The Decca Record Company Limited

The Decca Record Company Limited

Profile:
The London, UK based company behind the Decca Label was active from 1929 to 1980, but the Decca trademark is currently still being used by the Universal Music Group.

Former stockbroker Edward Lewis formed The Decca Record Company Limited in the United Kingdom in 1929. By 1939, it was the only record company in UK aside from EMI Records Ltd. (previously The Gramophone Co. Ltd.). Within years, Decca was the second largest record company in the world, calling itself "The Supreme Record Company".

A US branch was launched in 1934. This branch was sold off during World War II, becoming Decca Records, Inc., with Decca as house brand. 'The Decca Record Company Limited, London' started the London Records label to release their material in North America, since they could not use the Decca trademark there anymore.

The 1970s were disastrous for The Decca Company. Although Decca set up the first of the British "progressive" labels, Deram, in 1966, by the time the punk era set in 1977, Decca was known primarily as a classical label. Company founder Edward Lewis died in January 1980, and PolyGram acquired the remains of The Decca Record Company within days of his death.

Also referred to as:
· Decca Record Company Ltd
· The Decca Record Co. Ltd.
· The Decca Record Co., Ltd.
· The Decca Record Company
Sublabels
Contact Info:
The Decca Record Company Limited
1950's address:
1-3 Brixton Road
London SW9
UK

