– *** Updating website ***

In the last few months I realised the website became increasingly hard to consult with all its tables, series, etc. In many cases I found it hard to determine where to categorize a record and the messy organisation in the Philips catalogue didn’t help much either. The next few weeks I will therefore try to reorganize the website and make it more accessible. I will use Philips’ own categories, indicated by the prefixes or suffixes used, as the starting point. This means the following:

A, N, L, S, G: Classical, Folklore and more
B: Jazz, American music and more
P: Popular, a receptacle of many styles and genres
D: Special releases

The prefix structure used by Philips is not always completely logical, but I’ll take it as it is, as much as possible. The page Minigroove will be updated with more general information regarding Philips’ prefixes and suffixes.

The category “Religious” has disappeared and the items formerly listed under “Religious” will move to “Classical” and (mostly) to “Popular”, depending on the prefix/suffix used.

I will minimize the use of ‘dedicated’ series as main categories. This means the data will as much as possible be integrated, depending on the prefixes/suffixes and numbers used. The series will still be available, but not for primary identification.

This page will be updated occasionally when work progresses. At times the website may look worse than it did, but eventually it will all be for the better, I hope…

– Philips P 17528 H

Images were added for Philips P 17528 H, a regular 78rpm record by Jan Corduwener. Click on the image below to see large images.

– Philips P 17730 H

Images were added for Philips P 17730 H, a regular 78rpm issue by Willy Alberti, a Dutch artist who sings in Spanish (“Tani”) and in Italian (“Scusami”) on this disc. Click on the image below to see large images.

– Luis Rovira

Earlier I added labels for a few Columbian albums I acquired, all missing their covers. One of these albums was by Luis Rovira, who probably made three albums for Philips, all pretty obscure. Added today was a promotional photo for Luis Rovira Y Su Combo. The back lists the three albums Luis Rovira made for Philips. Click on the image below and scroll down to see both the front and the back of that photo.

– Philips P 15370 H

Images were added for Philips P 15370 H, a 78rpm record by Bernard Drukker (Hammond orgel). Click the image below to see large images.

– Philips B 10108 R

It’s been some time since I added pictures to the website, but I’ve been busy with it nevertheless: new additions were listed, corrections to the text were made, etc., etc. Today I added scans for a recently acquired album: “The Song Is You” by Wally Stott and his Orchestra. Click on the image below to see large images and more details.