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Despite the label name, nothing operatic was ever issued on Operaphone. The fare was the usual popular song, music hall and orchestra music to be found on other cheap records of the period. They were pressed in Germany from Bel Canto (and other) masters during 1913-14. All were manufactured in Germany and the label ceased with the outbreak of WWI.

 
 

This is a first attempt at a listing. Please e-mail me if you can help me fill in the gaps in any of these series.

My thanks to Frank Andrews in providing most of the information for this page.

Thanks Also to: Mike Atkins, Graham Farnell, Norman Field, Mike Jones

Page last updated on: October 14, 2016

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Notes
1        
2        
3        
4        
5        
6        
7 5269
5270
Ginger You're Barmy
I'm Henry VIII I Am
Harry Champion  
8        
9 5271 / E-004
5272
Don't Do It Again, Matilda
Natty Little Patch
Harry Champion  
10   My Girl From London Town Billy Williams  
11        
12 40825
40827
I Wish I Lived Next Door To You
Anywhere Is Alright When You're Doing Well
Rastas Brown  
13        
14        
15        
16        
17        
18        
19        
20        
21        
22   Archibald! Certainly Not
Let's All Go Down The Strand
Harry Bluff  
23 5205
5207
There Are Nice Girls Everywhere
Nobody's Satisfied
Harry Bluff  
24        
25        
26        
27        
28        
29        
30        
31        
32 5120
5122
The Angel Of My Drreams
The Land Where The Angels Are
Harry Trevor (baritone)  
33        
34        
35        
36        
37        
38        
39        
40        
41        
42        
43        
44        
45        
46        
47        
48        
49        
50        
51 5193 Asleep In The Deep Thomas Howell (bass)  
52        
53        
54        
55        
56        
57        
58        
59        
60        
61        
62        
63        
64        
65        
66 5229
5237
My Bungalow In Bond Street
Oh, The Girls I Left Behind Me
Jack Charman
Charles Denton (=Harry Bluff)
 
67        
68 5227
5228
Put On Your Ta-Ta Little Girlie
Fall In And Follow Me
Jack Charman  
69        
70        
71        
72        
73        
74        
75        
76        
77        
78        
79 5098
5110
My God And Father
Be Thou Nigh
Florence Bruce (mezzo-soprano)  
80        
81        
82        
83        
84 5156
5157
Whisper And I Shall Hear
Sing Me To Sleep
Miss Venning (contralto)  
85        
86        
87        
88 5153 / E-153
5154 / E-154
Abide With Me
The Lost Chord
Miss Venning (contralto)  
89        
90        
         
100 10520 / E-052
10540 / E-054
Everybody's Doing It
The Gaby Glide
Terry & Osborn  
101        
102 10272 / E-027
10302 / E-030
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
I'm Going Back To Dixie
Terry & Osborn  
103 10283
10293
Hitchy Koo
Ragging The Baby To Sleep
Terry & Osborn  
104        
105 10365 / E-036
10405 / E-040
Alexander's Ragtime Band
The Ragtime Goblin Man
Terry & Osborn  
106 10396
10406
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
The Ragtime Goblin Man
Terry & Osborn  
107        
108 10328 / E-032
10358 / E-035
Ragtime Soldier Man
Puppchen
   
109 E-33
E-56
The Ghost Of The Violin
Woolloomoolloo
Terry & Osborn
Mr. Terry (= Will Terry)
 
110        
111 11141
11181
She Makes Me Walk In Ragtime
Follow Your Leader
Mr. Terry (= Will Terry)  
112        
113 1123
1143
Oh, That Ragtime Sea
It's a Long Walk
Mr. Terry ( = Will Terry)  
114 11434
11444
Cock-A-Doodle Doo
Everybody Two-Step
Mr. Terry (= Will Terry)  
115        
116        
117        
118 11348
11428
Take Me To That Swanee Shore
Honeymooning Honey In Bombay
Mr. Terry (actually a duet!)  
119        
120        
121        
122        
123        
124        
125        
126        
127 1297
12117
Our Little Nipper
Oh, 'Amstead
Bob Styles  
128        
129 P-0415
P-0416
"Barber Of Seville" - Mattinata
"It Trovatore" - Strella
B. Dessa (tenor)  
130        
131        
132        
133 E-61 / 20252
E-62 / 0253
Kangaroo Hop
When Father Beat The Carpet
Billy Williams (!) (= Jack Chaman)
Billy Melville (= Jack Charman)
Guardsman 282
 
134 5034 ?
5189

Star Of Bethlehem

Thomas Jackson (tenor, with piano)
 
135 E-63
E-64
The Wedding Glide
How D'Ye Do, Miss Ragtime?
Harry Cove
The Two Rags
 
136        
137        
138        
139        
140        
141        
142 5069
5072
Dinah Doe
Tales In Babbling Echo
Operaphone Quartette  
143        
144        
145        
146 20412
 