Contact info for 1962 to approx 1980:
Decca House
9 Albert Embankment
London SE1
UK
[l96171]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
. The Seeds Future(LP) Vocalion (3), Vocalion (3) . UK 1967 Sell This Version
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal*, Charles Dutoit Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal*, Charles Dutoit - 20 Ans De Succès / 20 Years Of Success(CD, Comp) OSM Canada 1996 Sell This Version
- Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Ace Of Clubs(LP, Mono) Ace Of Clubs - UK 1966 Sell This Version
- Luciano Pavarotti Liebesduette(2xCD, Comp) Decca, Star Pool - Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Mantovani And His Dance Orchestra* Mantovani And His Dance Orchestra(LP, Comp, Mono) Recollections UK 1983 Sell This Version
Spriguns Time Will Pass(CD, Album) Acme gramophone Co. Ltd., The UK 2006 Sell This Version
1 HDN 100/2 Haydn* - John McCabe (2) Haydn* - John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 1(3xLP + Box) Decca 1 HDN 100/2 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1 PSKL 4852 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, RE) Decca, Decca 1 PSKL 4852 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1PSKL.4955 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(LP, Album) Decca 1PSKL.4955 Portugal 1968 Sell This Version
1PSML 711 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album, Gat) Deram 1PSML 711 Portugal 1968 Sell This Version
1PSPA 86 Them (3) The World Of Them(LP, Comp) Decca 1PSPA 86 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1ZAL 14656 Beethoven* - Perlman*, Ashkenazy* Beethoven* - Perlman*, Ashkenazy* - Volume Two - Beethoven Sonatas For Violin And Piano: No. 4 In A Minor, Op. 23 • No. 5 In F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"(LP, Album, RE) London Records, London Records 1ZAL 14656 US 1978 Sell This Version
2 HDN 103/5 Haydn*, John McCabe (2) Haydn*, John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 2(3xLP + Box) Decca 2 HDN 103/5 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2 HDN 106/8 Haydn*, John McCabe (2) Haydn*, John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 3(3xLP + Box) Decca 2 HDN 106/8 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2P6122 Various The Big Sound Of Today(2xLP, Comp, Club) London Records 2P6122 US Unknown Sell This Version
2 PS 690/1 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5 (Album) 2 PS 690/1 US 1977 Sell This Version
2PS8 690/1 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5(8-Trk, Club) London Records 2PS8 690/1 US 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 918/19 Benny Goodman Live At Carnegie Hall 40th Anniversary Concert(2xLP, Album) London Records, London Records 2PS 918/19 US 1978 Sell This Version
2PSA 93 Cat Stevens Cat Stevens 1967-1970(LP, Comp) Decca 2PSA 93 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
2 P-THS 3 The Moody Blues A Question Of Balance(LP, Album, Gat) Threshold Records 2 P-THS 3 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
2PTXS 139 The Moody Blues Long Distance Voyager(LP, Album) Threshold Records 2PTXS 139 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
4BB 115-8 Richard Strauss, Reining*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Weber*, Jurinac*, Gueden*, Poell*, Erich Kleiber Richard Strauss, Reining*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Weber*, Jurinac*, Gueden*, Poell*, Erich Kleiber - Der Rosenkavalier(4xLP, Album, Mono + Box) Decca 4BB 115-8 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4HDN 109/11 Haydn*, John McCabe (2) Haydn*, John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 4(3xLP + Box) Decca 4HDN 109/11 UK 1977 Sell This Version
4R8 20083 David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday(Cass, Comp, Club) London Records 4R8 20083 US 1984 Sell This Version
5N-270 DJ The Moody Blues Steppin' In A Slide Zone(7", Promo) London Records 5N-270 DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-1063-DJ Soul On Delivery Hustle (Dance Of The Day)(7", Promo) London Records 5N-1063-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N 20082 Thin Lizzy Little Darling (Single) 5N 20082 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-20082-DJ Thin Lizzy Little Darling(7", Single, Promo) London Records 5N-20082-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-20089-DJ John Miles Remember Yesterday(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-20089-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-85033 The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky(7", Single) Deram 5N-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
6BB 121/2 Beethoven* - Solti*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chorus*, Lorengar*, Minton*, Burrows*, Talvela* Beethoven* - Solti*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra And Chorus*, Lorengar*, Minton*, Burrows*, Talvela* - Symphony No. 9(2xLP, Album + Box) Decca 6BB 121/2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7 Michael Nyman Nyman & Greenaway - Musiche Dei Film(CD, Comp) L'Unità Iniziative Editoriali 7 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
7WAX2 B-Movie Remembrance Day(7") Wax Records (3) 7WAX2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
10BB 168-170 Tchaikovsky*, Anatole Fistoulari Conducting Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra*, Ruggiero Ricci Tchaikovsky*, Anatole Fistoulari Conducting Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra*, Ruggiero Ricci - Swan Lake Highlights(LP, Album) Decca 10BB 168-170 UK 1973 Sell This Version
12BB 203-6 The Consort Of Musicke Musicke Of Sundrie Kindes(4xLP, Comp + Box) L'Oiseau-Lyre 12BB 203-6 UK & Europe 1976 Sell This Version
14 BB 213-7 Bach* - George Malcolm, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Karl Münchinger Bach* - George Malcolm, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Karl Münchinger - Münchinger Conducts Bach(4xLP + Box) Decca 14 BB 213-7 UK 1975 Sell This Version
14C 064-94992 Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash(LP, Album, RE, Pin) MCA Records 14C 064-94992 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
17M-101 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(7", EP, Mono) London Records 17M-101 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
31C 064 60918D The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request(LP, Album, Gat) London Records 31C 064 60918D Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
31C 064 64102 Ray Charles Heart To Heart – His 20 Hottest Hits(CD, Comp, RM) Crossover Records (3), London Records 31C 064 64102 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
33DLM 5070 Los Rolling Stones* Hombre Que Pelea En La Calle / Sin Esperanzas(7", Mono) London Records 33DLM 5070 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
33DLM 5082 Los Rolling Stones* Damas De Honky Tonk / No Siempre Puedes Tener Lo Que Deseas(7", Single, Mono) London Records 33DLM 5082 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
33DLM 5086 Los Rolling Stones* Campo Honk / Deambulador Nocturno(7", Mono) London Records 33DLM 5086 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
