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There were at least 6 different Empire records in Britain at various times, three from the pre-1920 era and three from the 1930s.

1. The first was a double-sided record, available in both 7" and 10" sizes, usually pressed out of the same material as Nicole Records (though some later ones are reported to be solid shellac pressings), and using the same masters. (Pic. 1). They appear to have used various coloured labels of this same design, sometimes mixing the colours on eitehr side of the same record!. The earliest were made by Nicole Freres in 1905-06 before their collapse, following which The Disc Record Company, who bought all the Nicole masters and pressing equipment, continued manufacturing Empire records at their factory in Stockport until 1909. It is thought they may have been made for J.G. Graves of Sheffield. Graves was a mail-order store better known for (later) selling Ariel records.
Empires which state "Made in London" are the ones made by Nicole and those which state "Made in England" (sometimes the words are only pressed into the material and not on the label) are DRC pressings.
                                                      (My thanks to Norman Field for providing this label scan)

2. The second Empire label appeared in about May 1911 and used Dacapo masters (Pic. 2). These Empire records are believed to be "tally-man" records. These were sold door-to-door whereby the purchaser agreed to buy a number of the records each year (probably about 50 at about 2/6 each), in exchange for which they would get a free gramophone, which they would receive on loan at the start of the contract. The agent for these Empire records was The Empire Record Company (formerly The International Record Company) of Cowley Road, Oxford, which also had a branch in Swindon. The numbers and (mainly ) the artists credits matched those on the original Dacapo issues, and it is possible that all existing Dacapo records may have been available on Empire in theory, but whether that happened in practice, we may never know. These Empire records are very scarce. The tally-man business was effectively killed off by the record price war in 1912-13 when cheap imports at 1/6 came in.

3. The next was actually called 'New Empire' and was a Edison Bell product (the purple one shown here). These are believed to date from 1913-1915. These were manufactured forThe Manufacturers Accessories Company, and their initials MAC can be see on the label between the two flags, which was the MAC trade mark. Later issues include the trade mark registration number just above the initials.

4. The colourful one pictured here was a Piccadilly subsidiary, appearing briefly in 1931, with a catalogue running from E-1 to E-12.

5. Next there was a black flexible record, similar to Filmophone in material (not seen and not shown here) . This was produced by Jack Goodson's Globe Record Company in 1931. I've never seen one; they are incredibly rare.

6. Finally another shellac, a subsidiary of Octacros, produced for Metropolitan Stores during 1935-37, with an E-100 catalogue series (the red one here).

 

 
"Nicole"/ DRC style
 
"Dacapo" style

"Edison Bell" style

"Piccadilly" style

"Octacros" Style

I am going to list what I can of all the series. Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

Thanks to Frank Andrews for providing a good start to the first three listings.
Thanks also to:
Rob Aston, Mike Atkins, Bill Dean-Myatt, Graham Farnell, Norman Field, Chas. Hippisley-Cox, Robert Girling, Wayne Ivany, Mike Jones, Mike Langridge, Justin Macauley, Ian McPherson, Mark Schuler

Page last updated on: May 04, 2018

First: The "Nicole" styled series:

Cat No Matrix No Title Artists Notes
         
  2841-35
 
Eileen Alannah
Sweet Adeline
E. Coyle (tenor)
anon.
 
         
55 2737-35
3126
Sweet Spirit, Hear My Prayer
L'Estudiantina
British Imperial Military Band
Band of the Garde Republicaine
 
         
         


Next: the one using Dacapo masters:

Cat No Matrix No Title Artists Notes
1        
57 11906
11907
Ship Ahoy
Red Wing
Harry Trevor (baritone) (= Robert Carr)  
         
101 E-11917
 
The Postman
Harry, The Handy Man
Harry Bluff (comic)  
102        
103        
104        
105        
106        
107        
108        
109 E-11947
E-11948
Laughing All The Way
Billy Whitlock's Wedding
Billy Whitlock  
110        
111        
112        
113        
114        
115        
116        
117        
118        
119        
120        
121        
122        
123        
124        
125        
126        
127        
128        
129        
130        
131        
132        
133        
134        
135        
136        
137        
138        
139        
140        
141        
142        
143        
144        
145        
146        
147        
148        
149        
150        
151        
152        
153        
154        
155        
156        
157        
158        
159        
160        
161        
162        
163        
164        
165        
166        
167        
168        
169        
170 E-11977 My Hero (from "The Chocolate Soldier") Band of H.M. Irish Guards  
171        
172        
173        
174        
175        
176        
177        
178        
179        
180 E-11997
E-11998
Jesu, Lover Of My Soul
There Is A Green Hill Far Away
Eric Castile (tenor)  
181        
182        
183        
184        
185        
186 E-11510
E-11511
Down In Jungle Town
Queen Of The Cannibal Isle
Jack Charman (comic, with orch)  
187 E-11512
E-11513
Yiddle On Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime
Ragtime Crazy
Johnnie Black ( = Jack Charman)  
188        
189        
190        
191        
192        
193        
194        
195        
196        
197        
198        
199        
200        
201        
202        
203        
204        
205        
206        
207        
208        
209        
210        
211        
212        
213        
214        
215        
216        
217        
218        
219        
220        
221        
222        
223        
224        
225        
226        
227        
228        
229        
230        
231        
232        
233        
234        
235        
236 E-11619
E-11620
Ragtime Frolics With Clog Effect
British Empire March
Billy Whitlock  
237        
238        
239        
240 E-11613
 
