Adolf Østby

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115959

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