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Perfect records were quite short-lived in Britain. It was introduced in late 1927 and was available for about a year. The masters were from almost all from American and French Pathe. Only a few, early on, were were recorded in England, and they were acoustic. A number of masters with English matrix numbers (N90000 series) were used throughout Perfect's life, but these were all recorded in France specially for the label, and, as far as I know, unavailable anywhere else. The Catalogue number started at P-300 and ceased at P-435. Columbia bought the company in 1928 and some of the last few Perfects may be found pressed by Columbia, with smooth laminated surfaces  playing beautifully.

page late updated: April 05, 2018

Thanks to the following for extra details: Graham Farnell, Ian McPherson

First, here is a nearly complete listing of the English Perfect label. The blanks are believed not to have been issued.  

Cat No Matrix No Titles Artists as Labelled Actual Artists Source / Original issue
P-300 107387
107444
A Lane In Spain
Far Away Bells
The Perfect Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Lou Gold & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36602
US Actuelle 36617
P-301 107457
107663
The Doll Dance
Flapperette
The Perfect Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36619
US Actuelle 36655
P-302 107478
107605
Russian Lullaby (waltz)
Charmaine (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch.
Harry Barth & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36620
Us Actuelle 36648
P-303 107267
107425
In A Little Spanish Town (waltz)
So Blue (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Phil Napoleon & his Orch.
Nicholas Orlando & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36573
US Actuelle 36609
P-304 N-95185
N-95186
Dreamy Devon (waltz)
Shalimar (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Utopia Waltz Orch. (Wag Abbey) UK Actuelle 11406
UK Actuelle 11407
P-305 107264
107511
Clap Yo' Hands
Hallelujah!
Rayner's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36570
US Actuelle 36631
P-306 7173
7174
I'm In Love Again
Sometimes I'm Happy
Rayner's Dance Orch. The Six Hottentots US Actuelle 36643
P-307 107245
107797
Do Do Do
The Blue Room
Rayner's Dance Orch. Willie Creager & his Entertainers
Golden Gate Orch.
US Actuelle 36561
US Actuelle 36430
P-308 2662
7155
Muddy Waters (sic)
Red Lips, Kiss My Blues Away
Rayner's Dance Orch. Irwin Abrams & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36586
US Actuelle 26628
P-309 107455
107542
My Idea Of Heaven
Just Like A Butterfly
Hal Radford's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36622
US Actuelle 36632
P-310 107108
107452
The Little White House
Dreamy Amazon
Hal Radford's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
George Hall & his Arcadians
US Actuelle 36522
US Actuelle 36620
P-311 2661
107574
Moonbeams, Kiss Her For Me
Under The Moon
Hal Radford's Dance Orch. Bar Harbor Society Orch.
George Hall & his Arcadians
US Actuelle 36591
US Actuelle 36641
P-312 107381
107417
I Wonder How I Look When I'm Asleep
Take Your Finger Out Of Your Mouth
Hal Radford's Dance Orch. Bar Harbor Society Orch.
George Hall & his Arcadians
US Actuelle 36603
US Actuelle 36608
P-313 107440
107512
Shanghai Dream Man
At Sundown
Meyer's Dance Orch. Irwin Abrams & his Orch.
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Acutelle 36614
US Actuelle 36630
P-314 107557
107575
Magnolia
Just Another Day Wasted Away
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lou Gold & his Orch.
George Hall & his Arcadians
US Actuelle 36640
US Actuelle 36641
P-315 7153
N-95212
Side By Side
Souvenirs
Meyer's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Robert Avignon & his Orch
US Actuelle 36628
UK Actuelle 11508
P-315 7153
107913
Side By Side
Souvenirs
Meyer's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Golden Gate Orch.
US Actuelle 36628
US Actuelle 36714
P-316 107447
107632
One Summer Night
Here Am I, Broken Hearted
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lou Gold & his Orch. US Actuelle 36615
US Actuelle 36652
P-317 107277
107407
Kona Waltz
Aloma (waltz)
The Hawaiian Serenaders Ferera and Paaluhi
Frank Ferera's Hawaiians
US Actuelle 21177
US Actuelle 21179
P-318 N-95194
P-95195
The Whispering Pines Of Nevada
Moonlight And You
