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This was an British-pressed record dating from 1912-1916 and produced for Catesby's Limited for sale in their London department store.
The catalogue numbers ran from 1 to about 570, then numbers above that were prefixed D- or E-. It is thought that this may be one series, but the reason for the two different prefixes is obscure.

The records initially used Beka masters from numbers 1 to about 270, then Jumbo masters were used from 300 to 570; it is not known if number 270-300 were ever used. The prefixed series use Homophon and Jumbo masters to start with before changing to Beka.

The label colour varied, (which is typical of cheaper British labels of this period) known examples being mauve, dark blue and red.

 

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 and Mike Langridge for providing most of the information for this page. Thanks to Mike's research, I think we are clearer on the different series and sources of masters.
Thanks also to:
Bill Dean-Myatt, Graham Farnell, Norman Field, Robert Godridge, Keith Hubbard, Mike Jones, Roger Mallatratt, Ian McPherson, Richard Prout

Page last updated on: September 05, 2017

First the ones with no prefix to the catalogue number.

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Orig Issue
1        
2        
3        
4        
5        
6 6031
6032
Abide With Me
Jesu, Lover Of My Soul
Band of H.M. Scots Guards Beka 58
7 2943
2944
A Life On The Ocean, parts 1 & 2 Band of H.M. Scots Guards Beka 59
8        
9        
10        
11        
12        
13        
14 41550
41551
The Turkey Trot
The Bogie Walk
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 536
15 41527
41532
Alexander's Rag Time Band
That Mysterious Rag
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 526
16        
17        
18        
19        
20        
21 41345
41348
The Church Parade
The Silver Trumpets
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 471
22        
23        
24        
25 40980
41162
A Breezy Corner
In The Shadows
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 443
26 40235
40960
"Tales of Hoffman" - Barcarolle (J. Offenbach)
Minuet (Neil Moret [sic - actually Paderewski])
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 356
27        
28        
29        
30        
31        
32        
33        
34 40390
40391
Serenade, Moonlight (Moret)
Poppies
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 22
35        
36 40794
40795
Rule Britannia and God Save The King Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 295
37        
38        
39 11183
40018
Cavalleria Rusticana - overture
Cavalleria Rusticana - intermezzo
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 16
40        
41        
42        
43        
44        
45        
46        
47        
48        
49        
50        
51        
52        
53        
54        
55        
56        
57        
58        
59        
60        
61        
62 40477
40479
His Majesty The Storm - march
The Thunderer - march
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 33
63        
64        
65        
66        
67 338
11182
Under Freedom's Flag
Entry Of The Gladiators
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 41
68        
69        
70        
71        
72        
73        
74        
75        
76 40974
40976
Down South
Darkie's Dream
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 397
77        
78        
79        
80        
81        
82 2732
40392
Roses Of The South, waltz
The Chorister's Waltz
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 51
83        
84        
85 40933
40977
Valse Septembre
Amorettentanze
Valkyrie London Orchestra Beka 357
86        
87        
88        
89        
90        
91        
92        
93        
94        
95        
96        
97        
98        
99        
100        
101        
102        
103        
104 40366
40369
Eileen Alannah
Goodnight, Beloved
Valkyrie Brass Quartette Beka 83
105        
106        
107        
108        
109        
110        
111        
112        
113        
114 40607
40619
In Cellar Cool
Valse (Godard)
H.F. Archer (clarinet) (= A Taylor)
A Fransella (flute)
Beka 236
115        
116        
117        
118        
119        
120        
121        
122        
123        
124        
125        
126        
127        
128        
129        
130 40460
40462
Thora
Come Into The Garden, Maud
Philip Ritte (tenor) Beka 116
131        
132        
133        
134        
135        
136        
