LP by record label

In this section you will find the original Long Playing records. That means the discs containing at least one track released for the first time. Sorted by the label names.

TABLE 3 – Records are sorted by Original Vinyl Label
Abbreviations
RD – Release date
MT – Master Takes.First column represent the chronology of MT sessions
LR -Live Recordings: tracks taped out of studios. 2nd column order the take sequence
Film – Movie Soundtracks
BC – Radio broadcasts
TV – Television broadcasts
LP Long-Plays. Manufactured in 10 or 12″ diameter

ATLANTIC
Atlantic Records was incorporated in October 1947. In 1967 Atlantic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Warner Communications merged with Time Inc. in 1990, forming Time Warner.
This is the only original track released by an Atlantic record. A compilation, originally an Alternate Track.
MT LR Song Title Rec Date Original Label RD Type Long-Play Title
173   He’s Funny That Way  MT 04/08/44 Atlantic SD-1614 1972 12″ Strange Fruit
1972 I Atlantic Strange Fruit Strange Fruit – Atlantic SD1614 – reproduction

BLACK HAWK
The label was founded in the late 1980s by Dr. Herb Wong and did not survive long. Wong, born in Oakland and later resident in Menlo Park, had previously founded Palo Alto Records, that lasted no more than five years. Black Hawk is known by the high quality of its artists, sound and graphics.
  207 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  214 Fine And Mellow LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  210 God Bless the Child  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  212 Good Morning Heartache  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  211 I Only Have Eyes for You  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  217 Lover Come Back To Me LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  213 Them There Eyes LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  216 Trav’lin’ Light  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  215 What A Little Moonlight Can Do  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  209 When Your Lover Has Gone  LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
  208 Willow Weep For Me LR 10/05/58 Black Hawk BKH 50701 1988  12″ At Monterrey 1958
1958 Black-Hawk BKH 50701 1958 Black-Hawk BKH 50701B 1958 Black-Hawk BKH 50701A1958 Black-Hawk BKH 50701 (2) Black Hawk BKH 50701 © Cross Taro Collection

CALLIOPE
Stars of Jazz was a showcase for jazz music hosted by Bobby Troup, jazz pianist and songwriter. The show was aired weekly from June 1956 till the end of 1958 on KABC in Los Angeles. Calliope Records was founded specially to release these shows in LPs. Thirty-six albuns were produced.
  152 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) TV 08/13/56 Calliope CAL-3032 1956  12″ Sessions, Live – Billie Holiday
  153 My Man (Mon Homme) TV 08/13/56 Calliope CAL-3032 1956  12″ Sessions, Live – Billie Holiday
  151 Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone TV 08/13/56 Calliope CAL-3032 1956  12″ Sessions, Live – Billie Holiday
1956 I Calliope sessions live Sessions, Live Calliope 3032 – reproduction

 


CAMBRA
Cambra Records is a British record label most notably known for their double LP sets.
  134 Willow Weep For Me LR 02/07/54 Cambra CR 139 1984  12″ Fine and Mellow
1984 I Cambra Fine and Mellow Fine and Mellow Cambra 139 – reproduction

