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One of the many labels available in Britain before the first World War, first appearing in August 1911 and pressed for J. Blum & Co, and costiing 2/6, a pretty standard price for popular records at the time.  Blum did not sell records directly tot he public, but waa a factor providing records for businesses that wanted to sell their own records.
For about the first year Diploma records were made by Edison Bell using their existing matrices from Bell & Velvet Face discs.
In the summer of 1912, Blum entered into a contract with Kalliope Company in Saxony, Germany, to provide recordings & press records, some of which were recorded by Blum in their Old Street, London, studios. It is understood that this was an exclusive agreement, but when Blum found out that Kalliope was using his (Blum's) masters to press records for other clients, he terminated the agreement and found another German manufacturer, currently not identified, to press records. The labels then state "Made in Prussia", so it could be that Lindström was the company making these records.
Following the outbreak of WWI, Blum had to find a British manufacturer and the later Diploma records were made in Britian by the Disc Record Company, of Harrow.  Both Blum and the DRC went out of business in the spring of 1915.

 

This is a first attempt at a listing, with much of the information coming from Frank Andrews.
Thanks for the following who have provided information:

Mike Atkins, Graham Farnell, Norman Field, Paul Kilmartiin, Mike Langridge, Rod Lancashier, Campbell McInnes, Ian McPherson, Graham Meachen, David Moore, Richard Prout, Mark Schuler, Ray Stevenson, Des Wilson,    

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

Page last updated: May 11, 2018

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
A 1        
A 2        
A 3 2085
2544
Bosom Companions, polka
Pick Of The Basket, 4th selection
Royal Military Band Bell 30
Bell 247
A 4        
A 5        
A 6 2133
2134
William Tell, overture, part 1 & 2 (Rossini) British Imperial Guards Band Bell 28
A 7 1015
1017
Wearing Of The Green
Moore's Irish Melodies
Royal Military Band  
A 8 1019
1025
Viscount Nelson March
Army And Navy March
Royal Military Band
Band of H.M. 12th Hussars
 
A 8 2000
2006
The Merry Widow, 1st selection
Army And Marine, march
Royal Symphony Orchestra
Royal Military Band
Bell 1
Bell 22
A 9        
A 10 2005
2108
23rd Regiment March
A Waltz Dream, selection
Royal Military Band Bell 14
Bell 17
A 11 1043
1076
Tales Of Hoffman - Barcarolle
The Passing Of Salome
Royal Military Band  
A 11 2107
2425
March Past Of The Brigade
The Girl In The Train, waltz
Royal Military Band Bell 14
Bell 194
A 12        
A 13 1043
1056
Tales Of Hoffman
Il Trovatore, selection
Royal Military Band  
A 14 2148
2149
Morning, Noon And Night, Overture, parts 1 & 2 British Imperial Guards Bell 19
A 15        
A 16        
A 17        
A 18 1055
1056
Rienzi, overture
Il Trovatore, selection
Royal Military Band  
A 19 2339
2240
"Cavalleria Rusticana" - intermezzo
Manuela, two-step
Hungarian Band
Royal Military Band
Bell 133
Bell 134
A 20        
A 21        
A 22 1115
1120
La Mattchiche
La Dance Des Apaches
Royal Military Band  
A 23 2197
2406
"Faust" - Soldiers' Chorus
Amina, Egypian Serenade
Royal Artillery Band
British Imperial Guards
Bell 59
Bell 184
A 24        
A 25 2284
2349
Bonnie Scotland
The Druid's Prayer, waltz
Regimental Band and Pipers of HM Scots Guards
Royal Symphony Orchestra
Bell 103
Bell 131
A 26 2199
2401
Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 3 (Wagner)
Whispering Of The Flowers - intermezzo
Royal Artillery Band
British Imperial Guards
Bell 61
Bell 184
A 27        
A 28 2397
2399
Weymouth Chimes
Trafalgar March
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 181
Bell 183
A 29        
A 30 2072
2193
Pierrots, schottische
H.M.S. Pinafore - selection
Royal Symphony Orchestra
Royal Artillery Band
Bell 73
Bell 64
A 31        
A 32 2192
2194
Bulow March
Thousand And One Nights, waltz
Royal Artillery Band Bell 70
Bell 63
A 32 1170
1217
"Sunshine Girl", selection
Blue Danube, waltz
Band of HM 12th Hussars
Royal Military Band
 
A 33        
A 34        
A 35 2420
2421
The Uhlan's Call, march
The Mikado, selection
British Imperial Guards (= Band of H.M. King's Colonials) Bell 190
Bell 192
A 36 2422
2430
"The Mikado" - selection No. 2
Glow Worm Idyll
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 192
Bell 195
A 37 2383
2423
The Jolly Coppersmith
"The Mikado" - selection No. 3
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 175
Bell 193
A 38 2382
2389
The Forge In The Forest
The Turkish Patrol
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 171
Bell 173
A 39        
A 40        
A 41 2318
2388
Tannhauser
Valse Des Fleurs
British Imperial Guards Band  
A 42 2382
2389
The Forge In The Forest
The Turkish Patrol
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 171
Bell 173
    NOTE: Frank Andrews' gathered information is not clear whether A-38 and A-42 are both correct or whether there is some mis-reporting Any confirmation of these issues would be very useful.  
A 43        
A 44        
A 45 1323
1329
Gypsy Love, waltz
the Whispering Of The Flowers
Royal Military Band  
A 46   Raymond Overture, parts 1 & 2 British Imperial Guards Band  
A 47 2387
2665
"Il Trovatore" - selection
"Peggy" - Ladies Beware
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 174
Bell 293
A 48 2390
 
