Annotation

There are literally TONS of classical/operatic (and maybe even jazz) releases that should be filed under Decca Classics ("DECCA" in white uppercase on a blue-over-red rectangular block) that are wrongly filed under this profile, please help move them over to the correct label. (search from ca. 1982 onward, classical/operatic release before then might still be released under the old "DECCA" imprint)

One of the oldest record companies. Founded by Edward Lewis.
Had subsidiaries: Brunswick Records, Gennet Records.
Distributed RCA 1957-1971, and Atlantic until 1966.
Became part of Polygram in 1980, which was subsumed by Universal in 1998.
Decca retains the copyright for the names London Records and FFRR, although these are distributed under license by Warner Music Group. (London Records was originally used for US releases only, due to complicated copyright issues).
Chiefly known as classical and jazz label, Decca also had many releases during the rock n' roll era. The label boss famously passed on the opportunity to sign The Beatles, but did have a contract with The Rolling Stones. When the Stones left in the 1970s, Decca declined markedly as a pop music label.
The huge Decca back catalogue is licensed to hundreds of re-issue labels on short-term deals, while original Decca recordings also appear on Verve, Polygram TV and many other UMG imprints.
Note that copyrights expired in Europe (50 years limit) for a good part of the Decca catalog, making it freely available (public domain). This is one of the reasons you now find Decca cuts on many budget/slacky releases (though American copyright holders - the Verve Music Group mainly - still claim rights on these and still - obviously - have control over unreleased material).

Annotation last modified on 2019-01-03 04:40 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Who Told You I Cared? / The Chimes of Notre DameRoy Smeck’s Serenaders10" Vinyl2
  • -1929
2795[none]
If What You Say Is True / SeventeenRoy Smeck’s Serenaders10" Vinyl2
  • -1929
2809[none]
Body and Soul / Punch and Judy ShowAmbrose and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
M. 118[none]
Nobody's Sweetheart / GuiltyRoy Fox & His Band7" Shellac2
  • GB1931-12-02
F. 2716
Southern Lullaby / Who Taught You ThatThe RadiolansVinyl2
  • -1932-07
F272
The Blue Duke / Shake Your HipThe RadiolansVinyl2
  • -1932-07
F273
Junk Man BluesLew Stone & His Monseigneur BandVinyl2
F 3313[none]
The Stack of Barley / The New DemesneLiam WalshShellac2
F. 3816[none]
Without That Certain Thing / Who Walks in When I Walk Out?Elsie Carlisle10" Shellac2
F. 3838[none]
Beef Man Blues / Throw Me in the AlleyTee McDonald / Peetie Wheatstraw & His Blue BlowersVinyl2
7018
Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down dirty Thing) / Banana Man Blues (I Don't Want That Thing)Memphis MinnieVinyl2
7019
Mean Mistreatin’ Blues / Yo Yo Mama BluesJimmie Gordon10" Shellac2
7020[none]
Where There's Smoke - There's Fire / Blue MoonGlen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra10" Shellac2
312[none]
Don't You Cry When We Say Goodbye / What a Little Moonlight Can DoViolet Loraine10" Shellac2
F 5266[none]
Stars Fell on Alabama / Give Me a Heart to Sing ToGuy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians10" Shellac2
104
Why Do You Close Your Eyes / They Didn't Believe MeVictor Young & His OrchestraVinyl2
136
Miss Otis Regrets / MoonglowEthel WatersVinyl2
140
Limehouse Blues / Wrappin' It Up (The Lindy Glide)Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
157[none]
Wabash Blues / Someday, SweetheartLouis Panico and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
159[none]
On the Sunny Side of the Street / Blue MinorChick Webb and His OrchestraVinyl2
172
The Moon Was Yellow (and the Night Was Young) / The Very Thought of YouBing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
179[none]
Tidal Wave / Down South Camp Meetin'Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
