Recordings made by
Basil Rathbone
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Rudyard Kipling: Selections from The Jungle Book, read by Basil Rathbone. Decca DL- 9109, recorded in 1962.

Sherlock Holmes: The original movie soundtracks from "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," "The Woman in Green," "The Voice of Terror," "The Secret Weapon," "The House of Fear," "Terror by Night" and "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Murray Hill Records, 1980). I don't know to what extent Basil Rathbone was involved in the production of these records--perhaps not at all--but for the sake of completeness, I am including them in this list. Click the sound button to hear a clip of the Sherlock Holmes movie theme.

  Sherlock Holmes theme (423 KB)

Silas Marner (George Eliot) - Caedmon TC 2024 (2 record set). Read by Judith Anderson, with Basil Rathbone as Jeff, George Rose as Silas, The Squire, and Dunsey, Cathleen Nesbitt as Dolly, Eileen Atkins as Nancy, and Dawn Brookes as Effie.  Click on the links below to hear short sound clips from Silas Marner.

Silas 1
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Silas 2
(409 KB)

Silas 3
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Silas 4
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Sinbad the Sailor (story from the Arabian Nights) - 3 record set, 78 rpm, Columbia Masterworks MM-767, 1948. Adapted and directed by Ralph Rose, music from "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov.


Stage Struck (sound recording): a radio program presented by the Columbia Broadcasting System, Oct. 2, 1953, LWO 2894 (2 reels), recorded in 1953. Program includes an introduction by Mike Wallace and features the theater experiences of Shirley Booth, Rosalind Russell, Fred Astaire, Basil Rathbone, Arthur Schwartz, Lilo, Cy Feuer, Pat Rooney, and a short portion of the Broadway show Can-can.

The Stingiest Man in Town, 1 record, 33.3 rpm, Columbia CL 950 -- Based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with Patrice Munsel, Basil Rathbone, Robert Weede, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, the Four Lads ; Camarata, arranger-conductor. Produced by Joel Spector, Theatrical Enterprises.  Click on the buttons to hear Rathbone sing Christmas tunes from this musical.

Humbug (941 KB)

One Little Boy (923 KB)

Mankind (1.07 MB)

Christmas Spirit (745 KB)

Stories of Hawthorne, Vol. 2, Caedmon TC-1197. Basil Rathbone reads The Scarlet Letter and The Great Stone Face, recorded in 1956.

Stories of Hawthorne

Stories of Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze

Stories of Sherlock Holmes, vol. 1: "The Speckled Band" and "The Final Problem" (read by Basil Rathbone): Caedmon Records TC 1172, recorded in 1963.

Stories of Sherlock Holmes vol 2: "The Redheaded League" - Caedmon TC 1208, recorded in 1966.

Clip from "The Speckled Band"
(1.75 MB)

Clip from The Redheaded League"
(1 MB)

Clip from "Silver Blaze"
(677 KB)

Stories of Sherlock Holmes vol. 3: "A Scandal in Bohemia" - Caedmon TC 1220, recorded in 1967.

Stories of Sherlock Holmes vol. 4: "Silver Blaze" - Caedmon TC 1240, recorded in 1967.

Tales of Hawthorne: The Minister's Black Veil and Young Goodman Brown, read by Basil Rathbone, Caedmon TC 1120. Below are three sound clips from The Minister's Black Veil.

The Minister's Black Veil 1
(371 KB)

The Minister's Black Veil 2
(130 KB)

The Minister's Black Veil 3
(255 KB)

Tales of Hawthorne

Treasure Island

Treasure Island 1
(273 KB)

Treasure Island 2
(121 KB)

Treasure Island 3
(126 KB)

Treasure Island 4
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Treasure Island - 3 record set, 78 rpm, Columbia Masterworks MM-553, recorded in 1929. (also see Page 2: Peter and the Wolf)

Basil Rathbone narrates Treasure Island and Robin Hood -- one 33.3 rpm record, P13895.

Voices from the Hollywood Past - Tony Thomas in conversation with 6 legendary celebrities from the Golden Age of the Movies (Edward G. Robinson, Basil Rathbone ('58), Walt Disney, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Stan Laurel) - Delos DEL/F25412
Below are four sound clips from Tony Thomas' interview with Basil Rathbone:

Voices from the Hollywood Past 1
(189 KB)

Voices from the Hollywood Past 2
(258 KB)

Voices from the Hollywood Past 3
(267 KB)

Voices from the Hollywood Past 4
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Walt Disney's "Mr. Toad" from "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad," narrated by Basil Rathbone (Capitol Records EAS 3048), recorded in 1949, 33.3 rpm


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