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One of the more eccentric flexible records available during the late 1920s and early 1930s, Goodson (named after the company's owner, Jack Goodson) were made out of a flexible white material known as Rhodoid. They cost 1/9 and purchasers were encouraged to play them with a used needle; "Greater purity of sound is thus produced", according to the publicity. U.S. masters were from Emerson, Grey Gull, Banner & QRS. UK masters recorded by Goodson were used later on (these have an S- prefixed master number). The vast majority are dance records or popular vocals with the occasional more "serious" item thrown in, sometimes using early continental masters. The sound quality is good, but, like most flexibles, they suffer from warping.

The first records were produced in 1928 as demonstation records, but, just as they were about to go into production in June 1929, it was discovered the material was very imflammable and the Home Office stopped production. Once the new "non-flam" material had been created (Rhodiod) and production re-started, it was December 1929. The earliest Goodsons used masters from Emerson, which by this time were nearly a year old, and so the "hits" were not  very up-to-date. Although this mattered less in those days, it must have caused reduced sales.

A 7" series was also produced, using masters from U.S. Marathon records. These were sold for 1/- between January and June 1930. Although described as "hits", there were two years old by this time, and only one side was a standard "Tin-Pan Alley" song, always coupled with a non-copyrighted one.

It should be noted that the recordings used on Marathon and 7" Goodson were original masters and not dubs of 10" issues. Although the same tunes can be found in both sizes with the same master number, they are different takes, not "dubs" (transfers).

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This is the work of the late Arthur Badrock; Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

Thanks to the following people who have provided extra information: Bill Dean-Myatt, Hector Hill, Richard Prout

Page last updated on: March 28, 2017

Firstly, the standard 10" series:  [The earliest Goodsons did not have catalogue numbers - these aren't shown here].
Source label abbreviations: Ban = Banner; Dn = Dominion; Em = Emerson; Fono = Fonotipia; GG = Grey Gull; Wecho = Worldecho.
All the dance recordings from Emerson are believed to be by Fred Hall & his Orchestra (except the Lou Gold sides); Hall was musical director at Emerson during this period.

So far, no original Emerson issues have been found for these recordings; some were issued on Bell and the Grey Gull group labels in the USA, but most have only been traced to issues on Goodson and Duophone in the UK. It would appear that Emerson had ceased production of 10" records by late 1927 and were posibly making records specifically for Grey Gull and for exporting to the UK.

