Adolf Østbye (February 1868 – September 5, 1907) was a revue artist and barber who became the first Norwegian recording artist. The earliest playable Norwegian phonograph cylinder dates from 1889.
During the years 1889–1904, Østbye made a series of cylinders, announced "Østbye Record". Several of these are made with cooperation with the Norwegian Pathé manager, William Farre.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1868, Died 1907
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1919
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||41329||10-in.||approximately 1904-1907||Bonden i romerbad||Adolf Østbye||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Columbia||41330||10-in.||approximately 1904-1907||Kuffertskröne||Adolf Østbye||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Columbia||41331||10-in.||between 1904 and 1919||Min Anna hun er vak||Adolf Østbye||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Columbia||41332||10-in.||between 1904 and 1919||Gal efter gutta||Adolf Østbye||Comic monologue||speaker|
|Gramophone||1475e||10-in.||Dec. 1904||Bal i hallingdal||Adolf Østby||Monologue, with accordion||speaker|
|Gramophone||2559e||10-in.||Sept. 1905||Norsk bondebryllup||Adolf Østby ; P. Pedersen||Monologue, with accordion||speaker|
|Gramophone||4717L||10-in.||October 1906||Julemorro paa landet med vals||Adolf Østby||Monologue||speaker|
|Gramophone||4725L||10-in.||October 1906||Et bondebal med halling og springdans||Adolf Østby||Monologue, with clarinet||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Østby, Adolf," accessed June 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115959.
Østby, Adolf. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115959.
"Østby, Adolf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 June 2021.
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