm Kulthūm, “In Kunt Asaamih,” His Master’s Voice, 72-12, 1928, re-released on Omme Kolsoum: La Diva 3, EMI CD 0964310957-2, 1997.

5) *Hafiz Sadettin Kaynak, “Nâr-i Hicrane Düşüp,” Columbia 12554, c.1926-7, re-released on Hafiz Sadettin Kaynak, Kalan CD 129, 1999. 

6) Hafiz Burhan Bey, “Nitschun Guerdum,” Columbia 12289, 1927, re-released on Great Voices of Constantinople 1927–1933, Rounder CD 1113, 1997.

7) *Dalgás, “Melemenio,” His Master’s Voice HMV AO166, 1926, re-released on Rembetika: Greek Music from the Underground: The Ottoman Legacy 1925–1927, JSP Records JSP7776A, 2006.

8) *Márkos Vamvakáris, “Karadouzéni,” Parlophon B21654, 1932, re-released on Márkos Vamvakáris Bouzouki Pioneer 1932–1940, Rounder CD 1139, 1998. 

9) *Fritna Darmon, “Aroubi Rasd Eddil, Pt. 1,” Pathé 59167, 1926, re-released on Secret Museum of Mankind: Music of North Africa, Yazoo 7011, 1997.

10) *Cheikh Hamada, “Adjouadi hadi ouadjba,” Gramophone K 4216, 1930, available on Gallica, gallica.bnf.fr.

11) *Adelina Fernandes, “Fado Penim,” HMV EQ220, 1928, re-released on Fado’s Archives, Volume Three: Lisbon Women (1928–1931), Heritage HT CD 24, 1994.

12) *Hirabai Barodekar, “Sakhi Mori Rumjhum (Durga),” HMV Black Label P-6209, ca. 1926, re-released on Hirabai Barodekar, Golden Milestones, Saregama CDNF 150556, 1998.

13) *Mariachi Coculense Rodríguez, “El Toro” Victor 79173, 1927, re-released on Mexico's Pioneer Mariachis, Vol. 1: Mariachi Coculense De Cirilo Marmolejo, 1926–1936, Arhoolie Folkloric CD 7011, 1993.

14) *Guty Cárdenas, “Rayito de Sol,” Columbia 3118-X, c.1928, re-released on Alvaro Vega and Enrique Martin, eds., Guty Cárdenas: Cancionero, Instituto de Cultura de Yucatán, 2006.

15) Miss Riboet, “Dji Hong,” Beka B 15107, 1926, re-released on Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia, Dust-to-Digital DTD 28, 2013. Also at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbLn1voNo6s

16) *Wilmoth Houdini, “Caroline,” Victor 80078, 1927, rereleased on Calypso Pioneers 1912–1937, Rounder CD 1039, 1989.

17) *The Carter Family, “Single Girl, Married Girl,” Victor 20937, 1927, re-released on The Bristol Sessions 1927–1928: The Big Bang of Country Music, Bear Family BCD 16094 EK, 2011.

18) *Jimmie Rodgers, “Blue Yodel,” Victor 21142, 1928, re-released on Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman, Bear Family BCD 15 540, 1992.

19) *La Niña de los Peines, “Había preguntado en una ocasión,” Regal RS 550, 1927, re-released on Niña de los Peines: Registros Sonoros, Fonotrón D.L., 2004, CD 9.

20) Dào Nha, “Tả cảnh cô đầu thua bạc,” Victor 40027, 1928, re-released on Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia, Dust-to-Digital DTD 28, 2013. Also at http://hajimaji.com/2009/07/22/vietnam/

21) Van Thanh Ban, “Khổng Minh – Mẫu Tầm Tử,” Beka 20137, ca.1929, re-released on Longing for the Past: The 78 rpm Era in Southeast Asia, Dust-to-Digital DTD 28, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=520Q-_rGiC4

22) *Kalama’s Quartette, “He Manao Healoha,” OKeh 41023, 1928, re-released on Kalama’s Quartet: Early Hawaiian Classics 1927–1932, Arhoolie Folkloric CD 7028, 1993.

