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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, Greg Butler, John Culley, Bill Dean-Myatt, Robert Girling, Pat Malham, Samuel Marston, Steve Paget

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


Page last updated: March 23, 2018

Cat No Matrix Title Artists
B-501      
B-502      
B-503      
B-504      
B-505      
B-506 457
463
Mary Of Argyle
What'll I Do (waltz)
saxophone solo
Beacon Dance Orchestra
B-507      
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      
B-522      
B-523 355
 
Annie Laurie
Dream Daddy
Ballad with piano accmp.    [details from Pat Malham]
Waltz Song with orch. accmp.
B-524      
B-525 355
 
Annie Laurie
Dream Daddy
Ballad with piano accmp.
Waltz Song with orch. accmp.
B-526      
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)
B-536      
B-537      
B-538 527 Golden West song, with orchestral Accomp.
B-539 477
525
Yankee Doodle
From One Till Two
vocal, with piano accmp
Song
B-540      
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.)
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.)
B-544 173
523
Prince Of Wales March
I'm Looking For The Merry Sunshine
(anon)
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Stan Greening's Dance Orch.)
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)
B-551 571
575-2
Tea For Two [This side mis-labelled as Cat No P-551, and being from "No No Natette")
Cherry Ripe
Duet, with piano accomp.(= Robert Howe & --- Price)
Bell Solo, with piano accomp. (= Jesse Ross)
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)
B-554      
B-555      
B-556      
B-557      
B-558      
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
Ballad
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)

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists
C-101      
C-102 264
265
Caravan
Jealous Of You
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= Will Terry)
C-103      
C-104 266
268
Where The Bamboo Babies Grow
Oh, Star Of Eve
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= Will Terry)
C-105 267 Wana Song, with orchestral accomp. (= "Gene Henry" (prob. Will Terry))
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)
C-110 308
348
On The Road To Anywhere
There Is A Tavern In the Town
Song, with orchestral accomp. (= Harry Thornton ?)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Harry Thornton)
C-111
355
Carolina In the Morning
Annie Laurie
song
Cornet Solo (= Peter Anderson)
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)
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)
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)
C-119 318
359
The Smile Of Molly Maloney
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Song with orch accmp (= Harry Thornton or Robert Howe)
Song with piano accmp (= Gwilym Wigley)
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)
C-121 321
354
I'll Stand Beneath Your Window
Killarney
Song, with orch accmp (= Will Terry & "Marsden")
Cornet solo. (= Peter Anderson)
C-122 W-322
W-356
Cut Yourself A Piece Of Cake
Comin' Thro' The Rye
? (= Will Terry)
Cornet Solo (= Peter Anderson)
C-123 W-326 Golden Curls ? (= Robert Howe?)
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)
C-125      
C-126      
C-127 330
360
Barney Google
Sailor's Hornpipe
Comic with orch. accomp (= Will Terry)
Piccolo solo (= George Ackroyd)
C-128 332
366
Kitten On The Keys
Railway Galop
Piano solo
Band (= Anderson's Band)
C-129      
C-130 334
368
That Red Head Gal
Reminiscences Of Ireland, No. 2
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band)
Band (= Anderson's Band)
C-131 335
367
Three O'Clock In The Morning (waltz)
Lustig Bruder, galop
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band)
Band (= Anderson's Band)
C-132      
C-133      
C-134      
C-135 339
371
I'll Stand Beneath Your Window
Reminiscences Of England, No. 2
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Jones' Band)
Band (= Anderson's Band)
C-136      
C-137      
C-138      
C-139      
C-140      
C-141      
C-142      
C-143      
C-144 W-326
W-382
Golden Curls
Three O'Clock In The Morning
 (= Robert Howe?)
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)
C-150      
C-151 177
403
Salute The Standard
The Cat's Whiskers (fox trot)
Band
Beacon Dance Orchestra (= Marlborough Band)
C-152      
C-153      
C-154 386
390-3
The Heart Bowed Down
Maggie! Yes Ma!
Song, with piano accomp. (= Harry Thornton)
Song, with piano accomp. (= Harry Fay)
C-155 388
391
The Irish Emigrant
Katie Callaghan
Vocal with piano accmp. (= Harry Thornton)
Irish Song with piano accmp. (= Robert Howe)
C-156      
C-157      
C-158      
C-159      
C-160 475
469
Comin' Thro' The Rye
The Cat's Whiskers
Ballad with piano accomp (= Robert Howe)
Humorous with orch accomp (= Harry Fay)
C-161 449
464
I Am A Friar Of Orders Grey
What'll I Do?
Ballad with piano accomp (= Robert Howe)
Vocal with orch accomp. (= Robert Howe)
C-162      
C-163 447 The Banks Of Allan Water ballad, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe)
C-164 468
473
Why Did I Kiss That Girl?
Annie Laurie
(vocal, with orchestra accomp (= Harry Fay)
(ballad, with piano accomp. (= Robert Howe)
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.)
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.)
C-169