Meet Me In Kellyland
They're All Single By The Seaside
Jack Charman  
241        
242        
243        
244        
245        
246        
247        
248 E-11547
E-11552
Old Hundredth - sacred
Come Ye Thanksful People Come
Eric Castille (tenor, with organ accmp)  
249        
250        
251        
252        
253        
254        
255        
256 E-11571
E-11584
Killarney
Kathleen Mavoureen
Claude Meredith (tenor)  
257        
258        
259        
260        
261        
262        
263        
264        
265        
266        
267        
268        
269        
270        
271 E-11578
E-11579
Home, Sweet Home
Eileen Allannah
Harry Thornton (baritone, with orch)  
272        
273        
274        
275        
276        
277        
278        
279        
280        
281        
282        
283        
284 E-18740 Fire Brigade March Royal London Orchestra  
285        
286        
287        
288        
289        
290        
291        
292        
293        
294        
295        
296        
297        
298        
299 E-11643
E-11651
Don't Go Out With Him To-Night
Have You Heard John James O'Hara?
Jack Charman (comic, with orch)  
300        
301 11652 Play Another Before You Go Jack Charman  
302        
303        
304        
305        
306        
307        
308        
309        
310        
311        
312        
313        
314        
315        
316        
317        
318        
319        
320        
321        
322        
323        
324        
325        
326        
327        
328        
329        
330        
331        
332        
333 E-11732
E-11733
El Capitan, march
Under The Double Eagle, march
Band of Irish Guards  
334        
335        
336 22039
22046
Thora
Mona
Daniel Flynn (cornet) of the Earl of Lonsdale's Band  
337        
338        
339        
340        
341        
342        
343        
344        
345        
346        
347        
348        
349 E-22050
E-22051
Wood Fairies Polka
Dandy Mazurka
Billy Whitlock (xylophone, with orch)  
350        
351 E-22054
E-22055
Bluebells Of Scotland
Strathspeys And Reels
Steve Bartle (concertina)  


Now for the Edison Bell product label "New Empire": They are split in different series groupings based on the performance type.
1001 - 1099 : Bands; 1300-1320 : Instrumental; 1500-upward : vocal

Cat No Matrix No Title Artists Notes
1001        
1002        
1003 2845 (47)
2849 (51)
"Chocolate Soldier" - waltz
Song D'Automne - waltz
New Empire Orchestra Winner 2024 (Empire Orchestra)
Winner 2026 (Empire Orchestra)
1004        
1005        
1006        
1007 2384 (205)
(45)
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Old Comrades March
Bohemian Band
Empire Military Band
Winner 2102 (King Edward's Horse)
Winner 2023 (Empire Guards Band)
1008 2722 Temptation Rag Louisiana Symphony Orchestra Winner 2030
1009        
1010        
1011        
1012   "Les Huguenots" - Wie Schon Ist Der Mut A. Hoffman  
1013 (43)
(75)
Big Ben
Grand March From Tannhauser
Empire Military Band  
1014 (76)
(143)
Pilgrim's March
Tannhauser March
Empire Military Band  
1015        
1016 2284 (44)
2398 (138)
Bonnie Scotland, march
Boys Of The Old Brigade
Band of H.M. Scots Guards
Empire Military Band
Winner 2202 (Royal Military Band)
Winner 2068 (King Edward's Horse)
1017        
1018        
1019 (65) Finale to 1812 Overture (Tschaikowsky) Royal Escort Band  
1020        
1021 (73)
(74)
"Faust" selection parts 1 & 2 (Gounod) Royal Military Band  
1022        
1023        
1024   Musical Snapshots, parts 1 & 2 (arr. Hassall) Royal Irish Guards Bell 304
1025 2666 (354)
(347)
Narcissus
Bogey Walk
Royal Concert Orchestra
Royal Military Band
Winner 2177 (Royal Court Orch)
1026        
1027        
1028        
1029        
1030        
1031        
1032        
1033        
1034        
1035 (55)
(56)
Irish Jigs And Reels, parts 1& 2 Empire Guards Band  
1036        
1037 (67) Grasshopper Dance (E. Bucalossi) Royal Guards Band  
1038        
1039        
1040        
1041        
1042        
1043        
1044        
1045 2276 (136)
(189)
Dreams Of Ragtime
L'Amour Qui Rit
Empire Orchestra
Bohemian Band
Bell Disc 94 (Royal Court Orch.)
 
