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Planet records first appeared in mid-1951 and were pressed by Decca.
There seem to be at least three series:
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
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.
Thanks to the following who have sent me additional information: Greg Butler, Bob Hill, Jak Knowles.
Page last updated on:
May 27, 2020
|Cat No||Matrix No.||Title||Artist on Label||issue Date|
Cantor For The Sabbath
|Don Arden (with organ accmp by L. Bryll)|
|Tikanto Shabbos (Dedication to the Sabbath), parts 1 & 2 (trad.)||J. Davidson (with organ accmp by L. Bryll)|
Of Britain (arr. E. Gross)
Whitechapel (E. Gross)
|Chaim Towber (with Johnny Franks & his Orchestra)|
|1012||BBC4||Nagenli (M. Nozyk)||Ben Baruch (with orch dir. Jack Leon)|
|Jimmy Cummins (with orch accmp)|
|Love's A Gamble (Merrin)
I'm Saying A Prayer (Merrin)
|Penny Nicholls (with orch directed by Jack Leon)||March 1954|
Oh! Hear My Plea
|Cyril Shane (vocal, with Ted Brennan's Orchestra)|
|E-1005||Dozens Of Ducks
|Penny Nicholls||April 1954|
|Space-Ship (Kenny Napper, Les
"Hi-Ya" Mr Jackson (Milt Jackson, arr. Les Condon)
|Tony Hall's "Hallstars"
(Jo Hunter, trumpet; Joe Temperley (tenor sax); Kenny Napper (piano); Sammy Stokes (bass); Phil. Seaman (drums).)
(Mack David, Baz Belle, Dick Miles)
Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
|Patsy O'Hara (with orch accmp by Dennis Newey)|
|Wolf On The Prowl (Geoffrey Venis,
|Bill Maynard (with the Dennis Newey Orchestra)||1954|
Hold Me Close
|Let's Gather Round The Parlour
Piano (Adamson, HcHugh)
I Know You're Mine (J. Murrells, N. Murrells)
|Betty Driver (with William Hill-Bowen & his Orchestra)||June 1954|
From Cuba (W. Hill-Bowen)
Starlight Lullaby (Vercolier)
|(William) Hill-Bowen & his Orchestra|