Cat No Master No Title Artists Source
101 31283-1
31295-1
Let's Pretend
Just A Night For Meditation
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Em
Em (GG 1536)
102 31287-1
31289-1
I'll Make Up Your Mind
She's The Sweetheart Of Six Other Guys
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
Jack Kaufman
Em
Em
103 31227
31277
Ramona (waltz)
Let's Try It Again
Lou Gold & his Orchestra
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Em
Em (GG 1586)
104 31276-1
31320-1
Hello! Montreal
They All Stare At My Girl
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Em (GG 1512)
Em
105 31250
31285
Together (waltz)
When You're Blue (waltz)
Lou Gold & his Orchestra
California Melody Syncopators
Em
Em
106 31217-1
31228-1
Look At Me Now
There Must Be A Silver Lining
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Lou Gold & his Orchestra
Em (GG 1592)
Em
107 (4029-B)
5591
Gold And Silver
Merry Widow
Milan Orchestra
Continental Dance Orchestra
Fono A-4029
108 7400
7506
Road To Nowhere
Cradle Of Roses
Marathon Dance Orchestra (= Billy James & his Orch.) Ban 6050
Ban 6074
109 31210-1
31256-1
Talk About Heaven
Lila
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Em (GG 1590)
Em
110 31207-1
31316-1
Just You And I
I'm Afraid Of You
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Southern Melody Serenaders
Em
Em
111 4031
4436
Waltz Dream
Roses Of The South
Milan Orchetsra Fono A-4031
Fono A-4436
112 31194-1
31269-1
On A Moonlight Night
After All My Dreams
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
California Melody Orchestra
Em (Bell 555)
Em (Ban 6239)
113 31315-1
31321-1
Oh, You Have No Idea
And Then
Southern Melody Syncopators
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Em
Em
114 4476
7428-3
La Paloma
Constantine
Band with bell & xylophone
Fred Hall & his Orchestra (= Billy James & his Orch.)
Fono A-4476
Ban 6052
115 4973
31284-1
Countess Maritza
She's The Sweetest Kid
Italian Dance Orchestra
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Fono A-4973
Em
116 4974
31278
Countess Maritza
When We're Apart
Italian Dance Orchestra
Pennsylvania Melody Makers
Fono A-4974
Em
117 31254-1
31263-1
She's A Great, Great Girl
Cute Little Cutie
Lou Sidney (= Irving Kaufman) Em
Em
118 31236-1
31275-1
Is She My Girl Friend?
Dancing With My Baby
The Top Notchers (vocal duet with piano accmp)
George Beaver (= Irving Kaufman)
Em
Em
119 31213-1
31288-1
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream
Let's Make Whoopee
The Top Notchers (vocal duet with piano accmp)
Jack Kaufman
Em
Em
120 31246-1
31262-1
What D'Ya Think Of My Baby?
I'm Babying Baby
Lou Sidney (= Irving Kaufman) Em
Em
121 5267-3
5268-3
Turandot: Non Piangere Liu
Turandot: Nessan Dorma
Comm. Ismaele Voltolini (tenor, with orch accmp) Fono ?
122 4523
4890
Pagliacci: Vesti La Giubba
Lohengrin: S'ei Torna Alfin
Angelo Bisagni (tenor, with orch accmp)
Cav. Emilio Perea (tenor, with orch accmp)
Fono C-4523
Fono C-4890
123 4192
4259
Libro Santo Romanza
Serenade Rimpianto
Celete Vornos (mezzo-soprano, with orch accmp) Fono C-4192
Fono C-4259
124 4323
4324
Nalute Canta
Marecchiare
Cav. Giuseppe Krismer (tenor, with orch accmp) Fono C-4323
Fono C-4324
125 4509
41942
Via Libera March
Washington Post
Milan Municipal Band
Boston Military Band (= Emerson Military Band)
Fono A-4509
Em 10477
126 31309
42233
Aloha Oe
O Sole Mio
Ferera & Paaluhi (Hawaiian guitars) Em
Em 10632
126 2165-A
42233
Aloha Oe
O Sole Mio
Ferera & Paaluhi (Hawaiian guitars) GG 4007
Em 10632
  Note: From here, Grey Gull masters are used; all such dance records are by the Grey Gull Studio Dance Band, unless otherwise noted.
127 3491-B
3555-A
Sleeping Birds
Orange Blossom Time
Three Radio Stars
Olympic Dance Orchestra
GG 1738
GG 1759
128 3490-A
3526-A
In My Heart
Singing In The Rain
Three Radio Stars
Cosmopolitan Dance Orchestra
GG 1737
GG 1738
129 3513-A
3590-A
Sleepy Valley (waltz)
The Shoes We Have Left Are All Right
Olympic Dance Orchestra
Broadway Merry Makers (= Arthur Fields & his WJs.)
GG 1741
GG 1762
130 3520-A
3622-A
Breakaway
Loving You Alone (waltz)
Cosmopolitan Dance Players GG 1743
GG 1771
131 3551-A
3621-B
Big City Blues
Rest Nest
Memphis Jazzers
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
GG 1751
GG 1766
132 3568-A
3596-B
Walking With Susie
You And I
Broadway Merry Makers
University Syncopators
GG 1762
GG 1758
133 3560-A
31277-1
Sweetness
Let's Try It  Again
Harmony Syncopators (= California Ramblers)
Marathon Dance Orchestra
GG 1752
Em (GG 1586)
134 3454
3550
Smile And The World Smiles WIth You
I'm In Seventh Heaven
Dixie Rag Pickers
Olympic Dance Orchestra
GG 1748
135 3531-A
31278-1
When My Dreams Come True
When We're Apart
Bay State Syncopators (= Sam Lanin & his Orch.)
Pennsylvania Melody Makers
GG 1745
Em
136 3502-A
3597-A
Heigh-Ho! Everybody, Heigh-Ho
Never Mind
Moonlight Revellers
Dixie Rag Pickers
GG 1742
GG 1757
137 3585
31210-1
The Moonlight March
Talk About Heaven
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
GG 1757
Em (GG 1590)
138 3489-A
3592-B
Good Girl
I Can't Sleep In The Movies Any More
Three Radio Stars
Broadway Merry Makers (= Arthur Fields & his WJs.)
GG 1741
GG 1764
139 3540-A
31275-1
My Song Of The Nile (waltz)
Dancing With My Baby
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
George Beaver (= Irving Kaufman)
GG 1750
Em
140 3562-A
31263-1
Your Mother And Mine
Cute Little Cutie
Vel Veteran (= Hal White)
Lou Sidney (= Irving Kaufman)
GG
Em
141 3538-D
31246-1
Pagan Love Song
What D'Ya Think Of My Baby?
Jerry White
Lou Sidney (= Irving Kaufman)
GG 2486
Em (GG 2458)
142 4619
5278
Una Voce Poco Fa ("The Barber Of Seville")
Ridente In Cielo ("The Barber Of Seville")
Rina Di Bitonto (soprano, with orch accmp)
Amicare Pozzoli (tenor, with orch accmp)
Fono C-4619
Fono C-5278
143 5739
5740-2
La Donne E Mobile ("Rigoletto")
Questa O Quella ("Rigoletto")
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp)  
144 4191
4260
Leggenda Valacca (Romanza)
Serenata
Celeste Vornos (mezzo-soprano, with orch accmp) Fono A-4191
Fono A-4260
145 4247
4248
Mattinata (Romanza)
Era Di Maggio
Guilo Tincani (tenor, with orch accmp) Fono C-4247
Fono C-4248
146 4182
4189
Lolita Serenata
Serenata Medioevale
F. Solari (soprano, with orch accmp)
Irma Mion (soprano, with orch accmp)
Fono C-4182
Fono C-4189
147 5728
Siciliano O Lola ("Cavalleria Rusticana")
Cielo E Mar ("La Gioconda")
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp)  
148 5280
5405
Come Un Bel Di Maggio ("Andre Chenier")
Che Gelida Manina ("La Boheme")
Ismaele Voltolini (tenor, with orch accmp)
Guido Volpi (tenor, with orch accmp)
 