CLEF
Clef Records was formed in 1948 in California by Norman Granz. Originally associated with Aladdin Records (see above) became independent in the early fifties. Clef recorded jazz and popular music and was discontinued in 1957 when newly founded Norman Granz’s Verve Records became the dominant label in the jazz scene.
242   I Cried for You  MT 04/14/54 Clef MGC 161 1954  10″ Billie Holiday
227   Everything I Have Is Yours  MT 04/29/52 Clef MGC 161  1954  10″ Billie Holiday
228   Love for Sale  MT 04/30/52 Clef MGC 161  1954  10″ Billie Holiday
229   Moonglow  MT 05/01/52 Clef MGC 161  1954  10″ Billie Holiday
259   Ghost Of A Chance MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
261   Gone with the Wind  MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
257   I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore  MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
263   It Had to Be You  MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
268   A Fine Romance  MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
265   Come Rain or Come Shine  MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
270   I Get a Kick out of You  MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
272   Isn’t This a Lovely Day? MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 669  1955  12″ Music for Torching
264   Nice Work If You Can Get It MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
262   Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
258   Prelude to a Kiss  MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
260   When Your Lover Has Gone  MT 08/23/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
271   Everything I Have Is Yours  MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
266   I Gotta Right To Sing the Blues  MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
269   I Hadn’t Anyone Till You  MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
267   What’s New? MT 08/25/55 Clef MGC 713  1956  12″ Velvet Mood
245   Too Marvelous For Words   MT 09/03/54 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
274   I Must Have That Man  MT 06/06/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
276   Lady Sings the Blues  MT 06/06/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
275   Some Other Spring MT 06/06/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
273   Trav’lin’ Light  MT 06/06/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
278   God Bless the Child  MT 06/07/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
279   Good Morning Heartache  MT 06/07/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
280   No Good Man  MT 06/07/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
277   Strange Fruit MT 06/07/56 Clef MGC 721 1956  12″ Lady Sings the Blues
  23 Body and Soul  LR 02/12/45 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  24 Strange Fruit LR 02/12/45 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  28 Fine And Mellow LR 05/27/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  29 He’s Funny That Way  LR 05/27/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  27 I Cried for You  LR 05/27/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  32 All of Me  LR 06/03/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  33 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) LR 06/03/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  31 Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You  LR 06/03/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  30 The Man I Love  LR 06/03/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  39 He’s Funny That Way  LR 10/07/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
  38 Trav’lin’ Light  LR 10/07/46 Clef MGC 169 1965  12″ Jazz at the Philharmonic
LP 1954 BH 1954 Clef MGC161B 1954 Clef MGC161A
Clef MGC 161  © Cross taro Collection

 1955 Clef MGC669B 1955 Clef MGC669AOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Clef MGC 669 © Cross taro Collection

LP 1956 velvet mood 1956 Clef MGC713A 1956 Clef MGC713BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Clef MGC 713 © Cross Taro Collection

LP 1956 lady sings the blues 1956 Clef MGC721A1956 Clef MGC721BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Clef MGC 721 © Cross Taro Collection

1965 I at jazz JATP 1965 I at jazz LP back Clef MGC 169 © Cross Taro Coll.


COLUMBIA

A premier recording label, the Columbia Phonograph Company was originally the local company run by Edward Easton, distributing and selling Edison phonographs and phonograph cylinders in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware, and derives its name from the District of Columbia, which was its headquarters.

     The 78rpm era – On February 25, 1925, Columbia began recording with the new electric recording process licensed from Western Electric. The new “Viva-tonal” records set a benchmark in tone and clarity unequaled on commercial discs during the “78-rpm” era. In 1926, Columbia acquired OKeh Records and its growing stable of jazz and blues artists.

In 1923 the company was sold to its subsidiary in UK; that in 1931 merged in a new venture called EMI and was forced to sell its American operations to Majestic Radio. At that time, the company in great decline was still producing remarkable records, specially those producued by John Hammond. Those were the days when Billie, under Hammond lead, recorded her first 78rpm in Columbia (see that chapter). However, in 1934 the company was sold to ARC – American Record Corporation. ARC premium label was Brunswick, followed by Vocalion – and this relegated Columbia as a third-class label.

     The LP era – In 1938 ARC was bought by CBS – Columbia Broadcast System (curiously co-founded in 1927 by Columbia Records that soon left the society). CBS revived Columbia as its premium label over Brunswick and OKeh over Vocalion. In 1948 Columbia introduced the Long Playing “microgroove” LP record format which rotated at 33⅓ revolutions per minute, to be the standard for the gramophone record for half a century. First Billie album for Columbia was the 10-inch Favorites in 1950. CBS sold its recording division to Sony in 1988, where Columbia Records remains a premier label.

