Royale

Royale

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Initially launched as a subsidiary of United States Record Corporation in 1939 by Eli Oberstein, Royale began primarily as a reissue vehicle. Most of the early issues used material that was licensed from Berlin-based Ultraphon. Most of these were orchestral recordings by the Berliner Philharmoniker or Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, but were issued under pseudonyms due to growing anti-German sentiment in the U.S. in the early 1940s. Royale also reissued material from other European sources, including Filmophone (2) and Edison Bell Works London. Oberstein launched his own domestic recording operation in late 1939, when supplies of foreign masters was severed due to escalating conflict in Europe. Although Oberstein assembled a good artist roster and discs were priced to compete with Victor, this was not enough to offset the poor sales and management of the sister label, Varsity. The final Royale recordings were made in August, 1940 and the company went bankrupt later that year. Royale masters were parceled out to several labels over the course of the 1940s, including Majestic, Asch Recordings, Commodore, Continental (6), Regent, Savoy Records and Signature (4).

Oberstein revived both Royale and Varsity in 1948 after he purchased the inactive Sonora (6) pressing plant. New records were credited to Wright Record Corporation, which had recently acquired a group of masters at auction, including many from the Majestic label. This consisted of many of the United States Record Corporation masters that Oberstein had been forced to sell years earlier. In 1950, Wright Record Corporation was succeeded by the Record Corporation Of America.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4M The Lovliest Night Of The Year ; Too Young / Mister & Mississippi ; Unless  album cover Various The Lovliest Night Of The Year ; Too Young / Mister & Mississippi ; Unless(4x10", EP) Royale 4M US Unknown Sell This Version
45M5 I Wanna Play House With You  album cover Rex Turner & The Westerners* I Wanna Play House With You(7", EP) Royale 45M5 US Unknown Sell This Version
45M6 Always Late  album cover Rex Turner & The Westerners* Always Late(7", EP) Royale 45M6 US Unknown Sell This Version
45M7 Blue Bird Island  album cover Rex Turner & The Westerners* Blue Bird Island(7", EP) Royale 45M7 US Unknown Sell This Version
64 Iolanthe And Pinafore Selections  album cover The Savoy Players And Orchestra, Gilbert & Sullivan The Savoy Players And Orchestra, Gilbert & Sullivan - Iolanthe And Pinafore Selections(10") Royale 64 US Unknown Sell This Version
103 The Complete Recordings  album cover Verdelle Smith The Complete Recordings(CD, Comp) Royale 103 France 2005 Sell This Version
105 Isle Of Golden  / Drowsy Waters  album cover Lani McIntire And His Hawaiians Isle Of Golden / Drowsy Waters(7") Royale 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
107 Prelude And Fugue In E Flat Major  album cover Bach Philharmonic Society Prelude And Fugue In E Flat Major(Shellac, 12") Royale 107 US Unknown Sell This Version
114 Buttons And Bows / The Yellow Rose Of Texas  album cover Barbara Brown (8) / Jesse Rogers Barbara Brown (8) / Jesse Rogers - Buttons And Bows / The Yellow Rose Of Texas(Shellac, 10") Royale 114 US Unknown Sell This Version
122 Mother Machree / A Little Bit Of Heaven  album cover Frank Connors And Orchestra* Mother Machree / A Little Bit Of Heaven(7") Royale, Royale 122 US Unknown Sell This Version
145 Oh Promise Me / Because  album cover Robert Stephens (9) Oh Promise Me / Because(10") Royale 145 US Unknown Sell This Version
207 The Band Played On - Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet / Give My Regard To Broadway - Take Me Back To New York Town  album cover Ray Bloch His Orch. And Chorus* / Kay Armen Ray Bloch His Orch. And Chorus* / Kay Armen - The Band Played On - Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet / Give My Regard To Broadway - Take Me Back To New York Town(Shellac, 10") Royale 207 US Unknown Sell This Version
