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performer: Angurbala [Miss Angurbala]
ensemble: Angurbala, voice / Bhutnath Das, composer / Barada Pasanna Dasgupta, lyricist
title: Amar Jiban Nadir Oparey
city: possibly Calcutta, India
date: 1929
label: Gramophone Company Ltd.
matrix: P 11510
other: from the stage play Nartaki; sung in Bengali
link: http://youtu.be/GtN052QbMDs
accessed: 19 Jun 2012

performer: Ashok Kumar & Devika Rani
ensemble: Ashok Kumar, voice / Devika Rani, voice / Saraswati Devi, composer / J.S. Kashyap, lyrics
title: I Became a Bird [मैं बन की चिड़िया]
city: Bombay, India
date: 1936
label: Bombay Talkies Limited [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Achhoot Kanya; Saraswati Devi is noteworthy for being among the few female composers working in the Bombay film industry at the time
link: http://youtu.be/-hcBNk9fhd4
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Baby Vimal & Bal Govind
ensemble: Baby Vimal, voice / Bal Govind, voice / Hafiz Khan Mastana, composer / Pandit Anand Kumar, lyricist
title: Hanste Hanste Aana
city: possibly Bombay, India
date: 1942
label: label unknown
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Raja Rani
link: http://youtu.be/QfgOo2K16rU
accessed: 19 Jun 2012

performer: Badro Multani
ensemble: Badro Multani, voice / Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Farid, lyricist
title: unknown
city: British India
date: 1930-1940 [according to http://oldsongshop.com/ via http://youtu.be/0hjNrn3l59U and http://www.thefridaytimes.com/beta2/tft/article.php?issue=20111202&page=33]
label: possibly Gramophone Company of India [according to http://www.thefridaytimes.com/beta2/tft/article.php?issue=20111202&page=33]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: Hazrat Khawaja Ghulam Farid's poetry set to Seraiki song
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnFF4t-i_hI
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Bashir Quaval
ensemble: Bashir Quaval, voice
title: प्यारी प्यारी सुरतवाले [Pyaari Pyaari Suratwaale]
city: Poona [Pune], India
date: date unknown
label: Columbia Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: WEI 5469
other: GE 1598
link: http://youtu.be/k0ruMRbDSnk
accessed: 1 Jul 2012

performer: Cassum Ranji
ensemble: Cassum Ranji, voice
title: Dartro
city: unknown, India
date: pre-1931
label: Zonophone [International Zonophone Company]
matrix: X-8-102055
other: sung in Kutchi; determined to have been released prior to 1931 as after this date the budget subsidiary of Gramophone Company began releasing recordings under the name “Regal Zonophone” after the formation of Electrical and Musical Industries, Ltd.
link: http://youtu.be/axVuBtObSiI
accessed: 25 Jun 2012

performer: Dacca Orchestral Party
ensemble: Dacca Orchestral Party
title: Raga Bhairavi
city: possibly Dacca, India [now Dhaka, Bangladesh]
date: pre-1947
label: Gramophone Company Ltd.
matrix: matrix unknown
other: HMV India 1143; mix of Indian and Western instrumentation
link: http://youtu.be/zGy58NSBxO8
accessed: 25 Jun 2012

performer: Devika Rani
ensemble: Devika Rani, voice / Saraswati Devi, composer / J.S. Kashyap, lyricist
title: Thrown into the Wind, A Bird Sings This Tune [उड़ी हवा में जाती है गाती चिड़िया ये राग]
city: Bombay, India
date: 1936
label: Bombay Talkies Limited [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Achhoot Kanya
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlV5gzLTv2I
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Fyre James
ensemble: Fyre James, voice / Lewis Borges, composer / Will S. Hays, composer [uncredited]
title: Sezari Muje Sogle Poule
city: Bombay, India
date: late 1930s
label: Young India
matrix: NG 322
other: DA 5121; Goanese duo; adaptation of “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” by Will S. Hays (1871)
link: http://youtu.be/tLoWKidriB4
accessed: 19 Jun 2012

