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Planet records  first appeared in mid-1951 and were pressed by Decca. There seem to be at least three series:
A 1000- series which appears to be Hebrew material; A 2000- series and an E-1000- series.
I believe the label design and colour is the same for all three series, but I haven't seen a 2000 example to confirm this.

 

In 1954, Planet records made a bid to provide records exclusively for Woolworths, but lost out to Oriole, whose Embassy records became the Woolworth brand. It is said that the bids were evenly matched, but that Oriole allegedly won the franchise mainly based on the fact that their Studios were only a few yards from Woolworth's London HQ.

 

Soon after this, Planet records ceased.

Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for providing the label image.

Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for providing some details which enabled me to start a listing of this label.

Please e-mail me if you have any additions or corrections to this page.

Page last updated on: March 24, 2017

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist on Label Rec. Date
1001    
1002    
1003 DAA/1A
Eli-Eli (trad)
Cantor For The Sabbath
Don Arden (with organ accmp by L. Bryll)
1004        
1005 RC-2A
RSA-2
Tikanto Shabbos (Dedication to the Sabbath), parts 1 & 2 (trad.) J. Davidson (with organ accmp by L. Bryll)
1006    
1007 TFI/AA
TW/2A
Festival Of Britain (arr. E. Gross)
Whitechapel (E. Gross)
Chaim Towber (with Johnny Franks & his Orchestra)
1008    
1009    
1010    
     
2001   Echo Of A Serenade
Pablo
Jimmy Cummins (with orch accmp)
2002    
2003    
       
E-1001    
E-1002    
E-1003 LGP-5
SPP-2
Love's A Gamble (Merrin)
I'm Saying A Prayer (Merrin)
Penny Nicholls (with orch directed by Jack Leon)
E-1004 12-LM
Love Me (Ferguson)
Oh, Hear My Plea
Cyril Shane (vocal, with Ted Brennan's Orchestra)
E-1005   Dozens Of Ducks
Lobster Quadrille
Penny Nicholls  
E-1006        
E-1007        
E-1008        
E-1009 33-L1W
33-LFS
I Wanna (Mack David, Baz Belle, Dick Miles)
Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
Patsy O'Hara (with orch accmp by Dennis Newey)
E-1010        
E-1011        
E-1012        
E-1013        
E-1014   The Girl From Cuba (W. Hill-Bowen) William Hill-Bowen & his Orchestra
E-1015