23) Sol Ho‘opi‘i, “Sweet Lei Lehua,” Columbia 1250-D, 1927, re-released on Sol Hoopii: Master of the Hawaiian Guitar, Volume 1, Rounder CD 1024, 1991. 

24) *Steva Nikolič, “Arnautka,” Victor V-3049-B, 1928, available on Jonathan Ward, Excavated Shellac, 2008, excavatedshellac.com.

25) Sofka Nikolić, “Čuješ Seko,” Victor V-3097, ca. late 1920s, available on Tamburitza and more … Tamburitza and Folk Music from America and Europe,http://tamburitza78s.blogspot.com/2009/11/sofka-nikolic-part-2.html

26) *Django Reinhardt, “Dinah,” Ultraphone P 77161, 1934, re-released on Django Reinhardt: The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order: Volume One, JSP CD 341, 1992.

27) *Kumasi Trio, “Amponsah, Part One”/“Amponsah, Part Two,” Zonophone 1001, 1928, re-released on Kumasi Trio 1928, Heritage HT CD 22, 1993.

28) *Harry E. Quashie, “Anadwofa,” Zonophone, ca. 1929, re-released on Living is Hard: West African Music in Britain, 1927–1929, Honest Jon's Records, HJRCD33, 2008.

29) *Siti Binti Saad, “Wewe Paka,” Columbia WE 46, ca. 1930, re-released on Poetry and Languid Charm: Swahili Music from Tanzania and Kenya from the 1920s to the 1950s, Topic TSCD 936, 2007.

30) Francisco Alves, “Me Faz Carinhos,” Odeon 10100-B, 1928, re-released on Humberto M. Franceschi, A Casa Edison e Seu Tempo, Sarapuí, 2002. Also available at O Instituto Moreira Salles, acervo.ims.com.br.

31) Ismael Silva, “Me Diga o Teu Nome,” Odeon 10858, 1931, available at O Instituto Moreira Salles, acervo.ims.com.br.

32) *Halpin Trio, “Rogha-An-Fhile,” Parlophone E3627, 1929, re-released on Past Masters of Irish Fiddle Music, Topic TSCD 605, 2001.

33) Li Minghui, “Maomao yu,” Pathé 34278, 1929, re-released on EMI Pathé Classics 101, Volume 1, Universal, 2014.

34) *L’Orchestre Antillais, “Sêpent Maigre,” Odeon Ki 2655, 1929, re-released on Biguine: Biguine, Valse et Mazurka Créoles (1929–1940), Frémeaux FA007, 1993.

35) Abibus Oluwa, “Orin Herbert Macaulay,” Parlophon B861351, re-released on Àwon Ojísé Olorun: Popular Music in Yorubaland 1931–1952, Savannaphone CD AF 010, 2006.

36) Irewolede Denge, “Orin Asape Eko,” HMV JZ3, re-released on Jùjú Roots 1930s–1950s, Rounder CD5017, 1993.

37) Urbano A. Zafra, “Danza Filipina,” Columbia 3910-X, 1929, available on Jonathan Ward, Excavated Shellac, 2007, excavatedshellac.com.

38) Caluza’s Double Quartet, “uBangca” Zonophone 4276, 1930, re-released on Caluza’s Double Quartet 1930, Heritage HT CD 19, 1992.

39) Griffiths Motsieloa, “Aubuti Nkikho,” Singer GE 1, 1930, re-released on CD accompanying Christopher Ballantine, Marabi Nights: Jazz, ‘Race’ and Society in Early Apartheid South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2012.

40) Amanzimtoti Players, “Sbhinono,” HMV GU 130, 1932, re-released on CD accompanying Ballantine.

41) *Sara Martin, “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” OKeh 8262, 1925, re-released on Sara Martin in Chronological Order: Volume 4 (1925-1928), Document DOCD 5398, 1996.

42) *Papa Charlie Jackson, “Shake That Thing,” Paramount 12281, 1925, re-released on Papa Charlie Jackson: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1, Document DOCD 5087,1991.