137 41287
41289
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Eternal Father, Strong To Save
William Ashfield (baritone) Beka 476
138        
139 40661
40662
God BE With You
When The Mists Have Rolled Away
Harry Thornton (baritone) Beka 245
140        
141        
142        
143        
144        
145 41065
41066
Beautiful Garden Of Roses
Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Beka 405
146        
147        
148 41480
41483
Piccaninny Mine, Good-Night
My Juliet
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) with Olly Oakley (banjo) Beka 533
149        
150 41539
41540
Come Again Through Lover's Lane
Joshu-Ah!
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Beka 556
151        
152        
153        
154        
155        
156        
157 40745
40782
If You Please, Miss, Give Me Heaven
The Song Of The Thrush
James Hudson (baritone) Beka 298
158        
159        
160        
161 40338
40423
Nazareth
Ora Pro Nobis
Norman Williams (bass)
Bernard Turner (tenor)
Beka 122
162        
163        
164        
165        
166        
167        
168        
169        
170        
171 41059
41061
Ginger, You're Balmy
I'm Henry The Eighth
Harry Champion (comedian) Beka 400
172 41058
41060
Cover It Over Quick, Jemimah
Don't Do It Again, Matilda
Harry Champion (comedian) Beka 412
173 40751
40752
Boiled Beef And Carrots
You Don't Want To Keep On Showing It
Harry Champion (comedian) Beka 281
174        
175        
176 41410
41412
You're The One
Lets All Go Mad
Billy Williams Beka 504
177        
178        
179        
180        
181        
182        
183        
184        
185        
186        
187        
188        
189        
190        
191        
192        
193 41418
41453
We All Went Marching Home Again
I Want To Mingle With The Girls
Fred Maxwell (comedian) Beka 516
194        
195        
196        
197        
198        
199        
200        
201 41309
41351
You Can Have Such Fun With The Girls
I Do Like To Be Where the Girls Are
Jack Charman (comedian) Beka 482
202        
203        
204        
205        
206        
207        
208        
209        
210 41214
41215
I'll Do It In My Old Check Trousers
Run And Fetch A Policeman
Harold D. Jackson (comedian) (= Will Johnson) Beka 458
211        
212        
213        
214 41046
41047
The Belle Of The Barber's Ball
Down In Jungle Town
Annie Lennard & Sam Stoker (= Nancy & Jack Charman) Beka 401
215        
216        
217        
218        
219        
220        
221 40463
40464
Abide With Me
Lead, Kindly Light
Philip Ritte & James Saker (tenor and baritone duet) Beka 169
222        
223        
224        
225        
226 41703
41704
Topsy's In Town
Skid Daddle
Arthur J. Millar (xylophone) (= W. Brody) Beka 578
227 41541
41612
I Feel So Lonely
I'm 21 Today
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) beka 581
Beka 583
228 13968
41699 
Turkish Tattoo
Passing Of Salome
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 585
Beka 575
229        
230 41225
41428
The Khaki Caribineer
Valse Royal
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 585
Beka 575
231        
232 41635
41638
"Gypsy Love" - selection part 1 & 2 Valkyrie Military Band Beka 563
233        
234        
235        
236        
237        
238        
239        
240        
241        
242        
243        
244 40424
40425
O, Come All Ye Faithful
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Valkyrie Vocal Quartette (= Ivy Hope, Jessie Broughton, Bernard Turner & Norman Williams) Beka 173
245        
246 41599
41600
Policeman's Holiday
Ghosts
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 566
247        
248        
249        
250        
251 41820
41821
Les Freres
Two Jolly Boys
Morgan & Raine (cornet duet) of H.M. 1st Life Guards Beka 614
252        
253        
254        
255        
256        
257        
258        
259 14735
14750
The Pick Of The Rag Basket, parts 1 & 2 Valkyrie Orchestra Beka 665
260 41890
41981
Ragtime Soldier Man
Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Brown & Colley (= Jack Charman + Harry Cove)
James Barry (= Harry Cove)
Beka 655
Beka 656
261        
262        
263        
264        
265        
266 41361
41404
Sneezing
Here We Are Again
Jay Laurier (comedian)
Billy Williams (comedian)
Beka 530
Beka 532
267        
268        
269        
270        

The source of masters changes from Beka to Jumbo at this point. It is not known at present whether the intervening numbers from 270 to 299 were ever used until more examples turn up or are reported.