45-BE 2711 Bridie Gallagher Moonlight In Mayo(7") Beltona 45-BE 2711 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-BL 2637 Calum Kennedy The Road To Dundee / The Hiking Song 45-BL 2637 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-BL 2681 Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band* The Rowan Tree / Scotland The Brave(7") Beltona 45-BL 2681 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-BM 05032 Louis Armstrong White Christmas / Winter Wonderland(7", Mono) The Decca Record Company Limited 45-BM 05032 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-BM 05405 Bill Haley And His Comets Birth Of The Boogie(7", Single) Decca 45-BM 05405 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-C/JB 16648 Eric Charden Soudain En Plein Eté(7", Jukebox) Decca 45-C/JB 16648 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45-CL 14356 Dean Martin And Line Renaud With Dick Stabile And His Orchestra Dean Martin And Line Renaud With Dick Stabile And His Orchestra - Relax-Ay-Voo / Two Sleepy People(7", Single) Capitol Records 45-CL 14356 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-DC 16636 Marino Marini And His Quartet* Ciao Ciao Bambina (Piove)(7", 4 P) Durium 45-DC 16636 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-DC 16644 The Marino Marini Quartet* Sei Bella(7", Single) Durium 45-DC 16644 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45 DEM 750 The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7517 The Societie Bird Has Flown(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7517 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85003 Eyes Of Blue, The* Supermarket Full Of Cans(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85003 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85023 The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 45-DEM-85023 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85028 The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)(7", Single, Mono) Deram 45-DEM-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85030 Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons Sunspot(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85030 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85039 Clyde McPhatter Baby You've Got It(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85039 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-DEM-85065 The Brotherhood Of Man* Where Are You Going To My Love / Living In The Land Of Love(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85065 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-F 10168 Mantovani And His Orchestra Swedish Rhapsody / Jamaican Rumba (Single) 45-F 10168 UK 1953 Sell This Version
45-F 10394 Dickie Valentine The Finger Of Suspicion(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10394 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45 F 10399 David Whitfield Santo Natale (Merry Christmas)(7", Single) Decca, Decca 45 F 10399 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45-F10411 Vera Lynn With Woolf Phillips And His Orchestra Vera Lynn With Woolf Phillips And His Orchestra - Vera Lynn's Party Sing-Song(7") Decca 45-F10411 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45-F 10425 Ted Heath And His Music Asia Minor(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10425 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F10466 Charles Smart Solemn Melody(7", Single) Decca 45-F10466 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F 10515 David Whitfield Ev'rywhere / Mama (Single) 45-F 10515 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F 10731 The Stargazers With Johnny Gray And His Band Of The Day* The Stargazers With Johnny Gray And His Band Of The Day* - Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) / Rockin' And Rollin'(7") Decca 45-F 10731 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-F 10735 Cyril Stapleton And His Orchestra* The Happy Whistler / Tiger Tango(7") Decca 45-F 10735 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-F.10864 David Whitfield I'll Find You(7", Single) Decca, Decca 45-F.10864 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-F.10978 David Whitfield, Mantovani And His Orchestra David Whitfield, Mantovani And His Orchestra - My One True Love(7", Single, tri) Decca 45-F.10978 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-F 10991 Tommy Steele And The Steelmen Nairobi / Neon Sign(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10991 Denmark 1958 Sell This Version
45-F 11192 Tsai Chin The Ding Dong Song(7", Single) Decca 45-F 11192 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-F 11220 Anthony Newley Do You Mind(7", Single) Decca 45-F 11220 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-F 11245 Tommy Steele What A Mouth (What A North And South) / Kookaburra(7", Single) Decca 45-F 11245 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-F 11376 Anthony Newley What Kind Of Fool Am I / Once In A Lifetime 45-F 11376 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-F.11414 Trevor Peacock I Didn't Figure On Him (To Come Back)(7", Single) Decca 45-F.11414 UK 1961 Sell This Version
45-F 11450 The Vernons Girls Lover Please(7", Single) Decca 45-F 11450 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-F 11470 Karl Denver A Little Love, A Little Kiss(7") Decca 45-F 11470 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-F.11485 Billy Fury Once Upon A Dream(7", Single) Decca 45-F.11485 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-F 11494 The Tornados Telstar (Single) 45-F 11494 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-F 11575 Craig Douglas (2) Town Crier (Single) 45-F 11575 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-F 12564 The Rolling Stones Under My Thumb / Route 66(7") Decca 45-F 12564 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45-F 12639 Tom Jones I'll Never Fall In Love Again(7", Single) Decca 45-F 12639 Finland 1967 Sell This Version
45-F 21292 The Blue Diamonds Ramona / All Of Me(7", Single) Decca 45-F 21292 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45 - F 22903 The Rolling Stones Little Queenie / Love In Vain(7", Jukebox) Decca 45 - F 22903 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
45 - F/JB 12639 Tom Jones I'll Never Fall In Love Again(7", Jukebox) Decca 45 - F/JB 12639 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
45-F/JB 12812 Tom Jones Help Yourself(7", Jukebox) Decca 45-F/JB 12812 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45 F/JB 12879 Engelbert Humperdinck The Way It Used To Be / A Good Thing Going(7") Decca 45 F/JB 12879 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
45-F/JB 22706 The Rolling Stones She's A Rainbow (7", Jukebox) Decca 45-F/JB 22706 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
45-GD 5145 The Zombies I Love You / Gotta Get A Hold On Myself(7") Decca 45-GD 5145 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
45-GWA 4084 Melody Aces Emmase Puro O (7", Single) Decca 45-GWA 4084 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-GWA 4085 Melody Aces Ohia Adoso / Mepe Wasem(7", Single, Mono) Decca 45-GWA 4085 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-GWA 4086 Melody Aces Ao Lolonye(7") Decca 45-GWA 4086 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
45-GWA 4087 Melody Aces Brigitta / Money Be Man (7", Single) Decca 45-GWA 4087 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-GWA 4088 Melody Aces Bra Begye Mani / Medofo Rosina(7", Single, Mono) Decca 45-GWA 4088 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45-HL 9581 Little Eva The Loco-Motion (Single) 45-HL 9581 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLD 8962 Wink Martindale Deck Of Cards / Now You Know How It Feels(7", Single, RP) London Records, London American Recordings, London Dot 45-HLD 8962 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-HLD 9573 Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales (Single) 45-HLD 9573 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-HLD 9588 The String-A-Longs My Blue Heaven(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings, London Dot 45-HLD 9588 UK 1962 Sell This Version