1046        
1047        
1048        
1049        
1050 3379
3380
Ragtime Hits, parts 1 & 2 Winner Ragtime Band Winner 2248
1050 2403 (84)
2443 (350)
"Messiah" - Hallelujah Chorus
"Il Trovatore" - Miserere
Royal Military Band
Elda May & Wilfred Virgo (duet)
Winner 2043 (King's Colonial Band)
Winner 2175 (Belgravia Choir)
1051        
1052        
1053 2322 (242)
(265)
Bells Of St. Malo
My Wife's Gone To The Country
Royal Military Band
Bohemian Band
Velvet Face 308 (King Edward's Horse)
Velvet Face 433 (Royal Court Orch.)
1054 2276 (136) Dreams Of Ragtime Royal Guards Band Winner 2067 (London Concert Orch.)
1055        
1056 (397)
(432)
The Policeman's Holiday
The Gaby Glide
Royal Military Band
Royal Court Orchestra
 
1057        
1058        
1059        
1060 (490)
(491)
Ragtime Hits, parts 1 & 2 Empire Military Band  
1061 3351 (433)
3381 (492)
I'm Going Back To Dixie
Hitchy Koo
Empire Orchestra
Empire Ragtime Orchestra
Winner 2218 (Royal Court Orch)
Winner 2249 (WInner Ragtime Band)
1062   Oh, You Beautiful Doll Empire Orchestra Winner 2217 (Royal Court Orch)
1063        
1064        
1065        
1066        
1067        
1068        
1069        
1070 3225 (923)
3466 (615)
Washington Greys, march
On The Veldt, march
Royal Guards Band
14 Tromboniers
Winner 2363
 
1071        
1072        
1073        
1074        
1075        
1076        
1077        
1078        
1079        
1080        
1081 (617)
3352 (632)
The Hobble Skirt Walk
That Ripping Rag
London Regimental Band
Empire Orchestra

Winner 2319 (Royal Court Orch)
1082        
1083        
1084        
1085        
1086 (714)
(715)
"Rienzi" - overture parts 1 & 2 Royal Guards Band Winner 2359
1087        
1088        
1089        
1090 2364 (181)
2365 (191)
"The Ghost Of The Mayor", overture pts 1&2 London Regimental Band Winner 2095 (Royal Military Band)
1091        
1092        
1093        
1094        
1095 (483)
(484)
Lancers, figs. 1
Lancers, figs. 2 & 3
Viennese Orchestra  
1096 (485)
(486)
Lancers, figs. 4
Lancers, figs. 5
Viennese Orcheatra  
1097        
1098        
1099        
1100        
         
  I have a big gap in my details here. I don't know if these intervening numbers were ever used.
         
1300        
1301 2435 (107)
(110)
Hop Scotch Schottische
Austria March
Alexander Prince (concertina)  
1302 2438 (111)
2459 (108)
Scotch Reels
The Darley's Holiday
Alexander Prince (concertina) Winner 2055
Winner 2053
1303 (109)
(334)
My Dreams
Woodland Flowers (schottische) (Burns)
Alexander Prince (concertina)  
1304        
1305 2621 (369)
2623 (89)
Spirit Of The Glen
Poppies And Wheat
Olly Oakley (banjo) Winner 2185
Winner 2046
1306        
1307        
1308 2490 (296)
2970 (172)
The Better Land
The Nightingale's Song
Musician W. Lacey (cornet)
Musician Whittaker (piccolo)
Winner 2147 (Fred Kettlewell)
Winner 2085
1309 (295)
(298)
Come Sing To Me
The Broken Melody
Sgt. Ellis (cornet)
John Barbirolli (cello)
 
1310 2071 (88)
2334 (87)
Dainty Daisy Dimple
Pretty Pond Lillies
W. W. Whitlock (bells) Winner 2044
Winner 2045
1311        
1312        
1313 (98) Cock O' The North Pipe Major Henry Forsyth  
1314        
1315        
1316        
1317        
1318 2505 (213)
(543)
Titl's Serenade
Simple Aveu
Schumann Quartette
Master John Barbirolli (cello)
Winner 2106
Winner 2274
1319        
1320        
  I have a big gap in my details here. I don't know if these intervening numbers were ever used.  
         
1500        
1501        
1502        
1503 2608 (364)
3032 (330)
My Dreams
I Know Of Two Bright Eyes
Ruby Helder (contralto)
Wilfred Virgo (tenor)
Winner 2182
Winner 2165
1504 (35)
(223)
Do You Remember The Last Waltz?
Come Sing to Me
Sam Hempsall
Robert Carr (baritone)
 
1505        
1506        
1507 2494 (8)
(42)
You Taught Me How To Love You
Love Me And The World Is Mine
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Albert Pearce (tenor)
Winner 2001
Winner 2021
1508        
1509        
1510        
1511 (13)
(113)
Beautiful Garden Of Roses
You Do Look Pretty In Your Tea Gown Kitty
Stanley Kirkby
Jack Charman
 
1512 (339)
(342)
Take Me Down Piccadilly
Hello, Susie Green
Jack Charman  
1513        
1514 2771 (183)
(303)
Father Went To Southend
Everybody's Doing It
Jack Charman  
1515        
1516 2552 (149)
2770
Captain Gingah
That's As Far As I Want To Go
Harry Bluff (comic)
Jack Charman (comic)
Winner 2074
Winner 2032
1517 2631 (278)
2706 (307)
I Don't Care What Becomes Of Me
We All Go The Same Way Home
Jack Charman (comic) Winner 2002
Winner 2000
1518 2768 (21)
2925 (133)
Mamie May
My Cinnamon Lady
Robert Ingram ( = Jack Charman) Winner 2011
Winner 2066
1519        
1520        
1521 2794 (180)
2795 (179)
I'm Shy, Mary Ellen, I'm Shy
I'm Twenty-One Today
Jack Pleasants (comedian) Winner 2089
1522 (146)
(224)
 In Happy Moments ("Maritana" - Wallace)
My Hero ("The Chocolate soldier" - Straus)
James Lavell
Vera Moore
 