213[none]
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town / Jingle BellsHarry Reser and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
264[none]
June in January (from “Here Is My Heart”) / Love Is Just Around the Corner (from “Here Is My Heart”)Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
310[none]
Hyde Park / Ain't Misbehavin'Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra10" Shellac2
323
The Continental / La CucarachaAmbrose and His OrchestraVinyl2
373
Don't Be That Way / It's Over Because We're ThroughChick Webb and His OrchestraVinyl2
483
Cattle Call / Pride of PrairieTex OwensVinyl2
5015
Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Moonlight on the PrairieSons of the Pioneers10" Shellac2
5047[none]
Milk Cow Blues / Old Original Kokomo BluesKokomo ArnoldVinyl2
7027[none]
Lullaby of Broadway / I'm Going Shopping With YouWini ShawVinyl2
408
All Night Long Blues / Numbers BluesPeetie Wheatstraw10" Shellac2
7082[none]
Sylvester and His Mule Blues / When You're AsleepMemphis MinnieVinyl2
7084
Flowers for Madame / In a Little Gypsy Tea RoomBob Crosby and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
478[none]
High Society Blues / Muskrat RambleMound City Blue Blowers10" Shellac2
1274
St. Louis Blues / It Don’t Mean a ThingStéphane Grappelli and His Hot Four10" Vinyl2
23032
It’s Easy to Remember (from “Mississippi”) / Swanee RiverBing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
391[none]
Down by the River (from “Mississippi”) / Soon (from “Mississippi”)Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
392[none]
Love and Kisses / Are You Here to Stay?Chick Webb and His OrchestraVinyl2
494
Shoe Slap Dance (Schulplatter Tanze) / Little Girl Primp Up (Madel Wash Dich)Heine and His Grenadiers10" Shellac2
5120[none]
Rain Rain / Jolly LumberjackHeine and His Grenadiers10" Shellac2
5146[none]
Rhythm and Romance / Moonlight and MagnoliasChick Webb and His OrchestraVinyl2
588
Red Sails in the Sunset / (Take Me Back to My) Boots and SaddleBing Crosby with Victor Young and his Orchestra10" Shellac2
616[none]
Old Man Mose / Falling in Love With YouLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
622[none]
I May Be Wrong / I'll Chase the Blues AwayChick Webb and His OrchestraVinyl2
640
Moon Glow / It Don’t Mean a ThingStéphane Grappelli and His Hot Four10" Vinyl2
F-5381[none]
Limehouse Blues / I Got RhythmQuintette du Hot Club de France10" Vinyl2
F-5780[none]
St. Louis Blues / China BoyQuintette du Hot-Club de France avec Django Reinhardt et Stéphane Grappelli10" Vinyl2
F-5824[none]
I’ve Found a New Baby / It Was So BeautifulStéphane Grappelli and His Hot Four10" Vinyl2
F-5943[none]
Chasing Shadows / Some of These DaysDjango Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot-Club de France avec Stéphane Grappelly10" Vinyl2
F-6002
Clouds / Believe it, BelovedStéphane Grappelli et le Quintette du Hot-Club de France, avec Django Reinhardt10" Vinyl2
Y-5178
Crying Mother Blues / Streamline TrainRed Nelson10" Shellac2
7171[none]
To You, Sweetheart, Aloha / Dancing Under the StarsRay Kinney10" Shellac2
  • US1936-05-01
812 A, 812 B
Swing That Music / ThankfulLouis Armstrong & His Orchestra(unknown)2
866
Black Snake Swing / I'll Never Fall in Love AgainVictoria Spivey10" Shellac2
7203[none]
Southern Casey Jones / Lonesome Day BluesJesse James10" Shellac2
7213[none]
Drinking Man Blues / Country Fool BluesPeetie Wheatstraw10" Shellac2
7228[none]
New Vicksburg Blues / Louise Louise BluesJohnnie Temple10" Shellac2
7244[none]
Darktown Strutters' Ball / My Last AffairElla Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight10" Shellac2
1061
Organ Grinder's Swing / ShineElla Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight10" Shellac2
1062[none]
Pennies From HeavenBing Crosby, Frances Langford, Louis Armstrong12" Shellac2
15027
Dancing Under the Stars / Lovely Night Blooming CereusRay Kinney & Dick McIntire & His Harmony Hawaiians10" Shellac2