43) Freetown’s Leading Sextet, “Stay, Carolina, Stay,” re-released on Sierra Leone Music: West African Gramophone Records Recorded at Freetown in the 50s and early 60s, Zensor ZS 41, 1988, available on African Music on 78RPM, african78s.wordpress.com.

44) *Les Loups, “La Cumparsita,” Victor 80936, 1928, re-released on Oscar Aleman: Buenos Aires-Paris 1928-1943, Frémeaux FA 020, 1994.

45) *Rita Montaner, “El Manisero,” Columbia 2965x, 1928, re-released on Rita Montaner: Rita de Cuba, Tumbao TCD 46, 1994.

46) *Trio Matamoros, “El Manicero,” Victor 46401, 1929, re-released on The Legendary Trio Matamoros, Tumbao TCD 16, 1992.

47) *Havana Casino Orchestra, “The Peanut Vendor,” Victor 224830, 1930, re-released on Antonio Machin - El Manisero: Early Recordings 1929-1930, Tumbao TCD 26, 1993. 

48) *Kumasi Trio, “Asin Asin Part Two,” Zonophone EZ, re-released on Living Is Hard: West African Music in Britain, 1927–1929, Honest Jon’s Records HJRCD33, 2008.

49) *Blind Willie Johnson, “It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” Columbia 14303-D, 1928, re-released on The Complete Blind Willie Johnson, Columbia C2K 52835, 1992. 

50) *Rabbit Brown, “Sinking of the Titanic,” Victor 35840, 1927, re-released on Never Let the Same Bee Sting You Twice: Blues, Ballads, Rags and Gospel in the Songster Tradition, Document DOCD 5678, 2005.

51) K.B. Sundarambal, “Gandhi London,” Columbia, 1931, available on Archive of Indian Music, archiveofindianmusic.org.

52) *Tunde King and His Group, “Aronke Macaulay,” Parlophone PO.508, 1936, re-released on Musique Populaire Africaine: Archives 1926-1952, Buda, 2008.

53) Caluza’s Double Quartet, “Vul’indhlela mnta ka Dube,” Zonophone 4280, 1930, re-released on Caluza’s Double Quartet 1930.

54) *Atilla the Hun, “The Commission’s Report,” Decca De 17350, 1938, re-released on The Classic Calypso Collective, West Indian Rhythm: Trinidad Calypso on World and Local Events, Featuring the Censored Recordings 1938–1940, Bear Family Records BCD 16623JM, 2006. 

55) *Atilla the Hun, “The Strike,” Decca De 17371, 1938, re-released on West Indian Rhythm.

56) *Sexteto Nacional, “Incitadora Región,” Brunswick 41092, 1930, re-released on Sextetos Cubanos: Sones 1930, Arhoolie Folkloric CD 7003, 1992. 

57) *Umm Kulthūm, “Ljmay Ya Misr!” Odeon FA 224 639, 1936, re-released on Oum Kalthoum, El Sett (La Dame/The Lady), Buda Musique 82244-2, 2002.

58) *Griffiths Motsieloa, “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika,” Singer GE13, re-released on Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM, Dust-to-Digital, DTD 22, 2011.

59) Caluza’s Double Quartet, “Umteto we Land Act,” Zonophone 4298, re-released on Caluza’s Double Quartet 1930. See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpKApTWtLGo

60) Waikiki Hawaiian Trio, “The Four Islands,” Sunset 1053, 1925, re-released on Sol Hoopii in Hollywood: His First Recordings 1925, Grass Skirt Records GSK 1002, 2007.

61) *Kalama’s Quartet, “Na Moku Eha,” OKeh 41048, 1928, re-released on Kalama’s Quartet, Early Hawaiian Classics, Arhoolie Folkloric CD 7028, 1993.

62) William Ewaliko, “Na Moku Eha,” Columbia 1510-D, 1928, re-released on Nā Leo Hawai‘i Kahiko: The Master Chanters of Hawai‘i/Songs of Old Hawai‘i, Mountain Apple MACD 2043, 1997.

63) Caluza’s Double Quartet, “Ixegwana Ricksha Song,” Zonophone 4280, 1930, re-released on Caluza’s Double Quartet 1930, Heritage HT CD 19, 1992.