1523 329
363
For You Alone
Marguerite
Sam Hempsall
Robert Evans
 
1524        
1525 3006 (320)
3155
I've Got The Time
She Pushed Me Into The Parlour
Charles Lester
Fred James
Winner 2160
Bell Disc 455 (Harry Cove)
1526        
1527 2703 Stick To Your Uncle Jeremiah Jack Charman  
1528        
1529 3010 Alexander's Ragtime Band Stanley Kirkby Winner 2133
1530 2534
 
Come With Me Down Regent Street
You Can Do A Lot Of Things At The Seaside
Walter Miller
Jack Charman (comic)
Bell Disc 240 (Stanley Kirkby)
Bell Disc 301
1531        
1532        
1533 2568 (17)
(16)
I'm Henery The 8th
Ginger, You're Barmy
Alf Willis (comic) Winner 2009
Winner 2008
1534        
1535 (37)
(39)
Queen Of The Earth
The Young Royalist
T.F. Kinniburgh (bass)
Robert Carr (baritone)
 
1536        
1537        
1538        
1539 3020 (268)
3119 (286)
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Grizzly Bear
Frank Miller
Jack Charman (comic)
Winner 2133 (Stanley Kirkby)
Winner 2142
1540 2569 (101)
(338)
All Clear Out Of The Park
I've Been Out In The Lifeboat
Charles Lester (comic)
Jack Pleasants (comedian)
Winner 2052 (= Stanley Kirkby)
Winner 2169
1541        
1542        
1543        
1544 (289)
(364)
Every Man At His Post
My Dreams
E. Gray
Robert Evans
 
1545        
1546        
1547        
1548        
1549        
1550   Leave a Little Glimmer In The Fanlight
John James O'Hara
Chas. Lester (comic) (= Stanley Kirkby)  
1551 (276)
(327)
The Business Guide
The Drug Store
Alfred Huxley (comic)
Harry Bluff
 
1552 3182 (371)
258
I Want A Girl With The Glad Eye
Nursie, Nursie
Miss Venie Temple (comic)
Miss N. Seymour (comic)
Winner 2186
Winner 2128
1553 3194
3196
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Stop Stop Stop
Jack Charman  
1554        
1555 2197 (394)
3193 (329)
The Football Referee
Come Round And Hear The Gramophone
Jack Charman (comic) Winner 2197
Winner 2190
1556        
1557        
1558        
1559 3237 (427)
3239 (428)
The Ragtime Violin
Jimmy Valentine
Jack Charman (comic)
Ted Yorke (=Jack Charman)
 
1560 (417)
(425)
I Want To Stop Along With Nursie
Roamin' In The Gloamin'
Vera Temple
Vernon Watson
 
1561 (445)
(448)
Whitlock's Waits
Whitlock's Christmas Pudding
W.W. Whitlock  
1562        
1563        
1564 2467 (440)
(241)
Jack's Return On Christmas Eve
Bells Of Auld Lang Syne
Descriptive
Royal Military Band
Winner 2222 / Bell Disc 219
 
1565        
1566        
1567        
1568 (471)
(494)
Saturday Afternoon Till Monday Morning
Who Were You With Last Night?
Jack Charman (comic) Winner 2238
Winner 2250
1569        
1570 3388 (498)
3790 (586)
There's A Girl In Havana
My Heart Is With You Tonight
Harry Cove & T. Jackson
Morton Gray
Winner 2246
Winner 2256
1571        
1572 3043
3386 (502)
The Yama Yama Man
Take Ma Fingertips, Malinda
Cove & Jackson (Harry Cove & Thomas Jackson) Bell Disc 420
Velvet Face 1205
1573 3389 (503)
 (504)
The Ghost Of The Violin
The Ragtime Soldier Man
Cove & Jackson  (Harry Cove & Thomas Jackson) Velvet Face 1204
Velvet Face 1309
1574        
1575        
1576        
1577        
1578        
1579        
1580        
1581 3459 Sing Me A Ballad In Ragtime Arthur Lennerd Winner 2377
1582 (689) When A Pal Of Mine Steals A Gal Of Mine Will Chapman Winner 2347
1583 3437 (753)
3459 (749)
You've Got To Kiss Me In Ragtime
Sing Me A Ballad In Ragtime
Cove And Yorke
Arthur Lennerd

Winner 2377
1584 3433
3634
That Haunting Melody
Snooky Ookums
Harry Cove And Ted Yorke
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)
Winner 2379 (actually Harry Cove solo)
 
1585        
1586 3491 (553)
3510 (580)
That Burglar Rag
On The Mississippi
Harry Cove
Smith & Dixon (vocal duet, with orch)
Winner 2279
Winner 2293
1587        
1588        
1589        
1590        
1591 (522)
(533)
Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy
Everybody's Tired Of Doing It
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)
Herbert Rule
 
