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A very attractive pre-WWI label, the company was established in Germany in 1909, but in 1911 J.G. Murdoch started importing the records into England. The masters came mainly from Dacapo, plus some of Murdoch's own recordings.

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Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in this series.
The following people have helped in compiling this listing:

Frank Andrews, Arthur Badrock, Graham Farnell, Norman Field, Paul Kilmartin, Alan McGregor, David Moore (of Dinosaur Discs
), Al Sharp

This page last updated on: October 23, 2017

Cat No. Matrix No. Title Artists
5001      
5002      
5003      
5004      
5005 1710
1711
Noel de Pierrot - serenade
La Sperwese - mazurka
 
5006      
5007      
5008      
5009      
5010      
5011      
5012      
5013      
5014      
5015      
5016 1060 / 627
1087 / 611
Storming The Trenches
Radetzky March
H.M. Grenadier Guards Reginent, Berlin
5017      
5018      
5019 1054
1057
Sans-Souci (Italian march)
The Jolly Woodchoppers (Tyrolean march)
Kaiser Franz Grenadier Guards Regiment, Berlin
5020      
5021 1045
1046
Siamese Patrol
Corcassian Reveille
Kaiser Franz Grenadier Guards Regiment, Berlin
5022      
5023      
5024      
5025 1024
1025
Imperial March
Our Crack Regiment (march)
Kaiser Franz Grenadier Guards Regiment, Berlin
5026      
5027      
5028      
5029      
5030      
5031   "A Waltz Dream" - Nikki March Orchestra
5032      
5033 5178
5182
The Sailor's Grave
My Queen
Wilfred Virgo
       
5043 5221
5223
Sybil
My Wife's Cake
Harry Bluff (comic)
       
5076 5207
5212
Nobody's Satisfied
The Postman
Harry Bluff (comic)
5077      
5078 1020
1021
The Two Warblers
The Tiny Bird On The Brook
H.M. Grenadier Guards Regiment, Berlin
5079      
5080      
5081 1177 Those Flowers For Thee (Wagner) Cornet solo with song
       
5090      
5091      
5092 1006
1007
Bullfinch Duet ("Gypsy Baron" - Strauss)
Echo In The Forest
French horn and orchestra
Bugle duet with orchestra
5093      
5094      
5095 1186
1187
Merry Spirits
The Woodpecker, mazurka
Cornet Solo, with orchestra
Xylophon (sic) solo, with orchestra
5096      
5097      
5098      
5099      
5100 5169
5170
The Larboard Watch
All's Well
W. Virgo and A. Chapman
5101      
5102      
5103      
5104      
5105      
5106      
5107 5199
5201
Always Jolly
Come Under My New Gamp
Billy Whitlock (comic)
5108 5168
5224
The Moon Has Raised Her Lamp Above
Excelsior
W. Virgo & A. Chapman (duet)
5109     W. Virgo and A. Chapman ?
5110 5122
5185
The Land Where The Angels Are
All Soul's Day
Harry Trevor (baritone) (= Robert Carr)
5111      
5112      
5113      
5114      
5115      
5116      
5117      
5118 5198
5203
All I Said Was Ha-Ha-Ha
Billy Whitlock's Wedding
Billy Whitlock (comic)
5119      
5120      
5121 5121
5124
From Poverty Street To Golden Square
When The Fields Are White With Daisies
Harry Trevor (baritone) (= Robert Carr)
5122      
5123 5191
5192
Thora
Trooper Johnny Ludlow
Thomas Howell (baritone)
5124      
5125      
5126      
5127      
5128      
5129 1462
1525
On The Gulf Of Naples
Echo Polka
Grand Metropole Band
5130      
5131 2103 Mazurka from the opera 'The Life For The Czar' (Gluck) Grand Metropole Band
5132      
5133      
5134 2010 Krakowiak - Polish National Dance Grand Metropole Band
5135      
5136 560
1357
Fantasy from the opera "Martha" (Flotow)
Selections from the opera "Tannhauser" (Rich. Wagner)
Grand Metropole Band
anon
5137      
5138      
5139      
5140      
5141      
5142 5194
5196
Glorious Devon
Lords God Of Abraham
Thomas Howell (baritone)
5143      
5144      
5145      
5146      
5147      
5148      
5149      
5150      
5151      
5152      
5153      
5154      
5155      
5156      
5157      
5158 5000
5006
The Old Green Isle
Bedouin Love Song
W.H. Atkinson (baritone, with piano)
Oswald Earle (baritone, with orch)
5159      
5160 5003
5049
If Those Lips Could Only Speak
Home, Sweet Home
Oswald Earle (baritone, with orch)
Rhoda Kent (soprano, with piano)
5161      
5162 5118
5119
For Ever And For Ever
If You'll Remember Me
Jules Malten (cornet)
5163   The Better Land
O! Dry Those Tears
Jules Malten (cornet)
5164      
5165      
5166      
5167      
5168      
5169 5056
5060
The Dear Little Shamrock
Kathleen Mavoureen
Adi Philips (contralto, with piano)
5170      
5171      
5172      
5173      
5174      
5175      
5176 5017
5018
Good-Bye, Olga
Oh, Oh, Antonio
Harry Senger (comic)
5177      
5178      
5179      
5180      
5181      
5182      
5183 5075
5078
I Saw Them (?)
The Son, The Pa And The Cigarettes
W.G. Calligan, Jules Malten, W. Towle, N. Norcross
5184      
5185 5070
5073
Massa's In De Cold Cold Ground
Nelly Gray
W.G. Calligan, Jules Malten, W. Towle, N. Norcross
5186      
5187      
5188 5097
5112
Loch Lomond
In The Shadow OF The Pines
Florence Bruce
5189   Whistling Coon
Whistling Bowery Boy
 