Fra Diovolo - overture
Patrol Of The Brigade Of Guards
British Imperial Guards Band Bell 175
Bell 306
A 49        
A 50 1263
1264
The Pink Lady - selection No. 1
The Pink Lady - waltz (My Beautiful Lady)
Royal Military Band  
A 51 2324
2659
Departure Of A Troopship
Reminiscences Of Wales
Diploma Military Band Bell 123
Bell 291
A 52        
A 53 1443
1445
The Gaby Glide, two-step
The Grizzly Bear
Royal Military Band
Band of H.M. 12th Hussars
 
A 54        
A 55        
A 56        
A 57        
A 58 2132
2648
On The Mississippi - descriptive
In The Shadows (Fincke)
Rpyal Symphony Orchestra
British Imperial Guards
Bell 31
Bell 280
A 59 1400
1452
Marietta, polka
Action Front, march
Band of H.M. 12th Hussars  
A 60        
A 61 1443
1445
The Gaby Glide
The Grizzly Bear
Royal Military Band  
A 62        
A 63        
A 64        
A 65 2756
2759
The Spring Maid, selection parts 1 & 2 Diploma Symphony Orchestra V Face 1101
A 66   "Pick Of The Basket" - Nos. 5 & 6 Diploma Military Band  
A 67   "Pick Of The Basket" - Nos. 7 & 8 Diploma Military Band  
A 68 2754
2792
Ginger - two-step
Valerie - waltz
Diploma Symphony Orchestra Bell 320
Bell 353
A 69 2175
2793
My Queen, waltz
L'Amour Qui Rit - polka march
Diploma Symphony Orchestra Bell 54
Bell 353
A 70 2383
2757
The Jolly Coppersmith
On The Bosphorus - intermezzo
British Imperial Guards Band
Diploma Military Band
Bell 175
Bell 320
A 71 1800
1834
Coronation Bells
The Bells Of St. Malo
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 71 2491
2849
Tannhauser - pilgrim's march
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Diploma Military Band
Royal Military Band
Bell 242
Bell 359
A 72 2833

2834
"Pick Of The Basket" - Nos. 9  (The Same Way Home; Tonight In Dreamland; Yiddle On Your Fiddle; In The Shadows; Single By The Seaside)
"Pick Of The Basket" - Nos. 10 (Belle Of The Barber's Ball; Mamie May; Apron And Bonnet; John James O'Hara; I Don't Care)
Diploma Military Band Bell 357
A 73 2835
2836
Yuletide Memories, parts 1 & 2 Diploma Military Band Bell 358
A 74   The Savoy Lancers - Fig 1
The Savoy Lancers - Figs 2 & 3
Diploma Symphony Orchestra  
A 75   The Savoy Lancers - Fig 4
The Savoy Lancers - Fig 5
Diploma Symphony Orchestra  
A 76 2339
2862
Cavalleria Rusticana - intermezzo
Cavalleria Rusticana - Easter hymn
Diploma Symphony Orchestra Bell 133
Bell 378
A 77   "The Gondoliers" - selection parts 1 & 2 Diploma Symphony Orchestra  
A 78 2877
2878
"La Mousme" - selection parts 1 & 2 Diploma Symphony Orchestra  
A 79        
A 80 1807
2006
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony
Jewels Of The Madonna, intermezzo II
H.M. Royal Horse Guards (Blues)  
A 81        
A 82        
A 83        
A 84        
A 85        
A 86 2947
3001
The Eternal Waltz
The Pink Lady
Diploma Symphony Orchestra Bell 419
Bell 438
A 87        
A 88        
A 89        
A 90        
A 91 1881
 
1812 Overture
Queen Of Sheba
Diploma Military Band  
A 92        
A 93 3014
3162
Love And Youth, waltz
The Passing Of Salome, waltz
Hungarian Band
Royal Symphony Orchestra
Bell 437
Bell 452
A 94 1880
1886
Amorettentanz
Marche Lorraine
Diploma Military Band  
A 95        
A 96        
A 97 1844
1845
Ballet Egyptien, parts 1 & 2 Diploma Military Band  
A 98 2000
2007
Gottefunken, march
The Commandment, march
Diploma Military Band  
A 99        
A 100 2005
2005
Symphony No.1, 2nd Movement, parts 1 & 2 (Beethoven) Diploma Military Band  
A 101 2008
2009
"Oh, Delphine", selection parts 1 & 2 Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 102        
A 103   "Poet And Peasant", overture, parts 1 & 2 Diploma Military Band  
A 104        
A 105 2023
2024
The Liberty Bell, march
The Belle Of Chicago
Diploma Military Band  
A 106        
A 107 2001
2017
La Nozze Di Figaro, overture
Tales Of Hoffman, barcarolle
Diploma Military Band  
A 108        
A 109        
A 110        
A 111 2070
 
Always Gay
Pearls Of Normandy
Royal Symphony Orchestra  
A 112 2068
2069
Love's Dream After The Ball
Dance Of The Flower
Royal Symphony Orchestra  
A 113 2500
2507
Belphegor march
Trafalgar march
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 114   Melodious Memories, parts 1 & 2 Diploma Military Band  
A 115   Melodious Memories, parts 3 & 4 Diploma Military Band  
A 116   Melodious Memories, parts 5 & 6 Diploma Military Band  
A 117        
A 118        
A 119        
A 120   Come Back To Me
Pleasureland
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 121 2509
2520
Semper Fidelis
Queen Of The Surf
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 122   Detective Dances
Sifflez Pierettes
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 123        
A 124   Steadfast And True, march
"The Girl On The Film" - selection
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 125   "Raymond", overture parts 1 & 2 Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 126        
A 127 2695
2701
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
Belgian National Anthem
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 128   Destiny, waltz
Dorner, march
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 129 2631
2633
Moon Madrigal
In The Night
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 130 2694
2699
Britannia, Pride Of The Ocean
God Save The King
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 131 2685
2701
The Marseillaise
The Belgian National Anthem
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 132 2686
 