213 Jealous Heart / I'm Throwing Rice At The Girl I Love  album cover Rex Turner And The Westerners Jealous Heart / I'm Throwing Rice At The Girl I Love(Shellac, 10") Royale 213 US Unknown Sell This Version
215 Whispering Hope / The Blue Skirt Waltz  album cover Tommy Clayton (2) Whispering Hope / The Blue Skirt Waltz(Shellac, 10") Royale, Royale 215 US Unknown Sell This Version
216 Slipping Around / I'll Never Slip Around  album cover Rex Turner Slipping Around / I'll Never Slip Around(10") Royale 216 US Unknown Sell This Version
228 Upton Cook And His Orchestra The Hot Guitar / Unwanted Sign Upon Your Heart(7", Red) Royale, Royale 228 US Unknown Sell This Version
234 Humming Bird  album cover Upton Cook And His Orchestra Humming Bird 234 US Unknown Sell This Version
240 Tell Me Why / Anytime  album cover Tom Berwick And His Orchestra Tell Me Why / Anytime 240 US 1952 Sell This Version
252 Perfidia/A Guy Is A Guy  album cover Barry Keane And His Orchestra Perfidia/A Guy Is A Guy 252 US Unknown Sell This Version
253 Christmas Music  album cover Ken Griffin (2) Christmas Music(10", EP, Unb) Royale 253 US 1956 Sell This Version
254 Forgive Me/Thats The Chance You Take  album cover Don Rennie Forgive Me/Thats The Chance You Take(7", Re) Royale 254 US 1952 Sell This Version
273 Jambalaya / You Belong To Me  album cover Corbet Hasloe And His Orchestra Jambalaya / You Belong To Me(Shellac, 10") Royale 273 US Unknown Sell This Version
273 You Belong To Me / Jambalaya  album cover Corbet Hasloe And His Orchestra You Belong To Me / Jambalaya(7", Red) Royale, Royale 273 US Unknown Sell This Version
274 Les Howard A Simple Melody(10") Royale 274 US Unknown Sell This Version
274 Corbet Hasloe And His Orchestra Meet Mr. Callaghan / I Went To Your Wedding(7", Red) Royale, Royale 274 US Unknown Sell This Version
281 China Boy / After You've Gone  album cover Barclay Allen And His Rhythm Four* China Boy / After You've Gone(Shellac, 10") Royale 281 US Unknown Sell This Version
284 Because You're Mine  album cover Eliot Everett And His Orchestra* Because You're Mine(7", Red) Royale, Royale 284 US Unknown Sell This Version
301 Danny O'Neil (3), Twilight Three Danny O'Neil (3), Twilight Three - Sweethearts On Parade / Diane(7", Mono, Red) Royale, Royale 301 US Unknown Sell This Version
303 Song From Moulin Rouge  album cover Jack Molloy And His Orchestra Song From Moulin Rouge(7", Red) Royale, Royale 303 US Unknown Sell This Version
305 Jack Molloy And His Orchestra Dancing With Someone / OO. What You Do To Me(Shellac, 10") Royale 305 US Unknown Sell This Version
311 Crying In The Chapel / With These Hands  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Crying In The Chapel / With These Hands(Shellac, 10") Royale 311 US Unknown Sell This Version
317 Mocking Bird Hill / Sparrow In The Treetop  album cover Eliot Everett And His Orchestra* Mocking Bird Hill / Sparrow In The Treetop(Shellac, 10") Royale, Royale 317 US 1951 Sell This Version
318 Sparrow In The Treetop / Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Sparrow In The Treetop / Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)(Shellac, 10") Royale 318 US Unknown Sell This Version
319 I Whistle A Happ Tune / Hello Young Lovers  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra I Whistle A Happ Tune / Hello Young Lovers(Shellac, 10") Royale 319 US 1951 Sell This Version
324 Make The Man Love Me / I'll Buy You A Star  album cover Jean Campbell, Les Howard, The Malcolm Lockyer Orch.* Jean Campbell, Les Howard, The Malcolm Lockyer Orch.* - Make The Man Love Me / I'll Buy You A Star(10") Royale 324 US Unknown Sell This Version
326 Bob Dale Too Young / The Loveliest Night Of The Year(Shellac, 10") Royale 326 US 1954 Sell This Version
327 Rose Rose I Love You  album cover The Londonaires And Orchestra Rose Rose I Love You(10", Single) Royale 327 US Unknown Sell This Version
328 Old Soldiers Never Die / Sound Off  album cover Iver Anderson And Orchestra Old Soldiers Never Die / Sound Off(10", Single) Royale 328 US Unknown Sell This Version
331 Wang Wang Blues/My Truly Truly Fair  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Wang Wang Blues/My Truly Truly Fair(Shellac, 10") Royale 331 US Unknown Sell This Version