The Trail Of The lonesome Pine
Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy
Jack Charman  
147 E-077
E-105
Snooky Ookums
On The Mississippi
Jack Charman  
148        
149        
150   P.C. Forty-Nine
Up Came Johnnie With His Ice Cream Can
Jack Charman  
151 E-099
E-100
Hey-Ho, Can't You Hear The Steamer?
Everybody's Doing It At The Seaside
Jack Charman  
152        
153        
154   Abide With Me
A Few More Years Shall Roll
Walter Bishop  
155 127
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
Snooky Ookums
Jack Charman  
156   The Wishing Well
All For Father's Sake
Alf Willis  
157   While I Was Licking My Stamp
Have a Drop Of Gin, Joe
Alf Willis  
158   I Was Holding My Cocoanut
Up Went My Little Umbrella
Alf Willis  
159        
160 90
91
Dan, The Cat's Meat Man
Oh, Joe Stock Out Your Toe [sic]
Alf Willis  
161        
162        
163        
164 92
93
Ta-Ta My Bonnie Maggie Darling
She's The Lass For Me
Jock McCullum  
165   Roamin' In the Gloamin'
M.A.C.G.R.E.G.O.R.
Jock McCullum  
166        
167        
168 E-128
E-129
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Walter Bishop & Edmund Lucas  
169   Oh! Come, All Ye Faithful
The First Nowell
Walter Bishop & Edmund Lucas  
169 E-113
E-114
To Cheer Him Up And Help Him On His Way
It Doesn't Matter, I've Changed My Mind
J. Baker  
170   Those Ragtime Melodies
You're My Baby
Charman & Cove  
171 20411
 
Take Me In Your Arms And Say You Love Me
Ring Out Those Bells
Charman & Cove  
172        
173 20447 / E-140
E-139
If I Could Only Make You Care
You Made Me Love You
Harry Trevor (baritone) (= Robert Carr)
Cove & Charman
 
174   That Whistlin' Band
That Ragtime Postman
Harry Cove
Jack Charman
 
175        
176   When The Christmas Bells Are Ringing
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Harry Trevor (baritone) (= Robert Carr)
Walter Bishop & Edmund Lucas
 
177 E-160
E-161
When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves For Alabam
On The Mississippi (Carroll & Fields)
Operaphone London Orchestra  
178        
179   Hot Meat Pies
As Large As Life In The Harem
Alf Willis  
180        
181        
182        
183        
184        
185        
186        
187        
188        
189        
190        
191        
192 E-176
E-177
A Soldier's Song
 
Edward Lucas  
193        
194        
195        
196        
197        
198        
199        
200        

Here is the 2500- series:

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Notes
2501        
2502        
2503        
2504        
2505        
2506        
2507        
2508        
2509 3182 (1154)
3183 (1148)
Quand L'amour Meurt
Gold And Silver, waltz (Lehar)
Military Metropole Band  
2510        
2511        
2512        
2513        
2514        
2515        
2516        
2517        
2518 3206 Whistling Rufus Military Metropole Band  
2519        
2520 1158 / 3210
1745 / 3211
Brooklyn Cake-Walk (Thurban)
Georgia Camp Meeting (Kerry Mills)
Military Metropole Band  
2521        
2522 40719
40720
Harry Lauder Memories, parts 1 & 2 Military Metropole Band  
2523        
2524        
2525        
2526 5225
5226
Rule Britannia and God Save The King
National Anthems Of France And Russia
Military Metropole Band  
2527        
2528        
2529        
2530 3242
3243
Down In Jungle Town
Grizzly Bear
Military Metropole Band  
2531        
2532        
2533 1747 Soldiers In The Park Military Metropole Band  
         
2550        
2551 3109
 
Serenade
Nocturne
Senor Gomez (violin) (of the Paris Opera, Milan)  
2552        
2553        
2554        
2555        
2556 20220 E-066
E-065
The Rosary
The Lost Chord
W. Sizer (cornet)  
2557        
2558 P-205
P-1175
Dreaming Lilies
Carnival Of Venice
W. Williams (bells)  
2559        
2560        
2561        
2562        
2563        
2564        
2565        
2566        
2567        
2568 5282
5283
The Mascot Valeta
Dreaming, waltz
Operaphone London Orchestra  
2569        
2570        
2571 E-067
E-068
Menuett
Bolero
Cecile Stevens (vioin)  
2572        
2573        
2574   Queen Of The Burlesque
Return Of The Regiment
Copus & Hughes (banjos)  
2575        
2576        
2577        
2578        
2579        
2580        
2581        
2582 E-154 / 3386
E-157 / 3388
The Darkies Frolic
The Gladiator March
Operaphone Military Band  
2583        
2584 E-145 / 3378
E-149
Fo Hunters
Up The Street
The Operaphone Military Band  
2585        
2586        
2587        
2588        
2589        
2580        

 

 

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Notes
30-102 3 E 6
3 E 8
Ragtime Violin
The Spaniard That Blighted My Life
Osborne & Irvin (duet, with orch)
Richard Morton (vocal, with orch)
Jack Charman & another
Will Terry
         
30-4050        
30-4051        
30-4052        
30-4053 5249
5250
Mysterious Rag
Alexander Two Step
Operaphone Military Band  
30-4054        
30-4055        
30-4056        
30-4057        
30-4058        
30-4059        
30-4060        
30-4061 887
888
Waltz from the opera "Susannah" (Gilbert)
Teresa, waltz (Ch. Faust)
Grand Operaphone Band  
30-4062        
30-4063        
30-4064        
30-4065