157   Mandy Is Two  MT 02/10/42 Columbia CL6163  1950  10″ Billie Holiday Favorites
  192 Fine And Mellow TV 12/05/57 Columbia CL1098 (5) 1958  12″ The Sound of Jazz – Various
309   For Heaven’s Sake       MT 02/18/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
308   I’ll Be Around          MT 02/18/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
307   You Don’t Know What Love Is                          MT 02/18/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
311   For All We Know         MT 02/19/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
313   I’m A Fool To Want You  MT 02/19/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
312   It’s Easy To Remember        MT 02/19/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
315   Glad To Be Unhappy      MT 02/20/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
317   I Get Along Without You Very Well                    MT 02/20/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
314   The End Of A Love Affair (mono)                             MT 02/20/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
318   Violets For Your Furs   MT 02/20/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
316   You’ve Changed          MT 02/20/58 Columbia CL1157 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
310   But Beautiful           MT 02/18/58 Columbia CL1157 (4) 1958  12″ Lady in Satin
  3 Swing,  Brother,  Swing  BC 06/30/37 Columbia CL1759 1962  12″ The Golden Years, vol.II
  2 They Can’t Take That Away from Me  BC 06/30/37 Columbia CL1759 1962  12″ The Golden Years, vol.II
  4 I Can’t Get Started  BC 11/03/37 Columbia CL1759 1962  12″ The Golden Years, vol.II
  204 Don’t Explain LR 09/09/58 Columbia C32471 1974  12″ Jazz At The Plaza Vol. II 
  203 When Your Lover Has Gone  LR 09/09/58 Columbia C32471 1974  12″ Jazz At The Plaza Vol. II 
147   All of Me  MT 03/21/41 Columbia C2 34849 (3) 1980  12″ Lester Young Story, v.5 – Evening of a Basie-ite
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1950 Columbia CL6163A 1950 Columbia CL6163BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Columbia CL6163 © Cross Taro Collection

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1958 Columbia CL 1098A 1958 Columbia CL 1098BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Columbia CL1098 © Cross Taro Collection

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1958 Columbia CL1157A1958 Columbia CL1157BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Columbia CL1157 © Cross Taro Collection

1962 Columbia Golden CL1759 1962 Columbia Golden Columbia CL1759 © Cross Taro Coll.
1973 I Jazz at the PlazaII Jazz at the Plaza Columbia C32471 – reproduction

1980 I The Lester Young Story vol.5 The Lester Young Story vol.5 – Evening of a Basie-ite – Columbia C2 34849 – reproduction


CONTINENTAL
Continental Record Company, Inc. was started in NY by Donald H. Gabor in 1944 and operated up to 1960.
  65 Detour Ahead TV 09/10/49 Continental 211 1956  12″ The Real Lady Day Sings the Blues
  64 Them There Eyes TV 09/10/49 Continental 211 1956  12″ The Real Lady Day Sings the Blues
1956 I continental The Real Lady Day The Real lady Day Sings the Blues – Continental 211 – repro.

DALE
A small label based in New York City in the Fifities
  78 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) LR 10/29/51 Dale LP 25 1951  10″ Billie and Stan

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1951 Dale DALP-25A1951 Dale DALP-25BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Billie and Stan – Dale LP25 © Cross Taro Collection


DECCA
Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929. Its U.S. label was established in 1934. American Decca embraced the new post-war record formats adopting the LP in 1949. They merged with MCA in 1962.
191   Guilty  MT 12/27/46 Decca DL 8701 1958  12″ The Blues Are Brewin
LP 1958 the blues are brewing 1958 Decca DL8701A 1958 Decca DL8701BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Decca DL8701 © Cross taro Collection

 


ESP
ESP-Disk is a New York-based record label, founded in 1964. Though it suspended releasing records in the 70s, several new releases by iconic and cutting edge artists have been released by the label, and it still exists with nearly its entire catalog available.
  50 My Man (Mon Homme) BC 06/01/49 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  67 All of Me  TV 09/10/49 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  66 I Cover The Waterfront TV 09/10/49 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  68 You’re My Thrill LR 05/24/50 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  77 He’s Funny That Way  LR 10/29/51 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  79 Miss Brown To You LR 10/31/51 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  97 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 12/10/52 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives
  98 Tenderly  LR 12/10/52 ESP 3002 1972  12″ The Lady Lives

1972 ESP-3002 1972 ESP3002A 1972 ESP3002B1972 ESP-3002 (3) ESP-Disc 3002 © Cross Taro Collection

 

  93 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 11/14/52 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  94 Fine And Mellow LR 11/14/52 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  95 I Cover The Waterfront LR 11/14/52 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  96 Lover Come Back To Me LR 11/14/52 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  106 God Bless the Child  TV 10/16/53 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  141 My Man (Mon Homme) TV 02/08/55 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  142 Them There Eyes TV 02/08/55 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  143 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) TV 02/08/55 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  144 Stormy Weather  LR 05/06/55 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  147 Willow Weep For Me BC 08/29/56 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  148 I Only Have Eyes for You  BC 08/29/56 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  149 My Man (Mon Homme) BC 08/29/56 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56
  150 Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone BC 08/29/56 ESP 3003 1972  12″ Radio &TV Broadcasts 1953-56