25447[none]
Brown Skin Shuffle / Stovepipe StompBig Bill Broonzy10" Shellac2
40074
Jealous Hearted Me / My Native HomeThe Carter FamilyVinyl2
5241
There's No One Like Mother to Me / No Depression in HeavenThe Carter FamilyVinyl2
5242
Old Faded Photograph / Last Love Call YodelRex GriffinVinyl2
5269
I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket / Yes-Yes! My-My!Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
698
Life Begins When You're in Love / There Is No Greater LoveIsham Jones' Orchestra10" Shellac2
704
Misty Islands of the Highlands / The Wheel of the Wagon Is BrokenJan Garber & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
717[none]
Lone Wolf Blues / Don't Sell It, Don't Give It AwayOscar WoodsVinyl2
7219
Weed Smoker’s Dream / Little GirlThe Harlem Hamfats10" Shellac2
7234[none]
Echo In The Dark / Fussin'The Original St. Louis Crackerjacks10" Shellac2
7248[none]
Driving Wheel Blues / Barrel House ManThe HoneydripperVinyl2
7252
Harlem Speaks / ChicagoDuke Ellington And His Orchestra10" Shellac2
800
Rhythm Saved the World / Basin Street BluesJan Garber & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
803[none]
A Little Bit Later On / Under the Spell of the BluesChick Webb and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
831
Did I Remember / I'm Just Beginning to CareJan Garber & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
859[none]
I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) / I Can’t Escape From YouBing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra10" Shellac2
871[none]
On a Cocoanut Island / To You, Sweetheart AlohaLouis Armstrong with The Polynesians10" Shellac2
914
Let’s Call a Heart a Heart (from the Columbia Picture “Pennies From Heaven”) / Pennies From Heaven (from the Columbia Picture “Pennies From Heaven”)Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
947[none]
Nagasaki / DinahBilly Costello (The original Popeye The Sailor) with orchestra directed by Teddy Foster10" Shellac2
F. 6100
The Manchester / Honeysuckle // Ace and Deuce of PiperingLeo RowsomeShellac2
F. 6254[none]
Big Pat's Reel / Swallow's Tail // Drops of Brandy / Barney BranniganLeo RowsomeShellac2
W. 4681[none]
[Album No. 207]The Quintet of The Hot Club of France with Django Reinhardt (Guitar) & Stephane Grappelly (Violin)4×10" Shellac2 + 2 + 2 + 2
(Oh Yea?) Take Another Guess / When I Get Low I Get HighChick Webb and His Orchestra feat. Ella Fitzgerald10" Shellac2
1123
You Don't Know My Mind / Walking the StreetGeorgia WhiteVinyl2
7277
Someday Baby Blues / Who's Been Tellin' You Buddy Brown BluesSleepy John Estes10" Shellac2
7279[none]
Crapshooter's Blues / Peetie Wheatstraw StompPeetie Wheatstraw10" Shellac2
7292[none]
Moonlight Bay / How Am I to Know?Glenn Miller and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
1239[none]
Rusty Hinge / Cryin' MoodChick Webb and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
1273
The Flying Crow / Working for the PWABlack Ivory King10" Shellac2
7307
Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere / Wistful and BlueGlenn Miller and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
1284[none]
Would You Would You Mama / Working on the ProjectPeetie Wheatstraw10" Shellac2
7311[none]
Peg o’ My Heart / I’m Sitting on Top of the WorldGlenn Miller and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
1342[none]
Night Time Is the Right Time / Little and LowRoosevelt SykesVinyl2
7324
One O'Clock Jump / John's IdeaCount Basie and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
1363[none]
Crazy With the Blues / Ramblin' ManPeetie Wheatstraw10" Shellac2
7348[none]
Honeysuckle Rose / Swing Cats SwingDelores Jackson and Her Rhythm Maniacs / The Three Rhythm Maniacs10" Shellac2
  • US1937-11-10
7407
Hula Blues / Hame PilaLani McIntire and His Hawaiians10" Shellac2
  • US1937-11-17
25260[none]
Just a Simple Melody / Holiday in HarlemChick Webb and His Orchestra feat. Ella Fitzgerald10" Shellac2
1521