149 159
161
Serenata Waltz
Dengoza (tango)
Marimba Band unkn.
150 165
3557-A
La Golondrina (waltz)
Evangeline (waltz)
Hartez Rio Orchestra
Astoria Dance Band
unkn.
GG 1754
151 3594-A
3656-C
I've Lost My Faith In You (waltz)
Piccolo Pete
Cosmopolitan Dance Orchestra
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1759
GG 1777
152 3554-A
3683-D
Little Darlin' (It's You)
If I Had A Talking Picture Of You
Harmony Syncopators (= Fred Hall & his Orchestra)
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1756
GG 1785
153 3732-A
50711 ?
You're Always In My Arms (waltz)
La Paloma
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
Ferera & Franchini (Hawaiian guitars)
GG 1798
Banner 2095
154 3598-B
3682-A
A Little Lady
Sweetheart, We Need Each Other
Big City Dance Orchestra (= Rudy Baum & his Orch.)
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1769
GG 1784
155 3630-B
3686-B
Painting The Clouds With Sunshine
Tip-Toe Through The Tulips With Me
Manhattan Syncopators
Astoria Dance Players
GG 1769
GG 1781
156 3573-A
3655-D
Wow Wow Blues
Lonely Troubadour
Memphis Jazzers
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1751
GG 1778
157 2716-A
2717-A
Turkey In The Straw
Arkansas Traveller
Wabash Trio GG 4068
158 3498-B
3559-A
Am I Blue ?
Maybe, Who Knows ?
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra (= California Ramblers)
GG 1739
GG 1746
159 3535-A
3734-C
Call Of The Wild
Love
Memphis Jazzers
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1742
GG 1799
160 3519-A
3708-A
Have I Loved Wisely ?
Chant Of The Jungle
Universal Syncopatots
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1746
GG 1791
161 3584-B
3622-A
If You Believed In Me
Loving You Alone (waltz)
The Jazzopators
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
GG 1758
GG 1771
162 3577-B
3649-A
Humpty Dumpty Baby
Smiling Irish Eyes
Arthur Fields (vocal) with his Wind-Jammers (Fred Hall)
Jerry White
GG 1753
GG
163 3591-B
3730-B
Under The Spell Of The Moon
Miss Wonderful
Broadway Merrymakers (= Arthur Fields' Wind-Jammers)
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
GG 1760
GG 1795
164 3658-A
3770-B
A Night In Old Hawaii With You
If You're In Love, You'll Waltz
Waikiki Players
Hawaiian Beachcombers
GG 4278
GG 4290
165 3601-A
3775-B
Ain't Misbehavin'
Hot Moments
Dixie Rag Pickers
All Star Players (trio)
GG 1764
GG 1811
166 3625-A
3752-A
Same Old Moon
My Mother's Lullaby
Golden Gate Syncopators (= Ernie Golden & his Orch)
University Syncopators
GG 1771
GG 1807
167 3635-B
3733-C
Day Dreams
A Little Kiss Each Morning
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
Vincent Lopez & his Orchestra
GG 1778
GG 1799
168 3399-B
3749-B
Broadway Melody
Absolutely Marvellous
Broadway Merrymakers
University Syncopators (trio)
GG 1717
GG 1801
169 3433-C
3647-A
Louise
Chinese Rose
University Syncopators
Crystal Dawn Players
GG 1726
GG 1777
170 3654-A
3769-B
Moana March
Queen Of The South Sea Isles
Honolulu Troupe
Hawaiian Beachcombers
GG 4278
GG 4290
171 3718-C
3746-B
Tip-Toe Thro' The Tulips With Me
My Heart Belongs To You
C.A. J Parmentier (pipe organ)
Jimmy Granato & his Orchestra (= Ernie Golden & his O.)
GG 4284
GG 1806
172 3680-A
3790-A
Lady Luck
Singing In The Bathtub
Olympic Dance Orchestra
University Syncopators
GG 1789
GG 1811
173 2328-B
2329-B
Listen To The Mocking Bird
The Song Bird
Jeanne Willard (whistling) GG 4061
174 3587-A
3627-B
Never Gwine To Ramble No More
The Railroad Boomer
Bill Black (vocal with banjo accmp)
Frank Luther & Ed Faber (EF = Carson Robison)
GG 4285
GG 4275
175 3855-B
3873-B
My Love Parade
Dreams
Pebble Beach Syncopators (= California Ramblers)
Four Melodiacs
GG 1834
GG 1840
176 3814
3822
Wonderful One
The Woman In The Shoe
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
Savoy Dance Orchestra
GG 1828
GG 1823
177 3838-B
3870-B
I'll Be Reminded Of You
A Love Nest For Two
Metropolitan Dance Players
Four Melodiacs
GG
GG 1841
178 3816-B
3821
Time And Time Again (waltz)
The Shepherd's Serenade (waltz)
Bar Harbour Orchestra
All Star Players
GG 1824
179 3850-A
3857-C
Some Baby
Happy Days Are Here Again
Ginger Ale And His Sparklers
All Star Troubadours (= California Ramblers)
GG 1835
GG 1829
180 3632-A
3815-B
Stepping Along
Dreary Nights
Dixie Rag Pickers
Harmony Syncopators
GG 1767
GG 1825
181 3729-B
3851-B
My Sweeter Than Sweet
You're Gonna Be Mine
The Jazzopators
Big Town Jazzers (= Fred Hall & his Orch.)
GG 1797
GG 1834
182 3820-A
3832-A
Sweet Henry
Should I ?
Dixie Rag Pickers