1972 ESP-3003 1972 ESP-3003A 1972 ESP-3003B1972 ESP-3003 (2) ESP-Disc 3003 © Cross Taro Collection

 

  193 Fine And Mellow TV 12/08/57 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  197 Foolin’ Myself  TV 07/10/58 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  198 It’s Easy To Remember        TV 07/10/58 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  199 What A Little Moonlight Can Do  TV 07/10/58 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  200 Don’t Explain TV 07/17/58 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  201 Moanin’ Low  TV 07/17/58 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  202 When Your Lover Has Gone  TV 07/17/58 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  157 Don’t Explain BC 10/27/56 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  155 God Bless the Child  BC 10/27/56 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  154 Nice Work If You Can Get It BC 10/27/56 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  156 Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone BC 10/27/56 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58
  160 Porgy (I Love You)  TV 11/08/56 ESP 3006 1973  12″ Broadc. Performances 1956-58

1973 ESP-3006 1973 ESP-3006A 1973 ESP-3006B1973 ESP-3006 (2) ESP-disc 3006 © Cross Taro Collection

 


EVERYBODYS
A small label based in NY. 78rpm records with this label were released as early as 1925.
  17 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me BC 05/24/44 Everybodys EV 3003 1984  12″ Live at the Apollo 1944-47

1984 I live at the apollo Everybodys EV3003 – reproduction

 

EXPUBIDENCE
A small label based in Newark, NJ. Couldn´t find any further info.
  49 I’ll Be Seeing You LR 05/27/49 Expubidence EXP010 (2) 1970 45rpm Private Recording
  48 That Old Devil Called Love  LR 05/27/49 Expubidence EXP010 (2) 1970 45rpm Private Recording

1970 I Expubidence Records Expudience logo; couldn’t find the specific EXP-010 image

 


FDC

FDC (For Discriminate Collector) Records

  22 I Cover The Waterfront BC 01/17/45 FDC 1009 1974  12″ 2nd Esquire Jazz Concert
  60 Keeps On A Rainin’  TV 08/27/49 FDC 1014 (1) 1975  12″ Condon’s Floor Show

1974 I FDC 1009 Esquire Jazz Concert – FDC 1009 – reproduction

1975 I Condon's Floor Show 1975 I Condon's Floor Show disk 1975 I Condon's Floor Show back cover1975 condon's floor show song titles Condon’s Floor Show – FDC 1014 – reproduction

 


GIANTS OF JAZZ
Giants of Jazz Productions was based in Hollywood, CA
  55 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) BC 06/01/49 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1001 1975  12″ I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
  53 I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone BC 06/01/49 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1001 1975  12″ I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
  54 Them There Eyes BC 06/01/49 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1001 1975  12″ I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
  69 God Bless the Child  FILM 08/19/50 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1001 1975  12″ I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
  70 Now Or Never FILM 08/19/50 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1001 1975  12″ I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
  158 You’ve Changed          TV 10/29/56 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1001 1975  12″ I wonder where our love has gone

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1975 Giants of Jazz LP-1001A 1975 Giants of Jazz LP-1001B OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Giants of Jazz LP1001 © Cross Taro Collection

  227 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) BC 04/15/59 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 1978  12″ Giants 3
  229 Lover Come Back To Me BC 04/15/59 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 1978  12″ Giants 3
  224 Nice Work If You Can Get It BC 04/15/59 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 1978  12″ Giants 3
  228 Too Marvelous For Words   BC 04/15/59 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 1978  12″ Giants 3
  226 When Your Lover Has Gone  BC 04/15/59 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 1978  12″ Giants 3
  225 Willow Weep For Me BC 04/15/59 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 1978  12″ Giants 3

1978 I Giants of Jazz LP 1008 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1008 – reproduction

  177 Them There Eyes BC 12/09/56 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1018 1979  12″ The Winners
  176 You Better Go Now  BC 12/09/56 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1018 1979  12″ The Winners

1979 I GOJ 1018 The Winners Giants of Jazz GOJ 1018 – reproduction

  34 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? FILM 09/11/46 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1025 1983  12″ New Orleans – Original Motion Picture
  35 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? FILM 09/11/46 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1025 1983  12″ New Orleans – Original Motion Picture
  36 Farewell To Storyville FILM 09/11/46 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1025 1983  12″ New Orleans – Original Motion Picture
  37 The Blues Are Brewin’  FILM 09/11/46 Giants of Jazz GOJ 1025 1983  12″ New Orleans – Original Motion Picture