1591 3760 The Million Dollar Doll American Ragtime Octette Bell Disc 487
1592 3479 (548)
3490 (562)
Farmyard Ragtime
The Wedding Glide
Ben Lawes
Harry Cove & Ted Yorke
Winner 2277
Velvet Face 1285
1593 3309 (516)
3316 (518)
Hitchy Koo
The Syncopated Boogie Boo
American Ragtime Octette Bell Disc 487
1594 3313 The Ragtime Jockey American Ragtime Octette Bell Disc 488
1595        
1596        
1597 2892 (370)
2893 (128)
Stay In Your Own Back Yard
My Juliet
Stanley Kirkby (bar.) with Olly Oakley (banjo) Winner 2185
Winner 2063
1598 (121)
3573 (589)
Johnson's Laughing Song
Toodle-Oodle-Ay
Billy Whitlock
Fred Harrison
 
1599        
1600        
1601        
1602 2848 (302)
2995 (367)
The Star Of Bethlehem
Safe In The Arms Of Jesus
Robert Evans
Marsh Little (gospel singer)
Winner 2150
Winner 2184
1603        
1604        
1605        
1606        
1607        
1608        
1609        
1610        
         
1650        
1651 3199 (725)
3615 (686)
Give Me Another Small Port
Why Did the Fly-FLy Fly ?
Jack Pleasants
Chris Baker
Winner 2365
Winner 2346
1652        
1653        
1654        
1655 3632 (641)
 
I Wish It Were Sunday Night
Who Were You With Last Night?
Ted Yorke (comic) (= Jack Charman) Winner 2323
 
1656        
1657 3576 (621)
3577 (588)
I Don't Know What To Do
P.C. 49
Fred Harrison (comic) Winner 2314
Winner 2297
1658        
1659        
1660        
1661        
1662        
1663 (710)
(713)
Roses
The Anchor's Weighed
John Lloyd (tenor)  
1664        
1665        
1666        
1667 3373 (756)
(755)
The Distant Shore
Hail, Caledonia
Alan Turner (baritone)
Harry Cove (baritone)
Winner 2381
Winner 2380
1668        
1669        
1670        
1671 3504 (577)
3539 (742)
We All Went Following Uncle Charlie
There's a Gentleman Here To-Night
Phil Parsons
Ted Yorke ( = Jack Charman)
 
1672        
1673 3247 (643)
3358 (625)
I'd Like To Live In Dreamland
That's What The Rose Said To Me
Ted Yorke (baritone) (= Jack Charman)
Robert Carr (baritone)
 
1674        
1675        
1676        
1677        
1678        
1679 2685 (520)
2686 (521)
The Blind Boy
Asleep In The Deep - Parody
G.H. Chirgwin (The white-eyed Kaffir) Winner 2263
1680        
1681        
1682        
1683        
1684        
1685 188
468
Rolling Down to Rio
John Peel
Robert Carr
Queenswood Quartette
 
1686        
1687        
1688        
1689        
1690 (878)
(936)
You Made MeLove You
Oh, I Do Love You, My Orange Girl
Jack Charman
Robert Carr
 
1691        
1692        
1693        
1694        
1695 3735 (902)
(898)
Ragtime Eyes
Mickey Rooney's Ragtime Band
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)  
1696 (939)
(948)
I Don't Want To Be Beside The Seaside
What A Game It Is, Wow Wow
Mark Sheridan  
1697 887 It's Nice To Get Up In The Morning Hector Gordon  
1698 3728 (924)
(941)
Marriage
Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy
Gus Harris (comedian)
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman)
Winner 2466
Winner 2474
1699 (880)
(881)
Schneider's Hotel
My Pretty Little Deutscher Queen
Bert Terrell (yodelling)  
1700        
1701        
1702        
1703        
1704        
1705        
1706        
1707 2581 (437)
3303 (996)
Old Jim's Christmas Hymn
Ring Out The Bells For Christmas
Wilfred Virgo & Stanley Kirkby Winner 2221
 
1708        
1709        
1710        
1711        
1712        
1713        
1714 2637 (202)
4339 (1330)
The Islander
The Marseillaise & The Red White And Blue
Fred Elton
Robert Howe (baritone)
Bell Disc 290
Velvet Face 1060
1715 3291 (815)
3399 (1194)
Drake Goes West
Hello There, Little Tommy Atkins
Norman Francis (bass)
Harry Cove (baritone)
Winner 2410
Winner 2617
1716        
1717        
1718        
1719        
1720        
1721 4352 (1346)
4353 (1347)
Landing Of The British Troops In France, parts 1 & 2 Descriptive Winner 2703
1722 4267 (1054)
4347 (1348)
Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?
Here's To The Day
Ted Yorke (=Jack Charman)
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
 

Right, now onto the 1930s labels. First the first E-series.

Cat No Matrix Title Artists Original issue
E-1   William Tell Overture parts 1 & 2 (Rossini) The Empire Military Band  
E-2 4248
 