64) *Carlos Gardel, “Organito de la Tarde,” Disco Nacional 18128A, 1925, re-released on The Magic of Carlos Gardel, Harlequin HQ CD 145, 1999.

65) *Zhou Xuan, “Tianya Genü,” 1937, re-released on Shanghai Lounge Divas: The Original Recordings, EMI 7243 4 73052 21, 2004.

66) *Bessie Smith, “Mean Old Bed Bug Blues,” Columbia 14250-D, 1928, re-released on Bessie Smith: The Complete Columbia Recordings, Sony Legacy, 2012.

67) *Trio Matamoros, “Mamá, Son de la Loma,” Victor V81378, 1928, re-released on Trio Matamoros: “La China en la Rumba,” Tumbao TCD 39, 1994. 

68) Caluza’s Double Quartet, “Ingoduso,” Zonophone 4276, 1930, rereleased on Caluza’s Double Quartet 1930 Heritage HT CD 19, 1992. 

69) *George Williams Aingo, “Akuko Nu Bonto,” Zonophone, ca. 1928, re-released on Living Is Hard: West African Music in Britain, 1927-1929, Honest Jons Records HJRCD 33, 2008. 

70) Carmen Miranda and Dorival Caymmi, “A Preta do Aracajé,” Odeon 11710, 1939, re-released on Bresil: Choro, Samba, Frevo, 1914-1945, Frémeaux FA 77, 1998. Also at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob39sbA4Cxc

71) George Williams Aingo, “Tarkwa Na Abosu,” Zonophone EZ 4, 1927, re-released on Global Accordion: Early Recordings, Wergo SM 1623 2, 2001.

72) Sol Ho‘opi‘i, “Hano Hano Hawaii,” Columbia 1370-D, 1928, re-released on Sol Hoopii: Master of the Hawaiian Guitar, Volume Two, Rounder CD 1025, 1991.

73) *Ramón Montoya, “Flor de Petenera” Gramófono AE 4148, 1933, re-released on Ramón Montoya: El Genio de la Guitarra Flamenca – Grabaciones Históricas 1923-1936, Sonifolk 20130, 1999.

74) *Kalama’s Quartet, “Heeia (Ancient Hula),” OKeh 41414, 1930, re-released on Nā Leo Hawai‘i Kahiko: The Master Chanters of Hawai‘i/Songs of Old Hawai‘i, Mountain Apple MACD 2043, 1997.

75) *Louis Armstrong, “Potato Head Blues,” OKeh 8503, 1927, re-released on Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Columbia/Legacy C4K 63527, 2000.

76) *Septeto Habanero, “Coralia,” Victor 81751, 1928, re-released on Sexteto y Septeto Habanero: Grabaciones Completas, 1925–1931, Tumbao CD 300, 1998.

77) *Orquestra Tipica Pixinguinha-Donga, “Carinhoso,” Parlophon 12.877-B, 1928, re-released on O Jovem Pixinguinha: Gravações de 1919 a 1920, EMI 5936362, 2007.

78) Sol Ho‘opi‘i, “Hilo March,” Sunset 1086, 1925, re-released on Sol Hoopii in Hollywood: His First Recordings 1925, Grass Skirt Records GSK 1002, 2007.

79) *Kalama’s Quartet, “Hilo March,” OKeh 41082, 1928, re-released on Kalama's Quartet, Early Hawaiian Classics, Arhoolie Folkloric CD 7028, 1993.

80) *Johnny Noble’s Hawaiians featuring M. K. Moke, “Hilo March,” Brunswick 55011, 1928, re-released on History of Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Hana Ola Records HOCD 34000, 1999.

81) *Ramón Montoya, “Soleares en Mi,” Gramófono AE2153, 1928, re-released on Ramón Montoya, El genio de la guitarra flamenca: Grabaciones Históricas 1923–1936, Sonifolk 20130, 1999.

82) *Niño Ricardo, “Alegrías,” Regal RS-732, 1928, re-released on 1º Centenario del nacimiento de Niño Ricardo, Fonotrón, 2004.