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An early British label pressed by the Carl Lindstrom group using Beka masters (often of an earlier vintage), Arrow existed from 1913 up to about 1916.
The catalogue series was numbered A1 upwards to about A224. The label was either Red or Yellow (as shown); the earlier being red, the later being yellow. I don't know when the colour changed.

All the example I've seen state "Manufactured in Berlin", but I would expect later ones to be made in England. Let me know if you have any without the Berlin manufacture statement.

Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps.
Thanks to the following for assisting:
Frank Andrews, Brian Clifford, Keith Hubbard, Mike Jones, Graham Meachen, Richard Prout,

Page last updated: December 16, 2016

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Original Issue
A-1   Under The Double Eagle, march (Wagner)
Washington Post (Sousa)
Band of the Garde Republicaine  
A-2 14181
14189
Old Comrades, march (Telke)
El Capitan, march (Sousa)
Arrow Military Band  
A-3   Marche Lorraine (Ganne)
Marche Homgroise (Berlioz)
Royal Guards Military Band  
A-4        
A-5   Austrian Cadets
Le Pere De Victoire (Ganne)
Band Of the Garde Republicaine  
A-6 12123
 
Tin Soldiers Parade (Jessel)
The Gay Hussar (Lincke)
Band Of the Garde Republicaine  
A-7        
A-8        
A-9 12395
 
Regimental Flag March
The Bells Of St. Malo (Rimmer)
Band Of the Garde Republicaine  
A-10 282
 
Whistling Rufus (Mills)
The Whistler And His Dog (Pryor)
Band Of the Garde Republicaine (= H.M. Grenadier Guards)
Band Of the Garde Republicaine

 
A-11   The Warbler's Serenade (Perry)
Teddy Bears' Picnic (Bratton)
Band Of the Garde Republicaine  
A-12        
A-13 40235
 
"Tsles Of Hoffman" - Barcarolle (Offenbach)
"Faust" - selection (Gounod)
Arrow String Orchestra (= Beka London Orch.) Beka 356
 
A-14 14760
 
Over The Waves (Rosas)
The Blue Danube, waltz (Strauss)
Arrow String Orchestra
Arrow String Orchestra
 
A-15   Merry Widow, waltz (Lehar)
Wine, Women And Song (Strauss)
Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra  
A-16   Valse Boston (Steck)
Tessin Mas (waltz)
Arrow Concert Orchestra  
A-17 83
348
The Turkey Trot (Danmark)
The Argentine Tango
Arrow Concert Band  
A-18   Silver Bells
Ring Of Roses
A. Witte (bells)  
A-19 41329
41331
Sons Of The Empire (Whitlock)
Prettiest Song Of All (Whitlock)
Billy Whitlock (bells) Beka 503
Beks 487
A-20 40983
41333
The Islander, march (Whitlock)
Pretty As Pink (Whitlock)
Billy Whitlock (Xylophone)
Billy Whitlok (Bells)
Beka 364
Beka 488
A-21   Blue Bells
Serenade waltz
Arthur Paul (Xylophone)  
A-22   The Childrens' Home (Cowan)
The Lost Chord (Sullivan)
Stanley Dixon (cornet)  
A-23   Cleopatra Polka (Hungerford)
The Post In The Forest
Stanley Dixon (cornet)  
A-24 41151
41153
Irish Melodies
The Gladiator's Farwell (Blankenburg)
Eric Earl (concertina) (= The Premier English Concertina Orchestra) Beka 451
Beka 442
A-25 41672
41675
The Reveller's Two-Step (Oakley)
Marche De Concert (Oakley)
Olly Oakley (banjo) Beka 564
Beka 597
A-26 (S 88 A)
(S 381 A)
Serenade (Tit'l)
Angels' Serenade
Les Defreece Freres (violin and flute)  
A-27 40837
40838
Zampa, overture parts 1 & 2 (Herold) Imperial Orchestra (= Beka London Orchestra) Beka 304
A-28 41102
41103
Martha, overture parts 1 & 2 (Flotow) Imperial Overture (= Empire Military Band) Beka 521
A-29 46b
47a
Freischutz - selection
William Tell - overture (Rossini)
Imperial Orchestra  
A-30        
A-31 40759
40760
The Dollar Princess, parts 1 & 2 (Leo Fall) Imperial Orchestra (= Beka London Orchestra) Beka 281
A-32   "Waltz Dream" - selection parts 1 & 2 (Strauss) Imperial Orchestra  
A-33        
A-34 14735
14736
A Ragtime Riot, parts 1 & 2 Royal Guards Band (= Beka London Orchestra)  
A-35 41715
41717
Everybody's Doing It Now (Berlin)
Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin)
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Jack & Nancy Charman)  
A-36 41714
 