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Orig Issue
300        
301        
302 Lxo-637
Lxo-641
It Jolly Well Serves You Right
Save A Little One For Me
Billy Williams (comedian) Jumbo 351
303 Lxo-631
Lxo-636
The Colliers
Put A Bit Of Powder On It, Father
Billy Williams (comedian) Jumbo 388
304 Lxo-632
Lxo-640
Tickle Me, Timothy
I'll Meet You One Dark Night
Billy Williams (comedian) Jumbo A-62
305 Lxo-1524
Lxo-1525
Come And Have A Look At What I've Got
You're The One
Billy Williams (comedian) Jumbo 704
306        
307        
308 Lxo-1476
Lxo-1478
I Wish I Were A Ladies' Man
My Girl From Glasgow Town
Billy Williams (comedian) Jumbo 657
309 Lxo-2344
Lxo-2347
Snooky Ookums
Hello, Hello London Town
The Three Rascals Jumbo 1071
310 Lxo-2342
Lxo-2348
The Ragtime Dinner-Time Band
The Ragtime Goblin Man
The Three Rascals Jumbo 1067
311        
312        
313        
314        
315 Lxo-2187
Lxo-2188
The Gaby Glide
Beautiful Band
The Three Rascals Jumbo 965
316 Lxo-2186
Lxo-2190
Alexander's Ragtime Band
The Ragtime Violin
The Three Rascals Jumbo 966
317        
318        
319        
320 Lxo-1742
Lxo-1747
Those Lovely Bells
Short Verses
George Formby (comedian) Jumbo 943
321        
322        
323        
324 Lxo-1140
Lxo-1153
Taking My Father's Tea
Send For John Willie
George Formby (comedian) Jumbo 675
325        
326        
327        
328        
329        
330        
331        
332        
333        
334 Lxo-2161
Lxo-2162
The Perambulator Promenade
Colonel Knutt
Mark Sheridan (comedian) Jumbo 958
335 Lxo-2163
Lxo-2164
Jolly Good Job The Sea Can't See
I Do Like To Listen to The Church Bells
Mark Sheridan (comedian) Jumbo 1008
336        
337        
338 Lxo-978
Lxo-980
Take Me With You, Dearie
Archibald, Certainly Not!
Albert Whelan (comedian) Jumbo 493
339        
340        
341 Lxo-2200
Lxo-2221
The Ragtime Yokel
She Makes Me Walk In Ragtime
Albert Whelan (comedian) Jumbo 1009
342        
343 Lxo-1349
Lxo-
Yiddle On Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime
Mary Ann, She's After Me
Albert Whelan (comedian) (mislabelling for Arthur Joyce (= Stanley Kirkby)) Jumbo 629
344        
345        
346        
347        
348        
349        
350        
351        
352        
353        
354        
355 Lxo-854
Put On Your Kilt
The Land Where The Heather Grows
Jack Lorimer (Scotch comedian) Jumbo 480
Jumbo 471
356        
357 Lxo-567
Lxo-568
She's A Braw Lass
A Wee Aberdonian
Jack Lorimer (Scotch comedian) Jumbo 589
358 Lxo-773
Lxo-774
Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?
The Gifts Of Nature
Billy Milton (comedian) (= Will Terry) Jumbo 402
359 Lxo-772
Lxo-781
If I Could Only Find The Key
With My Little Wigger Wagger In My Hand
Billy Milton (comedian) (= Will Terry) Jumbo 421
360        
361        
362        
363        
364        
365        
366        
367 Lxo-1379
Lxo-1380
Oh! It's A Game
there's Something In The Seaside Air