333 Sweet Violets / I'm In Love Again  album cover The Hal Lomen Orchestra, Ruth Paul The Hal Lomen Orchestra, Ruth Paul - Sweet Violets / I'm In Love Again(Shellac, 10") Royale 333 US Unknown Sell This Version
336 'Twas Brillig The Unbirthday Song / Very Good Advice All In A Golden Afternoon  album cover Bob Dale, Nadia Dore, Lockyer Orch.* Bob Dale, Nadia Dore, Lockyer Orch.* - 'Twas Brillig The Unbirthday Song / Very Good Advice All In A Golden Afternoon(10") Royale 336 US Unknown Sell This Version
338 In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening / Sweetheart Of Yesterday  album cover Eliot Everett And His Orchestra* In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening / Sweetheart Of Yesterday(Shellac, 10") Royale 338 US Unknown Sell This Version
340 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Whispering  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise / Whispering(Shellac, 10") Royale 340 US Unknown Sell This Version
341 Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Rollin' Stone / Sin(Shellac, 10", Single) Royale 341 US Unknown Sell This Version
345 Tom Berwick And His Orchestra The Little White Cloud That Cried / Shrimp Boats(Shellac, 10") Royale 345 US 1952 Sell This Version
347 Tulips And Heather  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Tulips And Heather(Shellac, 10") Royale 347 US Unknown Sell This Version
357 I’m Yours / Tenderly  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra I’m Yours / Tenderly(Shellac, 10") Royale 357 US Unknown Sell This Version
365 Corbet Hasloe And His Orchestra Meet Mr. Callaghan / I Went To Your Wedding(Shellac, 10") Royale 365 US Unknown Sell This Version
375 Even Now/ My Baby's Coming Home  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Even Now/ My Baby's Coming Home(Shellac, 10") Royale 375 US Unknown Sell This Version
375 Your Cheatin’ Heart / Doggie In The Window  album cover Elliot Everett And His Orchestra Your Cheatin’ Heart / Doggie In The Window(Shellac, 10", Mono) Royale 375 US Unknown Sell This Version
501 Beer Barrel Polka / Saturday Night Polka  album cover Varsity Polka Band Beer Barrel Polka / Saturday Night Polka(Shellac, 10") Royale 501 US Unknown Sell This Version
502 Helena Polka / Clarinet Polka  album cover Varsity Polka Band Helena Polka / Clarinet Polka(Shellac, 10", RE) Royale 502 US Unknown Sell This Version
516 Blackberry Polka / Holka Polka  album cover Varsity Polka Band Blackberry Polka / Holka Polka(Shellac, 10") Royale 516 US Unknown Sell This Version
525 In The Good Old Summertime - Take Me Out To The Ballgame - On A Sunday Afternoon / Little Annie Rooney - Frivolous Sal - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now  album cover Ben Yost Singers* In The Good Old Summertime - Take Me Out To The Ballgame - On A Sunday Afternoon / Little Annie Rooney - Frivolous Sal - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now(Shellac, 10") Royale 525 US Unknown Sell This Version
526 School Days - East Side West Side - The Bowery / Sweet Adeline  album cover Ben Yost Singers* School Days - East Side West Side - The Bowery / Sweet Adeline(Shellac, 10") Royale 526 US Unknown Sell This Version
554 Magic Fire Music  album cover H. Reinmar* Magic Fire Music(Shellac, 12") Royale 554 US Unknown Sell This Version
577 Lohengrin Wedding March / Meditation From Thais  album cover Robert Stephens At The Grand Organ* Lohengrin Wedding March / Meditation From Thais(10") Royale 577 US Unknown Sell This Version
584 Alfred Mirovitch Variations On Come Un'agnello(10") Royale 584 US 1940 Sell This Version
585 Clifford Herzer And Jascha Zayde Clifford Herzer And Jascha Zayde - Carmen Fantasy(10") Royale 585 US 1940 Sell This Version
586 Rex Turner You Are My Sunshine / It Makes No Difference Now(10") Royale 586 US Unknown Sell This Version
587 Nobody's Darling But Mine/Be Honest With Me  album cover Rex Turner And The Westerners Nobody's Darling But Mine/Be Honest With Me(Shellac, 10") Royale 587 US 1951 Sell This Version
787 Tops In Pops Allegheny Moon/Sweet Old-Fashioned GIrl/Born To Be With You/Be-Bop-A-Lula(10") Royale 787 US Unknown Sell This Version
788 Tops In Pops  album cover Unknown Artist Tops In Pops(10", EP) Royale 788 US 1956 Sell This Version