Jeff Calhoun (= Frank Luther)
GG 1822
GG 2528
183 3771-D
3795-A
Why Does A Chicken Cross The Street?
I Don't Work For A Living
Two Coocoos (comedy dialogue)
Lew Grant
GG 4294
GG 2526
184 3813-B
3846-B
Sleepy Hollow
Needin' You
Merry Collegians
Ginger Ale & his Sparklers
GG 1823
GG 1829
185 3628-A
3737
Polly Wolly Doodle
Woman Down In Memphis
Frank Luther
Frank Luther & Ed Faber (EF = Carson Robison)
GG 4274
GG 4287
186 2996-A
3626-B
Engineer's Dying Child
I Left My Gal In The Mountains
Jeff Calhoun (= Arthur Fields)
Frank Luther & Ed Faber (EF = Carson Robison)
GG 4208
GG 4275
187 3720-C
3721-C
Silent Night
O, Come All Ye Faithful
C.A.J. Parmentier (pipe organ) GG 4282
188 3699-B
3900-B
When The Real Thing Comes Your Way
Dream Boy
Savoy Dance Orchestra (= Paul Specht & his Orch.)
Dixie Rag Pickers
GG 1788
GG 1847
189 3786-A
3803-A
Dance Away The Night (waltz)
You Taught Me To Remember (waltz)
Bar Harbor Orchestra
Melody Lane Orchestra
GG 1813
GG 1827
190 3837-A
3915-A
Hello, Baby
Hanging On The Garden Gate
Casino Jazzers
All Star Troubadours (= California Ramblers)
GG 1827
GG 1848
191 3688-B
3914-A
I Know Better Now
Cooking Breakfast For The One I Love
Casino Jazzers
All Star Collegians (= California Ramblers)
GG 1788
GG 1844
192 3909
3913-B
With You
Puttin' On The Ritz
Bar Harbor Orchestra
All Star Troubadours (= California Ramblers)
GG 1847
GG 1849
193 3761
3902
I'm Following You
That's What You Mean To Me
Astoria Dance Players
Merry Collegians
GG 1802
GG 1833
194 3698-B
3911-B
I Came To You (waltz)
In My Dreams
All Star Players (= Paul Specht & his Orch.)
Big Show Syncopators
GG 1787
GG 1843
195 3819-B
3888-B
Ha! Ha! Ha! Where Is Toby?
Under A Texas Moon
Dixie Rag Pickers
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
GG
GG 1837
196 3807-B
3879-A
What Do I Care
Singing A Vagabond Song
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
Metropolitan Dance orchestra
GG 1822
GG 1841
197 3798-A
3889-B
Rio Rita
The One I Love Just Can't Be Bothered With Me
Majestic Dance Orchestra
Olympic Dance Orchestra
GG 1814
GG 1840
198 3804-B
3805-A
Lucky Me, Lovable You
I May Be Wrong, But I Think You're Wonderful
All Star Troubadours (= California Ramblers)
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
GG 1819
GG 1817
199 3619-A
3766-A
Happy Feet
If I Can't Have You
Collegian Jazzers
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
GG 1813
GG 1803
200 3978-A
3992-A
Spanish Moon
Song O' My Heart
The Michigonians
Astoria Dance Players
GG 1858
201 3981-B
3995-B
It Won't Be Long
The Moon Is Low
The Michigonians
High Hat Revellers (= Sam Lanin & his Orch.)
GG
GG 1856
202 3858-A
3938-A
Cryin' For The Carolines
Heads Up
Shadyside Serenaders
Broadway Merrymakers
GG 1833
GG 1855
203 3963-B
3990-B
If I Were King
A Cottage For Sale
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
GG
GG
204 3880-A
3912-E
When I'm Looking At You
St. James' Infirmary
Astoria Dance Players
Bay State Syncopators
GG 1836
GG 1843
205 3806-B
3890-A
Have A Little Faith In Me
T' Ain't No Sin
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
Wolverine Pepperpots
GG
GG 1839
206 2030-3
2282-3
Eyes Of Blue
The Stein Song
Zenith Knights (prob a Carl Fenton group)
Carl Fenton & his Orchestra
QRS Q-1020
QRS Q-1046
207 1703
(358)
Right Or Wrong, I'm Still In Love With You
Watching My Dreams Go By
Cova Cavaliers
Broadway Players
QRS Q-1000
QRS Q-1024
208 1772-1
2024-3
All Day Long (waltz)
Kicking A Hole In The Sky
Broadway Players
The New Yorkers (= Carl Fenton & his Orch.)
QRS Q-1008
QRS Q-1027
209 1707
1729
How Long Must I Wait For You?
Night Time Is Love Time
Cova Cavaliers
Carl Fenton & his Orchestra
QRS Q-1001
QRS Q-1004
210 2101-3
2106-4
Sweet Kentucky Nights (waltz)
Lazy Lou;siana Moon (waltz)
Cova Cavaliers QRS Q-1036
211 3984-B
3985-B
Prancin' DAncin' Yodelin' Man
Yodelin' Bill
Al Bernard & Frank Kamplain
Al Bernard & Harry Gay
GG 4307
GG 4304
212 3999-B
4026-A
I Never Dreamt You'd Fall In Love With Me
Love Me Dear
University Syncopators (= Sam Lanin & his Orch.)
Times Square Highlights
GG 1868
GG 1877
213 3823-A
4022-A
Why
Without You, Emaline
Astoria Dance Players
Wolverine Pepperpots
GG 1825
GG 1871
214 4013-A
4014-B
It Happened In Monterey (waltz)
Song Of The Dawn
Metropolitan Dance Orchestra
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
GG 1866
GG 1864
215 3997-B
4033-A
The Free And Easy
Telling It To The Daisies
High Hat Revellers (= Sam Lanin & his Orch.)
Metropolitan DAnce Orchestra
GG 1865