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne UK Actuelle 11413
UK Actuelle 11437
P-319 N-95190
N-95229
Shalimar
Why Should I Say That I'm Sorry?
Hugh Turner (baritone)
Gilbert Austin (baritone)
Maurice Elwin
John Thorne
UK Actuelle 11390
UK Actuelle 11505
P-320 N-95191
N-95193
Dreamy Devon
What Does It Matter?
Hugh Turner (baritone) Maurice Elwin UK Actuelle 11438
UK Actuelle 11412
P-321 N-95204
N-95222
Side By Side
Souvenirs
James Lewis (baritone)
Gilbert Austin (baritone)
Jack Charman
John Thorne
UK Actuelle 11414
UK Actuelle 11505
P-322 107716
107719
Barbara
Leonora
The Perfect Dance Orch. Peter Van Steeden & his Orch. US Actuelle 36674
US Actuelle 36705
P-323 107717
107769
Baby Feet Go Pitter Patter
Dancing Tambourine
The Perfect Dance Orch. Peter Van Steeden & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36675
US Actuelle 36687
P-324 107686
107690
Roam On, Gipsy Swetheart (sic)
Bye, Bye Pretty Baby
Rayner's Dance Orch. Mike Speciale & his Orch.
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36666
US Actuelle 36669
P-325 7238
7382
Me And My Shadow
You Don't Like It - Not Much
Rayner's Dance Orch. Adrian Schubert & his Orch.
Al Lynch & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36657
US Actuelle 36658
P-326 107464
107774
Honolulu Moon (waltz)
C'est Vous (It's You) (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Bar Harbor Society Orch.
Nicholas Orlando & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36618
US Actuelle 36684
P-327          
P-328          
P-329 N-95226
N-95236
Every Morn, Every Noon, Every Night
Ain't That A Grand And Glorious Feeling?
Harold Seymour (baritone)
Meyer's Dance Orch.
John Thorne
Lud Gluskin & his Orch.
originals
P-330 N-95214
N-95215
Me And Jane In A Plane
I'm Going Back To Himazas
Meyer's Dance Orch. poss Robert Avignon & his Orch. originals
P-331 N-95210
N-95219
The Yale Blues
Deep River Blues
Hal Radford's Dance Orch. Leo Poll & his Orch French Pathe
P-332 N-95217
N-95218
Mediterranean Blues
Varsity Yale Blues
Hal Radford's Dance Orch. Leo Poll & his Orch. French Pathe
P-333 N-95223
N-95233
When You Played The Organ
Why Can't We Be Sweethearts?
Gilbert Austin (beritone) John Thorne originals
P-334 N-95230
N-95232
Charmaine
C'est Vous (It's You)
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-335          
P-336          
P-337 N-95225
N-95235
One Summer Night
At The End Of An Irish Moonbeam
Sidney Ashton (baritone) John Thorne ? originals
P-338 N-95224
N-95231
Where, Oh Where Do I Live?
Ma, Look At Charlie
Tommy Harrison (baritone) John Thorne ? originals
P-339 107793
107898
Diane (I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile) (wz)
The Song Is Ended (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36694
US Actuelle 36718
P-340 107624
107815
Dew Dew Dewy Day (sic)
Paree (6/8)
The Perfect Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch.
Bill Wirges & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36653
US Actuelle 36695
P-341 107785
108878
There's A Cradle In Caroline
My Blue Heaven
Rayner's Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36697
US Actuelle 36694
P-342 107709
107773
Just A Memory
Dawning
Rayner's Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch.
Nicholas Orlando & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36676
US Actuelle 36698
P-343 107377
107828
Dixie Vagabond
Summertime Sweethearts
Meyeer's Dance Orch. Lou Gold & his Orch. US Actuelle 36599
P-344 7064
7181
My Hawaiian Sunshine
Bells Of Hawaii
The Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiians US Perfect 11254
P-345 107903
107906
Did You Mean It?
There's A Rickety Rackety Shack
Meyer's Dance Orch. George Hall & his Arcadians
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuele 36732
US Actuelle 36723
P-346 107651
107880
Bless Her Little Heart
Highways Are Happy Ways
Meyer's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Mike Speciale & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36660
US Actuelle 36716
P-347 107889
107890
Charmaine (waltz)
Puna Waltz
The Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiians US Actuelle 21187
P-348 N-95238
N-95239
Diane
The Song Is Ended
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-349 N-95237
N-95240
Just A Memory
My Blue Heaven
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-350 N-95242
N-95246
Tired Hands
