With the success of the Photodrama in mind, and the realisation that records were now highly popular, a few Bible Students set up the Angelico Company in 1916. Ostensibly it was to manufacture and sell phonographs, but with each purchase came a set of 50 Angelophone recordings. For some reason they were numbered 49-98, although it is certain that no 1-48 were ever issued.
Henry Burr (1882-1941) was a Canadian singer of popular songs from the early 20th century, an early radio performer and producer. He was born Harry Haley McClaskey and used Henry Burr as one of his many pseudonyms (Youtube)
Here he sings "Are you lonesome tonight", later known from Elvis Presley.
Angelico Records offered a set of 50 gramophone records, entitled "Old Fireside Hymns", sung by the celebrated baritone Henry Burr. The reverse side recorded the voice of Charles Taze Russell with his comments on each hymn.
Sound recording was in its infancy at that time, and the gramophone records were recorded and played mechanically.
The records had an accompanying companion Angelophone song book. The right-hand pages contained the words and music, while the left pages were devoted to the text of a short talk by Pastor Russell, giving his reflections prompted by each hymn.
This book was for personal rather than congregational use.
A researcher uploaded the lectures with the voice of brother Russel on youtube beginning with 49
The whole book is to be found on the biblestudentsarchive, this is LECTURE + SONGS
The first song was, sadly no recording with the famous singer on youtube.
How much different the biblestudents were as represented in the todays histroy books of the Watchtower!