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Dating from pre-WWI, these were made in Germany. Catalogue numbers are not always shown, but when they are, are in a 3-digit series. Some of the labels show the titles and artists in both English and German.

The label appears to use various sources for the masters. The only ones I've identified are the British-recorded ones for Globophon. These are in a 6000-series and when shown in the wax (i.e. in the surface of the record) they are followed by "kv". On the label, they are generally, if not always, prefixed by the number 8.

The later examples seen have a plum-coloured label instead of green. I have not seen enough of these records to be sure that this was a permanent colour change from a particular catalogue number, or whether it applied as a temporary measure.

Thanks to Rainer Lotz for the label scan of the green label.

 

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:
Greg Butler, Graham Farnell, Norman Field, Mike Jones, Mike Langridge

Page last updated on: April 05, 2018

Firstly, the ones without catalogue numbers:

Face No Matrix No. Title Labelled Artists Coupling Source
           
10139   Dollar Princess Waltz Orchestra 10750  
           
10750   Count Of Luxembourg Waltz Orchestra 10139  
           
10778   Watch On The Rhine Orchestra 102009 & 102664  poss German Beka?
           
102009   American Patrol Orchestra 10778  
           
102113   Roller Staking Girls - Dance Orchestra 102673  
           
102524   Cavalry Trumpets - High Pride Orchestra 102673  
           
102664   Gaiety Waltz Orchestra 10778  
           
102673   Cavalry Trumpets - Fair Riders Orchestra 102113 & 102524  
           
102980 793 Mixture Of Waltzes Orchestra 1031249  
           
103290   Dreaming Lillies Bells & Orchestra    
           
1030839 3083 A Nigger's Dream   1031278  
           
1031083 3108 Meditation (from "Thais") (Massenet) Violin Solo 1031112  
1031095 3109 Charming Serenade Violin Solo 1031104  
1031104 3110 Hungarian Dance - Czardas Violin Solo 1031095  
1031112 3111 Ave Maria (Gounod) Violin Solo 1031083  
  3112        
  3113        
1031147 3114 Newest Two Step from "Auto Lovers" Orchestra 1031158  
1031158 3115 Waltz from "Auto-Lovers" Orchestra 1031147  
           
1031249   Viennese Gems Stringed Orchestra 102980  
           
1031278 3127 Red Wing   1030839  


Now, the ones with catalogue numbers.

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Notes
400        
401        
402        
403 10248
1030147
"Carmen" - March
"Aida" - March
Orchestra  
404        
405        
406 10306
10337
The Bells Of St. Malo
Monastery Gardens
Orchestra with chimes  
         
413 107797
1030938
Bells Of Corneville
Amoureuse
Orchestra  
414        
415        
416        
417        
418 1030955
1030966
"Rigoletto" - selection
"Traviata" (sic) - selection
Orchestra  
419 1030388
1040377
Second Mazurka (Winiawski)
Nocturno (Chopin)
Violin Solo  
         
428 103228
1030821
La Mattichiche
Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
Orchestra  
         
433 1030928
104359
Cuckoo And Nightingale
Laurels And Roses
Decriptive
Flute, Cornet and Piano
 
         
442 10601
10602
The Jolly Coppersmith
A Jolly Like - march
Descriptive
Orchestra
 
443        
444 10348
1030940
Jolly Woodcutters - march
Oriental March
Orchestra  
445        
446 44(3171)6 Mysterius Ragtime (sic) Grand Metropole Band  
447        
448 3259
3260
Turkey Trott [sic] (Oskar Hasse)
Peaceful Henry (H. Kelly)
Grand Metropole Band Green label
         
461 6285
6288
Killarney
Home Sweet Home
Robert Everson (cornet) of the Scots Guards plum label
462        
463        
464 86188
86189
"The Arcadians" - selection parts 1 & 2 (Monckton) The Playwell Orchestra  
465 86191
86192
Reminiscences Of Sullivan, parts 1 & 2 (Sullivan) The Playwell Orchestra plum label
466 8450 Silver Heels - two-step (Moret) The Playwell Orchestra  
         
485 573
574
"Queen Of Spades" - overture parts 1 & 2 (von Suppe) The Playwell Orchestra  
486        
487        
488        
489 48(3401)9
48(3402)9
"Polish Vivacity" - Waltz (Nedball)
"Polish Vivacity" - Two-Step (Nedball)
The Playwell Orchestra  
         
506   Alexander's Rag Time Band
That Mysterious Rag
Band  
507 6303
6307
Oh! You Beautiful Doll
Everybody's Doing It
G. Dixon (vocal, with orch.)  
508        
509        
510 6118
6165
Down The Vale
Boys Of The Old Brigade
R. Park (vocal)  
511        
512        
513        
514        
515        
516 86001
86002
Since Poor Father Joined The Territorials
The Cubanola Glide
Jack Bryant
Billy Witall
 
517        
518        
519        
520        
521 (8)6027
(8)6121
I'm Proud Of My Old Bald Head
P.C. Green
N. Paterson (with orch accmp) Plum label
522 6151 Here We Are Again N. Paterson  
         
528 6082
6163
I'd Like To Spend My Holydays With You
When Father Papered The Parlour
Will Deller  
         
538 6019
6153
Wallah Wallah Wallaperoo
If You Should See A Dandy Coon
B. Witall
N. Paterson