God Bless The Prince Of Wales
The Red, White And Blue
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 133 2700
2702
The Russian National Anthem
Servia's Royal Salute and The Japanese Anthem
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 134 2681
2682
Eternal Father, Strong To Save
Onward Christian Soldiers
Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  
A 135 2010 "The Girl In The Taxi", selection parts 1 & 2 Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), cond: Mr. Bilton  

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
B 1        
B 2 2124
2495
Annie Laurie
Beautiful Garden Of Roses
Tom F Kinniburgh (bass)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Bell 29
Bell 237
B 3        
B 4        
B 5 2059
2494
The Dear Homeland
You Taught Me How To Love You
A. Chaplin (baritone) (= Charles Copeland)
Stanley Kirkby
Bell 15
Bell 238
B 6 2063
2498
"Carmen" - Toreador Song
I Wonder If You miss Me Sometimes
Percy Drummond (baritone) (= Bridge Peters)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Bell 15
Bell 238
B 7        
B 8 2377
2531
To The End Of The World
Don't Go Down The Mine, Dad
Robert Carr (baritone)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Bell 150
Bell 239
B 9 2455
2532
The Miner's Dream Of Home
Your Eyes Have Told Me So
Lionel Marshall (= Stanley Kirkby)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Bell 218
Bell 239
B 10        
B 11        
B 12 2265
2319
Because
"The Bohemian Girl" - When Other Lips
Mr. Franiz (baritone) (= Arthur Grover)
Mr. G. Davis (tenor) (= James Davis)
Bell 98
Bell 128
B 13 2222
2273
Out In The Deep
Auld Lang Syne
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass) Bell 75
Bell 68
B 14        
B 15 2208 Asleep In The Deep T.F. Kinniburgh (bass) Bell 74
B 16        
B 17 2206
2207
The Village Blacksmith, parts 1& 2 T.F. Kinniburgh (bass, with orch) Bell 62
B 18        
B 19        
B 20        
B 21        
B 22 2141
2601
The Diver
Meet Me To-Night In Dreamland
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Bell 49
Bell 264
B 23 2023
2581
The Lost Chord
In Old Madrid
Percy Drummond (baritone) (= Bridge Peters)
J.T. Gatesby (tenor) (= Wilson Pembroke)
Bell 40
Bell 259
B 24 2151
2602
The Promise Of Life
Kitty, Dear
Miss Amy Augarde (contralto)
Mr Stanley Kirkby (tenor)
Bell 52
Bell 264
B 25        
B 26 2166
2291
The Drum Major
Bravo, Territorials!
Percy Drummond (baritone, with band accmp) (= Bridge Peters)
Arthur Tyrrell (baritone, with band accmp) (= Arthur Clifford)
Bell 38
Bell 108
B 27        
B 28        
B 29        
B 30 2632
2633
I'll Sing Thee Songs Of Araby
Thora
Frank Craig (tenor) (= John Roberts) V Face 1073
B 31 2608
 
My Dreams
The Palms
Ruby Helder (the lady tenor) V Face 1068
B 32 2601 Meet Me To-Night In Dreamland Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Bell 264
B 33 2494
2696
You Taught Me How To Love You, Now Teach Me To Forget
Do You Remember The Last Waltz?
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Arthur Day (tenor)
Bell 238
Bell 299
B 34 2821 "The Chocolate Soldier" - My Hero Vera Moore (soprano) Bell 370
B 35 2153
2685
2892
My Fiddle Is My Sweetheart
The Blind Boy
Stay In Your Own Back Yard
G.H. Chirgwin (tenor)
G.H. Chirgwin (tenor)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Bell 66
V Face 1082
Bell 384
B 36        
B 37 2455
 
The Miner's Dream Of Home
In The Shadows
Lionel Marshall (baritone) (= Stanley Kirkby)
Frank Craig (tenor) (= John Roberts)
Bell 218
V Face 1111
B 38 2674
2822
Annie Laurie
I Like Your Apron And Your Bonnet
Signora Jeanne Jomelli (soprano)
Vera Moore (soprano)
V Face 1088
Bell 370
B 39 2856
 
Sweet Jenny Gray
All I Ask Is Love
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Bell 377
B 40 2846
2894
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
Piccaninni Mine, Good-Night
Robert Evans (tenor)
Olly Oakley (banjo)
Bell 375
Bell 384
B 41        
B 42        
B 43        
B 44 2610
2611
Lily Mavourneen
My Pretty Jane
Ruby Helder V Face 1067
V Face 1066
B 45        
B 46        
B 47 1063
1596
Tis A Story That Will Live Forever
The Rosary
Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 48 3033
3037
"Maritana" - There's A Flower That Bloometh
My Dreams
Wilfred Virgo (tenor) Bell 428
Bell 429
B 49        
B 50 1605
1606
Little Shepherdess Of Devon
When The Convent Bell Is Ringing
Robert Carr  
B 51 1355
1889
Little Grey Home In The West
Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)  
B 52 1871
1874
Your Eyes Have Told Me So
Until
Alan Turner (baritone)  
B 53 1872
1899
The Yeoman's Wedding Song
"Maritana" - In Happy Moments
Alan Turner (baritone)  
B 54 1860
1870
In Sweet September
The Sweetest Flower That Blows
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
B 55 1857
1869
The Magic Of Your Voice
Sympathy
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
B 56 1861
1862
My Treasure
When All Was Young
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
B 57 1867
1868
"The Gondoliers" - Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes
Grey Eyes
Albert H. Watson  
B 58 1873
1898
"Tannhauser" - Oh Star Of Eve
She Is Far From The Land
Alan Turner (baritone)  
B 59 1896
1897
The Sea Road
Drake Goes West
T. F. Kinniburgh (bass)  
B 60 1130
1891
Son Of Mine
Out On The Deep
T. F. Kinniburgh (bass) [details F.A.]
B 60 1890
1891
Son Of Mine
Out On The Deep
T. F. Kinniburgh (bass)  
B 61        
B 62        
B 63        
B 64 2028 When Dull Care T. F. Kinniburgh (bass)  
B 65 2026
2027
My OId Shako
Shipmates O' Mine
T. F. Kinniburgh (bass)  
B 66        
B 67        
B 68        
B 69   A Farewell
An Emblem
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
B 70
2066
A Song Of Sleep
I Know A Lovely Garden
Jessie Broughton (contralto)  
B 71        
B 72   My Dreams
For All Eternity
Gwilym Richards (tenor)
Alan Turner (baritone)
 