GG 1876
216 3961-B
3991-B
Alone With My Dreams
Blue Is The Night
Astoria Dance Players
Hawaiian Beachcombers (= Grey Gull Dance Band)
GG 1861
GG 1858
217 4012-B
4015-A
Romance (waltz)
When It's Springtime In The Rockies (waltz)
Astoria Dance Players
Metropolitan Dance Band
GG
GG 1870
218 4021-A
4024-B
Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
Hittin' 'Em Low
Broadway Merrymakers
Dixie Rag Pickers
GG
GG 1891
219 2707-C
3885-A
The Skaters' Waltz
Blue Danube Waltz
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra GG 4162
GG
220 126-A
127-B
William Tell, overture
Martha, overture
Oceanic Symphony Orchestra
Newport Symphony Orchestra
GG
GG
221 2353-2
2354-2
Whippoorwill
Like A Dream
Carl Fenton & his Orchestra
Cova Cavaliers (= Carl Fenton & his Orch.)
QRS Q-1051
QRS Q-1052
222 3947-B
3948-B
His Trouble Was Hard
Jerusalem Mornin'
The Swanee Four (vocal quartet) (= Dixie Quartette) GG 4312
223 2331
2332
The Song Of The Islands
Honolulu Sweetheart Of Mine
Four Hawaiian Guitars QRS
224 3652-B
4068-B
Love Me (waltz)
Singing A Song To The Stars
Astoria Dance Players
Sam Lanin & his Orchestra
GG 1774
GG
225 271
3835-A
March Of The Grenadiers
The Terror
Cosmopolitan Dance Players (Cecil Norman's Orch.)
Marvin Smolev & his Syncopators (= Cliff Jackson's O.)
Wecho B-1019
GG 1879
226 4043-C
4053-B
I'm In The Market For You
Somebody Else Will Take My Place
Frank Novak & his Music
The Michigonians
GG
GG 1884
227 3783-A
3903-A
Dream Lover (waltz)
A Shady Nook, A Babbling Brook, And You (waltz)
Olympic Dance Orchestra
Melody Lane Orchestra
GG 1812
GG 1860
228 4044-C
4054-B
Just Like In A Story Book
The Winding Road That Leads To Home
Frank Novak & his Music
The Michigonians
GG
GG 1883
229 4029-A
4081-C
When I Meet My Sunshine
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (waltz)
Times Square Highlights
The Four Hawaiian Duces
GG
GG
230 4057-B
4059-B
Reminiscing
If I Had A Girl Like You
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers) GG
GG 1884
231 4051-A
4052-C
National Emblem March
Anchor's Aweigh
Lt. Manley's Military Band
The Collegians
GG
GG 1875
232 2985-A
2986-B
Song Of The Volga Boatmen
Sweet And Low
Varsity Four Serenaders (vocal group) GG 4206
233 3035-B
3036-A
Dancing Doll
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
The Symphonia String Trio GG 4234
234 2649-B
2790-A
Spring Song
Anitra's Dance ("Peer Gynt")
Harmony Trio
Symphonic Trio
GG 4136
GG 4194
235
3827-B
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
You Got To Run
The Southernaires (vocal group) (= Mobile Revelers) GG uniss
GG 4295
236 271
3783
March Of The Grenadiers
Dream Lover (waltz)
Cosmopolitan Dance Players (= Cecil Norman's Orch.)
Olympic Dance Orchestra
Wecho B-1019
GG 1812
237 4078-B
4098-B
I Love You So Much
I Remember You From Somewhere
Paul's Novelty Orchestra
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
GG
GG 1892
238 4069-B
4089-A
Ro-Ro-Rolling Along
Over The Radio Waves
Sam Lanin & his Orchestra
Victor Rose & his Roamers
GG 1881
GG 1896
239 3712-B
4079-A
Linda
Where Can You Be ?
Harmony Syncopators
Paul's Novelty Orchedstra
GG 1888
GG 1887
240 3711-A
4076-B
Waiting For You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Dixie Rag Pickers
University Syncopators (= Ritchie Soders & his Orch.)
GG 1888
GG 1890
241 3663-A
3949-B
Summer Moon
Sing, You Sinners
Memphis Jazzers
Cosmopolitan Dance Players
GG 1783
GG 1854
242 3768-A
4070-A
The Sacred Flame (waltz)
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (fox trot)
Olympic Dance Orchestra
Sam Lanin & his Orchestra
GG 1810
GG 1880
243 4075-B
4080-A
Old New England Moon (waltz)
Down The River Of Golden Dreams (waltz)
University Syncopators (= Ritchie Soders & his Orch.)
Paul's Novelty Orchestra
GG
GG
244 4091-B
4095-C
My Little Butterfly
Betty Co-Ed
Golden Gate Syncopators (= Ernie Golden & his Orch ?)
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
GG
GG 1894
245 4096-A
4100-A
I'm Needing You
Climb Through The Clouds (To The Sunshine)
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
University Syncopators
GG
GG 1892
246 3767
4094
Love Made A Gypsy Out Of Me
When Shadows Fall
Astoria Dance Players
Golden Gate Syncopators
GG 1806
GG
247 4056-B
4092-B
Over And Over Again
Swinging In A Hammock
The Michigonians
Golden Gate Syncopators
GG 1881
GG 1896
248 2902
3595-A
Lullaby from "Erminie" (altz)
I Hope You're Satisfied
Viennese Quartette (intrumental)
Olympic Dance Orchestra
GG 4216
GG 1761
