Signature (4)

Signature (4)

Profile:
U.S. label that was launched by Bob Thiele in 1941 and, in its first incarnation, ran until 1948. The label was later revived several times.

Noted Signature recording artists included Anita O'Day, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie Lawrence, Ray Anthony, Barbara McNair, Monica Lewis, Dickie Thompson, Jane Harvey, Kay Thompson and Alan Dale (singer). Bob Thiele produced records for Signature in the 1940s and 50s. He was married to three of Signature's vocalists-- Monica Lewis, Jane Harvey and Teresa Brewer.

Ownership:
Signature Records (9) until 1940s
Signature Recording Corporation 1940s
Hanover-Signature Record Corporation from 1959
Bob Thiele Music, Ltd. 1970s
Signature Gramophone Company, Ltd. 1979
Teresa Gramophone Company, Ltd. from 1983

Distribution:
RCA Records from 1973
CBS Records Inc. from 1983
Pye Records Ltd. (UK) from 1959
Compo Records (Canada) from approx. 1959
Contact Info:
[obsolete]
Forrest Hills, NY.

Address in 1945 was 601 W. 26th St., N.Y.C.
Sites:
[l101478]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
102 Art Hode's Blue Three* Tin Roof Blues / Diga Diga Doo(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 102 US Unknown Sell This Version
103 Bud Jacobson's Jungle Kings Opus No. 1, Sans Melody / I Can't Believe(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
105 Chicago Rhythm Kings Sugar / Randolph Street Rag(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
901 Jess Stacy And His Orchestra* A Good Man Is Hard To Find / Breeze(Shellac, 10", RP) Signature (4) 901 US Unknown Sell This Version
903 Bud Jacobson's Jungle Kings Clarinet Marmalade / Opus No. 1, Sans Melody(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 903 US 1941 Sell This Version
905 King Oliver's Jazz Band Mabel's Dream / Riverside Blues(Shellac, 10", RE) Signature (4) 905 US Unknown Sell This Version
907 Ida Cox Graveyard Dream Blues / Weary Way Blues(Shellac, 10", RP) Signature (4) 907 US Unknown Sell This Version
909 Henry Brown Henry Brown Blues / Twenty-First Street Stomp(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 909 US 1944 Sell This Version
910 Will Ezell Barrel House Woman / Heifer Dust(Shellac, 10", RE) Signature (4) 910 US 1944 Sell This Version
911 Will Ezell Mixed Up Rag / Old Mill Blues(Shellac, 10", RE) Signature (4) 911 US 1944 Sell This Version
1002 Dickie Thompson And His Blue Five Dickie Thompson And His Blue Five - Hand In Hand Blues / Tailor-Made Gal(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 1002 US Unknown Sell This Version
1003 Curly Gribbs And His Texas Ranchers Ding Dong Polka / Heartbreak Trail(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 1003 US Unknown Sell This Version
1004 Leo Watson With The Vic Dickenson Quintet Leo Watson With The Vic Dickenson Quintet - Jingle Bells / Snake Pit(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 1004 US Unknown Sell This Version
1005 Curly Gribbs And His Texas Ranchers After You Did What You Done / Don't Bring Your Blues To Me(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 1005 US Unknown Sell This Version
1012 Cousin Joe With Dickie Well's Blue Seven Cousin Joe With Dickie Well's Blue Seven - I Had To Stoop To Conquer You, Baby / Bachelor's Blues(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 1012 US Unknown Sell This Version
12,001 Joe Henderson* Hey Chick 12,001 US 1959 Sell This Version
12002 Don Cornell Sempre Amore / Forever Couldn't Be Long Enough 12002 US 1959 Sell This Version
12003 Steve Allen (3) And Jayne Meadows Steve Allen (3) And Jayne Meadows - I Remember It Well(7", Single, Promo) Signature (4) 12003 US Unknown Sell This Version
12,004 The Sunbeams (3) The Sunday School March(7", Single) Signature (4) 12,004 US Unknown Sell This Version
12,005 George Cates Give Me All Your Love / So Tired (Single) 12,005 US 1959 Sell This Version
12,005 George Cates Give Me All Your Love / So Tired(7") Signature (4) 12,005 US 1959 Sell This Version
12,008 Kay Thompson Dasvidanya / Moscow Cha Cha Cha(7", Promo) Signature (4) 12,008 US Unknown Sell This Version
12008 Monica Lewis Little Stories For Little People(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 12008 US 1947 Sell This Version
12010 Eddie Lawrence Doctor's Philosopher 12010 US 1955 Sell This Version
12,014 Aarch Hall, Jr.* Konga Joe(7", Single, Promo) Signature (4) 12,014 US 1959 Sell This Version
12017 Jane Harvey (3) The Love I Have For You 12017 US Unknown Sell This Version
12020 Don Cornell There's Still Time, Brother!(7", Promo) Signature (4) 12020 US 1959 Sell This Version
12,021 Brad Leeds Chorus And Orchestra I'm Walking Behind You(7", Promo) Signature (4) 12,021 US Unknown Sell This Version
12022 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Ray Bloch And His Chorus And Orchestra* Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Ray Bloch And His Chorus And Orchestra* - Espanharlem / Jealousy(7") Signature (4) 12022 US Unknown Sell This Version
12022 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Ray Bloch And His Chorus And Orchestra* Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Ray Bloch And His Chorus And Orchestra* - Espanharlem / Meadowland(7") Signature (4) 12022 US Unknown Sell This Version
12,023 Jim Henson Tick-Tock Sick 12,023 US 1960 Sell This Version
12,024 Barbara McNair He's A King 12,024 US 1960 Sell This Version