B 73 2071
2072
Excelsior, parts 1 & 2 Gwilym Richards (tenor) and Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 74   Oriental Rose
Someone Somewhere
Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 75   Miss Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
There's A Pretty Little Thatched Cottage
Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 76        
B 77     Gwilym Richards (tenor)  
B 78        
B 79 2095
2096
Nirvana
The Trumpeter
Archie Anderson (baritone)  
B 80   A Man's A Man For A' That
Auld Lang Syne
Archie Anderson (baritone  
B 81        
B 82 1865
1904
When I Lost You
Hail! Caledonia
Harry Cove (with orch.)  
B 83        
B 84 2485
2486
Because
Thora
Gwilym Richards (tenor)  
B 85        
B 86        
B 87        
B 88        
B 89 2526
2535
There's One In Million Like You
My Heart Has Learned To Love You
Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 90        
B 91   I Want The Whole World To Know I Love You
Sing Us A Song Of Bonnie Scotland
Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 92        
B 93 2524
2529
When The Christmas Bells Are Ringing
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
Robert Carr (baritone)  
B 94 2489
 
My Southern Maid
Mother Machree
The Two Quids
Gwilym Richards (tenor)
 
B 95   A Tango Dream
Don't Do Anything That You Will Be Sorry For
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)  
B 96 2623
 
The Sunshine Of Your Smile
Last Night Was The End Of The World
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)  
B 97 2626
 
To Have, To Hold, To Love
I was Dreaming Of You Last Night
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)  
B 98   I Wish We'd Never Met
I'm Trying So Hard To BE Good For You
Gwilym Richards (tenor)  
B 99 2646
2647
You're the Most Wonderful Girl
You Know The Way To Make Me Happy
Gwilym Richards (tenor)  
B 100 2670
 
Song Of The Sea
Soldiers Of The King
Harry Cove (comic)  
B 101 2673
 
Boys In Khaki, Boys In Blue
Tommy Atkins
Harry Cove (comic)  
B 102 2671
2672
Motherland
Your King And Country Need You
Lawrence Perry  
B 103 2675
2689
The Boys Of The Old Brigade
The Boys In Navy Blue
Thomas Hayward (vocal, with orch)  
B 104 2690
2876
Call Us, And We'll Soon be There
Land Of Hope And Glory
Thomas Hayward (vocal, with orch)  
B 105 2691
2692
Fall In
Your King And Country Want You
Thomas Hayward (vocal, with orch)

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
C 1 1083
1084
I Used To Sigh For The Silvery Moon
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Jack Charman Kalliope
C 2        
C 3 1102 Everybody's Doing It Jack Charman Kalliope
C 3 2482
2552
Take Me With You Dearie
Captain Ginjah O.T.
Fred Vernon (comic) (= Harry Fay)
Mr. G. Ellis (= Ben Lovatt)
Bell 227
Bell 248
C 4        
C 5 2513
2534
Put On Your Ta-Ta Little Girlie
Come With Me Down Regent Street
Jack Charman
W. Chapman (= Stanley Kirkby)
Bell 232
Bell 240
C 6 1114
1118
The Laughing Family
I Tried To Keep From Laughing
Charles Penrose (comedian) Kalliope
C 6 2478
2535
Fall In And Follow Me
Here Comes The Chocolate Major
Harry Scott (comic) (= Harry Bluff)
W. Chapman (= Stanley Kirkby)
Bell 224
Bell 240
C 7 1066
1085
I Never Heard Father Laugh So Much Before
I Don't Care
Billy Melville (Jack Charman)
Jack Charman
Kalliope 6157
Kalliope
C 8 1107
1112
Carroty
Any Old Iron
Billy Melville (comedian) (= Jack Charman)  
C 9 1004
1138
Yiddle On Your Fiddle
Hello Susie Green
Jack Charman Kalliope
C 10 2119
2448
Delirious Ditties
All About Jim
Harry Bluff
Will Evans
Bell 26
Bell 211
C 11 1001
1002
Hush, Here Comes The Dream Man
We All Go The Same Way Home
Claude Graham (Jack Charman) Kalliope 6149
Kalliope 6147
C 12 2476
2481
Old Soar's Almanac
Hi Hi Mr. McKie
George Gilbert (= George Gilbey)
Fred Murray (baritone)
Bell 223
Bell 226
C 13        
C 14        
C 15 1085
1107
I Don't Care
Carroty (J.P. Long)
Mr Jack Charman
Mr. Alf. Willis
Kalliope
C 15 1137
1139
What Became Of The Girls I Used To Know?
I've Had My Fortune Told
Jack Charman Kalliope 6147
Kalliope
C 15 2214 Put A Bit Of Powder On It Father Billy Williams  [FA]
C 16 1159
1162
Come Round And Hear The Gramophone
No More Stopping Out Late
Jack Charman Kalliope
C 16 2217
2356
Carolina Brown
Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
Fred Vernon (comic) (= Harry Fay) Bell 72
Bell 140
C 17 1164
1113
We Must Have A Song About The Isle Of Man
I Tried To Keep From Laughing
Jack Charman
Charles Penrose
Kalliope
C 17 1164
2215
We Must Have A Song About The Isle Of Man
Tickle Me, Timothy
Jack Charman
Billy Williams
Kalliope
Bell 70
C 17 2215
2357
Tickle Me, Timothy
We're All Waiting For A Girl
Billy Williams
Fred Murray
Bell 70
Bell 141
C 18        
C 19 2188 Call Round Any Old Time Fred Vernon (= Harry Fay) Bell 60
C 19 1160
1163
Ebenezer
Under The Yum-Yum Tree
Claude Graham (Jack Charman) Kalliope
C 20        
C 21        
C 22 1199
1202
He Played On His Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Jean From Aberdeen
Claude Graham (Jack Charman)
Billy Melville (Jack Charman)
Kalliope 6153
Kalliope 6158
C 22 2374
2396
Ship Ahoy!
Little Willie's Wild Woodbines
F. Campbell (= George Wilson)
Fred Murray
Bell 150
Bell 179
C 23        
C 24        
C 25 2345
2418
I've Been Out With Charlie Brown
Angelina
Dan Lawrie (comic) (= Harry Bluff)
Fred Murray (baritone)
Bell 151
Bell 189
C 26 1201 I'm Setting The Village On Fire Jack Gilbey (Jack Charman) Kalliope
C 26   The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
I Was Standing At The Corner Of The Street
Jack Gilbey (Jack Charman)
J. MacPherson
 