  Note: from 249 (below) we start to get original UK recordings, made exclusively for Goodson records. These have an S-series master.
All dance records with S- master number are by Les Norman & his Band.
249 4093-B
S-33
Nobody Cares If I'm Blue
When You're Smiling
Golden Gate Syncopators
The Rhythm Twisters
GG
orig
250 4112-B
S-30-x
Cheer Up (Good Times Are Coming)
Looking At You
Paul's Novelty Orchestra
The Radio Revellers
GG
orig
251 4097-A
4106-A
My Future Just Passed
Waiting Through The Night (waltz)
White Way Serenaders (= California Ramblers)
Four Hawaiian Deuces
GG
GG
252 4074-B
S-30
You Brought A New Lind Of Live To Me
Livin' In The Sunlight (Lovin' In The Moonlight)
University Syncopators (= Ritchie Soders & his Orch.)
Savoy Plaza Band
GG 1891
orig
253 S-27
S-32
Blue Pacific Moonlight (waltz)
If I'm Dreaming (waltz)
Lido Venice Dance Orchestra
The Rhythm Twisters
orig
254 4111-A
S-37
By The Old Oak Tree
To My Mammy
Paul's Novelty Orchestra
The Collegians
GG
orig
255 S-34
S-39
Sittin' On A Rainbow
A Bench In The Park
The Radio Revellers
The Collegians
orig
256 S-58
S-61
If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love
You Die If You Worry
Ritz-Carlton Band
The Black Dominoes
orig
257 S-25
S-26
Here Comes Emily Brown
Cheep Up And Smile
Lido Venice Dance Orchestra orig
258 1367-2
S-28
I'll See You Again (waltz)
There's A Good Time Coming
Savoy Plaza Band (= Jay Wilbur & his Orch.)
Savoy Plaza Band
Dn A-163
orig
259 S-35
S-40
Gypsy Melody (waltz)
Around The Corner
The Radio Revellers
The Collegians
orig
260 S-59-x
S-93
The Watermill
Dreamy Carolina (waltz)
The Ritz-Carlton Band
The Black Dominoes
orig
A-261 1412-2
1413-3
"La Boheme" - Che Gelida Manina
Taloi Da Mip Forziere
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-24
A-262 1407-4
1427-2
"Mefistofele" - Dai Campi Dai Prati
"Lohengrin" - Sei Torna Alfin
Guido Volpi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-18
Dn B-19
A-263 1414-1
"Manon Leascaut" - Donna Non Vidi Mai
"Manon" - Sogno, The Dream
Guido Volpi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-18
Dn uniss
A-264 1418-2
1428-1
"Rigoletto" - La Donna E Mobile"
"Rigoletto" - Questa O Quella
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-17
A-265   "Rigoletto" = Elle Mi Fu Rapita
"Rigoletto" - Parmi Veder Le Lagrime
Guido Volpi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn uniss
A-266 1410-2
1416-1
"La Tosca" - E Lucevan Le Stelle
"La Tosca" - Recondita Armonia
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-16
Dn B-33
A-267 1424-1
1440-1
"Cavalleria Rusticana" - Addio All Madre
Siciliana
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-33
Dn uniss
A-268   "Turandot" - Nessun Dorma
"Turandot" - No Piangere Liu
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn uniss
A-269 1421-1
1422-2
"Adriana Lecouvrier" - L'Animaho Stanca
"Fedora" - Amor Ti Vieta
Guido Volpi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn B-25
A-270   "Andrea Chenier" - Improvviso (Un Di All'azzurro Spazio), parts 1 & 2 Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn uniss
A-271   "La Fanciulla Del Weat" - Ch'Ella Mi Creda Libero
"La Fanciulla Del West" - Una Parola Sola
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn uniss
A-272   Marechiare
Maria Marie
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp) Dn uniss
B- 273 S-1
S-2
Rivista
No Me Cortes La Alas (Don't Clip My Wings)
Spinelly's Tango Band (dir. Fred Spinelly) orig
B- 274   Carasy Caretas (tango)
El Moviemiento Continuo (tango)
Spinelly's Tango Band (dir. Fred Spinelly) orig
B-275 S-5
S-6
Paris (City Nights (tango)
Por Donde Andara (The Ticking Of The Clock)
Spinelly's Tango Band (dir. Fred Spinelly) orig
B-276 S-7
S-8
Angustia (Little Lady) (tango)
Madonna Bruna (tango)
Spinelly's Tango Band (dir. Fred Spinelly) orig
D-277   Wiener Blut, Op 354 (waltz) The International Orchestra  
A-278 1435-1
1441-1
O Sole Mio
Ave Maria
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor, with orch accmp)
Guido Volpi (tenor, with orch accmp)
Dn uniss
A-279 3674
3743
Lights Out
Up The Street
Lt. Taylor's Military Band Cameo
A-280 1264-2
1279-1
Rustle Of Spring
Spanish Dance No. 1
Hermann Wasserman (piano) Dn B-14
A-281 1260-1
1278-3
Prelude In G Minor
Hedge Rose / Danse Negre, Op 58 No. 5
Hermann Wasserman (piano) Dn B-13
  Nos. 282 to 301 (all prefixed C-) are 7" Nursery Rhyme recordings. These were sold in 4 albums, with 5 records in each album.
C-282   Old Mother Goose
The Enterprising Cow
   