Can't You Hear Me Say "I Love You"?
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-351 N-95250
N-95251
Sunset Down In Somerset (waltz)
By The Waterfall (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-352 N-95259
N-95260
Why Am I Blue? (waltz)
Janette (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-353 N-95253
N-95256
Music And Moonlight
Persian Rosebud
Mascot Melody Makers Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-354 N-95249
N-95255
The Trail Of The Tamarind Tree
So Tired
Mascot Melody Makers Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-355 N-95252
N-95258
Little Boy Blues
The Calinda
Lud Gluskin & his Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-356 N-95254
N-95257
Gonna Get A Girl
There's A Trick In Pickin' A Chicken
Lud Gluskin & his Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-357 N-95245
N-95248
Janette
The Trail Of The Tamarind Tree
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-358 107827
107857
Dream Kisses
There Must Be Somebody Else
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lou Gold and his Orch. US Actuelle 36696
US Actuelle 36711
P-359 107577
107961
Worryin' (waltz)
Without You, Sweetheart
Meyer's Dance Orch. George Hall and his Arcadians
Peter Van Steeden & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36661
US Actuelle 36739
P-360 107902
107927
Sweetheart Memories (waltz)
The Hours I Spent With You (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Lou Gold & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36718
US Actuelle 36732
P-361 N-95261
107869
Every Morn Every Noon Every Night (waltz)
Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch
original
US Actuelle 36713
P-362 106278
107831
Moonlight Night In Hawaii
Sunset Blues
Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiian Guitars
Frank Ferera & John Paaluhi
US Actuelle 21159
US Actuelle 21186
P-363 107801
107803
Chopinata
Polly
The Perfect Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch. US Actuelle 36702
US Actuelle 36728
P-364 107839
107963
Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows
Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella
Meyer's Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his OIrch.
Peter Van Steeden & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36710
US Actuelle 36737
P-365 107950
107951
When The Robert E. Lee Comes To Town
Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me)
Harry Reser & his Orch. Harry Reser & his Orch. US Actuelle 36740
US Actuelle 36747
P-366 107981
107982
I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream
Henry's Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie
Jack Kaufman (comedy vocal) Jack Kaufman US Actuelle 32329
P-367 N-95241 ?
N-95244 ?
I Hear You Sing
The Hours I Spent With You
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-368 N-95243
N-95247
Let Me Hold You In My Arms
Are You Lonesome?
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-369 N-95263
N-95266
Tired Hands (waltz)
Can't You Hear Me Say "I Love You"? (wz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-370 N-95268
N-95280
Somewhere Down In Brittany (waltz)
Eastern Dreams
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-371 L-95281
N-95283
I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream
Constantinople (6/8)
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-372 N-95269
N-95279
Sunny Skies
I'm Going Back Again To Old Nebraska
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-373 N-94271
N-95284
The Valley Where The Rainbow Ends
Never Mind The Way Home
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-374 N-95262
N-95278
My Man (waltz)
Rolling The Log
Rayner's Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-375 N-95270
N-95282
Half A Kiss
Deep Sea
Rayner's Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-376 N-95274
N-95276
Jogging Along Behind The Old Grey Mare
Just Like Darby And Joan
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-377 N-95264
N-95265
I'm Away From The World (waltz)
I'll Think Of You (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-378 107830
107949
Everybody Loves My Girl
Our Bungalow Of Dreams
Meyer's Dance Orch.
Harry Reser & his Orch.
untraced
Harry Reser & his Orch.
US Actuelle unissued
US Actuelle 36740
P-379 107965
108011
Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon
After My Laughter Cae Tears