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1983 GOJ-1025-A 1983 GOJ-1025-BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA GOJ 1025 New Orleans Soundtrack © Cross Taro Collection

 

JAZZ ARCHIVE
A label based in France.
  26 All of Me  BC 12/15/45 Jazz Archives JA-17 1974  12″ Play the Blues in B
  25 Fine And Mellow BC 12/15/45 Jazz Archives JA-17 1974  12″ Play the Blues in B

1974 I Play the blues in B Jazz Archives 17 – Play the Blue in “B” – reproduction

 


MCA CORAL
Coral Records was a Decca Records subsidiary formed in 1949. It was based in the United States. Various jazz and swing band recordings were issued on Coral in the 1940s.
Coral was absorbed by MCA Records in the late 1960s. In 1973, MCA amalgamated Decca, Kapp Records, Uni Records, and Vocalion Records under the single MCA Records banner, and the MCA Coral label became the company’s mid-line and budget album reissue label in the U.S. and internationally throughout the 1970s.

Just to remember that yhose three “Big Stuff” versions are originally considered Alternate Takes. As they were recorded in different dates and with different personnel, I decided to classify them as MTs.The LP with the 3 versions never before released received the name of the song.

179   Big Stuff  MT 11/08/44 MCA Coral 6.22125 1975  12″ Big Stuff
178   Don’t Explain MT 11/08/44 MCA Coral 6.22125 1975  12″ Big Stuff
181   Big Stuff  MT 08/14/45 MCA Coral 6.22125 1975  12″ Big Stuff
186   Big Stuff  MT 01/22/46 MCA Coral 6.22125 1975  12″ Big Stuff

1975 I German Coral Big Stuff cover  Big Stuff – MCA Coral 6.22125 – reproduction


MERITT
Meritt is a record label established in 1979 known for reissuing early jazz records by artists such Duke Ellington. (there was also an older Merrit Records with similar spelling operating in the Twenties in Kansas City known for its recordings of African American performers).
  13 Trav’lin’ Light  BC 04/10/43 Meritt 26 (1) 1987  12″ Red Allen and his Friends

  Red Allen and his Friends 1932 – 1956 (US 1987)

 


METRO JAZZ
Metrojazz was a jazz subsidiary of MGM that lasted less than a year. It came in about the time that stereo was being introduced on disc, and of the fifteen albums issued on the label, three were also issued in stereo.
  205 I Wished on the Moon  LR 09/26/58 Metro Jazz 2-E 1009 1958  12″ The Seven Ages of Jazz
  206 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) LR 09/26/58 Metro Jazz 2-E 1009 1958  12″ The Seven Ages of Jazz

1958 I the seven ages of jazz The Seven Ages of Jazz – reproduction


MGM
MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio in 1946 for the purpose of releasing soundtrack albums of their musical films. It transitioned to a pop music label which continued until it was sold to PolyGram in 1972.
319   All the Way  MT 03/03/59 MGM E3764 (6) 1959  12″ Last Recording
321   I’ll Never Smile Again  MT 03/03/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
320   It’s Not for Me to Say  MT 03/03/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
322   Just One More Chance  MT 03/03/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
324   Don’t Worry ’bout Me  MT 03/04/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
325   Sometimes I’m Happy  MT 03/04/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
323   When It’s Sleepy Time Down South  MT 03/04/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
326   You Took Advantage of Me  MT 03/04/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
329   All of You  MT 03/11/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
330   Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home? MT 03/11/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
328   Deed I Do  MT 03/11/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording
327   There’ll Be Some Changes Made  MT 03/11/59 MGM E3764  1959  12″ Last Recording

LP 1959 last recording 1959 MGM E3764B 1959 MGM E3764AOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA MGM E3764 © Cross Taro Collection

 


MONMOUTH EVERGREEN
Small label based in NYC, a subsidiary of Monmouth Records.
75 Detour Ahead LR 10/28/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
89 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do  LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
90 All of Me  LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
80 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
85 Crazy He Calls Me LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
87 Detour Ahead LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
84 I Cover The Waterfront LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
86 Lover Come Back To Me LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
81 Lover Man LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
92 Miss Brown To You LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
83 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
91 Porgy (I Love You)  LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
88 Strange Fruit LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady
82 Them There Eyes LR 11/01/51 Monmouth MES 7046 1973  12″ Galant Lady