performer: Gauhar Jan [aka Gauhar Jaan; aka Angelina Yeoward]
ensemble: Gauhar Jan [aka Gauhar Jaan; aka Angelina Yeoward], voice
title: Dhun Kalyan
city: Bombay, India
date: July, 1907
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: 8969o
other: Recorded at Bombay Town Hall in July 1907 and possibly released in August 1912; recorded by Frederick William Gaisberg; G.C. 4-13268; according to YouTube description: “From 1902 to 1920 [Gauhar Jaan] recorded over 600 songs in more than 10 languages. She became India' s first "recording star", who learned very early on the value of the recording industry for advancing her career. It should be noted that she is often given credit for developing the three minute format for classical performances. This was the time limit imposed by the recording technology of the day. This format remained the standard until the advent of lp recordings many decades later”
link: http://youtu.be/SWuuHdf0ssg
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Govindrao Burhanpurkar
ensemble: Govindrao Burhanpurkar, pakhavaj
title: Pakhawaj Solo in Chautaal
city: unknown, India
date: probably 1920s
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: OMP 1334/1335
other: HMV N. 15901
link: http://youtu.be/-CH5eZ3dL3k
accessed: 1 Jul 2012

performer: Husn Bano
ensemble: Husn Bano, voice / Naushad Ali, composer / D.N. Madhok, lyricist
title: I Am a Garden Blossom For You, Bumblebee [मैं कली बाग़ की तू भौंरा]
city: Bombay, India
date: 1939 [recorded], 1940 [released]
label: Bhavnani Productions
matrix: unknown matrix
other: from the film Prem Nagar
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghO6Bs3Qwjk
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Inayati Bai Dheerowali
ensemble: Inayati Bai Dheerowali, voice
title: Teri Nazron Pe Qurban Janib Dil Dekhne Wale
city: possibly Lahore, India
date: 1923
label: label unknown
matrix: matrix unknown
other: Ghazal in Urdu
link: http://youtu.be/Z6cC9TgLJ9o
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Ishrat Sultana [Bibbo] & Motilal
ensemble: Ishrat Sultana [Bibbo], voice / Motilal, voice / Anil Biswas, composer
title: Come Sit By the Riverbank [नदी किनारे बैठ के आओ]
city: Bombay, India
date: 1937
label: Sagar Film [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Jagirdar
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbKZ-qafvQ4
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Ismail Azad Quawal
ensemble: Ismail Azad Quawal, voice
title: मशहूर दो जहां में सखावत
city: unknown, India
date: 1914-1932
label: Regal Recordings [Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd.]
matrix: CEI 21461 & CEI 21462
other: RL 2330; sung in Urdu; date estimation based upon founding of Regal (1914) and transition to Regal Zonophone in 1932 following merger of Columbia Graphophone Company and Gramophone Company (label reads “Regal” and not “Regal Zonophone”)
link: http://youtu.be/dqwNQjNsy5w
accessed: 25 Jun 2012

performer: K.C. Dey [Krishna Chandra De]
ensemble: K.C. Dey, voice / Raichand Boral, composer
title: Teri Gathri Mein Laagar Chor
city: Calcutta, India
date: 1935
label: New Theatres [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Dhoop Chhaon, which was the first Hindi film to employ the technique of playback singing
link: http://youtu.be/QnjsVKu-E98
accessed: 3 Jul 2012

performer: K.C. Mookerjee [Mukherjee] and G.C. Chatterjee
ensemble: K.C. Mukherjee & G.C. Chatterjee, piano & violin / unknown tabla player
title: Piano, Violin, Tabla
city: unknown, India
date: possibly 1919-1920 [based on catalog number]
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: OC 1452
other: HMV N. 4015; from http://www.warrensenders.com/journal/?p=3598: “Mukherjee and Chatterjee are playing piano and violin, accompanied by tabla. The music is only accidentally Hindustani, although the tabla player, faute de mieux, is pounding out tintaal. The pianist’s approach sounds informed by Western music, while the violinist uses Indian-style slides. The repertoire is gat-derived, with “asthai” and “antara” sections, but any raag contours are obscured, and if there’s improvisation I’m not hearing it. The slight acceleration is typical of Hindustani style”
link: http://youtu.be/noUablAZIuQ
accessed: 2 Jul 2012

