2022-07-06T16:58:58+02:00Juli 6th, 2022|

Rexall was only a record label in the broadest sense. The records were produced for the Rexall Drug Company Limited, a Canadian Pharmacy in Cooksville, Ontario.


2022-07-06T16:40:17+02:00Juli 6th, 2022|

Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus used personal labels for its recordings (made by RCA Victor facilities in the U.S. and Canada). The design varies for each album:

Set #1 (Detroit, 1950): six 12″ records, dirigent H. Kytasty.

Set #2 (Montreal, 1951): six 10″ records, dirigent V. Boshyk.

Set #3 (Chicago, ~1952): four 10″ records, dirigent V. Boshyk.

Set #4 (USA, ~1955): six (?) or ten (?) 10″ records, dirigents H. Kytasty and V. Boshyk.

Sets #5 to #20 were LPs.

Source: Russian


2022-03-04T11:07:33+01:00März 4th, 2022|

Canadian label founded in 1949 in Montreal by Don Johnson and George Taylor. Released primarily country and folk music but, through its sub-labels released a wider variety of music.

The company moved to and opened a recording studio in Halifax in 1956, then moved to Peterborough, Ontario, in 1969.

It established the labels Banff in 1953 and Melbourne in 1966, as well as acquiring the Celtic label in 1960.

Originally distributed by London Records Of Canada Ltd., in 1984 they changed to Holborne.

Source: Discogs


2021-08-11T14:21:04+02:00August 11th, 2021|

Canadian record lable active in the 1950s. Mainly pressing folkloric music from former Yugoslavia.


2022-03-31T10:59:47+02:00Februar 7th, 2020|

METEOR was a Canadian record label active from the mid 1950s to the end 1960s based in Quebec.


2022-03-31T10:52:48+02:00Dezember 3rd, 2019|

AURORA was a Canadian label produced by different companies for the T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Canada’s largest mail order store at the time.

It sold Aurora records between 1931 and 1934. The 22000 series was issued in 1931; all its records came from Brunswick or Melotone masters. A later series came from Victor masters.

Source: Discogs



2019-05-24T12:27:23+02:00Mai 24th, 2019|

Canadian label active from the 1950s to the early 1970s. Sublabel of Quality Records.



2022-03-31T09:44:06+02:00Mai 24th, 2019|

Sparton Records was a Canadian record company which was based in London, Ontario. Sparton Records was founded in 1930 by the American electronics company Sparks-Withington Corp., of Jackson, Michigan, which made Sparton radios. It manufactured and distributed Columbia Records in Canada from 1939 to 1954. It had distribution arrangements with other American record companies, most notably ABC Records It was the first record company in Canada to manufacture stereo records in 1958.

While the record company folded in 1969, Sparton Corporation is still in operation. Sparton closed its London operations in 200.

Source: Wikipedia



2022-03-31T10:54:46+02:00Dezember 18th, 2018|

Apex Records was a Canadian record label owned by the Compo Company which lasted as late as 1980.

Compo established the Apex label in July 1921 in Toronto. It released American recordings from Okeh Records and Gennett Records, among others. It also released recordings by Canadian artists for both the Anglophone and Francophone communities.

After Compo began a distribution arrangement with Decca Records (USA) in 1935, the Apex name was dropped. Apex was revived in 1942 to market Canadian recordings. American Decca bought Compo in 1951. In 1952, Apex resumed issuing American recordings from the various independent American record companies which were established after World War II. Compo was renamed MCA Records (Canada) in 1970, retaining the Apex label for Francophone recordings for a few years before phasing out the label.

MCA Canada formally abandoned the trademark in 1984.

Source: Wikipedia


2018-12-10T18:04:39+01:00Dezember 10th, 2018|

Starr Records was a record label founded by the Starr Piano Company of Richmond, Indiana. Gennett Records was also owned by Starr Piano.

Starr’s first discs were vertical-cut records in the mid 1910s based on Edison Records standard found in the Edison Disc Record. They were discontinued in 1917.

The Starr label was continued through much of the 1920s in Canada, pressed and distributed by Compo Company Ltd., mostly issuing sides that were released in the U.S. on Gennett.

Source: Wikipedia