1973 I Monmouth cover 1973 I Monmouth back cover Monmouth 7046 – reproductions


PRIVATEER
A private label based in France
1 Saddest Tale FILM 03/12/35 Privateer PRV-102 (1) 1950  12″ N/A

1950 I Privateer PRV-102 Privateer logo; couldn’t find the actual LP image

 


QUEEN DISC
A label based in Italy
63 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) TV 09/03/49 Queen Disc Q-011 NA  12″ Louis Armstrong at the Eddie Condon Floor Show
61 Fine And Mellow TV 09/03/49 Queen Disc Q-011 NA  12″ Louis Armstrong at the Eddie Condon Floor Show
62 Porgy (I Love You)  TV 09/03/49 Queen Disc Q-011 NA  12″ Louis Armstrong at the Eddie Condon Floor Show
5 I Cried for You  BC 01/17/39 Queen Disc Q-016 1978  12″ Benny Goodman, His Stars And His Guests

1949 I Queen disc 011 vol.1 1949 I Queen Disc 011 vol.2 Queen Disc 011 – reproduction

1978 I Queen Disc 016 Queen Disc 016 – reproduction


ROULETTE
Roulette Records is an American record label founded in late 1956. In 1989, it was sold to a consortium of EMI and Rhino Records. EMI has the global rights to the jazz catalogue and the “Roulette” name.
137 Lover Come Back To Me LR 09/25/54 Roulette RE-127 1975  12″ Birdland All Stars at Carnegie Hall
140 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) LR 09/25/54 Roulette RE-127 1975  12″ Birdland All Stars at Carnegie Hall
138 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 09/25/54 Roulette RE-127 1975  12″ Birdland All Stars at Carnegie Hall
139 Them There Eyes LR 09/25/54 Roulette RE-127 1975  12″ Birdland All Stars at Carnegie Hall
136 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do  LR 09/25/54 Roulette RE-127 1975  12″ Birdland All Stars at Carnegie Hall
135 All of Me  LR 09/25/54 Roulette RE-127 1975  12″ Birdland All Stars at Carnegie Hall

1975 I Birdland all-stars Birdland All-Stars – Roulette RE-127 – reproduction


SAGA
 A record company based in UK. They owned the two labels below:
Saga Eros
8 The Man I Love  BC 12/19/40 Saga EROS 8014 1966  12″ Lady Day

 Lady Day – Saga Eros 8014 – reproduction

 


SOCIETY

Society Recordings was a mid-20th century United States based record label. The company was headquartered in Encino, California (Wikipedia)

195 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) TV 05/29/58 Society SOC 1027 1966  12″ Easy to Remember
196 When Your Lover Has Gone  TV 05/29/58 Society SOC 1027 1966  12″ Easy to Remember
194 You’ve Changed          TV 05/29/58 Society SOC 1027 1966  12″ Easy to Remember

1966 I easy to remember - v2 1966 I easy to remember - back cover- v2 Society SOC 1027 – reproduction

 


STORYVILLE
Storyville Records is a large international record label based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializing in jazz and blues music.  It was founded in 1952 by Karl Emil Knudsen, a Danish jazz record collector.
73 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do  LR 10/28/51 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
74 Lover Come Back To Me LR 10/28/51 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
76 You’re Driving Me Crazy  LR 10/28/51 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
99 I Cover The Waterfront LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
104 I Only Have Eyes for You  LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
101 Porgy (I Love You)  LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
102 Them There Eyes LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
100 Too Marvelous For Words   LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
103 Willow Weep For Me LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville
105 You Go To My Head  LR 10/06/53 Storyville PA 3113 1976  12″ Billie Holiday at Storyville

1976 I at storyville BH at Storyville PA 3113 – reproduction

 


SWING HOUSE
An UK label in the 1970s and 1980s printing rare live recordings of 1940s Blues, Swing and Jazz. They were manufactured and distributed by a UK label called Submarine Records so, presumably,a subsidiary.
41 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? LR 02/08/47 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
42 Don’t Explain LR 02/08/47 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
57 Good Morning Heartache  BC 06/01/49 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
52 Lover Man BC 06/01/49 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
59 Maybe You’ll Be There BC 06/01/49 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
51 Miss Brown To You BC 06/01/49 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
56 No More BC 06/01/49 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You
58 You’re Driving Me Crazy  BC 06/01/49 Swing House SWH 27 1982  12″ Miss Brown To You