12025 Serino I'm Walkin' Thru The Ruins Of A Beautiful Dream / I Had The Craziest Dream(7", Promo) Signature (4) 12025 US Unknown Sell This Version
12026 Ray Bryant Trio Little Susie (Single) 12026 US Unknown Sell This Version
12027 Don Cornell Grateful / Only Time Will Tell (Single) 12027 US Unknown Sell This Version
12030 Lance Fortune Be Mine(7", Promo) Signature (4) 12030 US Unknown Sell This Version
12033 Barbara McNair You Done Me Wrong / All About Love(7") Signature (4) 12033 US Unknown Sell This Version
12034 George Cates And His Chorus And Orchestra Weary Blues(7", Single) Signature (4) 12034 US 1960 Sell This Version
12035 Serino I Found Someone Knew / Worth Waiting For(7") Signature (4) 12035 US Unknown Sell This Version
12042 Dave Teig* Tutti Frutti / Splish Splash(7", Single) Signature (4) 12042 US Unknown Sell This Version
12047 Dolores Hawkins I Love Leroy / One Guy(7", Single) Signature (4) 12047 Unknown Sell This Version
12049 Barbara McNair Love Talk / Kansas City(7", Single) Signature (4) 12049 US 1961 Sell This Version
15001 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra Lonely Serenade / Laura(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15001 US 1945 Sell This Version
15002 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra The Trouble With Me Is You / John's Other Wife(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15002 US 1945 Sell This Version
15003 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra I'll Remember April / Ill Wind(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15003 US 1945 Sell This Version
15004 Yank Lawson Sugar / Sensation Rag(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15004 US Unknown Sell This Version
15004 Yank Lawson And His Orchestra Sugar / Sensation Rag(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15004 US 1945 Sell This Version
15005 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Meadowland / Limehouse Blues(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15005 US Unknown Sell This Version
15006 Bill Stegmeyer Octet* Swingin' Up And Down / Bosco And His Doghouse(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15006 US 1945 Sell This Version
15007 Harry Cool And His Orchestra Symphony(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15007 US Unknown Sell This Version
15008 Ray Bloch The Bells Of St. Mary's / Spellbound(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15008 Unknown Sell This Version
15010 Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - The Gentleman Just Wouldn't Say Goodnight / Waitin' For The Train To Come In(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15010 US 1946 Sell This Version
15011 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Full Moon And Empty Arms / Polly Wolly Doodle(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15011 US 1946 Sell This Version
15012 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra I Cover The Waterfront / Street Of Dreams(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15012 US 1946 Sell This Version
15013 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra The House I Live In / The Whiffempoof Song(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15013 US Unknown Sell This Version
15013 Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch His Orchestra And Choir* Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch His Orchestra And Choir* - The House I Live In / The Whiffenpoof Song(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15013 US Unknown Sell This Version
15014 Bill Stegmeyer Octet* Frantic Rhapsody / Sentimental Journey(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15014 US 1945 Sell This Version
15015 Ray Bloch Espanharlem / Jealousy(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15015 Unknown Sell This Version
15018 Marie Greene And Her Merry Men Don't You Ever Let Me Go / A Little Bit Independent(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15018 US 1946 Sell This Version
15019 Harry Cool And His Orchestra Do You Love Me? / Are Ya' Kiddin'?(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15019 US 1946 Sell This Version
15020 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra Strange Feeling / 22 Steps From The Corner(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15020 US 1946 Sell This Version
15022 Marie Greene And Her Merry Men Strange Love / Penthouse Serenade(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15022 US 1946 Sell This Version
15026 Hazel Scott Toccata / Idyll(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15026 US Unknown Sell This Version
15028 Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - Blue And Melancholy Mood / I Got The Sun In The Morning(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15028 US 1946 Sell This Version
15036 Harry Cool And His Orchestra Derry, Derry, Dum / It Had To Be You(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15036 US 1946 Sell This Version
15039 Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - And Then It's Heaven / You Keep Coming Back Like A Song(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15039 US Unknown Sell This Version
15040 Marie Green (4) That Little Dream Got Nowhere(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15040 US Unknown Sell This Version
15043 Harry Cool And His Orchestra Rumors Are Flying/The Whole World Is Singing My Song(10") Signature (4) 15043 US Unknown Sell This Version