Meyer's Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Lou Gold & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36746
US Actuelle 36759
P-380 107976
108045
The Man I Love
Ol' Man River
Rayner's Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36744
US Actuelle 36763
P-381 108048
108049
Together (waltz)
Ramona (waltz)
The Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiians US Actuelle 21188
P-382 N-95272
N-95273
Wide Open Spaces
Hignways Are Happy Ways
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-383 108034
108035
My Ohio Home
Sing, Sweet Juanita, Sing
Earl & Bell (duet, w/ guitar) Earl & Bell US Actuelle 32399
P-384 108020
108025
Ramona (waltz)
Together (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36758
US Actuelle 36702
P-385 107858
108099
How Long Has This Been Goin' On?
Bluebird, Sing Me A Song
Meyer's Dance Orch. Lou Gold & his Orch.
Harry Salter & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36719
US Actuelle 36778
P-386 N-95267
N-95286
You - Just You (waltz)
Whisper I Love You (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-387 107946
108100
Moonlight Lane (waltz)
Was It A Dream? (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Harry Salter & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36746
US Actuelle 36780
P-388 108122
108123
Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella
Honolulu Sweetheart Of Mine
The Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiian US Actuelle 21191
P-389 N-95275
N-95277
One Last Kiss
Rolling The Log
Gilbert Austin (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-390 108036
108037
Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon
After My Laughter Came Tears
The Two Franks Frank Wright & Frank Bessinger US Actuelle 32337
P-391 107019
108063
Ting-A-Ling, The Bells'll Ring
Sunshine
Nathan Glantz & his Orch.
Meyer's Dance Orch.
Nathan Glantz & his Orch.
Paul Specht & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36500
US Actuelle 36764
P-392 108198
108199
Constantonople
Chilly-Pom-Pom-Pee
Billy Jones & Ernest Hare Billy Jones & Ernest Hare US Actuelle 32368
P-393 107574
107632
Under The Moon
Here Am I Broken Hearted
Meyer's Dance Orch. George Hall & his Arcadians
Lou Gold & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36641
US Actuelle 36652
P-394 108077
108078
Mother Machree (waltz)
Little Mother (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36773
US Actuelle 36772
P-395 107994
107996
The Skaters' Waltz (Les Patineurs)
Tales Of Vienna Woods (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. George Hall & his Arcadians US Actuelle
P-396 107844
108141
Way Back When
In The Evening
Meyer's Dance Orch. The Lucky Devils
Paul Specht & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36709
US Actuelle 36790
P-397 108082
108083
Mississippi Lullaby
My Honoloo
The Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiians US Actuelle 21189
US Actuelle 21192
P-398 108124
108126
Ramona
Together
Willie Robyn (tenor) Willlie Robyn US Actuelle 32353
US Actuelle 32360
P-399 108111
108164
Tell Me You're Sorry
My Pet
Bob Haring & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Bob Haring & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36785
US Actuelle 36797
P-400 10784
108136
Jack In The Box
Rag Doll
The Perfect Dance Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36748
US Actuelle 36791
P-401 108180
108185
Who Wouldn't Be Blue?
Chilly-Pom-Pom-Pee
Sam Lanin & his Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch. US Actuelle 36804
US Actuelle 36803
P-402 108046
108047
Why Do I Love You?
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Rayner's Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36765
P-403 108007
108143
Rain
The Grass Is Greener (Way Down Home)
Macy & Ryan (piano accmp.) Jerry Macy & John Ryan US Actuelle 32334
US Actuelle 32360
P-404 3117
108094
My Stormy Weather Pal (waltz)
I Can't Do Without You (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch.
Lyall Bowen & his Philadelphians
US Actuelle 36680
US Actuelle 36776
P-405 108146
108147
Tho' You Threw Me Down (waltz)
Was Last Night The Last Night With You?
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36789
US Actuelle 36794
P-406 108148
108149
Happy Days
All Day Long (waltz)
Green's Novelty Dance Orch. Joe Green & his Orch. US Actuelle 36809
US Actuelle 36798
P-407 108157