Whit Cunliffe (comedian) Jumbo 676
368        
369        
370        
371        
372        
373 Lxo-1110
Lxo-1111
Jolly Good Luck To The Girl Who Loves A Soldier
Come And See One Of The Midnight Sons
Vesta Tilley (comedienne) Jumbo 543
374        
375        
376        
377 Lxo-1309
Lxo-1310
No More Stopping Out Late
The Harem Skirt
Violet Lorraine (comedienne) Jumbo 601
378        
379        
380 Lxo-788
Lxo-789
England And Germany
The Double Dutch Fusiliers
Happy Fanny Fields (the merry Dutch girl)  
381 Lxo-2281
Lxo-2282
Dutch Ragtime Lullaby
My Irish Maggie
Gertie Gitana (comedienne) Jumbo 1040
382 Lxo-1664
Lxo-1984
The Queen Of The Cannibal Isles
My Old Dutch Bonnet
Gertie Gitana (comedienne) Jumbo 922
383        
384 Lxo-1663
Lxo-1665
Sweet Caroline
Yesterday You Called Me Sweetheart
Gertie Gitana (comedienne) Jumbo 868
385 Lxo-1484-2
Lxo-1488
Kitty, Dear
When The Harvest Moon Is Shining, Sweet Eileen
Gertie Gitana (comedienne) Jumbo 730
386        
387        
388        
389        
390 Lxo-1800
Lxo-1801
You Must Come Round On Saturday
See What Percy's Picked Up In The Park
Ella Retford (comedienne) Jumbo 816
391        
392        
393        
394        
395        
396        
397        
398 Lxo-1596
Lxo-1597
Loving
You Wish Me To Forget You
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Jumbo 750
399        
400        
401        
402        
403        
404        
405        
406 Lxo-666
The Volunteer Organist
Since Daddy's Been Taken Away
Arthur Blackwell (baritone) Jumbo 350
407        
408        
409 Lxo-1172
Lxo-1173
Here Comes The Chocolate Major
Captain Ginjah
Arthur Joyce (baritone) (= Stanley Kirkby) Jumbo A-113
410        
411        
412        
413        
414        
415 Lxo-1583
Lxo 1584
The Song That Reached My Heart
Down The Vale
John Roberts (vocal) Jumbo 891
416        
417        
416        
419        
420        
421        
422 Lxo-274
Lxo-290
Abide With Me
Good-Bye
Jessie Broughton (contralto) Jumbo 266
423        
424        
425        
426 Lxo-1432
Lxo-1433
Abide With Me
Rock Of Ages
Elsie Fox-Bennett (soprano) Jumbo 667
427        
428        
429        
430        
431        
432        
433        
434        
435        
436 Lxo-1592
Lxo-1594
O God Our Help In Ages Past
Jesu, Lover Of My Soul
Choir Of City Temple Jumbo 822
437        
438 Lxo-977
Lxo-998
The Death Of Little Nell
Little Emily
Albert Whelan, Comedian Jumbo 568
439 Lxo-688
Lxo-689
Always A Vacancy - laughing song
The Laughing Farmer
Tom Birchman (late of Moore & Burgess's minstrels) Jumbo 391
440        
441        
442        
443        
444        
445        
446        
447        
448 XBo-3210
XBo-3245
Poppies, Japanese Romance
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo 244
449        
450 Lxo-2559
Lxo-2560
The Busiest Man In The Band
Bells Of St. Malo
London Military Band (or Valkyrie Military Band ?) Jumbo 20
