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Homochord Label

In 1921 or 1922 a new British Homophone Company was founded by one William Sternberg, who had been involved in the gramophone trade for some years. The label, unsurprisingly, was Homochord. The discs were initially pressed at the Universal Music Co., factory at Hayes, Middlesex, and at first drew on material available from the Aeolian Co’s Vocalion masters, which allowed U.S. material to appear. But they also made their own recordings, and gained a good reputation for the quality of their piano discs, the piano being notoriously difficult to record well. 10" discs were at first in a H-100 series for sides of both local & U.S. Vocalion origin. Later, Pathé pressed Homochord, naturally using their own masters as a source. These continued the same catalogue series, but were prefixed C-. Later still. about 1925, The Gramophone Company pressed Homochords, from their own masters as well as recording much fresh material unique to Homochord, though most of the latter were electrically recorded and so out of the scope of these pages. An example of the ‘recycling’ by HMV of an old Victor acoustic master is shown: D-886, where ‘Clifford Golding’ is a pseudonym for Gilbert Girard, who recorded these sides for Victor on 18th September 1922. There are also 12" Homochords, starting with an HB-2000 series. The new company kept up, at least to start with, the old tradition of putting dates in the wax of their own recordings. They are probably not recording dates, but e.g. a stamper plating date; still, they give us a ball-park date for the earlier discs. The label, acquiring its own recording studio & factory, continued until about 1934, with many prefixes, when it was bought out by EMI. British Homophone itself survived as a contract pressing plant until the 1980s.


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UK Eugene Brockman - Rio Rita - Homochord D.1463

Eugene Brockman - Rio Rita - Homochord D.1463

# 6080 78  RPM    10  inch Eugene Brockman's Dance Orchestra  - Rio Rita  You're always in my arms...
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UK Homochord String Orchestra - Wonderful One - Homochord H.473

Homochord String Orchestra - Wonderful One - Homochord H.473

8465 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Homochord String Orchestra  A.  Wonderful One B. ...
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UK Imperial Regimental Band - William Tell Overture - Homochord 235

Imperial Regimental Band - William Tell Overture - Homochord 235

9401 10  Inch  -  78  RPM    Rare UK  PRESSING   Imperial Regimental Band Side  1. ...
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UK Julian Lester - In the Moonlight - Homochord D.1387

Julian Lester - In the Moonlight - Homochord D.1387

9547 10  Inch  -  78  RPM  Julian Lester   1. In the Moonlight 2. Honey Homochord D.1387   Made in UK ...
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UK AELOIAN PLAYERS - BEETHOVEN GOUNOD - HOMOCHORD D.1310

AELOIAN PLAYERS - BEETHOVEN GOUNOD - HOMOCHORD D.1310

2382 THE  AEOLIAN  PLAYERS      A .   MINUET  IN  G     {  BEETHOVEN }    B.     SERENADE  BERCEUSE   { GOUNOD }    H-OMOCHOD D.1310         ...
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UK EUGENE BROCKMAN'S - DANCE BAND - HOMOCHORD 1026

EUGENE BROCKMAN'S - DANCE BAND - HOMOCHORD 1026

78 RPM 2084 BROCKMAN  HOMOCHORD  D 1026  RARE  UK   PRESSINGS SIDE  1  -  PETRUSHKA  -  FOX  TROT SIDE  2  -  DREAMILY DISC         E-  ...
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UK HEROLD - ZAMPA OVERTURE - HOMOCHORD 2001 { 512

HEROLD - ZAMPA OVERTURE - HOMOCHORD 2001 { 512

512 HOMOCHORD  HD 2001 12 inch 78  RPM SIDE 1 & 2 H E ROLD  -  ZAMPA  OVERTURE HOMOCHORD ...
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UK HOMOCHORD HARMONY BAND - WAGNER { 283

HOMOCHORD HARMONY BAND - WAGNER { 283

HOMOCHORD  HD 2033 78  RPM SIDE  1 & 2  WAGNER  - TANNHAUSER    OVERTURE  PT 1 & 2  DISC            E-   LABELS      E +    UK ...
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UK Bertram Franklin - Friend O Mine - Homochord D.1261

Bertram Franklin - Friend O Mine - Homochord D.1261

9404 10  Inch  -  78  RPM    Rare UK  PRESSING   Bertram Franklin Side  1. ...
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UK Homochord String Orchestra - Ballet Egyptien - Homochord HD.560

Homochord String Orchestra - Ballet Egyptien - Homochord HD.560

9406 10  Inch  -  78  RPM    Rare UK  PRESSING   Homochord String Orchestra Side  1. ...
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