108158
The Little Green Valley
Steamboat Keep Rockin'
Dalhart & Robison (duet) Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison US Actuelle 32364
P-408 108144
108163
My Angel (Angela Mia)
Sweet Due - Just You
Doc Ross & his Music
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Paul Specht & his Orch.
Sam Lanin & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36792
US Actuelle 36802
P-409 108053
108217
Lila
That's My Weakness Now
Sam Lanin & his Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch. US Actuelle 36769
US Actuelle 36818
P-410 3150
3151
Aileen
Jack And Jill
Andy Sanella (saxophone) Andy Sanella US Actuelle 36817
P-411 108084
108181
I'm Longing To Belong To Someone
Sweet Kalua Lady
The Hawaiian Serenaders Frank Ferera's Hawaiians US Actuelle 21190
US Perfect 11265
P-412 108075
108199
Stay Out Of The South
Chilly-Pom-Pom-Pee
Billy Jones & Ernest Hare Billy Jones & Ernest Hare US Actuelle 32343
US Actuelle 32368
P-413 8669
8670
Wine, Women And Song, parts 1 & 2 Perfect Symphony Orch.   French Pathe
P-414 108245
108246
Just Like A Melody Out Of The Sky
Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now
Sam Lanin & his Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch. US Actuelle 36826
US Actuelle 36827
P-415 108038
108161
Moments With You (waltz)
Laugh, Clown, Laugh (waltz)
Bob Haring & his Orch. Bob Haring & his Orch. US Actuelle 36780
US Actuelle 36801
P-416 107941
108092
Mary (What Are You Waiting For?)
ittle Log Cabin Of Dreams
Lou Gold & his Orch. Lou Gold & his Orch. US Actuelle 36725
US Actuelle 36778
P-417 108284
108285
Dancing Stars
Xylophonia
Joe Green's Novelty Trio Joe Green's Novelty Trio US Perfect 15023
P-418 106084
106085
The Star Of Munster - Irish Reel
The Smash - Irish Jig
Joe Flanagan (accordion) Joe Flanagan US Actuelle 021150
P-419 108067
108068
And Then You Came Along
There's Something About A Rose
Fain & Dunn (duet) Sammy Fain & Artie Dunn US Actuelle 32344
P-420 107967
107988
Oh! Susanna
Shine On, Harvest Moon
Dalhart, Robison & Hood
Dalhart & Robison
Dalhart, Robison & Adelyne Hood
Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison
US Actuelle 32306
US Actuelle 32330
P-421 8653
8654
The Blue Danube Waltz, parts 1 & 2 Perfect Symphony Orch.   French Pathe
P-422 108212
108213
Kiss Me Again
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life
The Hawaiian Serenaders Hawaiian Moonlight Serenaders US Actuelle 21194
P-423 108119
108210
Down By The Old Front Gate
That's My Weakness Now
Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
Jack Kaufman
Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
Jack Kaufman
US Actuelle 32352
US Actuelle 32370
P-424 108076
108145
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life (waltz)
Beloved (waltz)
Lennox Dance Orch. Willard Robison & his Orch. US Actuelle 36773
Us Actuelle 36789
P-425 108200
108267
Blue Over You
There's Something About A Rose
Sam Lanin & his Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch US Actuelle 36810
US Actuelle 36833
P-426 108033
108178
Beautiful
Get Out And Get Under The Moon
Sam Lanin & his Orch. Sam Lanin & his Orch.
Willard Robison & his Orch.
US Actuelle 36760
US Actuelle 36798
P-427 108188
108189
In The Evening
Beloved
Willie Robyn (tenor) Willie Robyn US Actuelle unissued
Us Actuelle 32366
P-428 N-95304
N-95314
My Inspiration Is You
In Old Vienna
Leslie Saunders & his Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-429 N-95309
N-95310
Mistakes (waltz)
Just A Little Fond Affection (waltz)
Leslie Saunders & his Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-430 N-95307
N-95313
Chloe
Roll Away, Clouds
Rayner's Dance Orch. Lud Gluskin & his Orch. originals
P-431 N-95287
N-95291
Just A Little Fond Affection
Mistakes
Norman Wright (tenor)
Gerald Scott (baritone)
Hardy Williamson
John Thorne
originals
P-432 N-95289
N-95301
Someday You'll Be Sorry
In My Bouquet Of Memories
Norman Wright (tenor)
Gerald Scott (baritone)
Hardy Williamson
John Thorne
originals
P-433 N-95288
N-95292
Nicolette
Was It A Dream?
Norman Wright (tenor)
Gerald Scott (baritone)
Hardy Williamson
John Thorne
originals
P-434 N-95290
N-95299
My Inspiration Is You
I Found Sunshine In Your Smile
Gerald Scott (baritone) John Thorne originals
P-435 108233
108276
Giggling Gertie
Sing, Sister, Sing
Irving & Jack Kaufman Irving & Jack Kaufman US Actuelle 32372
US Actuelle 32378