789 Canadian Sunset / Don't Be Cruel  album cover The Royale Dance Orchestra Canadian Sunset / Don't Be Cruel(Shellac) Royale 789 US Unknown Sell This Version
1201 Strauss Waltzes  album cover Leopold Ludwig Strauss Waltzes(LP) Royale 1201 US 1951 Sell This Version
1201 Strauss Waltzes  album cover The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Strauss Waltzes(LP) Royale 1201 US 1951 Sell This Version
1202 Viennese Waltzes  album cover Berlin Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Franz R. Friedl* Berlin Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Franz R. Friedl* - Viennese Waltzes(LP, Album) Royale 1202 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1204 Complete Arias From The Opera Carmen  album cover Georges Bizet, Orchestra Of The Rome Opera* , Conducted By Angelo Questa , Soloists Guilio Tomei* , Pina Malgharini* , & Cloe Elmo, Giancinto Prandelli* Georges Bizet, Orchestra Of The Rome Opera* , Conducted By Angelo Questa , Soloists Guilio Tomei* , Pina Malgharini* , & Cloe Elmo, Giancinto Prandelli* - Complete Arias From The Opera Carmen(LP, Album) Royale 1204 US 1951 Sell This Version
1206 Opera House - Verdi Overture & Arias - Aida, La Traviata   album cover Verdi* Opera House - Verdi Overture & Arias - Aida, La Traviata (LP) Royale 1206 US 1951 Sell This Version
1208 The Barber Of Seville (The Complete Arias)  album cover Rossini* ; Orchestra Of The Rome Opera House*, Angelo Questa Rossini* ; Orchestra Of The Rome Opera House*, Angelo Questa - The Barber Of Seville (The Complete Arias)(10", Album, Web) Royale 1208 US 1951 Sell This Version
1209 Il Trovatore / Mignon / Abduction From The Seraglio  album cover Diana Eustrati / Maria Corelli / Rudolf Schock / Paul Schmidtman* / Gerhard Frei - Berlin Opera Orchestra* / Herbert Guthan - Verdi* / Thomas* / Mozart* Diana Eustrati / Maria Corelli / Rudolf Schock / Paul Schmidtman* / Gerhard Frei - Berlin Opera Orchestra* / Herbert Guthan - Verdi* / Thomas* / Mozart* - Il Trovatore / Mignon / Abduction From The Seraglio(LP, Mono) Royale 1209 US Unknown Sell This Version
1211 Lucia Di Lammermoor - Aria Completa  album cover Gaetano Donizetti Lucia Di Lammermoor - Aria Completa 1211 US Unknown Sell This Version
1211 Lucia Di Lammermoor - Aria Completa  album cover Gaetano Donizetti Lucia Di Lammermoor - Aria Completa(LP) Royale 1211 US 1951 Sell This Version
1212 William Tell  album cover Rossini* / Orchestra Of The Rome Opera House*, Chorus From The Opera House*, Angelo Questa Rossini* / Orchestra Of The Rome Opera House*, Chorus From The Opera House*, Angelo Questa - William Tell(LP) Royale 1212 US Unknown Sell This Version
1214 Piano Duet  album cover Chopin*, Arthur Sanford, Carlo Vidusso Chopin*, Arthur Sanford, Carlo Vidusso - Piano Duet(LP, Mono) Royale 1214 US 1951 Sell This Version
1215 Piano Melodies Of Chopin / Piano Melodies Of Debussy  album cover Arthur Sanford, Carlo Vidusso Arthur Sanford, Carlo Vidusso - Piano Melodies Of Chopin / Piano Melodies Of Debussy(LP, Comp) Royale 1215 US 1951 Sell This Version
1216 Tschaikowsky Music  album cover Tschaikowsky*, Leopold Ludwig, The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Tschaikowsky*, Leopold Ludwig, The Berlin Symphony Orchestra - Tschaikowsky Music(LP, Album, Mono) Royale 1216 US 1951 Sell This Version
1217 Grieg Program  album cover Grieg*, Berlin Symphony Orchestra*, Leopold Ludwig Grieg*, Berlin Symphony Orchestra*, Leopold Ludwig - Grieg Program (Album) 1217 US 1951 Sell This Version
1219 Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67  album cover Ludwig van Beethoven - Rome Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Felix Guenther* Ludwig van Beethoven - Rome Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Felix Guenther* - Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67(LP) Royale 1219 US 1951 Sell This Version
1219 Symphony Hall. Symphony No. 5 In C Minor Op. 67  album cover Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony Orchestra Of Rome Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony Orchestra Of Rome - Symphony Hall. Symphony No. 5 In C Minor Op. 67(LP) Royale 1219 US Unknown Sell This Version