Ragtime Violin (Berlin)
Hitchy Koo (von Tilzer)
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Jack Charman)
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Jack & Nancy Charman)
 
A-37 41780
41783
I Want To Go To Dixie
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Harry Cove with Empire Military Band) Beka 621
Beka 620
A-38 8252
8253
Casey Jones
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Mr. Stanford Bryce  
A-39 35176
(363B)
Snooky Ookums
On The Mississippi
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Jack Charman)
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Harry Cove)
 
A-40 41965
41981
The Ragtime Goblin Man
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Mr. Stanford Bryce (= Harry Cove) Beka 678
Beka 656
A-41 41843
41921
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
When That Yiddisher Band Played An Irish Tune
Tom Jury
Alf Collins (= Jack Charman)
Beka 636
Beka 674
A-42 35201
41886
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
On Moonlight Bay
Phillip Hudson (= Jack Charman)
Phillip Hudson (= Jamieson Dodds)
 
A-43 41408
41412
I Don't Care
Let's All Go Mad
Billy Williams Beka 506
Beka 504
A-44 41404
41410
Here We Are Again, Pom, Pom
You're The One
Billy Williams Beka 532
Beka 504
A-45 41409
41411
Why Can't We Have The Sea In London?
When Father Papered The Parlour
Billy Williams Beka 505
Beka 557
A-46 41406
41411
Sally O'Malley
When Father Papered The Parlour
Billy Williams Beka 505
Beka 557
A-47 41407
41413
Mrs. B.
John, John, Go And Put Your Trousers On
Billy Williams Beka 505
Beka 557
A-48 41065
41067
Beautiful Garden Of Roses
The Old Rustic Bridge
Stanley Kirkby, (baritone) Beka 405
Beka 420
A-49 41416
41872
Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland
All That I Ask Is Love
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Beka 511
Beka 475
A-50 41354
41419 or)
41544     )
There'll Always Be a Corner By The Fire For You
Silver Bell     
Stanley Kirkby, (baritone) Beka 494
Beka 512
A-51 41467
41540
We're All Waiting For A Girl (Godfrey, Williams)
Joshua (Arthurs, Leigh)
Stanley Kirkby, (baritone) Beka 593
Beka 556
A-52 41319
41336
There's Something In The Seaside Air
I Don't Care What Becomes Of Me
Stanley Kirkby Beka 483
A-53 41529
41597
That Mysterious Rag
Rum-Tum-Tiddle; Red Pepper Rag
The New York Trio (= Empire Military Band)
Stanley Kirkby, (baritone)
Beka 526
Beka 555
A-54 41046
41047
The Belle Of The Barber's Ball
Down In Jungle Town
Harry Richards (= Jack & Nancy Charman)
Harry Richards (= Jack Charman)

Beka 401
A-55 41028 The Star Of Bethlehem (Adams) Mr. Philip Ritte (tenor) Beka 374
A-56 40363
40460
Alice, Where art Thou?
Thora
Mr. Philip Ritte (tenor) Beka 225
Beka 116
A-57
128B
Come Into The Garden, Maud
Kathleen Mavoureen
Mr. Philip Ritte (tenor)  
A-58 40815
 
Killarney (Balfe)
Mary Of Argyle
Mr. Philip Ritte (tenor)
Mr. Philip Ritte (tenor) (= unidentified)
Beka 289
A-59        
A-60        
A-61 40898
40905
Off To Philadelphia (Hatnes)
Molly Bawn (Lover)
Harry Thornton (baritone) Beka 334
A-62 40924
41340
The Volunteer Organist (Lamb)
The Hyms My Mother Used To Sing (Langford, Gee)
Harry Thornton (baritone)
Harry Thornton (baritone) (= unidentified)
Beka 382
A-63 40353
40356
"The Bohemian Girl" - The Heart Bowed Down (Balfe)
"Carmen" - The Toreador's Song (Bizet)
Alan Turner (baritone) Beka 130
Beka 132
A-64 41339
 
Ever Of Thee
Some Day You'll Know
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)  
A-65 40862
41839
The Arrow And The Song
Hyms Of The Old Village Choir
Harry Thornton (baritone) Beka 341
Beka 635
A-66        
A-67 40314
40320
The Better Land (Hermans, Cowan)
A Summer Night (Marzial, Thomas)
Madame Du Barry (= Jessie Broughton) Beka 111
A-68 35045
40870
The Irish Emigrant
Tomorrow Will Be Friday (Weatherley, Molloy)
Herbert Primrose, bass (= Jamieson Dodds) Beka 721
Beka 319
A-69 40928
41239
Rock Of Ages
For Ever With The Lord
D. Patterson (baritone) Beka 360
Beka 477
A-70 41291
41829
Stand Up For Jesus (Perronet, Holden)
Crowm Him With Many Crowns (Bridges, Elvey)
D. Patterson (baritone) Beka 510
Beka 642
A-71 40661
41290
God Be With You (Rankin, Tomer)
All Hail The Power (Perronet, Holden)
D. Patterson (baritone) (= Harry Thornton)
D. Patterson (baritone)
Beka 245
Beka 510
A-72        
A-73 36010
36011
The Regimental Church Parade, parts 1 & 2 Arrow Military Band (= Empire Military Band) Beka1021
A-74 40050
40751
Mr. Knick-Knock (Knock)
Boiled Beef And Carrots (Collins)
Harry Champion (comedian) Beka 188
Beka 282
A-75 40046
40048
Father Did Look Funny (Murray, Hilbury)
Funny Little Bob-Tail Coat (Gorman, Lowen, Champion)
Harry Champion (comedian) Beka 189
Beka 188
A-76 40753
40755
Down Came The Blind
A Member Of The Forse
Harry Champion (comedian) Beka 283
Beka 284
A-77        
A-78        
A-79        
A-80 14347
14351
The Rifle Brigade March
The King's Grenadiers
Royal Guards Band  
A-81 42202
42203
King Of Italy March
Garibaldi March
Royal Guards Band  
A-82        
A-83 61439
61650
Valse D'Amour
Salut D'Amour
Herr Pragne's Gipsy Quartette  
A-84 12370
12484
"La Traviata" - Valse (Verdi)
O Sole Mio (Di Capua)
A. Hartley (whistler)  
A-85 13862
13863
The Royal Flower
"William Tell" - Fantasia (Rossini)
Arthur Paul (Xylophone)  
A-86 14269
14895
The Old Drummer
The Elephant And The Gnat
T.G. Wakeham (trombone)
Wakeham & Fryer
 
A-87 41331
41334
Blue Violets
The Lily Gavotte (Whitlock)
Arthur Paul (tubaphone) (= Billy Whitlock) Beka 487
Beka 488
A-88 12386
12491
Birds In The Forest
The Harvest
Karl Kirche (piccolo)
Henri Tellmach (clarinet)
 
A-89        
A-90 41291
41829
Stand Up For Jesus (Perronet, Holden)
Crowm Him With Many Crowns (Bridges, Elvey)
D. Patterson (baritone) (= William Ashfield)
D. Patterson (baritone) (= Alfred Graham)
Beka 510
Beka 642
A-91 41841
41953
Take Me Back To The Garden Of Love
When The Dancers Are Leaving The Ballroom
Arthur Kenmore (= Jamieson Dodds) Beka 648
Beka 671
A-92 41140
41544
The Song That Reached My Heart (Jordan)
Silver Bell (Wenrich)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)  
A-93 41068
41172
The Vacant Chair (G.F. Root)
The Farmer's Boy (trad.)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Beka 420
Beka 446
A-94 40522
41573
Red Wing
Silver Star
Mr. H. Trevor (= Robert Carr)
Stanley Kirkby
Beka 160
Beka 548
A-95 40659
40803
Sweet Adeline (Gerhard, Armstrong)
Nelly Dean (Armstrong)
Arthur Randall (baritone) (= James Hudson) Beka 232
Beka 299
A-96 40521
41545
When We Went To School Together
Kitty Dear (Langley)
Arthur Randall (baritone) (= Robert Carr)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Beka 158
 
A-97        
A-98        
A-99        
A-100        
A-101 40334
40631
In Cellar Cool (trad.)
The Village Blacksmith (Longfellow, Weiss)
F. Steven (bass) (= Norman Williams)
R. Douglas (bass) (= Humphrey Bishop)
Beka 222
Beka 231
A-102 41311
41397
Has Anybody Seen My Tiddler?
Oh, Timothy Let's Have a Look At It
Ben Redford (= Bert Weston) Beka 496
Beka 486
A-103 41215
41336
Run And Fetch A Policeman (Carter, Scott)
I Don't Care Waht Becomes Of Me
Alf Jackson (= Will Johnson)
Stanley Kirkby
Beka 458
Beka 483
A-104        
A-105 11101
14247
Mermaid's Revels
Turnabout Polka
Arthur Paull (bells)  
A-106 41240
61776
College Rag
Emulation Waltz
Peter Warcher (accordion) (= Pietro Frosini) Beka 460
 
