French version of Raquez sound recordings in Laos article
I’ve very pleased that Philippe Drillien has translated my article in For the Record into French for publication in PHILAO No 104. As I noted in that article, Raquez most likely made the first field recordings ever in Laos. He used a Pathe phonograph in extremely difficult terrain. Fortunately, there are two photographs still in existence (as postcards) of these recording sessions; and Raquez wrote about playing European music for local peoples in his articles in Revue Indochinoise. Unfortunately, his recordings, apparently more than 300 cylinders, are now lost. If anyone has any information about phonograph cylinders from Laos, please contact me.