5190   Off To Philadelphia  
5191      
5192 5094
5104
I'll Sing Thee Songs Of Araby
Bedelia
W.G. Calligan (tenor, with orch.)
5193 5082
5109
A Southern Lullaby
If I Had The World To Give You
W.G. Calligan (tenor, with orch.)
       
5207 5121
5124
From Poverty Street To Golden Square
When The Fields Are White With Daisies
Mr. Harry Trevor (baritone) (= Robert Carr)
       
5237 1745
1754
The Camp-Meeting
Toboggan (latest American dance)
Grand Metropole Band
5238      
5239      
5240      
5241      
5242      
5243      
5244   Your Eyes Have Told Me So  
       
5256   Through Green Valleys  
       
5271 568
1429
Tales From The Vienna Forest (waltz)
Loin Du Bal (French waltz)
Grand Metropole Band
5272   Mamie May Jack Charman
5273      
5274      
5275      
5276      
5277 3066
3072
Gipsy Polka
Ballet Girls March
Orchestra with Castanets
Orchestra
       
5291   I Do Like Cheap Sea Trips Herbert Rule (comedian)
5292 1853
1854
Gypsy March (from "Gypsy Love" - Lehar)
Gipsy Love, waltz (from "Gypsy Love" - Lehar)
Orchestra
       
5317 5230
5232
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Little Black Cupid In The Moon
Jack Charman
5318 5229 My Bungalow In Bond Street Jack Charman
5319 5267
5268
The Letter Song
My Hero
Miss Rosa Dallow and Stanley Kirkby
5320 5248
5249
Come To The Ball
I Wonder If You Miss Me Sometimes
Harry Thornton (baritone)
5321      
5322      
5323      
5324 5243
5246
Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
If I Had The World To Give You
Jack Charman
Philip Gordon
5325 5245 Silver Bell Philip Gordon
5326 5235
5238
Captain Ginjah. O.T.
By The Sea
Charles Denton
5327 5259
5260
Why Does Mr. Flanagan Want To Go?
Follow The Tramlines
 
5328 5232
5265
There's a Little Black Cupid In The Moon
All Clear Out Of The Park
Jack Charman
Stanley Kirkby
5329      
5330 5251
5253
Cheer Up, My Highland Lassie
Any Little Girl That's A  Nice Little Girl
Arthur Field
5331 5252
 
Pat O'Hare
'Tis A Faded Picture
Arthur Field
5332      
5333      
5334 5234 Why Do You Think I Look So Gay? Charles Denton (= Harry Bluff?)
5335 Take Your Girlie Where The Band Is Playing
Here Comes The Chocolate Major
Charlie Gow
5336 5233
5258
Oh La La La
Come WIth Me Down Regent Street
Harry Bluff
Harry Trevor (= Robert Carr)
5337      
5338   Gypsy Love - selection, parts 1 & 2 (Lehar) Orchestra
5339 5269
5271
Ginger, You're Balmy
Don't Do It Again, Matilda
Harry Champion (comic)
5340      
5341      
5342      
5343      
5344 5304
5305
Down Among The Sugar Cane
Mamie May
Jack Charmasn
5345