C-283   The Fishing Match
Little Miss Muffet
   
C-284   Girls And Boys Come Out To Play
Ten Little Nigger Boys
   
C-285 S-19
S-20
Simple Simon
Sleep, Baby, Sleep
Uncle Bob (Cavan O'Connor ?)  
C-286   Little Bo-Peep
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing
   
C-287   Pat-A-Cake, Pat-A-Cake
Dog Toby
   
C-288 S-11
S-21
Hey Diddle Diddle
The Babes In The Wood
Uncle Bob  
C-289 S-13
S-14
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Hckory Dickory Dock
Uncle Bob  
C-290 S-15
S-16
Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid?
Little Boy Blue
Uncle Bob  
C-291 S-43
S-44
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
See-Saw Marjorie Daw
Uncle Bob  
C-292 S-49
S-50
London Bridge Is Broken Down
Old King Cole
Uncle Bob  
C-293 S-45
S-48
Mary Had a Little Lamb
What Are Little Boys Made Of ?
Uncle Bob  
C-294 S-5
S-50
Ride A Cock Horse
Sing A Song Of Sixpence
Uncle Bob  
C-295 S-52
S-53
Humpty Dumpty
Little Polly Flinders
Uncle Bob  
C-296 S-22
S-47
Little Tom Tucker [sic]
A Was An Archer
Uncle Bob  
C-297   There Was A Little Man
Oranges And Lemons
Uncle John  
C-298 S-72
S-73
Lazy Sheep
Three Little Kittens
Uncle John  
C-299   Three Mice Went Onto A Barn
A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go
Uncle John  
C-300   Goosey Goosey Gander
Poor Old Robinson Crusoe
Uncle John  
C-301   Tom, Tom The Piper's Son
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Uncle John  
302 S-76
S-80
With My Guitar And You
After Your Kiss
The Savoy Plaza Band
The Radio Revellers
 
303 S-94
S-95
Adeline
The Rhythm Man
The Radio Revellers  
304 S-38
S-79
Be Careful With Those Eyes
Without A Song
The Collegians
The Radio Revellers
 
305 S-75
S-83
I Don't Mind Walking In The Rain
My Heart Belongs To The Girl (waltz)
The Savoy Plaza Band
Ritz-Carlton Band
 
306 S-77
S-78
Take Along a Little Love
You Can't Get To Heaven That Way
The Savoy Plaza Band  
307 S-84-x
S-85
The Kiss Waltz
Oh, Donna Clara
The Ritz-Carlton Band
The Savoy Plaza Band
 
308 S-81
S-82
Little White Lies
Say A Little Prayer For Me
The Collegians  
309 S-86
S-87
A Girl Friend Of A Boy Friend Of Mine
My Baby Just Cares For Me
The Collegians  
310 S-88
S-89
Loving You The Way I Do
Without My Gal
White Way Serenaders  
311 S-120

Lorette (waltz)
That's Where The South Begins
White Way Serenaders  
312 1366-1
S-42
Dancing Goblin
A Pair Of Blue Eyes
The Black Dominoes (= Jay Wilbur & his Orch)
The Hollywood Dance Orchestra
Dn A-165