performer: Kamla Jharia [aka Kamla Singh]
ensemble: Kamla Jharia, voice
title: Kash Meri Jabeen-e-Shauq
city: Calcutta, India
date: 1934
label: His Master's Voice
matrix: matrix unknown
other: Ghazal in Urdu
link: http://youtu.be/qSvkLL3JkF0
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Kanan Devi
ensemble: Kanan Devi, voice / Rai Chand Boral [R.C. Boral], composer
title: Dole Hridaya Ki Naiyya
city: Calcutta, India
date: 1937
label: New Theatres Limited [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Vidyapati
link: http://youtu.be/FAcZq0Ww0iA
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Keshavrao Bhole
ensemble: Keshavrao Bhole, composer
title: [dance instrumental]
city: Pune, India
date: 1934
label: Prabhat Film Company [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the Marathi film Amrit Manthan
link: http://youtu.be/T5FVzIvGQe0
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Khursheed Bano
ensemble: Khursheed Bano, voice / Rafiq Ghaznavi, composer / Munshi Dil, lyricist
title: I'm a Bird in the Garden of Love [मैं प्रेम बाग़ की पक्षी]
city: Bombay, India
date: 1939
label: Everest Pictures [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Sitara
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDo_cOORnXg
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Kundan Lal Saigal
ensemble: Kundan Lal Saigal, voice / Rai Chand Boral [R.C. Boral] & Pankaj Mullick, composers / Mirza Ghalib, lyricist
title: Persistent is the Sorrow [नुकताचीन है ग़म]
city: Calcutta, India
date: 1933
label: New Theatres Limited [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Yahudi Ki Ladki [Daughter of a Jew]
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozY5ItOpLsA
accessed: 27 Mar 2012

performer: Kundan Lal Saigal
ensemble: Kundan Lal Saigal, voice / Rai Chand Boral [R.C. Boral], composer
title: Priest of Love [प्रेम का पुजारी]
city: Calcutta, India
date: 1934
label: New Theatres Limited [film studio]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Chandidas
link: http://youtu.be/GVzRYbF0L7o
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Leela Chitnis & Ashok Kumar
ensemble: Leela Chitnis, voice / Ashok Kumar, voice / Saraswati Devi, composer
title: Chalo Sangh Chale Ham
city: Bombay, India
date: 1939
label: Bombay Talkies
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Bandhan
link: http://youtu.be/RvHkjkuBjxg
accessed: 18 Jun 2012

performer: Lequime's Grand Hotel Orchestra
ensemble: Jimmy Lequime, trumpet / Nick Ampier, trombone / Pete Harmon, soprano/alto saxophone / Claude “Sax” MacGuire, clarinet & soprano/alto saxophone / Joe Speelman, tenor saxophone / Vic Halek, tenor saxophone & violin / Monia Litter, piano & arranger / Al Bowlly, banjo / Bill Houghton, percussion / Pete Harmon, voice
title: The House Where the Shutters Are Green
city: Calcutta, India
date: April, 1926
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd., His Master's Voice
matrix: BL-1050
other: HMV P-7094
link: http://youtu.be/pMmRnfoXZNo
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Mahomed Bandi [Mohammad Bandi]
ensemble: Mahomed Bandi [Mohammad Bandi], voice
title: Pyari Tore Gam Mai Mohe Na Sohae – Thoomri Kafi Dhima Titala
city: Lucknow, India
date: August, 1909
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: 8902p
other: sung in “Hindustani;” recorded by Frederick William Gaisberg; G.C. 4-13430
link: http://youtu.be/OpDFSt4Fx4k
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Manhattan Jazz Band
ensemble: Manhattan Jazz Band / H. &. B. Lesteri, composers
title: Everybody’s Jazzing Now
city: Calcutta, India [manufactured] / Hayes, England [recorded]
date: 1919
label: Zonophone [Gramophone Company Ltd.]
matrix: possibly y21489e
other: X-2-40304; It would appear that this recording was made in Britain by British musicians, then released in India (probably intended to be consumed by a British, rather than Indian, audience). The same recording was released by Zonophone/The Twin in Britain (Serial 1912), reportedly having been recorded in Hayes, Middlesex, on March 4, 1919. This information comes from a different video (http://youtu.be/kvpabmdNaRg).
link: http://youtu.be/xVBFnIxEalI
accessed: 25 Jun 2012