Lucky Xylophone
Steppin' Out
Steven Roberts (xylophone) (= Lawrence Inns) Piccadilly 758
Pic. uniss.
E-3   Sparrow Hawk (Charlier)
Mirella Waltz (Charlier)
Emiile Charlier (chromatic accordion)  
E-4   Strange As It May Seem
Do They Still Remember Me In My Hometown?
Al & Eddy, with piano accmp.  
E-5 3892
3982
A Chaw Of Tobacco And a Little Drink [sic]
Sing Hallelujah
Alec Cowan (with violin & guitar accmp) (= Carson Robison)
Al Kamplain (= Al Bernard)
Grey Gull 4303
Grey Gull
E-6 4331
4332
Good Friends
Darling (I'm Longing To Greet You)
Alberta Dance Band (= Percy Chandler & his Band) Piccadilly 769
E-7 4302
4310
Lady Of Spain
Tango Lady
Alberta Dance Band (= Jerry Hoey & his Band)
Alberta Dance Band (= Percy Chandler & his Band)
Piccadilly 757
Piccadilly 764
E-8 4336
4369
Would You Like To Take A Walk?
At Last I'm Happy
Basil Winston & his Band (= White Star Syncopators)
Basil Winston & his Band (= Howard Godfrey & his Waldorfians)
Piccadilly 770
Pic. uniss
E-9 4352
4368
I'm Happy When I'm Hiking
Time On My Hands
Basil Winston & his Band (= Jack Leon & his Band)
Basil Winston & his Band (= Howard Godfrey & his Waldorfians)
Piccadilly 778
Piccadilly 787
E-10 4095
 
Betty Co-Ed
Ninety-Nine Out Of A Hundred
Al Habor & his Harmony Eight
Al Habor & his Harmony Eight
from Grey Gull

E-11 4238
4285
I'm Alone Because I Love You (waltz)
Under The Roofs Of Paris (waltz)
Al Habor & his Harmony Eight (= Alan Green & his Band)
Al Habor & his Harmony Eight (= Jerry Hoey & his Band)
Piccadilly 730
Piccadilly 740
E-12 4361
4365
Miss Elizabeth Brown
Walking My Baby Back Home
Basil Winston & his Band (= Howard Godfrey & his Waldorfians)
Basil Winston & his Band (= Jack Leon & his Band)
Piccadilly 780
Piccadilly 783

Next, the black flexibles. Thanks to the late Arthur Badrock for the details. Many use American masters from Crown or Paramount.

Cat No Matrix No Title Artists
1      
2
3      
4      
5      
6      
7      
8      
9      
10      
       
31   Savoy American Medley
Savoy Scottish Medley
Star Dance Orchestra
32   Irish Medley, parts 1 & 2 Star Dance Orchestra
33   Scottish Airs, parts 1 & 2 Star Dance Orchestra
34   Savoy English Medley
Wartime Songs
Star Dance Orchestra
35   Paslestina Medley, parts 1 & 2 Star Dance Orchestra
36    
37    
38    
39    
40    
41    
42   Tie A Little String Around Your Finger
If You Can't Sing, Whistle
Plaza Dance Orchestra
43 1124
1131
Fall In Love With Me
Lady, Play Your Mandolin
Plaza Dance Orchestra (= Jack Albin & his Orch) (from Crown 3047)
Plaza Dance Orchestra (= Adrian Schubert
& his Orch) (from Crown 3052)
44    
45    
46    
47    
48    
49   Around The Corner
The King's Horses
Radio Dance Orchestra
50   When You Were My Sweetheart
Reaching For The Moon
Radio Dance Orchestra
51   We All Go Oo-Ha-Ha Together
When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver
Radio Dance Orchestra
52   Tears
I'm ALone Because I Love You
Radio Dance Orchestra
53   Bunky-Doodle-I-Doh
It's A Great Life
Radio Dance Orchestra
54   Wonder Bar, selection parts 1 & 2 Radio Dance Orchestra
55    
56 G-1263 /1991
G-1210 / 2006
Whistling In The Dark
You'll Be Mine In Apple-Blossom Time
Spinelly's Band (= Buddy Blue & his Texans) (from US Crown 3104)
Savoy Plaza Dance Band (= The High Steppers) (from US Crown 3085)
57   Now You're In My Arms
Moonlight Saving Time
Savoy Plaza Dance Orchestra
58 G-1179 / 1983
G-1234 / 1992
Got The Bench, Got The Park
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Radio Dance Orchestra (= Embassy Dance Orch (Crown 3065))
Radio Dance Orchestra (= Eubie Blake & his Orch. (Crown 3090))
59   Ho Hum
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile
Fred Spinelly's Band
60   Faithfully Yours
Lady Of Spain
Fred Spinelly's Band
61   My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes
Ywo Little Blue Little Eyes
Fred Spinelly's Band
62   The Wedding Of The Birds
The Dancing Tailor
Star Dance Orchestra
63    
64    
65    
66    
67    
68    
69    
70    
71    
72 253-X
N. 13
Down The Road
What Is Home Without A Mother?
Nat Travers

Now the red-labelled E-series from the mid-late 1930s. Originally issued on Octacos. Thanks to Wayne Ivany for the details of the organ records.