451        
452        
453        
454        
455        
456 Lxo-2260
Lxo-2316
The Wedding Glide
How Do You Do Miss Ragtime?
Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo 1066
457        
458        
459        
460 XBo-1473
XBo-1579
Gold and Silver Waltz
Luna Waltz
Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo 53
461        
462 Lxo-1775
Lxo-1778
In Darkest Africa
Ghosts
Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo 804
463        
464 Lxo-538
Lxo-539
"The Gondoliers" - selection parts 1 & 2 Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo 289
465        
466 Lxo-2256
Lxo-2257
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee / I Want A Girl
Hitchy Koo / Ragging The Baby To Sleep
Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo 994
467        
468        
469        
470        
471        
472        
473        
474        
475        
476        
477        
478        
479        
480        
481        
482        
483        
484        
485
Lxo-963
Lxo-964
Regimental Marches:
British Grenadiers; Scotch Guards
Irish Guards; Goldstream (sic) Guards
British Infantry Drum & Fife Band Jumbo 500
486        
487 Lxo-2288
Lxo-2295
Braga's Serenade
Cavalleria Rusticana
Weist-Hill Trio Jumbo 1041
488   O, Rest In The Lord ("Elijah")
Rock Of Ages / Onward Christian Soldiers
F.R. Kinkee (Mustel organ) Jumbo 721
489 Lxo-1579
Berceuse (Simon)
Humoreske (Op. 101, No. 7 (Dvorak)
Mons. H. Maurice (violin) Jumbo 773
490        
491        
492 Lxo-1045
Lxo-1046
A Darkey's Romance
A Gay Gossoon
Bert Bassett (banjo) Jumbo 393
493        
494 Xbo-1397
Xbo-1398
The Two Finches - polka
The Two Grasshoppers - polka
Leighton & Lewis (piccolo duet) Jumbo 393
495        
496        
497        
498        
499 41527
41532
Alexander's Ragtime Band
That Mysterious Rag
Valkyrie Military Band  
  Confirmation of the above issue, please. The same recordings were already issued on Valkyrie 15, and so it is likely this issue uses the Jumbo masters rather than the Beka ones shown here.  
500        
501        
502        
503 Lxo-2473
You Wouldn't Know The Old Place Now
You Made Me Love You
Ella Retford (comedienne) Jumbo 1094
504        
505 Lxo-1694
Let's Make A Night Of It To-Night
Aunt Matilda
Vesta Tilley (comedienne) jumbo 1-62
506        
507        
508        
509 Lxo-2300
Lxo-2301
Shoulder To Shoulder
I'll Give Him Hitchy Koo
Arthur Aiston (character comedian) Jumbo 906
510        
511        
512        
513        
514        
515        
516        
517        
518        
519        
520        
521   Hey Ho! Can't You Hear The Steamer?
Tow The Row Row
Arthur Boyton (comic) Jumbo A-605
522        
523        
524        
525        
526        
527        
528        
529        
530        
531        
532        
533 Lxo-1369
Lxo-1370
Melodie In F
The Broken Melody
Joseph Baxter (cello, with piano) Jumbo 697
         