performer: Master Ibrahim
ensemble: Master Ibrahim, clarinet
title: अब कोई टुटे हुए दिलका सहारा [Ab Koi Tute Hue Dil Ka Sahara]
city: unknown, India
date: circa 1936
label: The Twin
matrix: OMH 8037
other: instrumental; FT. 15620
link: http://youtu.be/OVwCSjbNm8w
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Master Ibrahim
ensemble: Master Ibrahim, clarinet
title: Gadiwaale Dupatta Uda Jaayare
city: unknown, India
date: circa 1936
label: The Twin
matrix: OMH 8038
other: instrumental; FT. 15620
link: http://youtu.be/IRjDBrIlV_4
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Master Krishnarao [Krishnarao Phulambrikar]
ensemble: Master Krishnarao [Krishnarao Phulambrikar], composer / Munshi Aziz, lyricist / Ram Marathe, voice
title: Ta Ra Ra Nav Nav [ता रा रा नाव नाव]
city: Pune, India
date: 1939
label: Prabhat Film Company [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Life's for Living: Aadmi
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o95o71bKBXI
accessed: 27 Mar 2012

performer: Master Mohammed
ensemble: Master Mohammed, composer
title: Favorite Main Ghoda
city: Bombay, India
date: 1936
label: Wadia Movietone [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Miss Frontier Mail
link: http://youtu.be/hRtzo1ZUzrk
accessed: 18 Jun 2012

performer: Meenakshi
ensemble: Meenakshi, voice / Dada Chandekar, composer
title: Drink Some Sweet Milk [कोई लेलो लेलो मीठा दूध]
city: India
date: 1939
label: Husn Pictures [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Brandy Ki Botal
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EOdAk_FRHs
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Miss Achhan [aka Achhan Bai]
ensemble: Miss Achhan [aka Achhan Bai], voice
title: Raj Gaile Kone Desh Koeliya (Chait)
city: Bombay, India
date: April, 1908
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: 8703o
other: sung in “Hindustani;” recorded April 1908 and released March 1909; recorded by George Walter Dillnutt “assisted by Hazuri Mal Nunda in the recording laboratory;” “Recording session in Bombay continued directed from 8500o;” G.C. 4-13122
link: http://youtu.be/0qxXcBmo9lg
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Miss Gohar (Bijapur) [aka Goharbai Karnataki]
ensemble: Miss Gohar, voice
title: सतत विमल भज नामा (भजन) [Satata Vimal Bhaj Naama (Bhajan)]
city: possibly Bijapur, India
date: June 1934
label: Columbia Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: WEI 5534
other: GE 1626; Miss Gohar of Bijapur is not to be confused with Gauhar Jaan or any other vocalists with similar names
link: http://youtu.be/_gKXhcXuHTI
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Miss Zohra Jan [aka Zohrabai Ambalawali]
ensemble: Zohra Jan, voice
title: Chote Se Balama More Angana Men
city: unknown, India
date: possibly 1932
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: OMC 944
other: HMV N. 6495
link: http://youtu.be/vFh3Fkp3Ulg
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Mr. Bhagoo (Of New Alfred D. Co.)
ensemble: Mr. Bhagoo, voice
title: Jake Chitme Chinta Buse
city: Bombay, India
date: 1907
label: Ramagraph Disc Records
matrix: matrix unknown
other: No. 430; see The Record News, Journal of the 'Society of Indian Record Collectors,' Mumbai, ISSN 0971-7942, Volume – Annual: TRN 2009 pp. 35-40 for more information
link: http://youtu.be/t5Q9herXWZI
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Mr. Chimanlal
ensemble: Mr. Chimanlal, voice
title: Tana Mani Ki Gat Nyaari
city: unknown, India
date: circa 1928-1936
label: The Twin
matrix: BD 8171
other: from source: “Note that the first words of the mukhda do not match the words written on the label”
link: http://youtu.be/WfnOVfvwIr0
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Mr. Muradaly
ensemble: Mr. Muradaly, voice
title: Chalo Jung Kare (Hindustani Comic Song)
city: Bombay, India
date: 1907*
label: Ramagraph Disc Records
matrix: matrix unknown
other: No. 197; *see The Record News, Journal of the 'Society of Indian Record Collectors,' Mumbai, ISSN 0971-7942, Volume – Annual: TRN 2009 pp. 35-40 for more information
link: youtu.be/FWfQpI13Ifw
accessed: 25 Jun 2012