C 27 2282
2392
The Postman
Playing The Game In The West
Harry Bluff
Harry Fay (as Harry Foy!)
Bell 102
Bell 176
C 28 1182
1183
Here We Are Again
Why Can't We Have The Sea In London?
Billy Melville (Jack Charman) Kalliope 6159
C 29 1187
1188
When Mother Dropped A Halfpenny On The Bus
Maloney
Claude Graham (Jack Charman) Kalliope
C 30 2412
2413
I Love A Lassie
The Wedding Of Lauchir McGraw
Jock McCrae Bell 188
Bell 186
C 31 2407
2411
Queen Amang The Heather
Stop Yer Tickling Jock
Jock McCrae Bell 187
Bell 186
C 32 1230
 
Who Were You With Last Night?
The Jingle Of The Gold
Jack Charman Kalliope
C 32 2153
2410
My Fiddle Is My Sweetheart
Bonnie Leezie Lindsay
G.H. Chirgwin
Jock McCrae
Bell 66
Bell 187
C 33 1231
1337
We All Sang "Too-Ra-Loo-Ral-Laddlie"
Let's Go Where All The Crowd Goes
Billy Melville (Jack Charman) Kalliope 6160
C 34 1314
1315
Paree
I'd Like To Go On My Honeymoon
Vernon Watson  
C 34 2145
2281
I Knew I'd Got Something To Do
Have You Another Little Girl Like Mary?
Harry Bluff
Harry Fay
Bell 37
Bell 102
C 35 2302
2568
The Bold McGhammon
I'm Henry VIII, I Am
Fred Murray
Fred Warren (comic) (= Alf Willis)      

Bell 252
C 36 1238
1239
March To Marble Arch
Stop, Stop, Stop
Jack Charman  
C 36 2315
2569
In The Moonlight, Dear Louise
All Clear Out Of The Park
Arthur Lee (comic) (= Sydney Barnes)
W. Chapman (= Stanley Kirkby)
Bell 116
Bell 253
C 37        
C 38   The Village Ragtime Band, Bang, Bang Jack Charman Kalliope
C 38 2170
2571
Jocular Joker
Standing On The Corner Of The Street
G.H. Chirgwin
Jack Arthur (= Will Dean)
Bell 48
Bell 253
C 39 2130
2630
Come Under My New Gamp
T.R.O.U.B.L.E
Billy Whitlock (comedian)
Jack Charman
Bell 36
Bell 270
C 40        
C 41 1232 Come On Josephine Jack Charman Kalliope
C 42        
C 43        
C 44 2603 Yiddle On Your Fiddle W. Chapman (= Stanley Kirkby) Bell 265
C 45        
C 46 2231
2657
The Toreador
The Belle Of The Barber's Ball
Sam Mayo (comedian)
Nina Hazell (= Nancy Charman) & Jack Charman

Bell 277
C 47        
C 48 2213
2247
Jean From Aberdeen
My Idea Of A Girl
Billy Williams (comedian)
Will Randall (comedian)
Bell 81
Bell 90
C 49        
C 50        
C 51 2703
2706
Stick To Your Uncle Jeremiah
We All Go The Same Way Home
Jack Charman Bell 307
Bell 298
C 52 1488
1492
Keep On Swinging Me, Charlie
There You Are Again, Mr. Rainbow
Rose Hayes (comedienne)  
C 52 2744
2751
Ouh! Ouh!
The Drug Stores
William Lewis (comedian) (= Charles Austin)
Harry Bluff
Bell 315
Bell 313
C 53 2795
2796
I'm Twenty-One Today
I've Been Out In The Lifeboat
Jack Pleasants (comedian) Bell 352
Bell 351
C 54 2794
2797
I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
Just To Cheer Him Up
Jack Pleasants (comedian) Bell 351
Bell 352
C 55 2771
2776
Father Went Down To Southend
John James O'Hara
Jack Charman Bell 348
Bell 347
C 56 2770
2772
That's As Far As I Want To Go
Brown Broke And Breezy
Jack Charman Bell 347
Bell 348
C 57 2823
 