 

British Perfect – UK matrix-series Recordings

A British series of just over 100 matrix numbers from N-95210 upwards were allocated to a number of dance band recordings issued on English Perfect in 1928. It is now known that these were French recordings recorded specifically for the English market, that were given English matrix numbers, either in France, or when pressed in London. They have generally been omitted from the Rust/Forbes discography because of this, so here is the first listing that brings them all together.

So, which bands did make the recordings? According to Daniel Nevers & Oliver Brard in their publications of French dance bands and Jazz, the first session seems to be by Leo Poll and his Orch (the four blues numbers) and Robert Avignon & his Orch (the others, plus possibly the isolated "Ain't That A Grand And Glorious Feeling"). The rest of the sessions seem to be all by Lud Gluskin and his Orchestra (labelled correctly on two issues!). The vocalist, where shown is John Thorne (annotated as vJT).

NEW April 2014: Just to try and be more complete here, I have added the known non-dance band recordings to this listing. These are shown in pale blue.

NOTES:  “Souvenirs” is also issued on Pathe Actuelle 11508 as Casino Dance Orchestra. Some copies of P-315 use an American master by The California Ramblers. It is not known which masters are used on the PA issue. 

The blank matrix numbers have not yet been traced, but there are still some Perfect catalogue numbers that also haven’t been traced. However, it’s always likely that some matrix numbers were rejected and some catalogue issues may also have been cancelled. The gaps between the matrix number ranges are generally filled by solo vocal performances, usually by John Thorne, issued as by Gilbert Austin.

Matrix numbers prior to 95210 are actual English recordings, recorded acoustically. These shown below are all electrical recordings.

Perfect catalogue numbers not yet traced are: P-327, P-328, P-335, P-336 and any higher than P-435 (see listing above).

Matrix No.

Title

Cat. No

Labelled Band

N-95210  The Yale Blues

P-331

Hal Radford’s Dance Orch
N-95211      
N-95212  Souvenirs - vJT

P-315

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95213      
N-95214  Me And Jane In A Plane - vJT

P-330

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95215  I'm Going Back To Himazas - vJT

P-330

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95216      
N-95217  Mediterranean Blues

P-332

Hal Radford’s Dance Orch
N-95218  Varsity Yale Blues

P-332

Hal Radford’s Dance Orch
N-95219  Deep River Blues

P-331

Hal Radford’s Dance Orch
N-95220      
N-95221      
N-95222  Souvenirs P-321 Gilbert Austin (= John Thorne)
N-95223  When You Played The Organ P-333 Gilbert Austin (= John Thorne)
N-95224  Where Oh, Where Do I Live ? P-338 Tommy Harrison
N-95225  One Summer Night P-337 Sidney Ashton
N-95226  Every Morn, Every Noon, Every Night P-329 Harold Seymour (= John Thorne)
N-95227      
N-95228      
N-95229  Why Should I Say That I'm Sorry ? P-319 Gilbert Austin (= John Thorne)
N-95230  Charmaine P-334 Gilbert Austin (= John Thorne)
N-95231  Ma, Look At Charlie P-338 Tommy Harrison
N-95232  C'est You (It's You) P-334 Gilbert Austin (= John Thorne)
N-95233  Why Can't We Be Sweethearts ? P-333 Gilbert Austin (= John Thorne)
N-95234      
N-95235  At The End Of An Irish Moonbeam P-337 Sidney Ashton
N-95236  Ain't That A Grand And Glorious Feeling - vJT

P-329

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95237  Just A Memory

P-349

Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95238  Diane P-348 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95239  The Song Is Ended P-348 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95240  My Blue Heaven P-349 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95241   ?  I Hear You Sing P-367 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95242  Tired Hands P-350 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95243  Let Me Hold You In My Arms P-368 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95244   ?  The Hours I Spent With You P-367 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95245  Janette P-357 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95246  Can't You Hear Me Say "I Love You"? P-350 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95247   Are You Lonesome ? P-368 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95248  The Trail Of The Tamarind Tree P-357 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95249  The Trail Of The Tamarind Tree - vJT

P-354

Mascot Melody Makers  
N-95250  Sunset Down In Somerset (waltz) - vJT

P-351

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95251  By The Waterfall (waltz)- vJT

P-351

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95252  Little Boy Blues - vJT

P-355

Lud Gluskin and his Orch
N-95253  Music And Moonlight - vJT

P-353

Mascot Melody Makers  
N-95254  Gonna Get A Girl - vJT

P-356

Lud Gluskin and his Orch
N-95255  So Tired - vJT

P-354

Mascot Melody Makers  
N-95256  Persian Rosebud - vJT

P-353

Mascot Melody Makers  
N-95257  There's A Trick In Pickin' A Chicken - vJT

P-356

Lud Gluskin and his Orch
N-95258  The Calinda - vJT

P-355

Lud Gluskin and his Orch
N-95259  Why Am I Blue? (waltz) - vJT

P-352

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95260  Janette (waltz) - vJT