performer: Mr. Muradaly & Others
ensemble: Mr. Muradaly, voice
title: Chalo Jung Kare (Hindustani Comic Song)
city: Bombay, India
date: 1907
label: Rama-phone Disc Records (later Ramagraph Disc Records)
matrix: matrix unknown
other: No. 197; see The Record News, Journal of the 'Society of Indian Record Collectors,' Mumbai, ISSN 0971-7942, Volume – Annual: TRN 2009 pp. 35-40 for more information
link: http://youtu.be/FWfQpI13Ifw
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Mr. Sorabji Katrak (Of New Alfred D. Co.)
ensemble: Mr. Sorabji Katrak, voice
title: Tusudduk Kumsinika Vasta Joshe Jawanika
city: Bombay, India
date: 1907
label: Ramagraph Disc Records
matrix: matrix unknown
other: No. 427; see The Record News, Journal of the 'Society of Indian Record Collectors,' Mumbai, ISSN 0971-7942, Volume – Annual: TRN 2009 pp. 35-40 for more information
link: http://youtu.be/vh6coY0PT_w
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Narain Chunder Mukerjee [aka Narain Chunder Mukherjee]
ensemble: Narain Chunder Mukerjee [aka Narain Chunder Mukherjee], voice
title: Ramprasadi
city: Calcutta, India
date: September, 1911
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: 13536o
other: sung in Bengali; recorded by George Walter Dilnutt; G.C.-9-12380
link: http://youtu.be/sHbR2y-mM7Q
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Noor Jehan [aka Noorjehan; aka Allah Wasai]
ensemble: Noor Jehan, voice / Ghulam Haider, composer
title: Shala Jawaniyan Maane
city: Lahore, India
date: 1938
label: Pancholi Art Production [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: sung in Punjabi; from the film Gul Bakaoli [aka Gul-e-Bakawali]
link: http://youtu.be/9xLej8tORCw
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Noor Jehan [aka Noorjehan; aka Allah Wasai]
ensemble: Noor Jehan, voice / Ghulam Haider, composer / Wali Sahib, lyricist
title: Babal Mein Bal Hari
city: Lahore, India
date: 1940
label: Pancholi Art Production [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: sung in Punjabi; from the film Yamla Jat
link: http://youtu.be/Ki8ENppd2rE
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Paidi Jairaj
ensemble: Paidi Jairaj, composer
title: Titles from Bhabi
city: Bombay, India
date: 1938
label: Bombay Talkies Limited [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Bhabi
link: http://youtu.be/JWywCvkltEc
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Pandit Shikarpuri
ensemble: Pandit Shikarpuri, voice
title: पड़े रहे सब रंगले बंगले [Pade Rahe Sab Rangle Bangle]
city: possibly Bombay, India
date: label founded 1927
label: Viel-O-Phone Company, Ltd.
matrix: A 1519
other: H 1038; 438
link: http://youtu.be/Nrx_mPpSz14
accessed: 2 Jul 2012