When I Live Opposite To You
I Live At No. 23
Dainty Daisy Dormer (comedienne) Bell 356
Bell 371
C 58 2824
2825
I'd Like To Live Down Your Way
Why Don't You Go To Lancashire?
Dainty Daisy Dormer (comedienne) Bell 356
Bell 371
C 59 1504
1505
Anna, Bang The Pianner
Ragtime! What A Lullaby
Harry Cove  
C 59 2850
 
O'Brien
Leave A Glimmer In the Fanlight
W. Chapman (= Stanley Kirkby)
Alf Green (= Stanley Kirkby)
Bell 363
Bell 364
C 60 1947-t
1948-t
The Old Grey Coat
Save A Little One For Me
Billy Williams Favourite
  NOTE: While not impossible, it would seem unlikely, to me, that the above issue would use Favorite masters as Diploma records of this period at least were usually pressed from "Blum" (Kalliope) or Edison Bell masters. the issue below is more likely and an image of the label of the one side has been seen.  
C 60 1665
The Old Grey Coat
Save A Little One For Me
Billy Williams  
C 60 2852
2853
There's Something In The Seaside Air
Hello! Here Comes A Jolly Sailor
Alf Green (= Stanley Kirkby)
Stanley Kirkby
Bell 363
Bell 364
C 61 2214
2215
Put A Bit Of Powder On It, Father
Tickle Me, Timothy
Billy Williams Bell 84
Bell 70
C 61 2808
2814
Johnson's Laughing Song
The Village Tragedy
Billy Whitlock (comedian) Bell 368
Bell 369
C 62 1668
1669
My Girl From London Town
Jean From Aberdeen
Billy Williams  
C 62 2887
2888
Solomon's Trombone
You Must Come Round On Saturday
Jack Charman Bell 383
Bell 382
C 63 1592
1593
Don't Go Out With Him To-Night
I Never Heard Father Laugh So Much Before
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman  
C 63 2884
2885
I Saw Peter Henry Home
You Do Look Pretty In Your Tea-Gown, Kitty
Jack Charman Bell 383
Bell 382
C 64 2768
2396
Mamie May
You Were Coming Through The Corn, Molly Dear
Jack Charman Bell 317
Bell 381
C 65 2904
2923
Hush Here Comes The Dream Man
The Cubanola Glide
Mr. Stanley Kirkby
Mr. Jack Charman
Bell 389
Bell 395
C 66 2895
2925
Mandy's Wedding
My Cinnamon Lady
Stanley Kirkby
Jack Charman
Bell 386
Bell 395
C 67        
C 68        
C 69        
C 70        
C 71        
C 72        
C 73        
C 74        
C 75 1644 Way Down South The Two Quids  
C 76 3176
3178
Let's All Go Into The Ball Room
Patricia
Jack Charman Bell 455
Bell 454
C 77 1642
1660
How Do You Do, Miss Ragtime?
The Wedding Glide
The Ragtime Knuts
Mr. Jack Charman
 
C 78 1610
1656
I Want Everyone To Love Me
The Ghost Of The Violin
Mr. Jack Charman
Mr. Harry Cove
 
C 79   She Makes Me Walk In Ragtime
Up From The Country
Mr. Ben Lawes  
C 80 1779
1796
Ragtime Lizzie
I Don't Want A Ragtime Coon
Harry Cove  
C 81 1793
1853
Hello Hello, London Town
That Ragtime Dinner-Time Band
Harry Cove
The Two Quids
 
C 82 1777
1797
Dxie Dan
You're A Great Big Blue-Eyed Baby
Jack Charman
Harry Cove
 
C 83 1811
 
La Danse Des Apaches
Les Patineurs
The Royal Horse Guards Band (The Blues)  
    NOTE: I don't know where the details of this one (above) came from. It is unlikely to be correct as the C-series are all popular vocal records  
C 83 1775
1791
There's a Gentleman Here To-Night
Toddling Home
Jack Charman  
C 84   When the Yiddidher Band Played An Irish Tune
Play Something Irish In Ragtime
Harry Cove
The Two Quids
 
C 85 1900
1901
Roaming In The Gloaming
The Message Boy
Vernon Watson (comic)  
C 86   Stop Yer Tickling Jock
the Same As His Father Did Before Him
Vernon Watson (comic)  
C 87 1776
1790
Everybody's Been Doing It At The Seaside
Are We All Here? Yes!
Jack Charman  
C 88 1778
 
I Do Like You, Susie, In Your Sunday Clothes
I Do Love You My Orange Girl
Jack Charman
Harry Cove
 
C 89 1858
 
Hello! Little Miss U.S.A.
The Wedding Glide
Jack Charman
Jack Charman or Harry Cove
 
C 90 1851
1854
Ring Out Those Bells
That Mellow Melody
The Two Quids  
C 91        
C 92        
C 93 1846
1850
Oh Those Ever-Loving Wonderful Beautiful Eyes
My Boy
Harry Cove  
C 94        
C 95 1847
1855
Have You Seen Our John ?
I'm Coming Back To Bonnie Scotland
Harry Cove  
C 96        
C 97 1793
 
Follow The Footprints In The Snow
We Don't Care a Button If We Walk Home
Jack Charman  
C 98 2046
 
On The Mississippi
Goodnight, Mr. Moon
The Ragtime Knuts (or The Two Quids)  
C 99        
C 100        
C 101 2048
 
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
Dance Your Troubles Away
Jack Charman  
C 102        
C 103        
C 104        
C 105   I Want To Sing In Opera
The DoorKeeper At Freightly's
Vernon Watson (comic)  
C 106        
C 107 2032
2060
Playing The Game In The West
I Was Standing At The Corner Of The Street
Vernon Watson  
C 108        
C 109 2101
2103
Sylvester (Meet Me Tonight On The Grand Promenade)
I'm A Middy In The King's Navee
W. Thompson (Will Thompson)  
C 110 B-1
B-2
the Blind Boy
My Fiddle Is My Sweetheart
G.H. Chirgwin  
C 111 2446
2447
The Ragtime Huntsman, parts 1 & 2 Ben Albert  
C 112 2469
 
