Editing of Brazilian Releases Begins
Victor recorded in Brazil as early as 1907 but they didn't set up permanent operations in Brazil until 1927. After they did, a flood of Brazilian sides began to be recorded and issued on 78rpm discs for the local market as well as export. More than 8,700 titles were issued before the last 78rpm discs were pulled off the presses in 1963.
There are several data sources documenting Victor’s Brazilian issues and Jonathan Ward of Excavated Shellac has just joined the UCSB team to work on this corpus of data and prepare it for online publication. Over the next 12 months information on the 1920s and 1930s recordings from Brazil will be put online, making the DAHR more comprehensive and representative of Victor's global recording output.