The G&T 1908 Pinafore (Excerpts)
|Sir Joseph Porter||[not indicated]|
|Captain Corcoran||Stanley Kirkby|
|Ralph Rackstraw||Ernest Pike|
|Dick Deadeye||Peter Dawson|
|Bill Bobstay||[not indicated]|
|Bob Becket||[not indicated]|
|Little Buttercup||[not indicated]|
The Sullivan Operatic Party with Orchestra
Recorded in London, Early 1908
This recording of Pinafore excerpts must have had a very short catalog life, as later in 1908 G&T (renamed to The Gramophone Company Ltd.) would record the complete opera with several of the same singers, making this set immediately obsolete. The artists were the usual studio singers that G&T used in all the G&S sets that they made during this period.
|6557e||4617||Opening Chorus & "I'm called Little Buttercup|
|6550e||4619||"Now give three cheers"|
|6562e||4616||"A British tar is a soaring soul"|
|6744e||4457||"Refrain, audacious tar"|
|6565e||4460||"Things are seldom what they seem"|
|6568e||4458||"Kind Captain, I've important information"|
|6545e||4618||"A many years ago"|
- "Refrain, audacious tar" was incorporated in the Gramophone Company's later complete set (also 1908).
- The EMI ledger credits all numbers to the "Sullivan Operatic Party," except for "Refrain, audacious tar" and "Kind Captain." However, Francis reaches the plausible conclusion that Pike sings Ralph on the remaining sides, and that Kirkby and/or Dawson split the remaining male roles.