Cat No Matrix No Title Artists Original issue
E-101 5878
5879
Robins And Roses
You
Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1272
E-102 5880
5881
When I'm With You
A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1271
E-103 5908
5909
Cuban Pete
Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys  (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1287
E-104 5902
5905
Sing Me A Swing Song
Knock, Knock, Who's There?
Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1285
E-105 5900
5901
Stars In My Eyes (waltz)
A Star Fell Out Of Heaven
Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1284
E-106 5899 Stomping At The Savoy Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1283
E-107 5898
5904
Will I Ever Know?
A Rendezvous With A Dream
Eddie Harding & his Night Club Boys (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1282
E-108 5872
5876
When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
Lost
Dick Roy & his Band (= Roy Richards & his Band) Oct 1275
E-109        
E-110        
E-111        
E-112        
E-113        
E-114        
E-115        
E-116        
E-117        
E-118        
E-119        
E-120        
E-121        
E-122 1059-2 Old Man River Allan Selby & his Frascatians  
E-123 5863
5864
I Nearly Let Love Go Slipping Through My Fingers
Medley: Dancing Time; Why Do I Love You?; Oh, Lady Be Good
George Seddon (piano) (= George Weedon) Oct 1290
E-124 5346
5347
Ah Sweet Mystery of Life
Faciliana
William Lewis (= Wyndham Lewis (Wurlitzer organ, Theatre DeLuxe, Gloucester) Oct 1069
E-125 5324
5854
Knave Of Diamonds
Riding The Range In The Sky
Reg Pooley (= G.T. Pattman (Compton Organ, Forum, Ealing)
Reg Pooley (= Tom Jenkins (Christie Organ, Plaza, Swansea)
Oct 1059
Oct 1280
E-126 5825
5852
The Glory Of Love                  [ from radio ]
Just For A While                    [ from radio ]
Reg Pooley (= Frederick Bayco (Compton Organ, Dominion, London)
Reg Pooley (= Henry Crousdon (Wurlitzer O., Paramount, Manchester)
Oct 1279
E-127        
E-128        
E-129        
E-130        
E-131        
E-132 3544
3545
At Dawning
ABsent
Sydney Evans (tenor, with orch accmp) (= Sydney Coltham)  
E-133 5885
5961
Every Time I Look At You
Laughing Irish Eyes
Dave Allen & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1269
Oct 1294
E-134        
E-135 5882
5962
I'm Pixilated Over You
At The Cafe Continental
Dave Allen & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1270
Oct 1296
E-136 5883
5960
Take My Heart
Everybody Dance
Dave Allen & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1270
Oct 1295
E-137 5784
5906
The Touch Of Your Lips
You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes
Dave Allen & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1245
Oct 1286
E-138 5817
5965
Poor Little Angeline
Did I Remember?
Dave Allen & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1257
Oct 1295
E-139 5712
5783
The Sunset Trail
Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie
Tommy Burke & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1246
Oct 1245
E-140 5727
5731
Where There's You, There's Me
You're Sweeter Than I Thought You Were
Tommy Burke & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1226
Oct 1228
E-141 5736
5763
Shirley Temple Medley
Goody Goody
Tommy Burke & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1229
Oct 1238
E-142        
E-143 5805
5809
I Feel Like A Feather In The Breeze
I Dream Too Much (waltz)
Dick Roy & his Band (= Roy Richards & his Band) Oct 1247
Oct 1252
E-144        
E-145 5911
5912
Chu Chin Chow, selection pasrt 1 & 2 Frank Newcombe (= Frank Newman) (Christie organ, Plaza, Rugby) Oct 1305
E-146
5892
In My Party Frock
Sweetheart, Let's Grow Old Together
Frank Newcombe (= Frank Newman) (Christie organ, Plaza, Rugby)
Reg Pooley (= Henry Croudson (Wurlitzer, Paramount, Manchester)
Oct 1303
Oct 1293
E-147   Fairies On The Moon
Kitten On The Keys
Frank Newcombe (= Frank Newman) (Christie organ, Plaza, Rugby)
? (from radio)
Oct 1303
Oct 1292
E-148 5821
5824
A Little Rendezvous In Honolulu [from radio]These Foolish Things                    [from radio) Reg Pooley (= Henry Crousdon (Wurlitzer, Paramount, Manchester)
Reg Pooley  (= Frederick Bayco (Compton Organ, Dominion, London)
Oct 1264
Oct 1265
E-149        
E-150 5820-2
5853
Saddle Your Blues To A Wild Mustang
Mayfair ("London Again Suite" - Coates]
Reg Pooley (= ?) from radio
Reg Pooley (= Henry Croudson (Wurlitzer, Paramount, Manchester)
Oct 1264
Oct 1293
E-151 5724

Second Serenade
Cinema Patron's Favourites
Reg Pooley (= Henry Croudson (Wurlitzer organ, Paramount, Leeds)
Reg Pooley (= Jack Courtnay (Compton Organ, Alma, Luton)
Oct 1235
Oct 1234
E-152 5723

When Budapest Was Young
When The Harvest Moon Is Shining
Reg Pooley (= Sidney Torch (Christie Organ, Regal, Edmonton)
Reg Pooley (= Leslie James (Christie Organ, Pavilion, Hoddesdon)
Oct 1224
Oct 1197
E-153   The Mikado, selection parts 1 & 2 James Leslie (= Leslie James (Wurlitzer organ, Embassy. Maldon) Oct 1254
E-154 5768
5769
The Country Girl, selection parts 1 & 2 James Leslie (= Leslie James (Wurlitzer organ, Embassy. Maldon) Oct 1241
E-155 3988
5837
The Clock And The Dresden Figures (Ketelbey)
The Musical Box (Heykens)
Light Orchestra (= Athenaeum Light Orchestra)
Light Orchestra (= Synchrophone Novelty Orcherstra)
Pic 651 / Oct 153
Oct 1267
E-156        
E-157        
E-158        
E-159        
E-160 3342?
P-101 (4051)
National Emblem March, part 1
National Emblem March, part 2 (Bagley)
Military Band (= London Fire Brigade Band?)
Military Band (?) (from Grey Gull)

