Gellin & Borgstrøm
The following pages is an attempt to organize and present the career of
Gellin & Borgstrøm, from circa 1918 - 1951. Most of the pictures are from a scrapbook that Herman Gellin kept.
By chance I found one of Gellin and Borgstrøm's old recordings on Youtube and contacted the person who had uploaded it. It was Mats Larsson, who is a collector of old recordings from the beginning to about 1930.
Through our many e-mails I learned to my astonishment, that Gellin & Borgstrøm had made numerous recordings throughout their career.
I remember asking my father (Ernst Borgstrøm) as to how many recordings he had made, to which he told me " Oh, we made a few". I personally had about 6 or 7 recordings, so when Mats told me that there were actually several hundred recordings, I was shocked.
Mats encouraged me to research various databases in Europe and the Danish National Museum, and with his help I have now verified about 400 selections starting from 1919 - 1951.
Most of the actual recordings comes from Mats Larssons collection. Other people, to whom I'm very grateful, are: Mads Nielsen, Steffen Appelquist, Kurt Boehme. As a latecomer in my research, Dr Gunni from Iceland, brought forth much information, pictures and recordings which greatly impoved the page on Iceland (see page 30). Finally a big hug to Henning Borgstrøm, who supplied numerous pictures and newspaper articles.
It has taken me about one year to get to this stage, but according to Mats, there are still more recordings to be found, so if anyone have any other recordings of G & B, I would love a copy of it. At the end of this website, there are 4 pages of recordings made by Gellin & Borgstrom. Those marked with an "X" I have the sound file.
On Page 50 you will find an Index of all the recordings in this website.
Many of the newspaper articles have been translated from danish to english. Just look for
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