That Raggedy Rag
Those Ragtime Melodies
The Two Quids  
C 113        
C 114        
C 115        
C 116 2450
2463
My Girl From Boston Town
There's No Place Like London
The Two Quids  
C 117        
C 118        
C 119 2475
2476
You're My Baby
That's How I Need You
Will. Thompson  
C 120 2472
2476
You Made Me Love You
Ragtime Eyes
Jack Charman
Harry Cove
 
C 121        
C 122 2472
2559
You Made Me Love You
The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
Jack Charman
Robert Carr (baritone)
 
C 123        
C 124        
C 125        
C 126        
C 127        
C 128        
C 129 2490
2491
Imitations Of Frank Tinney, part 1 & 2 Vernon Watson & Fred Payne
Billy Merson
 
C 130 2492
2493
Imitations Of Frank Tinney - "All The Winners", parts 1 & 2 Vernon Watson & Fred Payne  
C 131 2448
2532
A Fat Lot To Crow About
She's The Lassie
Ben Albert
Vernon Watson
 
C 132        
C 133        
C 134        
C 135 245
249
Hullo, There Little Tommy Atkins
Hey, Ho, Can't You Hear The Steamer ?
Harry Cove ( as Jack Charman)
Jack Charman
 
C 136 244
2551
R-R-Rip That Melody
I've Got My Eye On You
Harry Cove
Jack Charman
 
C 137 246
2569
Melinda' Wedding Day
Row Row Row
The Two Quids  
C 138 2565
2567
The Talk Of The Hot Cross Bun
Goodbye Summer, So Long Fall, Hello Wintertime
Harry Cove  
C 139        
C 140        
C 141        
C 142        
C 143        
C 144   You've Got Your Mother's Big Blue Eyes
Timothy Green
Harry Cove
Jack Charman
 
C 145
2614
La Belle France
Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat
Jack Charman  
C 146 2616
 
In My Little Cabin Out West
Never Mind
The Two Quids
Jack Charman
 
C 147 2621
 
Where Did You Get That Girl?
You're A Friend Of Mine
The Ragtime Knuts
Jack Charman
 
C 148 2618
 
Tennessee Moon
He'd Have To Get Under
The Two Quids
Harry Cove
 
C 149 2640
2643
Silly Dick
Thumbs Up
J.W. Gallagher (comic)  
C 150   Always Eat when You're Not Hungry
I'd Rather Not
J.W. Gallagher (comic)  
C 151   Johnson's Laughing Song
Laughing All The Day
Billy Whitlock (comedian)  
C 152   Angostura, The Belle Of Boulter's Lock
Boating
Billy Whitlock (comedian)  
C 153   Billy Whitlock's Aeroplane
I had To Laugh At Once
Billy Whitlock (comedian)  
C 154        
C 155        
C 156        
C 157        
C 158        
C 159        
C 160        
C 161        
C 162        
C 163        
C 164        
C 165        
C 166        
C 167        
C 168        
C 169        
C 170 2032 Playing The Game In The West Vernon Watson  

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
D 1        
D 2        
D 3        
D 4        
D 5 1235
1237
Music Hall Scenes From The Gallery
A Day's Fishing
Jack Charman & Company  
D 6 2545
2546
Christmas In Camp, parts 1 & 2 Jack Charman & Company  
D 7 2547
2548
The Christmas Party, parts 1 & 2 Jack Charman & Company  
D 7 2280
2296
Slumber Song
Cuckoo Clock
Otto Greesler (violin) (= Victor Opferman)
Len Ward (bells)
Bell 108
Bell 109
D 8 2678
2693
Departure Of The Troups For Trance
Arrival Of The Troupship
Descriptive  
D 9        
D 10        
D 11 2201
2627
Schubert's serenade
Torchlight Parade
Ludwig Lebell (cello)
Olly Oakley (banjo)
Bell 64
Bell 267
D 12        
D 13        
D 14 2505 Titl's Serenade Schumann Quartet Bell 244
D 15        
D 16 2436
2506
Estudiantina, waltz
Spring Song
Alexander Prince (concertina)
Schumann Instrumental Quartette
Bell 207
Bell 244
D 17 2620
2626
The Darkey's Awakening
Sweet Jasmine
Olly Oakley (banjo) Bell 268
D 18 2435
2438
Hop Scotch Schottische
Scotch Reels
Alexander Prince (concertina) Bell 206
D 19 2724
2738
La Traviata - selection
Laughing Billy
Signor Casanova (ocarina) (= Sig. Mose Tapiero)
Billy Whitlock (xylophone)
Bell 310
Bell 312
D 20 2727
2736
Carnival Of Venice
Johnson's Jubilee
Signor Casanova (ocarina) (= Sig. Mose Tapiero)
Billy Whitlock (xylophone)
Bell 311
Bell 312
D 21 2828
First Waltz
Mazurka
Adolf Moslowsky (piano) (= Berto Renard) Bell 367
Bell 376
D 22 2830
2832
Alice, Where Art Thou? (with variations)
Melody In F
Adolf Moslowsky (piano) (= Berto Renard) Bell 376
Bell 367
D 23 2186
2335
Skater's Waltz
Fairyland
Len Ward bells & xylophone)( (= Billy Whitlock) Bell 57
Bell 131
D 24 2728
2737
Semiramide - overture
British Empire march
Signor Casanova (ocarina) (= Sig. Mose Tapiero)
Billy Whitlock (xylophone)
Bell 318
Bell 319
D 25 2726
2741
Constancy, mazurka
The Prettiest Song Of All
Signor Casanova (ocarina) (= Sig. Mose Tapiero)
Len Ward (xylophone) (= Billy Whitlock)
Bell 318
Bell 350
D 26 2490
2516
The Better Land
Beautiful Garden Of Roses
Sergeant Conroy (cornet) V Face 1025
V Face 1032
D 27 2456
2460
Hornpipe Medley
March Austria
Alexander Prince (concertina) Bell 401
Bell 296
D 28 2439
2459
The Lost Chord
The Darkies' Holiday
Alexander Prince (concertina) Bell 205
Bell 296
D 29        
D 30        
D 31        
D 32 3044
3047
Ragtime Medley, No. 2
the Revellers
Olly Oakley (banjo) Bell 421
D 33  

