As part of our series on Historic Victoria Advertisements, Music, 1910-1919, here is a June 1913 advertisement by Fletcher Brothers, 1231 Government Street, for the July 1913 releases from Columbia Records.
Fletcher Brothers was located at 1231 Government Street:
Here are videos of some of the July 1913 Columbia Records releases described in the advertisement:
David Bispham (1857-1921) was an American opera singer who crossed over into popular music.
This is a 1906 release of Sylvia. I couldn’t find a video of the 1913 release.
Pietro Diero (1888-1954) was one of the most influential accordion players of the early 20th century. Here is a 1913 Pietro Diero release on RCA Victor. I couldn’t find any videos of the Columbia Records releases noted in the advertisement.
Ernest Thompson Seaton (1860-1946) was the Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. I couldn’t find the Columbia Records releases listed in the advertisement but here is a BBC video of Sir David Attenborough discussing Ernest Thompson Seaton:
Prince’s Band was led by Charles Prince and it recorded regularly for Columbia Records. I was unable to find videos of the Prince’s Band 1913 Columbia Records releases mentioned in the advertisement but here is a 1912 Columbia Records release of the Prince’s Band performing Alexander’s Ragtime Band:
Here is a 1914 Columbia Records release of the Prince’s Band performing Ballin’ The Jack: