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This is one of the more obscure 5" discs which was available in the early 1920s. Beacon used Mimosa masters and was presumably for sale at 6d, but where they were available is a mystery. They are pretty scarce and I've only seen one or two myself.

 

There are two series. Although the C- series is earlier than the B- series, I'll list the series alphabetically.
Extra information supplied by:
Mike Atkins, Arthur Badrock, John Baines, Ken Bowler, Robin Bratchley, Paul Buck, Greg Butler, John Culley, Bill Dean-Myatt, Robert Girling, Ken Jobling, Pat Malham, Samuel Marston, Adam Miller, Steve Paget, Glen Richards, Henk Sterkenberg

Please e-mail
me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.


Page last updated: February 28, 2023

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Original issue Recording Date
B-501          
B-502          
B-503 355
468
Annie Laurie
Why Did I Kiss That Girl?
Ballad (with piano accmp) (= Peter Anderson (cornet))
Vocal (with orch accmp) (= Harry Fay)
Mimosa P-153
Mimosa P-109
Oct 1, 1923
Jun 28, 1924
B-504          
B-505          
B-506 457
463
Mary Of Argyle
What'll I Do (waltz)
Saxophone solo (with piano accmp)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Stan Greening's Dance Orchestra)
Mimosa P-111
Mimosa unkn
Jun 19, 1924
Jun 27, 1924
B-507 456
458
The Irish Emigrant
Home In Pasadina
Saxophone solo (with piano accmp)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Stan Greening's Dance Orchestra)
Mimosa P-112
Mimosa P-114
Jun 19, 1924
Jun 27, 1924
B-508          
B-509          
B-510          
B-511          
B-512          
B-513          
B-514          
B-515          
B-516          
B-517          
B-518          
B-519          
B-520          
B-521 508
533
Bit Of Welsh
I'm Gonna Bring a Watermelon
Bell solo with piano accmp (= Billy Whitlock)
song with piano and banjo effects (= Harry Fay)
Mimosa P-139
Mimosa P-142
Sep 27, 1924
Jan 17, 1925
B-522          
B-523 355
 
Annie Laurie
Dream Daddy
Ballad with piano accmp.    [details from Pat Malham] (cornet solo ?)
Waltz Song with orch. accmp.
   
B-524 146
516
Under The Double Eagle, march
Go Long Mule
Beacon Military Band
Fool song, with orch. accmp. (= Greening's Dance Orch, with Harry Fay)
Mimosa P-79
Minosa P-134
c. 1922
Dec 18, 1924
B-525 355
 
Annie Laurie
Dream Daddy
Ballad with piano accmp. (actually Peter Anderson (cornet))
Waltz Song with orch. accmp.
Mimosa P-97
Oct 1, 1923
B-526 499
511
A Bit Of Irish
Why Does A Chicken Cross The Road?
Bell solo (= Billy Whitlock)
comedy song (= Harry Fay)
Mimosa P-124
Mimosa P-126
Sep 24, 1924
Oct 11, 1924
B-527          
B-528          
B-529          
B-530          
B-531          
B-532          
B-533          
B-534          
B-535 507
528
A Bit Of America
California, Here I Come
Bell Solo (= Billy Whitlock)
Vocal, with orchestral accomp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-126
Mimosa P-135
Sep 27, 1924
Dec 23, 1924
B-536          
B-537          
B-538 527 Golden West song, with orchestral Accomp. (= Robert Howe) Mimosa P-138 Dec 23, 1924
B-539 477
525
Yankee Doodle
From One Till Two
vocal, with piano accmp (= Harry Thornton)
Song, with orch accmp (= Lionel Rothery)
Mimosa P-122
Mimosa P-139
Jul 4, 1924
Dec 23, 1924
B-540 437
532
March OF Felix
Chili Bom Bom
Bell solo (= Billy Whitlock)
Comic song (with piano and banjo effects) (= Harry Fay)
Mimosa P-118
Mimosa P-143
Mar 12, 1924
Jan 17, 1925
B-541 349
519
The Dear Little Shamrock
When She's In Red
Ballad, with piano accmp (= Harry Thornton)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Stan Greening's Dance Orch.)
Mimosa P-144
Mimosa P-149
Sep 28, 1923
Dec 20, 1924
B-542          
B-543 397
524
Serenade
The Queen's Doll's House
Piccolo solo (= George Ackroyd)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Stan Greening's Dance Orch.)
Mimosa P-149
Mimosa P-146
Jan 23, 1924
Dec 20, 1924
B-544 173
523
Prince Of Wales March
I'm Looking For The Merry Sunshine
(anon)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Stan Greening's Dance Orch.)
Mimosa P-134
Mimosa P-147
1922
Dec 20, 1924
B-545          
B-546          
B-547          
B-548          
B-549          
B-550 559
572
With Sword And Lance
I Want To Be Happy
Beacon Military Band (= London Fire Brigade Band)
Duet, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe & --- Price)
Mimosa P-160
Mimosa P-157
Mar 31, 1925
Apr 27, 1925
B-551 571
575-2
Tea For Two [mis-labelled as being from "No No Nanette")
Cherry Ripe
Duet, with piano accomp.(= Robert Howe & --- Price)
Bell Solo, with piano accomp. (= Jesse Ross)
Mimosa P-158
Mimosa P-170
Apr 27, 1925
May 26, 1925
B-552          
B-553 560
573-2
A Bunch Of Roses, march
Rose Marie
Beacon Military Band (= London Fire Brigade Band)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-162
Mimosa P-160
Mar 31, 1925
Apr 30, 1925
B-554          
B-555          
B-556          
B-557          
B-558 635
637
Regimental Marches (Devon & Suffolk Regiments)
Who Takes Care Of The Caretaker's Daughter?
Beacon Military Band (= London Fire Brigade Band)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= New Prince's Toronto Band)
Mimosa P-184
Mimosa P-181
Aug 21, 1925
Aug 28, 1925
B-559          
B-560          
B-561          
B-562          
B-563          
B-564          
B-565          
B-566 365
614
Sally In Our Alley
Sally's Come Back
flute solo (= George Ackroyd)
Ballad (= Eric Lawrence)
Mimosa P-141
Mimosa P-172
Oct 6, 1923
Jul 14, 1925
B-567          
B-568          
B-569          
B-570          
B-571 612
621
Bonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond
When You And I Were Seventeen
Song, with piano accomp. (= Bowen McKechnie)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Roland Yorke)
Mimosa P-179
Mimosa P-177
Jul 3, 1927
Jul 30, 1925

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Orig. Issue Rec. Date
C-101 256
259
Mary Ellen (She's Waltzing Mad)
I Ain't Nobody's Darling
comic, with orchestral accmp. (= Robert Howe)
comic, with orchestral accmp. (= "Jack Lewis" (prob. Will Terry))
Mimosa P-17 Feb 9, 1923
C-102 264
265
Caravan
Jealous Of You
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= "Jack Lewis" (prob. Will Terry)) Mimosa P-20 Feb 9, 1923
C-103      
C-104 266-2
268-2
Where The Bamboo Babies Grow
Oh, Star Of Eve
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= "Jack Lewis" (prob. Will Terry)) Mimosa P-28 Apr 20, 1923
C-105 267-2 Wana Song, with orchestral accomp. (= "Gene Henry" (prob. Will Terry)) Mimosa P-29 Apr 20, 1923
C-106      
C-107      
C-108      
C-109 306
307
Yes, We Have No Bananas
Do As I Like Tonight
Song with piano accmp. (= Will Terry) Mimosa P-36 Jul 26, 1923
C-110 308
348
On The Road To Anywhere
There Is A Tavern In the Town
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= Harry Fay ?)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Harry Thornton)
Mimosa P-37 Sep 22, 1923
Sep 28, 1923
C-111 309
355
Carolina In the Morning
Annie Laurie
song (= Harry Fay ?)
Cornet Solo (= Peter Anderson)
Mimosa P-38
Mimosa P-97
Sep 22, 1923
Oct 1, 1923
C-112      
C-113      
C-114 313
346
Romany Rose
Will O' The Wisp
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= Harry Thornton)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Harry Thornton)
Mimosa P-42 Sep 22, 1923
Sep 28, 1923
C-115 314
358
When The Leaves Come Tumbling Down
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Song, with orchestral accomp (= Robert Howe)
Vocal, with orchestral accmp. (= Gwilym Wigley)
Mimosa unkn Sep 22, 1923
Oct 4, 1923
C-116      
C-117      
C-118 317
350
On The Shores Of Minnetonka
Revenge
Song with orch accmp (= Robert Howe)
Song with piano accmp (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-46 Sep 22, 1923
Sep 28, 1923
C-119 318
359
The Smile Of Molly Maloney
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Song with orch accmp (= Robert Howe)
Song with piano accmp (= Gwilym Wigley)
Mimosa P-47 Sep 22, 1923
Oct 4, 1923
C-120 319
351
You Tell Her - I Stutter
MacGregor's Gathering
Comic Song with orch accmp. (= Will Terry)
Vocal with piano accmp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-48 Sep 22, 1923
Sep 28, 1923
C-121 321
354
I'll Stand Beneath Your Window
Killarney
Song, with orch accmp (= Will Terry & Bert Marsden)
Cornet solo. (= Peter Anderson)
Mimosa P-50 Sep 22, 1923
Oct 1, 1923
C-122 W-322
W-356
Cut Yourself A Piece Of Cake
Comin' Thro' The Rye
? (= Will Terry)
Cornet Solo (= Peter Anderson)
Mimosa P-51 Sep 22, 1923
Oct 1, 1923
C-123 W-324
W-326
Just A Wee Drap
Golden Curls
Song (= Robert Howe) Mimosa ?
Mimosa P-75
Sep 25, 1923
C-124 325
363
All Over Nothing At All
On The Banks Of Allen Water
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= Robert Howe)
Flute Solo (= George Ackroyd)
Mimosa P-53 Sep 25, 1923
Oct 6, 1923
C-125      
C-126      
C-127 330
360
Barney Google
Sailor's Hornpipe
Comic with orch. accomp (= Will Terry)
Piccolo solo (= George Ackroyd)
Mimosa P-57 Sep 25, 1923
Oct 6, 1923
C-128 332
366
Kitten On The Keys
Railway Galop
Piano solo
Band (= Anderson's London Fire Brigade Band)
Mimosa P-59 Sep 28, 1923
Oct 7, 1923
C-129      
C-130 334
368
That Red Head Gal
Reminiscences Of Ireland, No. 2
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band)
Band (= Anderson's London Fire Brigade Band)
Mimosa P-61 Sep 28, 1923
Oct 7, 1923
C-131 335-2
367
Three O'Clock In The Morning (waltz)
Lustig Bruder, galop
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band)
Band (= Anderson's London Fire Brigade Band)
Mimosa P-62 Nov 22, 1923
Oct 7, 1923
C-132      
C-133      
C-134 337-2 Carolina In The Morning Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band) Mimosa P-64 Nov 22, 1923
C-135 339-2
371
I'll Stand Beneath Your Window
Reminiscences Of England, No. 2
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band)
Band (= Anderson's London Fire Brigade Band)
Mimosa unkn Nov 22, 1923
Oct 7, 1923
C-136      
C-137      
C-138      
C-139      
C-140      
C-141      
C-142      
C-143      
C-144 W-326
W-382-3
Golden Curls
Three O'Clock In The Morning
Song, with orch accmp. (= Robert Howe) Mimosa P-75 Sep 25, 1923
Nov 16, 1923
C-145      
C-146      
C-147      
C-148      
C-149 397
410
Serenade
Seven Or Eleven (fox trot)
Piccolo Solo (= George Ackroyd)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Marlborough Band)
Mimosa P-80
Mimosa P-95
Jan 23, 1924
Jan 26, 1924
C-150      
C-151 177
403
Salute The Standard
The Cat's Whiskers (fox trot)
Band
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Marlborough Band)
Mimosa P-88 1922
Jan 26, 1924
C-152      
C-153 385 The Arrow And The Song Song, with piano accomp (= Harry Thornton) Mimosa P-148 Jan 23, 1924
C-154 386
390-3
The Heart Bowed Down
Maggie! Yes Ma!
Song, with piano accomp. (= Harry Thornton)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-85 Jan 23, 1924
May 23, 1924
C-155 388
391
The Irish Emigrant
Katie Callaghan
Vocal with piano accmp. (= Harry Thornton)
Irish Song with piano accmp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-86 Jan 23, 1924
C-156      
C-157      
C-158      
C-159 143
408
Marche Lorraine
Maggie! Yes Ma
Band
Marlboro' Dance Orchestra (= Marlborough Band)
Mimosa P-91
Mimosa P-93
1922
Jan 26, 1924
C-160 475
469
Comin' Thro' The Rye
The Cat's Whiskers
Ballad with piano accomp (= Robert Howe)
Humorous with orch accomp (= Harry Fay)
Mimosa unkn
Mimosa P-107
Jul 4, 1924
Jun 28, 1924
C-161 449-2
464
I Am A Friar Of Orders Grey
What'll I Do?
Ballad with piano accomp (= Robert Howe)
Vocal with orch accomp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-110
Mimosa P-106
May 22, 1924
Jun 28, 1924
C-162      
C-163 447-2 The Banks Of Allan Water ballad, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe) Mimosa P-106 May 21, 1924
C-164 468
473
Why Did I Kiss That Girl?
Annie Laurie
vocal, with orchestra accomp (= Harry Fay)
ballad, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe)
Mimosa P-109
Mimosa P-121
Jun 28, 1924
Jul 4, 1924
C-165      
C-166 454
461
Alice, Where Art Thou?
Why Did I Kiss That Girl? (fox trot)
Musette solo, with piano accmp.
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Greening's Dance Orch.)
Mimosa P-114
Mimosa P-112
Jun 19, 1924
Jun 27, 1924
C-167      
C-168 456
458
The Irish Emigrant
Home In Pasadena (fox trot)
Saxophone solo, with piano accmp
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Greening's Dance Orch.)
Mimosa P-112
Mimosa P-114
Jun 19, 1924
Jun 27, 1924
C-169