1982 I Miss Brown To You Miss Brown to You – Swing House SWH27 – reproduction

 


TOTEM
Totem Records was an American label based in Redmont, WA.
19 All of Me  BC 06/25/44 Totem 1037 1981  12″ On the Air 
18 Fine And Mellow BC 06/25/44 Totem 1037 1981  12″ On the Air 
40 The Man I Love  BC 01/13/47 Totem 1037 1981  12″ On the Air 

1981 Totem 1037 1981 Totem 1037A 1981 Totem 1037B1981 Totem back cover On The Air -Totem 1037 ©Cross Taro Collection

 


UNITED ARTISTS
United Artists Records was a record label founded in 1957 initially to distribute records of its movie soundtracks, though it soon branched out into recording music of a number of different genres. They recruited Alan Douglas in 1960 to run its new jazz department.
In 1969, United Artists merged with co-owned Liberty Records. In 1978 it was sold and renamed Liberty-United Records, being  the label United Artists dropped in 1980.
119 All of Me  LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
125 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
118 Blue Moon  LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
124 I Cover The Waterfront LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
122 I Cried for You  LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
126 Lover Come Back To Me LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
120 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
121 Them There Eyes LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove
123 What A Little Moonlight Can Do  LR 02/04/54 United Artists UAJ 14014 1962  12″ Ladylove

1962 United Artists UAJ 140141962 United Artists UAJ 14014A1962 United Artists UAJ 14014B1962 United Artists UAJ 14014 (2) Ladylove UAJ 14014 © Cross Taro Collection

 


VERVE RECORDS
Verve Records is an American jazz record label founded by Norman Granz in 1956, absorbing the catalogues of his earlier labels, Clef Records (founded in 1946) and Norgran Records (founded in 1953), and material which had been licensed to Mercury previously.
The Verve catalog grew throughout the 1950s and 1960s to boast an impressive roster of major figures in jazz like Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. Granz sold Verve to MGM in 1961. In the seventies, the label became part of the PolyGram group, at this point incorporating the Mercury/EmArcy jazz catalog.
163 Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do  LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
165 Billie’s Blues (I Love My Man) LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
166 Body and Soul  LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
167 Don’t Explain LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
173 Fine And Mellow LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
174 I Cover The Waterfront LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
172 I Cried for You  LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
170 I’ll Be Seeing You LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
162 Lady Sings the Blues  LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
171 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
169 Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
175 What A Little Moonlight Can Do  LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall
168 Yesterdays LR 11/10/56 Verve V-8410 1956  12″ The Essential Billie Holiday – Live at Carnegie Hall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1956 Verve V-8410A 1956 Verve V-8410BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Live at Carnegie Hall Verve 8410 © Cross Taro Collection

184 Lady Sings the Blues  LR 07/06/57 Verve MGV 8234 1958  12″ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Newport
183 Lover Come Back To Me LR 07/06/57 Verve MGV 8234 1958  12″ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Newport
182 My Man (Mon Homme) LR 07/06/57 Verve MGV 8234 1958  12″ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Newport
180 Nice Work If You Can Get It LR 07/06/57 Verve MGV 8234 1958  12″ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Newport
181 Willow Weep For Me LR 07/06/57 Verve MGV 8234 1958  12″ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Newport
185 What A Little Moonlight Can Do  LR 07/07/57 Verve MGV 8234 1958  12″ Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald at Newport

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1958 Verve MGV8234A 1958 Verve MGV8234BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Billie & Ella Verve MGV 8234 © Cross Taro Collection

292   I Didn’t Know What Time It Was  MT 01/04/57 Verve MGV 8257  (7) 1958  12″ Songs for Distingué Lovers
293   Just One of Those Things  MT 01/04/57 Verve MGV 8257 1958  12″ Songs for Distingué Lovers
295   Day in-Day Out  MT 01/07/57 Verve MGV 8257 1958  12″ Songs for Distingué Lovers
302   One for My Baby, And One More for the  MT 01/08/57 Verve MGV 8257 1958  12″ Songs for Distingué Lovers
299   Stars Fell on Alabama  MT 01/08/57 Verve MGV 8257 1958  12″ Songs for Distingué Lovers
291   A Foggy Day  MT 01/03/57 Verve MGV 8257 1958  12″ Songs for Distingué Lovers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1958 Verve MGV8257A 1958 Verve MGV8257BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Verve MGV 8257 © Cross Taro Collection

