Sound and the City: Mimicry and Phonography in South India

Amanda Weidman

Audio Examples

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Example 1

Railway Station Scene

Professor Naidu

MP3 File

Example 1: Railway Station Scene (WAV)

[audio:weidman1.mp3|titles=Railway Station Scene|artists=Professor Naidu]

Example 2

Imitation of a Passing Train

Vengopal Chari

MP3 File
Example 2: Imitation of a Passing Train (WAV)

[audio:weidman2.mp3|titles=Imitation of a Passing Train|artists=Vengopal Chari]

Example 3

Laughing

Vengopal Chari

MP3 File

Example 3: Laughing (WAV)

[audio:weidman3.mp3|titles=Laughing|artists=Vengopal Chari]

Example 4

Dialogue Between a Gardener and a Lady

Professor Naidu

MP3 File

Example 4: Dialogue Between a Gardener and a Lady (WAV)

[audio:weidman4.mp3|titles=Dialogue Between a Gardener and a Lady|artists=Professor Naidu]

Example 5

Police Court Scene

Vengopal Chari

MP3 File

Example 5: Police Court Scene (WAV)

[audio:weidman5.mp3|titles=Police Court Scene|artists=Vengopal Chari]

Example 6

Brahmin Going to a Dancing Girl’s House

Vengopal Chari

MP3 File

Example 6: Brahmin Going to a Dancing Girl’s House (WAV)

[audio:weidman6.mp3|titles=Brahmin Going to a Dancing Girl’s House|artists=Vengopal Chari]

Example 7

Scene in a Country Drama, part 2

Vengopal Chari

MP3 File

Example 7: Scene in a Country Drama, part 2 (WAV)

[audio:weidman7.mp3|titles=Scene in a Country Drama part 2|artists=Vengopal Chari]

Example 8

Visit to a Singing Saloon, part I

Professor Naidu

MP3 File

Visit to a Singing Saloon, part I (WAV)

[audio:weidman8.mp3|titles=Visit to a Singing Saloon part I|artists=Professor Naidu]

Transcripts

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Discography of Vikatam Recordings in Tamil by the Gramophone Company

The 7-inch “g” suffix series, 1904-05

Vengopal Chari

11347 Imitation of a Jutka Driver, Part I

11348 Brahmin Going to a Dancing Girl’s House

11349 Teaching a Dancing Girl Music

11350 Various Kinds of Laughing

11351 Brahmin Sevakalam

19283 Imitation of Birds

19284 Imitation of a Passing Train

The 10-inch “e” suffix series, 1906-07

Professor Naidu

2-11046 Railway Station Scene

2-11047 Dialogue Between a Gardener and a Lady

2-11048 Jutka Driver, Part I

2-11049 Jutka Driver, Part II

2-11050 Street Life in Madras

2-11055 Scene with a Tamil Servant in a Mohammedan’s House

2-11051 Scene in a Police Court, Part I

2-11052 Scene in a Police Court, Part II

2-11053 Visit to a Singing Saloon, Part I

2-11054 Visit to a Singing Saloon, Part II

Vengopal Chari

2-11056 Reading Ramayan

2-11057 Madras Beggars

2-11058 Police Court Scene

2-11062 Brahmins Singing

4-12405 Laughing

The 12 inch “f” suffix series, 1906-07

Vengopal Chari

011039 Street Scene in Madras

011040 Scene in a Country Drama, Part I

011041 Scene in a Country Drama, Part II