568 MO-215
MO-220
Honeymoon March
La Paloma, habanera
Prof. mose Tapiero (ocarina, with orch accmp) Jumbo A-103
         

 Now the D- and E- prefixed series, which are currently thought to be one series, until something crops up which refutes this!

Cat No Matrix Title Labelled Artists Notes
         
D-723 60420
60432
The Wreck Of The Troopship
Army And Marine March
Desciptive Homophone 401
         
E-743 Lxo-893
Love's Inspiration, waltz
The Druid's Prayer Waltz
Salon Orchestra Jumbo 453
         
D-773 60138

60139
Calum o’the glen, Jacobite lament; The laird,  strathspey
The Scottish emigrant’s farewell; The wag o’the kilt, strathspey; The De’il’s reel
Mackenzie Murdoch (violin) Homophone 938
         
E-780 Lxo-1300
Lxo-1301
The Flowers Of The Forest
Mary Morrison; Mary Of Argyle
Pipe Major Laing jumbo 614
         
E-798 Lxo-699
 
Il Bacio
Schubert's Serenade
Sergeant Charles Leggett (cornet) Jumbo 352
         
E-816 Lxo-2490
Lxo-2491
On The Mississippi
In My Harem
Valkyrie Military Band Jumbo B-38
         
D-869 35597
41497
I'd Like To Be A Hero Too
Do You Want To Be a Soldier, Little Man?
Harry Britton (= Robert Howe)
Thomas Howell
Beka 892
Beka 540
         
E-996 40794
40795
Rule Britannia; God Save The King
Russian National Anthem; La Marsellaise
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 295
E-997        
E-998 35566
35621
Triumphal March
La Branaconne
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 873
Beka 894
E-999        
E-1000        
E-1001        
E-1002        
E-1003 35611
35613
Sons Of The Sea
Tommy Atkins
Henry Britton (vocal) (= Robert Howe) Beka 888
E-1004        
E-1005        
E-1006 41757
41773
Christians Awake
Brightest And Best
Valkyrie Vocal Quartet
Valkyrie Military Band
Beka 616
E-1007 41843
41844
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
Have You Seen Our John?
Albert Collins (= Harry Cove) Beka 836
E-1008 35426
35459
Hello Hello, Who's Your Lady Friend?
I'll Go Half-Way Home With You
Billy Wilson or Joseph Newman (= Jack Charman) Beka 863
E-1009        
E-1010        
E-1011        
E-1012 35438
35439
Cohen At The Telephone, parts 1 & 2 Morgan Wilder (= Harry Bluff) Beka 842
E-1013        
E-1014        
E-1015 35315
35316
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
O, Come All Ye Faithfui
The Standard Quartette Beka 770
E-1016        
E-1017        
E-1018 35672
35721
It's a Long Way To Tipperary
The Rose, The Shamrock And Thistle
Empire Military Band Beka 914
E-1019 35656
35690
Boys In Khaki, Boys In Blue
It's The Navy
Harold Barnes (= George Baker)
Joseph Newman (= Jack Charman)
Beka 920
E-1020 35640
35655
Fall In
The Eye Beneath The Busby
Harry Britton (= Robert Howe)
Harold Barnes (= George Baker)
Beka 904
E-1021 35557
35646
The Flash Of Steel, march
With The British Colours, march
Empire Military Band Beka 906
E-1022 35694
35696
Back From The Front
In The Trenches
Descriptive (= Billy Whitlock & party) Beka 921
E-1023 35623
35624
Carry On - march
British Troops Landing In France
Valkyrie Military Band Beka 896
Beka 895
E-1024 35689
35705
Are We Downhearted? No!
Here We Are, Here We Are, Here We Are Again
Joseph Newman (= Jack Charman) Beka 918
E-1025 35638
35657
Our Fleet
The Maple Leaf For Ever
Harry Britton (= Robert Howe)
Harold Barnes (= George Baker)
Beka 910
E-1026        
E-1027        
E-1028 35693
35712
Your King And Country Need You
Sons Of The Motherland
Jessie Broughton (contralto)
Harold Baines (= George Baker)
Beka 915
Beka 916
E-1029        
E-1030        
E-1031        
E-1032        
E-1033        
E-1034        
E-1035        
E-1036        
E-1037        
E-1038        
E-1039        
E-1040        
E-1041        
E-1042        
E-1043        
E-1044 36088
36143 or 4
Somewhere In Sunset Land
A Little Bit Of Heaven
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Beka 1023
E-1045 35937
35976
Vesper Bell
Just We Two And The Moon
Stanley Kirkby (baritone) Beka 1006
E-1046        
E-1047        
E-1048        
E-1049 35907
36018
Who's The Girl You're Going To Meet To-Night?
Burlington Bertie From Bow
Joseph Newman (= Jack Charman) Beka 1027
E-1050        
E-1051        
E-1052 35991
36123
I've Got Everything I Want But You
The 4ft 10" Brigade
Ella Retford & Arthur Gilbert
Jessie Broughton & Harry Bluff
Beka 1016
E-1053        
E-1054        
E-1055        
E-1056 35855
36172
Till The Boys Come Home
Be A Man, Enlist Today
Stanley Kirkby (baritone)
Henry Britton (baritone (= Robert Howe)
Beka 1033