Recording Pioneers


Leonce Charles BLUFF  1869 - 1942   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Leonce Charles BLUFF  1869 - 1942

aka Leonce C. Bluff, L. C. Bluff, Leonce Bluff, L. Bluff
nationality
occupation
birth .. Apr/May/June 1869, ......, Hoxton, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex
baptism
death .. 1942, ..........
burial
marriage married on .. July/Aug/Sept 1900, Islington, Greater London, Middlesex:
Theresa Grace KELLAWAY

b. <1875>, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
d. .............


PARENTS

father Robert BLUFF

b. Jan/Feb/Mar 1840, Colne, St Ives, Cambridgeshire/Huntingdonshire
d. Jan/Feb/Mar 1914, ....., Islington, Greater London, London, Middlesex) 1891 census: maker of electric fitting

mother Mary Anne MUSTIEL/MUSTILL

b. ....., Aldreth [Haddenham], Cambridgeshire
d. ...............

marriage married in July/Aug/Sept 1868, City of London, London:
children

LIFE


In 1891 Census: vocalist music (or musn = musician?)



Used many aliases: Robert Na(i)sh,
pioneer recording expert (what company? Grammavox?)
comic
(source: Grammavox by Frank Andrews)
made the first known commercially made UK recordings, issued by the London Phonograph Company about 1892 (Guinness, p. 32)

see also: Joe Batten's Book, pp 44-46 (1956 edition, Rockcliff, London)


NOTES

  • Mr. Harry Bluff, Humorist (in: The Talking Machine Review No 51, April 1978, pp 1302-1303, 1314)
  • Joe Batten's Book, pp 44-46 (1956 edition, Rockcliff, London)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

Leonce Charles Bluff



THANK YOU


Paul Cleary