1220 Symphony No. 8 In B Minor  album cover Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 In B Minor (Album) 1220 US 1951 Sell This Version
1221 Mendelssohn: Concerto No. 1 In G Minor - Midsummer Night's Dream  album cover Carlo Vidusso, Rome Symphony Orchestra, Felix Guenther Carlo Vidusso, Rome Symphony Orchestra, Felix Guenther - Mendelssohn: Concerto No. 1 In G Minor - Midsummer Night's Dream(LP, Mono) Royale 1221 1951 Sell This Version
1222 Symphony No. 40 In G Minor  album cover Mozart*, Herbert Guthan, Berlin Symphony* Mozart*, Herbert Guthan, Berlin Symphony* - Symphony No. 40 In G Minor(LP, Mono) Royale 1222 US 1951 Sell This Version
1223 Symphony No. 94 In G Major (Paukenschlag) "Surprise"  album cover Haydn* - Orchestra of the Rome Symphony* Conducted By Angelo Questa Haydn* - Orchestra of the Rome Symphony* Conducted By Angelo Questa - Symphony No. 94 In G Major (Paukenschlag) "Surprise" 1223 US 1951 Sell This Version
1226 Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"  album cover Tchaikovsky* Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"(LP, Album, Mono) Royale 1226 US 1950 Sell This Version
1228 All The Songs Of Rodgers And Hammerstein's - Oklahoma & The King And I   album cover The Royale Operetta Singers And Orchestra All The Songs Of Rodgers And Hammerstein's - Oklahoma & The King And I (LP) Royale 1228 US 1951 Sell This Version
1229 Mozart Symphony Society Orchestra Two Great Mozart Symphonies(LP) Royale 1229 US Unknown Sell This Version
1230 Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A Major kv 201, Beethoven Egmont Overture Op. 84 Leonore Overture No. 3 Op. 72  album cover Symphony Orchestra Of Rome, Mozart Symphony Society Orchestra Symphony Orchestra Of Rome, Mozart Symphony Society Orchestra - Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A Major kv 201, Beethoven Egmont Overture Op. 84 Leonore Overture No. 3 Op. 72(LP) Royale, King Records (3) 1230 US 1952 Sell This Version
1233 An Hour Of Light Concert Music  album cover The Royale Dance Orchestra An Hour Of Light Concert Music (Album) 1233 US 1952 Sell This Version
1234 Symphony No.4 In D Minor Op. 120  album cover Robert Schumann Symphony No.4 In D Minor Op. 120(LP, Album, Mono) Royale 1234 US 1951 Sell This Version
1235 Operetta Time  album cover Sigmund Romberg And Victor Herbert, The Royale Operetta Singers And Orchestra Sigmund Romberg And Victor Herbert, The Royale Operetta Singers And Orchestra - Operetta Time(LP) Royale 1235 US Unknown Sell This Version
1238 The Wonderful Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific / Carousel  album cover The Royale Operetta Singers And Orchestra The Wonderful Songs From Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific / Carousel 1238 US Unknown Sell This Version
1242 Everlasting Shows  album cover The Royale Operetta Singers And Orchestra Everlasting Shows(LP) Royale 1242 US Unknown Sell This Version
1243 Symphonie Nr. 4, Op. 60  album cover Ludwig van Beethoven, Leopold Ludwig, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Ludwig van Beethoven, Leopold Ludwig, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - Symphonie Nr. 4, Op. 60(LP, Mono) Royale 1243 Unknown Sell This Version
1244 Piano Encores  album cover Arthur Sanford Piano Encores(LP, Album) Royale 1244 USA, Canada & UK Unknown Sell This Version
1244 Piano Encores  album cover Arthur Sanford Piano Encores(LP, Album, DEE) Royale 1244 US Unknown Sell This Version
1245 Violin Echoes Of Vienna  album cover Louis Stevens (2) / Emery Deutsch Louis Stevens (2) / Emery Deutsch - Violin Echoes Of Vienna(LP, Mono) Royale 1245 US 1951 Sell This Version
1249 An Hour Of Viennese Waltzes  album cover Royale Dance Orchestra* An Hour Of Viennese Waltzes (Comp) 1249 US Unknown Sell This Version
1250 The Royale Dance Orchestra An Hour Of American Waltzes(LP) Royale 1250 US Unknown Sell This Version
1251 Symphony No. 2 in D Major Opus 36  album cover The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dr. Felix Guenther* The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dr. Felix Guenther* - Symphony No. 2 in D Major Opus 36(LP) Royale 1251 Europe 1952 Sell This Version