Robert Garfias collection: 78 rpm records from Japan, Undated PDF
- Garfias, Robert
- Robert Garfias collection: 78 rpm records from Japan
- 35 items : 27 phonodiscs (78 rpm, mono, 10"); EC - 4 reels (7 1/2 ips, full-track, 7"); 4 WAV files (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 3:10:44; photo-copies and scans of record labels.
- Collection Number
- Twenty-seven commercial 78 rpm records and tape copies from Japan.
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Access is restricted.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Robert Garfias was born in San Francisco in 1932, the child of Mexican-American parents. As a youngster he studied classical guitar and jazz saxophone. In high school he studied Western classical music composition, and he formed a jazz combo that played gigs for beatniks in the North Beach area of San Francisco, where he traveled in a circle of musicians that included Dave Brubeck, Vince Delgado, Vince Guaraldi, Harry Partch, and Bill Smith. During his career he founded the ethnomusicology program at the University of Washington; served as Dean of Arts at the University of California, Irvine, as a member of the Smithsonian Council, and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. National Council for the Arts; and conducted significant periods of fieldwork and language study in Japan, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Central America, Burma, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and among Okinawans in the United States.
- Society for Ethnomusicology Newsletter (Vol. 7, No. 4, September 2013)
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Twenty-seven 78 rpm records assigned UWEA record numbers 028-047 and 049-055 (record #048 is included on 78-11.20)
EC tapes digitized 2/2016 (WAV, 48 kHz, 24-bit) - 77-59.1.wav (49:55), 77-59.2.wav (43:05), 77-59.3.wav (54:28), 77-59.4.wav (43:16); record label scans (JPGs) are stored with the digital audio files.
Tape 1 - 1) Funabenkei (Kanze-ryu Yokyoku) Sakon Kanze (Nippon Mercury 1773-B, G8I); 2) (continued) (Nippon Mercury 1774, G8II); 3) "Rāmayāna" (Columbia (25695) B S-6008); 4) "Ōhi no bi o tataeru uta (A song to celebrate the beauty of the queen)" (Columbia (S. 700500) A S-6008); 5) Kara-ginuta (Part 2), first koto by Michio Miyagi, second koto by Kiyoko Makise and shamisen by Keiko Matsuo (New Orthophonic Recording, Victor Co. of Japan, NK-3208 (PN-5883)); 6) (continued) (Orthophonic NK-3208 (PN-5882)); 7) Sankai-bushi (Hauta), vocal and shamisen by Taro Katsu (Orthophonic 51466 (2034); 8) Ina-bushi (Hauta), vocal and shamisen by Taro Katsu (Orthophonic 51466 (2035); 9) Aikokuka Taiheiyo-koshinkyoku (Pacific ocean march) by Nihon Victor, male chorus group (Victor Record J-54700 (HS-101); 10) Umi no Yusha (The hero in the sea) by Nihon Victor orchestra (Victor J-54700 (HS-102); 11) Cha-ondo (Sokyoku for danee) (Columbia A 1183 1212218); 12) Cha-ondo 3 (Columbia A 1183 2212220); 13) Cha-ondo 4 (Columbia A 1184 2212221); 14) Cha-ondo 2 (nos. 11-14 by Shunsho Tomizaki/shamisen, Fumiko Yonekawa/koto, Mishima/voice) (Columbia A 1184 1212219)
Tape 2 - 1) Rokudan (Sankyoku) by Michio Miyagi (sangen), Seifu Yoshida (shakuhachi), and Kiyoko Makise (koto) (Tokyo Records 518-A); 2) (continued) (Tokyo Records 518-B); 3) Chidori (Sokyoku) by Michio Miyagi (koto) (Victor NK-3012 (704)); 4) (continued) Victor NK-3012 (705); 5) (continued) Victor NK-3013 (706); 6) (continued) Victor NK-3013 (707); 7) Midare by Seifu Yoshida (shakuhachi) and Yasuko Yoshida (koto) (Tokyo Records V1150-A); 8) (continued) (Tokyo Records V1150-B); 9) Haru no umi, composed by Michio Miyagi (Victor NK-3002 (4374)); 10) (continued) (Victor NK-3002 (4375)); 11) Zangetsu (3); 12) Zangetsu (4)
Tape 3 - Zangetsu (1) by Michio Miyagi (koto) and Seifu Yoshida (shakuhachi) (National Hollywood Recording Disc); 2) (continued) (2); 3) Rokudan by Kodo Araki (shakuhachi), Kiku Fukuda (shamisen) and Koda (koto) (Victor 13107-A (1672)); 4) (continued) (Victor 13107-A (1673)); 5) Fūrin, composed by Michio Miyagi (Victor NK-3151 (P-3827)); 6) Senko-hanabi, composed by Michio Miyagi (Victor NK-3151 (P3828)); 7) Tokyo-ondo (Katsu Taro, Mishima issei/vocals; Chiyogiku, Chiyo/shamisens); 8) (continued); 9) Sonokoma age byoshi; 10) (continued); 11) Shin'nai; 12) (continued); 13) Nunukomuchi (Araki Kodo/shakuhachi; Fukuda Kiku/shamisen and voice; Koda Tou/koto); 14) (continued); 15) Rokudan (Miyagi Michio/koto; Yoshida Seifu/shakuhachi; Makise Kiyoko/koto);16) (continued)
Tape 4 - 1) Echigojishi (5), by Wafu Matsunaga (nagauta), Gosaburo Kineya (shamisen), Katsumaru Kineya (shamisen), and Umeya-shachu (troupe) (narimono - sound effect by various percussions) (Columbia 15 B-6 130690); 2) (continued (6)) (Columbia 15 B-6 230691); 3) (continued (3)) (Columbia 15 B-5 130688); 4) (continued (4)) (Columbia 15 B-5 230689); 5) (continued (1)) (Columbia 15 B-4 130686); 6) (continued (2)) (Columbia 15 B-4 230687); 7) Sankai-bushi, by Katsutaro (voice and shamisen) (Victor 51466 (2034)); 8) Ina-bushi, by Katsutaro (voice and shamisen) (Victor 51466 (2035)); 9) Sado-okesa (Parlophone E 1953-A (122325)); 10) Yamanaka-bushi (Parlophone E 1953-B (122326)); 11) Sakuramon- ______, by Koshiro Matsumoto and Baiko Onoe (Columbia 35345 42022-F 36817); 12) (continued) (Columbia 35345 42022-F 36818); 13) Niagari-shin'uchi, by Fumikichi Fujimoto (voice) and Koshizu/Hideha (shamisen) (Columbia S-223 41962-F 202854); 14) Kii-no-kuni (same performers as above) (Columbia S-226 41962-F 206299)
Documentation: Various hand-written notes
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Classical Music--Japan
- Koto music
- Music, Japanese
- Orchestral music
- Shamisen music
- Geographical Names :
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- Sound Recordings