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Owners of New York label Arka Records were Yaroslav Pastushenko and Roman Poritok. Label is distinguishable by its repertoire that consisted exclusively of recordings of Ukrainian soloists and choruses, existed at that time. The only exception is a few recordings copied from Polish label Syrena-Electro in 1934. The paper labels were of different design and color, depending on series that started with 100, 200, 400, 500 and 600. One can find records of such soloists as soprano: E.Mozgova, N.Andrusiv, tenors: M.Scala-Staritsky, O.Rusnak, V.Tisyak, baritone M.Minsky, New York chorus Dumka, bandura ensemble of Levitsky and Yurevich, records with dance and light music. The total number of records Arka is about 100.[1]

There is no information about Canadian branch.

References:

1. Stefan Maksymjuk. From The History of Ukrainian Sound Recordings and Discography., p.202, 204
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Cat No▲
(Mx/Ctr No)
TakeTitle Name (Composer)Artist(s), AccompanimentRec Date
Rec Place
Label(s)Order No
[xRef Nos]
Files
201A
(201-A)
UkrainianBaritone with Piano
Zasumuj Trembito, soldiers song (Roman Kupchinsky, lyrics by N.Nuzankiwsky)
Michael Minsky, acc. L.Wachnianyn (piano)New YorkArka Records (orange)201
201B
(201-B)
UkrainianBaritone with Piano
Oh, willow on the field ( ), soldiers song
Michael Minsky, acc. L.Wachnianyn (piano)New YorkArka Records (orange)201
401 A
(AR-401-A)
Ukrainian
Czorna Rila Izorana, folk song (arr. Ludkewycz)
Choir "Surma", Conductor Ivan OchrymowyczLvivArka Records (red)401
401 B
(AR-401-B)
Ukrainian, Lemko
A Chto Chocze Wijnu Znaty, soldiers song (arr. Ludkewycz)
Choir "Surma", Conductor Ivan OchrymowyczLvivArka Records (red)401
512A
(AR-512-A)
UkrainianMixed Quartet With Bandura
Oh, down from the mountain a black cloud has arisen ( - ), soldiers song (arr. Mikola Leontowych)
Galina Homula, Ivanna Kononeva, Vladimir Jurkiewicz, Roman Levitsky, acc. banduraNew YorkArka Records (yellow)512
512B
(AR-512-B)
UkrainianMixed Quartet With Bandura
When the Strelets left Ukraine ( ), soldiers song (Roman Kupchinsky)
Galina Homula, Ivanna Kononeva, Vladimir Jurkiewicz, Roman Levitsky, acc. banduraNew YorkArka Records (yellow)512
528A
(X-AR-528-A)
UkrainianTenor with Piano
Hey, fields ( , ), song (Barvinsky)
Miro Skala Staryckyj, acc. pianoArka Records (yellow)528
528B
(X-AR-528-B)
UkrainianTenor with Piano
Sleep, my baby (, ), song (Ludkewycz)
Miro Skala Staryckyj, acc. pianoArka Records (yellow)528
529A
(X-AR-529-A)
UkrainianTenor with Piano
Hopes (䳿), song (J. Lopatynskyj, lyrics by S.Czerkasenko)
Miro Skala Staryckyj, acc. pianoArka Records (yellow)529
529B
(X-AR-529-B)
UkrainianTenor with Piano
Song (ϳ) (A. Hnatyszyn, lyrics by Hr.Czuprynka)
Miro Skala Staryckyj, acc. pianoArka Records (yellow)529
535 A
(AR-535-A)
Ukrainianukulele with orchestra
Medley of Ukrainian folk songs )
Vladimir (Volodymyr, Walter) Oseredchuk, acc. orchestra~1955Arka Records (yellow)535
535 B
(AR-535-B)
Ukrainianukulele orchestra and vocal trio
Good night, my darling (, ), waltz-boston
vocal trio: Ivanna Kononova (Kononiv), O. Oseredchuk, Roman Levitsky (Levytsky), acc. ukulele orchestra, Conductor Vladimir (Volodymyr, Walter) Oseredchuk~1955Arka Records (yellow)535
596A
(AK-596-A)
UkrainianMixed Quartet With Bandura
The Street (F. Kolessa)
Galina Homula, Chrustia Karpevych, Vladimir Jurkiewicz, Roman Levitsky, acc. banduraNew YorkArka Records (silver-blue)596
596B
(AK-596-B)
UkrainianMixed Quartet With Bandura
Blow the winds, folk song (arr. V. Stupnicky)
Galina Homula, Chrustia Karpevych, Vladimir Jurkiewicz, Roman Levitsky, acc. banduraNew YorkArka Records (silver-blue)596
600A
UkrainianBaritone with Bandurist's Ensemble
Wstawaj Narode ( ), song (Grigory Kitasty, lyrics by Ivan Bagryany)
Michael Minsky, acc. bandurist's ensembleNew YorkArka Records (silver-blue)600
600B
UkrainianBaritone with Bandurist's Ensemble
Iz-za Czornoho Morja Zza Lymanu (- , - ), song (M. Gayworonsky)
Michael Minsky, acc. bandurist's ensembleNew YorkArka Records (silver-blue)600
601A
(AK-601A)
UkrainianBaritone with Bandurist's Ensemble
Today I have something really miss, folk song
Michael Minsky, acc. bandurist's ensemble, Conductor Stephan GanushevskyNew YorkArka Records (silver-blue)601
601B
(AK-601B)
UkrainianBaritone with Piano
Mower goes in the field, folk song
Michael Minsky, acc. pianoNew YorkArka Records (silver-blue)601
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