313 S-92
S-93
Bye Bye Blues
Don't Tell Her What's Happened To Me
The Savoy Plaza Band  
314 B-105
D-104
It's For You
Oh Maiden, My Maiden
Terence Driscoll (tenor)  
315 D-103
F-102
Some Day I'll Find You
Why Did You Kiss My Heart Awake ?
Kathleen Sothcott (soprano)  
316   Dark Night
Lonely
The Savoy Plaza Band  
317 S-116
S-118
Love Is Like A Song
You're The One
The Savoy Plaza Band  
318 S-99
S-111
Go Home And Tell Your Mother
I'm Learning A Lot From You
The Savoy Plaza Band (Leader: Les Norman)  
319 S-106
S-107
Sance Of The Wooden Shoes
Living A Life Of Dreams
The Radio Revellers  
320 S-119
S-120
Who Cares ? (As Long As There's Love)
Lorette (waltz)
The Radio Revellers  
321 S-97
S-100
Sunny Days
I'd Like To Find The Guy That Wrote The Stein Song
The Savoy Plaza Band (Leader: Les Norman)  
322 S-98
S-101
Roamin' Thru' The Roses
The Same AS We Used To Do (waltz)
The Radio Revellers  
323 134

Sleepy Head
The Top Of The Hill
Cyril Lidington W'echo A-1023

324 S-96
S-121
Put Your Worries Through The Mangle
Seven Veils
Eddie Cole (with The Savoy Plaza Band)  
325 S-112
S-113
Good Evenin'
Walking My Baby Back Home
Baron & Bryan (songs at the piano)  
326   O Donna Clara
Packin' Up To Say "Hello"
Tom Burke's Crochets (vocal quartette)  
327 S-142
S-148
The Harlequinade
There's Something About An Old-Fashioned Girl
The Savoy Plaza Band  
328 S-143
S-150
Tid-dle-id-dle-Um-Pum
I'm Yours
The Savoy Plaza Band  
329 S-144
S-149
We All Go "Oo Ha Ha" Together
Underneath The Spanish Stars (waltz)
The Savoy Plaza Band  
330 S-145
S-146
I Want A Little Girl
Okay, Baby
The Savoy Plaza Band  
331 S-147
S-151
What Good Am I Without You?
Sing (A Happy Little Thing)
The Radio Revellers  
332 E-109
F-108
Go Up With The Birds (Look Down On The Blues)
Us And Company
The Radio Revellers  
333 S-60
S-62
Rollin' Down The River
Happy Because I'm In Love
The Radio Revellers  
334 1436-R3
1444-R2
Voce Notte
Torna A Surriento
Cav. Oreste Di Bernardi (tenor)  
335 S-161-2
S-163-1
Wonder Bar
Song Of The Drum
Victor Sterling & his Band (= Wag Abbey & his Band)  
336 S-157-1
S-159-1
On A Little Balcony In Spain
Bathing In The Sunshine
Victor Sterling & his Band (= Wag Abbey & his Band)  
337   Once In A Lifetime
Koppa-Ka-Banna
Victor Sterling & his Band (= Wag Abbey & his Band)
The Star Syncopators
 
338   I'm Walking In the Sun
You're The One I Care For
The Star Syncopators `
Victor Sterling & his Band (= Wag Abbey & his Band)
 
339 S-158-1
S-165-2
If I Could Be With You
The Wedding OF The Birds
Victor Sterling & his Band (= Wag Abbey & his Band)  
340        
341        
342        

NOTE: According to Steve Walker, 342 was the last Goodson, but no-one has yet reported what is on these last three, which may have been scheduled and never appeared.

Now the 7" series: All these masters are from Marathon (rcorded by Emerson). They are NOT dubs of the 10" recordings, which have the same matrix number, but alternative takes.

Cat No Master No Title Artists Source
7001 31270
31278-2
I Can't Do Without You (waltz)
When We're Apart
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Pennsylvalia Melody Makers
Mara 204
Mara
7002 31210-2
31338
Talk About Heaven
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life (waltz)
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
Marlborough Dance Orchestra
Mara 178
Mara 330
7003 31217
31324-2
Look At Me Now
Two Lips To Kiss My Cares Away
Marlborough Dance Orchestra
Pennsylvalia Dance Orchestra
Mara
Mara 228
7004 31321
31328
And Then
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Mara 223
Mara 230
7005 31193-1
31332-1
When We're Together
Sonny Boy
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Southern Melody Syncopators
Mara
Mara 232
7006 31192-1
31284
Broken Hearted
She's The Sweetest Kid
Lou Gold And His Orchestra
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Mara
Mara 210
7007 31283
31335-1
Let's Pretend
You've Got That Certain Something
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
California Dance Orchestra
Mara
Mara 230
7008 31194
31336
On A Moonlight Night
Tonight's The Night
Fred Hall & his Orchestra Mara 234
Mara 231
7009 31269
31337
After All My Dreams
You're The Only Girl For Me
California Melody Orchestra
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Mara 204
Mara 232
7010 31308-2
31320-2
One, Two, Three Four
They All Stare At My Girl
Ferrera & Paaluhi (Hawaiian guitars)
Marathon Dance Orchestra
Mara
Mara 222
7010 31308-2
31336
One, Two, Three Four
Tonight's The Night
Ferrera & Paaluhi (Hawaiian guitars)
Fred Hall & his Orchestra
Mara
Mara 231
7011 31217
31278
Look At Me Now
When We're Apart
Marlborough Dance Orchestra
Pennsylvania Melody Syncopators
Mara
Mara
7012 31284
31321
She's The Sweetest Kid
And Then
Fred Hall & his Orchestra Mara 210
Mara 223