A-107 G-977
G-2930
By The Swanee River
On The Mississippi (Morse)
Band of H.M. Scots Guards
Imperial Orchestra
 
A-108 189
2867
Happy Days In Dixie (Mills)
La Mattchiche (Apache Song) (Borel-Clerc)
Imperial Orchestra
Band of H.M. Scots Guards
 
A-109 40129
40653
Silver Heels
Carolina Brown
Arrow Orchestra (= H.M. Royal Artillery Band)
Arrow Orchestra (= Beka London Orchestra)
Beka 53
Beka 243
A-110 40329
40394
Helter Skelter, march
Pride Of The Regiment, march (J. Jones)
Royal Guards Band (= Beka London Orchestra) Beka 37
Beka 29
A-111        
A-112 14558
40797
Red Wing (Kerry Mills)
Turkish Patrol (Michaelis)
Arrow Orchestra Beka 29
Beka 37
A-113 989
13141
The Clockmaker's Shop
Kindergarten March (Artes)
Arrow Orchestra  
A-114 15049
15050
Forest Polka
The Tartan Bonnet
The Cinderella Orchestra  
A-115 35284
35365
Barney Come Back
The Singer Was Irish
E. Cleaver
Beka 817
A-116 41782
41905
Baby Rose
Row, Row, Row
Tom Bryan (= Empire Military Band)
Tom Bryan (= Albert Collins)
Beka 626
Beka 656
A-117 35025
35034
Oh, You Silvery Bells
Way Down South
Frank Grey
James White
 
A-118 41578
41849
Won't You Waltz Home Sweet Home With Me?
Kiss Me Right
Frank Grey (= Jack Chaman)
Ted Mayes (= Arthur Johnson) = Will Terry ?
Beka 569
Beka 633
A-119        
A-120 41025 On The Silvery Sands Frank Greyy (= Jack Chaman)  
A-120 40897
41026
When The Harvest Moon Is Shining
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?
Joseph Wilson (= Harry Thornton)
Frank Grey (= Jack Charman)
Beka 320
Beka 379
A-121 216
217
King Friedrich, march
King's Trumpeter, march (Kaiser Fanfare)
Royal Guards Band  
A-122        
A-123        
A-124        
A-125        
A-126   Above And Below
In And Out Polka
Whiteley & Gorringe (clarinet & piccolo)
Sergeant Oakley (cornet)
 
A-127   The Arrow Polka
The Cleopatra Waltz
Mr. Arthur Paull (xylophone)  
A-128        
A-129 35120
35123
My Sumurun Girl
Oh, I Do Love You, My Orange Girl
James Whoro (=Jamieson Dodds)
Frank Grey (= Jack Charman)
Beka 700
Beka 714
A-130 35132
41963
You're My Baby (Brown, Ayer)
Down In Dear Old New Orleans (Conrad, Whidden)
Albert Collins (= Jack & Nancy Charman)
Anton Green ("Albert Collins")
Beka 716
Beka 676
A-131        
A-132        
A-133        
A-134        
A-135        
A-136        
A-137 G-15342 or 15420 The Band At The Toy Shop Cinderella Orchestra  
A-138        
A-139        
A-140        
A-141        
A-142        
A-143        
A-144        
A-145 15322
15323
King Of The Elves
Forest Bells
A. Paull (bells)  
A-146        
A-147        
A-148        
A-149        
A-150 35299
40261
When I Lost You (I. Berlin)
A Picture No Artist Could Paint (Helf)
Will Oakley (= Charles Reaper)
Harry Trevor (= Robert Carr)
Beka 789
Beka 155
A-151        
A-152 40942
41314
The Laughing Coon
My Old Trombone
Billy Whitlock (comic)
Stanley Miller
 
A-153 G-15366
G-15375
Excelsior March
Fellowship March
Grenadier Guards (Berlin)  
A-154        
A-155        
A-156        
A-157        
A-158        
A-159 41324
41328
All People That On Earth Do Dwell
A Few More Years Shall Roll
Madam Truman (contralto) (= Jessie Broughton) Beka 495
Beka 589
A-160 35263
41986
When Love Creeps In Your Heart (Mills, Scott)
In The Garden Of My Love (Roma, Ball)
Austin Ellwood (= Jamieson Dodds) Beka 759
Beka 654
A-161        
A-162 35405
35425
The Raggedy Rag
You've Got To Get Out And Get Under  [sic]
Alfred Browne (= Jack Charman)
Harry Cove
 