performer: Peerless Orchestra
ensemble: players unknown / Allen, composer
title: Hoopoe Kack
city: Calcutta, India [manufactured]
date: 1900-1920
label: Zonophone [Gramophone Company Ltd.]
matrix: X-4065A
other: Serial 887. Played by an “English orchestra.” Recorded in England [or possibly the United States], but issued in Calcutta, presumably for consumption by a British audience.
link: http://youtu.be/6jKigzh33JI
accessed: 25 Jun 2012

performer: Prof. Enayet Khan
ensemble: Ustad Enayet Khan, surbahar [bass sitar]
title: Instrumental [Alap in Raga Purbi]
city: Gouripore, India [now Gouripur, Bangladesh]
date: 1933
label: Megaphone
matrix: OME 8696
other: JNG 5236
link: http://youtu.be/QMdnKdYn3Q4
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Pyara Saheb
ensemble: Pyara Saheb, voice
title: Dekhori Na Mane Shyam (Raga Sorath)
city: Bombay, India
date: probably 1922-1933*
label: Ramagraph Disc Records
matrix: 5038
other: R. 1024; *see The Record News, Journal of the 'Society of Indian Record Collectors,' Mumbai, ISSN 0971-7942, Volume – Annual: TRN 2009 pp. 35-40 for more information
link: http://youtu.be/bBVnjSub2c4
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Rajan Sarkar [aka Rajen Sarkar]
ensemble: Rajan Sarkar, clarinet / Keramatullah Khan, tabla
title: Raga Malkauns
city: unknown, India
date: 1920s or possibly 1930s [Sarkar was active from the 1920s onwards]
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: OJE 5963
other: HMV 87528
link: http://youtu.be/cztilmxGWqI
accessed: 1 Jul 2012

performer: Rajan Sarkar [aka Rajen Sarkar]
ensemble: Rajan Sarkar, clarinet / Keramatullah Khan, tabla
title: Dhun
city: unknown, India
date: 1920s or possibly 1930s [Sarkar was active from the 1920s onwards]
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: OJE 5962
other: HMV 87528
link: http://youtu.be/R8CPv5K-HmE
accessed: 1 Jul 2012

performer: Ratan Bai
ensemble: Ratan Bai, voice / Khemchand Prakash, composer
title: Mujh Ko Ghame Tanhai
city: possibly Calcutta, India
date: 1939
label: possibly New Theatres or Supreme Pictures [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Ghazi Salahuddin
link: http://youtu.be/J1wU1dsgq-E
accessed: 3 Jul 2012

performer: Renuka Devi [aka Begum Khurshid Mirza]
ensemble: Renuka Devi, voice / Paidi Jairaj, composer and piano intro / either Meerabai or J.S. Kashyap, lyricist
title: Jhuki Aayi Re Badariya Saawan Ki
city: Bombay, India
date: 1938
label: Bombay Talkies Limited [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Bhabi
link: http://youtu.be/zlUUWMviDKo
accessed: 05 Jun 2012

performer: Sardar Bai
ensemble: Sardar Bai, voice
title: साथ मेरी में बयाह करादे - गीत [Saath Meri Men Bayaah Karade - Git]
city: unknown, India
date: date unknown
label: The Twin
matrix: OMD 5061
other: FT 10348
link: http://youtu.be/oo2raOQYOCQ
accessed: 2 Jul 2012

performer: Shaila Devi
ensemble: Shaila Devi, voice / Rai Chand Boral [R.C. Boral], composer
title: Manva Kaahe Phir Tadpaaye
city: Bombay, India
date: 1943
label: label unknown
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Wapas
link: http://youtu.be/Qx72QqNPHBM
accessed: 19 Jun 2012