P-352

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95261  Every Morn, Every Noon, Every Night (waltz) - vJT

P-361

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95262  My Man (waltz)

P-374

Rayner’s Dance Orchestra.
N-95263  Tired Hands (waltz) - vJT

P-369

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95264  I'm Away From The World (When I'm Away From You) (w) - vJT

P-377

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95265  I'll Think Of You(waltz) - vJT

P-377

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95266  Can't You Hear Me Say I Love You? (waltz) - vJT

P-369

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95267  You, Just You (waltz) - vJT

P-386

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95268  Somewhere Down In Brittany (waltz) - vJT

P-370

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95269  Sunny Skies - vJT

P-372

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95270  Half-A-Kiss - vJT

P-375

Rayner’s Dance Orchestra.
N-95271  The Valley Where The Rainbow Ends - vJT

P-373

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95272  Wide Open Spaces P-382 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95273  Highways Are Happy Ways P-382 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95274  Jogging Along Behind The Old Grey Mare P-376 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95275  One Last Kiss P-389 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95276  Just Like Darby And Joan P-376 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95277  Rollin' The Log P-374 Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95278  Rollin' The Log

P-374

Rayner’s Dance Orchestra.
N-95279  I'm Going Back Again To Old Nebraska - vJT

P-372

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95280  Eastern Dreams - vJT

P-370

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95281  Ice Cream - vJT

P-371

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95282  Deep Sea - vJT

P-375

Rayner’s Dance Orchestra.
N-95283  Constantinople (6/8) - vJT

P-371

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95284  Never Mind The Way Home - vJT

P-373

Meyer’s Dance Orchestra
N-95285  Calling Me Home

PA 11553

Casino Dance Orchestra
N-95286  Whisper "I Love You" (waltz) - vJT

P-386

Lennox Dance Orchestra
N-95287  Just A Little Fond Affection P-431 Norman Wright (tenor, with orch.) (= ?)
N-95288  Nicolette P-433 Norman Wright (tenor, with orch.) (= ?)
N-95289  Someday You'll Be Sorry P-432 Norman Wright (tenor, with orch.) (= John Thorne ?)
N-95290  My Inspiration Is You P-434 Gerald Scott (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95291  Mistakes P-431 Gerald Scott (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95292  Was It A Dream ? P-433 Gerald Scott (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95293      
N-95294      
N-95295      
N-95296      
N-95297      
N-95298      
N-95299  I Found Sunshine In Your Smile P-434 Gerald Scott (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95300      
N-95301  In My Bouquet Of Memories P-432 Gerald Scott (baritone, with orch.) (= John Thorne)
N-95302      
N-95303      
N-95304  My Inspiration Is You - vJT

P-428

Leslie Saunders and his Orchestra
N-95305      
N-95306      
N-95307  Chloe - vJT

P-430

Rayner’s Dance Orchestra.
N-95308      
N-95309  Mistakes (waltz) - vJT

P-429

Leslie Saunders and his Orchestra
N-95310  Just A Little Fond Affection (waltz) - vJT

P-429

Leslie Saunders and his Orchestra
N-95311      
N-95312      
N-95313  Roll Away, Clouds - vJT

P-430

Rayner’s Dance Orchestra.
N-95314  In Old Vienna - vJT+1

P-428

Leslie Saunders and his Orchestra
N-95315      
  NOTE: The titles shown below are known to have been recorded, but not issued, probably mainly due to the cancellation of the Perfect label when Columbia took over the company in November 1928. Again, the yellow are believed to be dance band sides, and the blue vocal sides (probably by John Thorne). The orchestra in all cases is Lud Gluskin's. It seems most likely that they will fit into the blank master numbers in the later section listed above. I have listed them in alphabetical order.
   Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life    
   Dream River    
   For Old Time's Sake    
   Heaven For Two    
   Minnetonka    
   My Mother's Rosary    
   Nicolette (waltz)    
   Off to Philadelphia    
   Roll Away, Clouds    
   Silver-Haired Sweetheart    
   Someday You'll Be Sorry (waltz)    
   Sweet Ukulele Maid    
   The Tables Are Turning On You    
   Tokio    
   You Can Feel It Doin' You Good