Sounds On


Welcome to Sounds on Shellac, a website devoted to our collection of vintage 78rpm gramophone records – a selection of which is now available professionally restored on CD. The records have been collected from boot sales, record fairs and second hand shops countrywide over a period of twenty years. The collection has always looked beyond the obvious to the lesser known acts,artists and genres that rarely turn up in collectors’ books.

Some of the artists and records featured here are unknown to us, if you can help with information log in and give them the credit they deserve.


26 new hot hits ready for you – everything from hunting instructional records to Carroll Gibbons at the piano. CD costs £5.00 including P&P.



  1. Birth of Radio – The Romance of the Marconiphone
  2. Please Leave my Butter Alone – Elsie Carlisle
  3. Canal St. Blues – The Yorkshire Jazz Band
  4. The Hunt – Hunting By Ear
  5. All Day Baby – Novelty Orchestra
  6. I Love My Chilli Bom Bom – Savoy Havana Band
  7. Glad Rag Doll – Crazy Otto
  8. Private Recording – Amsterdam
  9. Fire Alarm – Empire Guards Band
  10. Solitude – Carroll Gibbons at the Piano
  11. The Women’s League of Health and Beauty – Mrs Bagot-Stack
  12. In the Still of the Night – Roland Peachy and his Hawaiian Orchestra
  13. Match Parade – Jack Payne and his Orchestra
  14. The Polish Air Force March – The Ex-Polish Army Choir
  15. The Song of the Standard – Standard Cars
  16. Mary Lou – Ralph Ford
  17. Laughing Marionette – Jack Hylton and his Orchestra
  18. The Two Obadiah’s – George Grossmith Jnr. and Edmund Payne
  19. Le Petit Train – Westway Studio Orchestra
  20. Limehouse Blues – Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals
  21. Nagasaki – Nat Gonella and his Georgians
  22. Motoring – Harry Tate and Company
  23. New Orleans Twist – Gene Gifford and his Orchestra
  24. Over my Shoulder – Jack Payne and his Band
  25. Little Girl – Joe Venuti’s Blue Four
  26. Hi Fiddle Diddle – Orchestra Devereaux

Volume One is still available for purchase!

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