performer: Shanta Apte
ensemble: Shanta Apte, voice / Keshavrao Bhole, composer / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, lyricist
title: A Psalm of Life
city: Pune, India
date: 1937
label: Prabhat Film Company [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: adapted from Longfellow's poem; sung in English; from the film Duniya Na Mane [aka The Marriage of Children; aka The Unexpected]
link: http://youtu.be/lKNaqm-a7ow
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Shanta Apte
ensemble: Shanta Apte, voice / Kamaldas Gupta & Rajagopala Sharma, composers / Papanasam Sivam, lyricist
title: Maaye, Yenadu Thaya
city: possibly Madras, India
date: 1941
label: label unknown
matrix: matrix unknown
other: sung in Tamil; from the film Savithri [The Wife]
link: http://youtu.be/8jpn3eEvoIc
accessed: 12 Jun 2012

performer: Surendra
ensemble: Surendra, voice / Anil Biswas, composer / Zia Sarhadi, lyricist
title: Why Wealth Alone Takes the Heart Up to a Cloud [काहे अकेला दौलत बादल मोहे भी संग ले जा]
city: Bombay, India
date: 1938
label: Sagar Films [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Gramophone Singer
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8anM44eA_5k
accessed: 26 Mar 2012

performer: Surendra & Wahidanbai [aka Wahidan Wasti]
ensemble: Surendra, voice / Wahidanbai, voice / Anil Biswas, composer / Aah Sitapuri, lyricist
title: Teri In Ankhon Ne Kiya Bimar Haye
city: Bombay, India [Mumbai]
date: 1940
label: Mehboob Productions (later Mehboob Studios) [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Alibaba
link: http://youtu.be/97NFe6AGMOs
accessed: 3 Jul 2012

performer: Timir Baran Orchestra
ensemble: Timir Baran, composer
title: Raag Malasri
city: possibly Calcutta, India
date: 1943-1944
label: label unknown
matrix: matrix unknown
other: none
link: http://youtu.be/BykccqN-rf0
accessed: 18 Jun 2012

performer: V. Balsara
ensemble: V. Balsara, harmonium
title: Harmonium Dance Tune (हार्मोनियम - नाच गत)
city: unknown, India
date: date unknown
label: Gramophone Company Ltd.
matrix: OJW 2685
other: HMV N. 92543
link: http://youtu.be/DzQjH_gyDpE
accessed: 20 Jun 2012

performer: Vatsala Kumthekar
ensemble: Vatsala Kumthekar, voice / Badri Prasad, composer
title: Balamva Mano Baat Hamari
city: Bombay, India
date: 1939
label: Bhavnani Productions [production company]
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the film Zambo Ka Beta
link: http://youtu.be/zzftKaZYOD8
accessed: 18 Jun 2012

performer: Wahidanbai
ensemble: Wahidanbai, voice
title: Khwaja ji Tera Mela
city: Agra, India
date: Young India was active from 1935-1955; 78 label has “1948” written in pen
label: Young India
matrix: NG 3451
other: TM 8364
link: http://youtu.be/l-dBRvZWcdA
accessed: 2 Jul 2012

performer: Zeenat Begum
ensemble: Zeenat Begum, voice / Pandit Govind Ram, composer / Nand Lal Noorpuri, lyricist / Nazim Panipati, lyricist
title: Supne Vich Mahi Aaya Haule-Haule
city: Lahore, British India [Pakistan]
date: 1942
label: label unknown
matrix: matrix unknown
other: from the Punjabi film Mangti
link: http://youtu.be/JtavJpw8QM8
accessed: 3 Jul 2012

performer: Zohrabai Agrewali
ensemble: Zohrabai Agrewali, voice
title: Sohni - Dekhen Ko Man Lalchay
city: city unknown
date: 1909
label: Gramophone Company, Ltd.
matrix: matrix unknown
other: none
link: http://youtu.be/a6_ujT314Bs
accessed: 12 Jun 2012