A-162 35038
35245
When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam
Floating Down The River (Lewis, White)
Harry Cove Beka 687
Beka 754
    The first A-162 above was reported to me in August 2012 by Paul Cleary. Any confirmation, or otherwise, of the other A-162 would be gratefully received.  
A-163        
A-164        
A-165 35411
35412
Popularity - A Banjo Medley, parts 1 & 2 Mr. F. Leggett (banjo) (= Olly Oakley) Beka 831
A-166 35393
35424
My Southern Maid (Barrett, Darewski)
I'm Going Back To Caroline (Downs, Erdman)
Victory Conway
Albert Collins
Beka 811
Beka 830
A-167 E-35296
E-35392
Way Down To Honolulu
Someone Is Coming To My House
The Two Peers (= Elliott & Hughes)
Austin Ellwood
Beka 729
Beka 811
A-168 35121
35210
Everybody's Doing It At The Seaside
Hey Ho! Can't You Hear the Steamer?
Jack Charman
Alexander Johnson
Beka 705
Beka 746
A-169 35114
15233
The Liberty Bell March (Sousa)
Coronation Bells (T.W. Partridge)
Arrow Military Band (= Band of 1st Life Guards)
Arrow Military Band (= Empire Military Band)
Beka 777
Beka 742
A-170 35377
35448
The Little Bilikin
Laughing Brothers
W. Brady (Xylophone) (= William Brady) Beka 865
Beka 843
A-171 14859
14867
"The Laughing Husband" - selection parts 1 & 2 (Eysler) Beka Bijou Band Beka 794
Beka 795
A-172 40782
41481
The Song Of The Thrush (le Brun)
By The Water Melon Vine (Allen)
James Hudson (baritone)
Stanley Kirkby & Olly Oakley
Beka 298
Beka 577
A-173 40520
40709
When The FIelds Are White With Daisies
Somewhere
Harry Trevor
James Hudson (baritone)
Beka 160
 
A-174 35174
35351
Dixie Dan
Come And Have a Look At What I've Got
Tom Temple (= Jack Charman)
Johnny Wakefield
Beka 726
Beka 790
A-175 G-3033
 
"The Merry Widow" - selection parts 1 & 2 Arrow Orchestra  
A-176   "The Cinema Star" - selection parts 1 & 2    
A-177 E-4207
 
Woodland Deams, waltz
On Deck, barn dance
Accordeon Solo (= A.J. Scott (medloeon)
Accordeon solo
Dac 449
 
A-178 E-4263
E-4264
The First Kiss, waltz
Mazurka
M. Tapiero (ocarina) Dac 518
A-179 35217
35436
Take Me In Your Arms And Say You Love Me
R-R-Rip That Melody
Cornille & Wood
Joseph Newman (= Jack Charman)
Beka 744
Beka 840
A-180   In The Valley Where The Bluebird Sings
Beautiful Bird, Sing On
   
A-181 40794
 
Rule Britannia / God Save The King
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
Arrow Military Band
Tom Jury
 
A-182 40569
40795
Bravo Territorials
Russian Anthrm And Marsellaise
L. Harrison (vocal) (= Harry Thornton)
Arrow Military Band (= Beka London Orchestra)
Beka 90
Beka 295
A-183 35621
41343
La Brabanhconne
Boys Of The Old Brigade
Arrow Military Band (= Beka Bijou Orchestra)
Arrow Military Band (= Empire Military Band)
Beka 894
Beka 472
A-184        
A-185        
A-186        
A-187        
A-188        
A-189        
A-190 15049
15050
Whittington Polka
La Sombrette
Coventry Orchestra  
A-191        
A-192 989
13141
The Clockmaker's Shop
Kindergarten March
Arrow Orchestra  
A-193        
A-194        
A-195        
A-196        
A-197        
A-198        
A-199        
A-100        
A-201        
A-202        
A-203   Now The Day Is Over
At Even Ere The Sun Was Set
Miss K. Ellis  
A-204        
A-205        
A-206        
A-207        
A-208        
A-209        
A-210 41235
41236
Voyage On A Troupship, parts 1 & 2 Arrow Military Band (= Beka London Orchestra) Beka 455
A-211 35305
35307
Christmas Day In Camp, parts 1 & 2 Regent Trio Beka 772
A-212        
A-213        
A-214        
A-215        
A-216        
A-217   A Bunch Of Flowers
Silver Ring
Arrow String Orchestra  
A-218        
A-219        
A-220        
A-221        
A-222        
A-223   My Boy H. Darnell  
A-224 41299 I'm Only A Child In These Matters Ben Albert Beka 595