 

256   Ain’t Misbehavin’  MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me
253   Always  MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me
255   Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me
254   Everything Happens to Me  MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me
252   I Wished on the Moon  MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me
251   I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm  MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me
250   Say It Isn’t So  MT 02/14/55 Verve MGV 8302 1958  12″ Stay With Me

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA1958 Verve MGV8302A 1958 Verve MGV8302BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Verve MGV 8302 © Cross Taro Collection

 

282   Cheek to Cheek  MT 08/14/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
281   Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me MT 08/14/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
283   Ill Wind  MT 08/14/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
284   Speak Low  MT 08/14/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
286   All or Nothing at All  MT 08/18/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
288   April in Paris  MT 08/18/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
287   Sophisticated Lady  MT 08/18/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
285   We’ll Be Together Again  MT 08/18/56 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
289   I Wished on the Moon  MT 01/03/57 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
297   But Not for Me  MT 01/07/57 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
301   Our Love Is Here to Stay  MT 01/08/57 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All
300   Say It Isn’t So  MT 01/08/57 Verve MGV 8329 1958  12″ All or Nothing at All

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1958 Verve MGV8329A 1958 Verve MGV8329BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Verve MGV 8329 © Cross Taro Collection

290   Moonlight in Vermont  MT 01/03/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
294   Comes Love  MT 01/04/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
298   Body and Soul  MT 01/07/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
296   Darn That Dream  MT 01/07/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
304   Embraceable You  MT 01/09/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
306   Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You  MT 01/09/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
305   Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off  MT 01/09/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul
303   They Can’t Take That Away from Me  MT 01/09/57 Verve MGV 8197 1960  12″ Body and Soul

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1960 Verve MGV8197A 1960 Verve MGV8197BOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Verve MGV 8197 © Cross Taro Collection

244   P.S. I Love You  MT 09/03/54 Verve VE2 2515 1977  12″ Stormy Blues, disc 1
246   Softly  MT 09/03/54 Verve VE2 2515 1977  12″ Stormy Blues, disc 1
1977 Verve VE-22515 1977 Verve VE-22515A 1977 Verve VE-22515Back
Stormy Blues Verve VE2 2515 © Cross Taro Collection

 

46 I Cover The Waterfront LR 05/24/47 Verve OOMJ 3488 1985  12″ Billie Holiday on Verve vol.9 1946-1959
45 There Is No Greater Love  LR 05/24/47 Verve OOMJ 3488 1985  12″ Billie Holiday on Verve vol.9 1946-1959
43 You Better Go Now  LR 05/24/47 Verve OOMJ 3488 1985  12″ Billie Holiday on Verve vol.9 1946-1959
44 You’re Driving Me Crazy  LR 05/24/47 Verve OOMJ 3488 1985  12″ Billie Holiday on Verve vol.9 1946-1959
1985 Verve 3488 1 1985 Verve 3488 2 1985 Verve 3488 3
BH on Verve 1946-1959 Verve OOMJ 3488 © Cross Taro Collection

 


WEKA
A small label from Switzerland
47 I Cover The Waterfront BC 07/07/48 Weka JSD 12-1 (1) 1980  12″ Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

1980 I WEKA Lionel Hampton Weka JSD 12-1


XANADU
Xanadu Records was a jazz music record label specialized  in bebop throughout the 1970s and 1980s founded by Don Schlitten, recording and issuing recordings by some legendary names in jazz music.
10 Fine And Mellow LR 06/17/41 Xanadu 112 1978  12″ Harlem Odyssey
9 I Cried for You  LR 06/17/41 Xanadu 112 1978  12″ Harlem Odyssey

1978 I Xanadu 112 Xanadu 112 – reproduction

Notes        
(1) release dates estimated
(2) not sure if they were issued in 45rpm or LP
(3) originally an AT that I considered as MT
(4) stereo version was also issued under Columbia # CS 8048
(5) stereo version was also issued under Columbia # CS 8040
(6) stereo version was also issued under MGM # SE3764
(7) stereo version was also issued under Verve # MG VS-6021

 

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