2019-08-08T10:27:53+02:00August 8th, 2019|

Manufactured by the Arto Company, this label was active from 1921-1923.
Globe couplings are identical to corresponding Arto label releases. Early Globe catalogue numbers were K- or L- prefixed.
Label design started as black-on-gold, then switched to dark blue on gray or buff (for popular issues) and red-on-buff (for standards and classical issues), retaining the same basic design.

Source. Discogs



2019-07-24T12:21:58+02:00Juli 24th, 2019|

Sub-label of RCA Victor, specializing in distribution of Greek & Turkish music.
Active during the 40’s.

Source: Discogs



2019-05-13T18:09:21+02:00Mai 13th, 2019|

Waldorf Music Hall Records was a budget record label exclusively sold in Woolworth stores from 1954 to 1959. Waldorf was headed by Enoch Light and based in Harrison, New Jersey. Light’s business partners in this venture were Casper Pinsker and Dick Davemos.

The business model for Waldorf Music Hall appears to have been inspired by the popularity of the Your Hit Parade television program. In the 1950s it was common to refer to Waldorf Music Hall, and other labels like it, as ‘Hit Parader Records.’

Source: Wikipedia

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2019-01-16T14:31:48+01:00Januar 16th, 2019|

“Polonia” (also referred to as “Orbis-Polonia”) – recording label of Polish emigre company Orbis (founded in London in 1944, specializing mostly on publishing and selling Polish books). Most of Polonia records are initially made using masters from “Melodia Record” (USA) (a green-and-golden series, with catalogue numbers from M-1 to at least M-10), later the label recorded emigre Polish artists (the main green-and-golden series, catalogue numbers from 101 up to at least 234; the red-and-golden series of Polish Christmas carols etc., catalogue numbers from K/1 up to at least K/12). The same label was used also for few ELs and LPs.

Original matrices and the same label were used in re-issues made in the USA and Australia. Distinctions of them are as follows:

– American release (pressed on RCA Victor facilities for Drzewiecki Co.). Labels do not mention Orbis and do not contain copyright info; instead, there is an inscription below the main text: “Made in U. S. A. for Drzewiecki Co. N. Y. 13, N. Y.” Label’s gold color is replaced by silver one, and the main theme color (green or red) has a different variation. There is an additional embossed inscription “MADE IN ENGLAND” on the mirror. Today, most of available “Orbis-Polonia” records belong to this release.

– Australian release. Some records show participation of E. M. I. Sales & Services Ltd. (this name and Emidisc logo were found embossed under the label). Labels contain “recorded in England” instead of “made in England”. Original indices (catalog CAT.nnn and matrix OP.nnn) are accompanied by new ones: catalog/order PR.nnn and matrix FS.nnn (both types of indexes may coexist or OP.nnn may absent). Design of labels is changed: logo is a bit smaller, the lower part of the label is encircled by a line of the same color which is used for background of upper part. Some records have a “negative” label: instead of gold text and images on green (red) background, there are green (red) text and images on white background. The mirror also contains new FS-nnn index, whereas the old one OP-nnn may be missing.

Some “Orbis-Polonia” records were also re-issued by other companies under their own labels (such as PO-nnn series of Carinia records, Australia, with red and white labels).

Source: Mike G. Jurkevich / Russian Records


2022-03-31T09:34:32+02:00Dezember 20th, 2018|

Prom Records was a small independent label in Newark, New Jersey, that recorded their own studio musicians and contracted talents doing cover versions of the hits of the day.

Prom was owned by the Synthetic Plastics Company (SPC), formed by Daniel Kasen in the late 1920s as a plastic manufacturer of buttons for the garments industry and game parts for the toy industry.

After World War II, in 1949, Daniel and his brother Louis Kasen founded Peter Pan Records, operating the label under SPC from then until 1970.

Daniel and Louis Kasen owned several subsidiaries music labels including Ambassador Records, Parade, Prom, Promenade, Pirouette, Guest Star, Power Records, Diplomat, Rocking Horse, Humpty Dumpty, and Spin-O-Rama Records whose motto was “Fine records need not be expensive”.
In approximately 1959 Synthetic Plastics Co. resurrected the Prom label and released the 100 series.

Source: Bigboppa


2019-12-16T13:35:54+01:00Dezember 14th, 2018|

Herald was founded in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 by Fred Mendelsohn. He teamed up with Al Silver (Ember Records) and Silver’s brother-in-law, who continued Herald Records after Mendelsohn left.

The company signed Lightnin’ Hopkins in 1954. Its biggest hit was “Stay” by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

Herald closed down in the mid-1960s.

Source: Wikipedia



2019-11-27T09:54:33+01:00Dezember 14th, 2018|

Acorn Records label was formed in 1950 in Newark, New Jersey. It was created by Herman Lubinsky in order to utilize distribution channels apart from its parent company, Savoy.

Nevertheless Savoy was listed as the selling agent. The label ceased production by the end of 1951.

Source: Wikipedia



2018-12-02T15:34:39+01:00Dezember 2nd, 2018|

Manor Records was a jazz record label founded 1945. Manor was run Irving Berman, who also owned Regis Records. Its catalogue included Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Tiny Bradshaw, Paul Bascomb, Sid Catlett, Jimmie Lunceford, and the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Manor Records moved its headquarters to New Jersey. The label featured such artists on its roster as Savannah Churchill, The Sentimentalists—later famous as The Four Tunes, Luis Russell, Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, Boy Green, Skoodle-Dum-Doo (Seth Richard) and Sheffield, as well as a number of other artists.

The quality of Manor pressings was not very good, but one could probably attribute that to the war time shellac shortage, which adversely affected even the major labels during World War II.

Berman changed the name to ARCO Records in 1949. But after 1950, tastes in the record buying public began to change and the hits were very few…consequently Berman shut down operations, and his stars went to other labels.

Source: Wikipedia

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2018-12-02T15:16:57+01:00Dezember 2nd, 2018|

Regent Records was an American record label in Newark, New Jersey. It was a subsidiary of Savoy from 1947 until 1964 that specialized in jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, and rock and roll. Both labels were founded by Herman Lubinsky.

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