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
E 1 1306
1309
The Old Hundredth
Abide With Me
Robert Carr
T.F. Kinniburgh
 
E 2 2189
2288
Ten Thousand Time Ten Thousand
Abide With Me
Royal Military Band
Tom Kinniburgh
Bell 56
Bell 106
E 3 1310
1354
Rock Of Ages
Calvary
T.F. Kinniburgh
Robert Carr
 
E 4        
E 5 1359
1360
A Few More Years Shall Roll - Nazareth
Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Languid?
Robert Carr
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)
 
E 6        
E 7        
E 8        
E 9        
E 10 2693
2694
Semele - Where E'er You Walk
Reine De Saba - Lend Me Your Aid
Sam Hempsall (tenor) V Face 1091
E 11 2252
2848
The Holy City
The Star Of Bethlehem
Leslie Woods (tenor) (= Albert Watson)
Frank Craig (tenor) (= Robert Evans)
Bell 91
Bell 362
E 12 1440
1442
For Unto Us A Child Is Born
Worthy Is The Lamb
Christchurch Choir  
E 13        
E 14        
E 15        
E 16 2499
2527
Holy Holy Holy
Nearer My God To Thee
Robert Carr (baritone)
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
F 1        
F 2        
F 3 2177
2443
Killarney
Il Trovatore - Miserere
The Beresford Trio (= the Tally-Ho Trio)
Wilfred Virgo and Elda May (tenor & soprano duet)
Bell 59
Bell 213
F 4 2138
2466
Down The Vale
Old Folks At Home
Ben Ivor & Lloyd Morgan
Minstrels
Bell 40
Bell 219
F 5 1517
1518
Toronto Jig
Queen Of The Burlesque
Olly Oakley (banjo)  
F 5 2176 Cornfield Medley The Beresford Trio Bell 45
F 6 2558 Venetian Song Wilfred Virgo and Elda May (tenor & soprano duet)  
F 7 1398
2586
La Forza Del Destino - Solemn In Quest 'Ora
Maritana - I Am The King Of Spain
Wilfred Virgo and Robert Carr (tenor & baritone duet)  
F 8 2843
2845
Hail, Smililng Morn
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Diploma Harmony Quartette Bell 361
Bell 360
F 9   Mary
The Rosary
Jack Glover (cornet)  
F 9 2847
 
The Mistletoe Bough
Good King Wenceslas
Diploma Harmony Quartette Bell 361
Bell 360
F 10 1907
1912
Lo! Hear The Gentle Lark
I Hear You Calling Me
Schumann Instrumental Quartette  
F 10 2855
 
The Hymns My Mother Used To Sing
For All Eternity
Wilfred Virgo and Stanley Kirkby (tenor & baritone duet)
Wilfred Virgo and Robert Carr (tenor & baritone duet)
Bell 365
V Face 1032
F 11 1786
1787
Queen Of The Burlesque
Camptown Carnival
Olly Oakley (banjo)  
F 12 1784
1785
A Banjo Oddity
Sweet Jasmine
Olly Oakley )banjo)  
F 12 2976
2980
Mikado - A More Humane Mikado
Mikado - The Criminal Cried
Robert Carr & Amy Augarde (duet)  
F 13 1788
1789
Lancashire Clogs
Toronto Jig
Olly Oakley (banjo)  
F 14   Meditation
The Rosary
Schumann Instrumental Quartette  
F 15 1909
1910
Love's Dream After The Ball
William Tell - Overture
Schumann Instrumental Quartette  
F 16 2035
2037 ?
Schubert's Serenade
Gounod's Serenade
Schumann Instrumental Quartette  
F 17 2036
2037 ?
Spring Song
The Herd Girl's Dream
Schumann Instrumental Quartette  
F 18        
F 19 2453
2541
Happy Days
My Lady Dainty
E.W. Rushforth (bells)  
F 20 2588
2589
Belphegor March
Under The Double Eagle
Stephens & Mitchell (accordion duet)  
F 21 2456
2457
The Lost Chord
The Better Land
Jack Glover (cornet)  
F 22 2458
2459
The Children's Home
Samson And Delillah - Softly Awakes My Heart
Jack Glover (cornet)  
F 23        
F 24   Alice, Where Art Thou?
Aye, Aye, waltz
Stephens & Mitchell (accordion duet)  
F 25 2595
 
Napoleon And The Marseillaise
The Death Of Nelson
Stephens & Mitchell (accordion duet)

 

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Source
G 1 2105
2106
When Evening's Twilight
Lovely Night
The Osmond Minstrels  
G 2 2107
2109
Piccaninny Lullaby
My Old Kentucky Home
The Osmond Minstrels  
G 3 2111
2328
Dr. Whackem's Academy
The Old Pro's Christmas
Billy Whitlock Bell 21
Bell 122
G 4 2811
2812
Whitlock's Xmas Party
Whitlock Buying The Christmas Dinner
Billy Whitlock Bell 355
G 5        
G 6        
G 7        
G 8        
G 9        
G 10