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From Berliner To RCA Victor - The Birth And Rise Of The Recording Industry In Canada

From Berliner To Rca Victor / Various
Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Gala (Canadian Indie)   Catalog #: 1127  
Composer:  Alexander MuirOscar PetersonLuigi DenzaVarious
Performer:  Robert PriceOscar PetersonRaoul JobinJacques Normand,   ... 
Conductor:  Wilfrid PelletierMart Kenney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  George Wade & The CornhuskersQuatuor AlouetteMontreal Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Track Listing:
The Maple Leaf Forever (Robert Price)
When You and I were Young, Maggie (Henry Burr)
The Devil’s Dream (George Wade & The Cornhuskers)
V’là l’bon vent (Quatuor Alouette)
La Bonne Chanson (Albert Viau & François Brunet)
My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby (Wilf Carter)
Vous qui passez sans me voir (Jean Lalonde)
Tico-Tico (Alys Robi)
Je chante à cheval (Willie Lamothe)
Les nuits de Montréal (Jacques Normand)
I’m Moving On (Hank Snow)
The West, A Nest and You, Dear (Mart Kenney)
Oscar’s Boogie (Oscar Peterson)
Si vous l’aviez compris (Raoul Jobin)
Pie Jesu (Wilfrid Pelletier et
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Berliner Gramophone Co. which became RCA Victor (later BMG and Sony-BMG) is Canada's first record company. Emile Berliner started making records in Montreal in 1900. The recording business which at first sold a few thousands discs went on in a short time to sell millions. Recorded sound with moving and talking pictures, radio and the telephone became part of the modern way life. The company is the only one that was present in Canada for the whole of the 20th C. It recorded artists from all parts of Canada and across all genres: pop, rock, country, traditional, classical, jazz, and spoken word of all kind. This disc features major recordings of Berliner and RCA Victor. The accompanying booklet documents the history of the label, the evolution of sound technologies, the rich roster of artists and a social history of the milieu in which the company operated.
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Works on This Recording

1. The Maple Leaf Forever by Alexander Muir
Performer:  Robert Price (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Oscar's Boogie by Oscar Peterson
Performer:  Oscar Peterson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
3. Si vous l'aviez compris by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Raoul Jobin (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
4. Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Jacques Normand (Voice), Alys Robi (Voice), Wilf Carter (Voice),
Henry Burr (Voice), Albert Viau (Voice), Jean Lalonde (Voice),
Willie Lamothe (Voice), Hank Snow (Voice)
Conductor:  Wilfrid Pelletier,  Mart Kenney
Orchestra/Ensemble:  George Wade & The Cornhuskers,  Quatuor Alouette,  Montreal Festival Orchestra

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