Oct 665
E-161        
E-162        
E-163        
E-164 1387-3
1389
Marine March
Blue Danube
Accordion Duet (= Gellin & Borgstrom (Royal Scandinavian Accordions)) Oct 678
E-165        
E-166        
E-167        
E-168 3013
3772-2
I'm Called Little Buttercup
Silver Threads Among The Gold
Dorothy Gale (contralto) (= Dorothy Gill)
Dorothy Gale (contralto) (= Blodwen Caerleon)
Oct 558
Oct 392
E-169 5429
5430
Thine Is My Heart, The Boys Marching Song
Red Red Rose
Billy Doyle (tenor) (= Jan van der Gucht) Oct 1100
E-170        
E-171 6041
6047
Sing, Baby, Sing
I Heard A Song In A Taxi
Regal Cinema Ballroon Dance Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1325
Oct 1323
E-172 5963
6044
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Bojangles Of Harlem
Regal Cinema Ballroon Dance Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1296
Oct 1324
E-173 6043
6046
A Fine Romance
The Way You Look Tonight
Regal Cinema Ballroon Dance Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1324
Oct 1323
E-174 5907
6042
A Little Robin Told Me So
Serenade In The Night
Ronald Bagley & his New Plantation Orchestra (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1286
Oct 1325
E-175 5857
6045
Gotta Dance My Way To Heaven
I'm In A Dancing Mood
Ronald Bagley & his New Plantation Orchestra (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1258
Oct 1326
E-176        
E-177 5856
6048
Would You? (waltz)
On The Beach At Bali-Bali
Ronald Bagley & his New Plantation Orchestra (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1260
Oct 1326
E-178 5958
5964
I'm An Old Cowhand
At The Codfish Ball
The Rhythm Pilots (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1297
E-179        
E-180 5781
5860
I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
My First Love Song (waltz)
The Rhythm Pilots (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1243
Oct 1261
E-181        
E-182 5975
5978
Playboy Of Paree
Goodbye Blues
George Gray & his Band (= George Challice's Band) Octacros 1307/1309
E-183 5782
6038
A Melody From The Sky
I Can't Escape From You
Tommy Hart & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band)
Tommy Hart & his Band (= Tommy Hunt & his Band)
Oct 1243
Oct 1337
E-184 5761
5952
Let Yourself Go
Shoe-Shine Boy
Tommy Hart & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band)
Tommy Hart & his Band (= Geoff Winters & his Band)
Oct 1236
Oct 1337 
E-185 5966
5967
China Boy
The Blue Roon
The West End Swingers (= The Bond Street Swingers) Oct 1301
E-186 5807
 
Mozambique
Solitude
Dick Roy & his Band (= Roy Richards & his Band) Oct 1247
Oct 1276
E-187 5803
5816
Don't Count Your Kisses
Ring Dem Bells
Dick Roy & his Band (= Roy Richards & his Band) Oct 1250
Oct 1248
E-188        
E-189 5806
5815
I Don't Know Your Name
Rhythm In My Nursery Rhytmes
Dick Roy & his Band (= Roy Richards & his Band) Oct 1249
Oct 1251
E-190        
E-191 5969
5972
The Valeta
Heykins Serenade (as "Palais Glide")
Dick Roy & his Band (= Roy Richards & his Band) Oct 1298
Oct 1299
E-192        
E-193 5730
5786
Alone
Let It Be Me
Tommy Burke & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1225
Oct 1244
E-194 5693
5732
I'd Rather Listen To Your Eyes
If I Should Lose You
Tommy Burke & his Band (= Tommy Kinsman & his Band) Oct 1215
Oct 1226
E-195        
E-196   Talkie Hits (Isn't This a Lovely Day?/The Simple things In Life/You're Devastating)
Waltz Medley
Donald French (piano)  
E-197 5700

5702
Foxtrot Medley, part 1 (The Girl Friend/ Poor Butterfly/Sunny Side Of The Street)
Foxtrot Medley, part 2 (I Can't Give You Anything But Love/I'd Rather Charleston/ Memories Of You)
Donald French (piano)  
E-198        
E-199 5638
5639
Noel Coward Medley
Old Favourites
Donald French (piano)  
E-200        
E-201        
E-202        
E-203        
E-204        
E-205        
E-206 1407
1581-2
Mons Star March
March Of The Mannikins
Metropolitan Police Band Oct 530
Oct 539
E-207        
E-208        
E-209 3228
4177
Skaters Waltz
Blue Danube
Light Orchestra (= Jack Leon & his Orch.)
Light Orchestra (= Schomberg's Viennese Orchestra)
Oct 358
Oct 109
E-210        
E-211 5157-2 Student's Song (S. Douglas) Metro Police Band  
E-212        
E-213 5597
5599
Parade Of The Sunbeams
Parade Of The Tin Soldiers
Frank Newcombe (= Frank Newman) (Christie organ, Plaza, Rugby) Oct 1175
E-214   Lullaby Of The Volga
Serenade ("The Gay Deceivers")
Frank Newcombe (= Frank Newman) (Christie organ, Plaza, Rugby) Oct 1167
Oct 1182
E-215