15044 Yank Lawson And His Orchestra Yank's Two Day Toot / Sugarfoot Stomp(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15044 US Unknown Sell This Version
15054 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Begin The Beguine / Humoresque(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15054 US 1946 Sell This Version
15058 Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch's Orchestra And Choir* Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch's Orchestra And Choir* - White Christmas(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15058 US Unknown Sell This Version
15063 Monica Lewis With Ray Noble And His Orchestra Monica Lewis With Ray Noble And His Orchestra - Makin' Whoopee / By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15063 US Unknown Sell This Version
15064 Johnny Long And His Orchestra Last Night On The Back Porch / How Are Things In Glocca Morra(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15064 US 1947 Sell This Version
15066 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra I Won't Promise(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15066 US 1947 Sell This Version
15071 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra Get A Pin Up Girl(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15071 US 1947 Sell This Version
15072 Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch's Orchestra* Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch's Orchestra* - I'm In The Mood For Love(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15072 US 1947 Sell This Version
15076 Mary Osborne Trio Hoodle Addle(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15076 US 1947 Sell This Version
15077 Mary Osborne Trio The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else / Mary's Guitar Boogie(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15077 US Unknown Sell This Version
15077 Mary Osborne Trio The One I Love / Mary's Guitar Boogie(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15077 US 1947 Sell This Version
15079 Bobby Doyle (4) With Jose Morand & His Orch.* Bobby Doyle (4) With Jose Morand & His Orch.* - Illusion / The Story Of Sorrento(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15079 US 1947 Sell This Version
15083 Larry Douglas (5) With The Roland Dupont Quintet Larry Douglas (5) With The Roland Dupont Quintet - Old Devil Moon(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15083 US 1947 Sell This Version
15085 Johnny Bothwell's Swingtet Chelsea Bridge / Dear Max(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15085 US 1947 Sell This Version
15087 Mary Osborne Trio Blues In Mary's Flat / Oops My Lady(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15087 US Unknown Sell This Version
15089 Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - As Long As I'm Dreaming / You'll Know When It Happens(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15089 US Unknown Sell This Version
15093 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Monica Lewis With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - Ma'mselle / It's So Nice To Be Nice(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15093 US 1947 Sell This Version
15094 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Baia / Bambalina(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15094 US 1947 Sell This Version
15106 Larry Douglas (5) With Ray Bloch's Radio Seven Larry Douglas (5) With Ray Bloch's Radio Seven - Linda(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15106 US Unknown Sell This Version
15109 Johnny Long And His Orchestra Unless It Can Happen With You / Time After Time(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15109 US 1947 Sell This Version
15111 Will Bradley And His Orchestra Celery Stalks At Midnight (#2) / If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15111 US 1947 Sell This Version
15112 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Duel In The Sun(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15112 US 1947 Sell This Version
15116 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Stella By Starlight(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15116 US 1947 Sell This Version
15117 Larry Douglas (5) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Larry Douglas (5) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra / Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - Almost Like Being In Love / I Kiss Your Hand Madame(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15117 US 1947 Sell This Version
15127 Anita O'Day With Alvie And His Little Band* Anita O'Day With Alvie And His Little Band* - Ace In The Hole / Sometimes I'm Happy(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15127 US 1947 Sell This Version
15136 Errol Garner* Sweet Lorraine / Loot To Boot(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15136 US 1945 Sell This Version
15139 Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra / Bill Stegmeyer Octet* Johnny Bothwell And His Orchestra / Bill Stegmeyer Octet* - Ain't Nowhere / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15139 US 1947 Sell This Version
15140 Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra Bobby Doyle (4) With Ray Bloch And His Orchestra - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / What's The Use Of Dreaming(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15140 US 1947 Sell This Version
15142 Ronnie Kemper With Alvie West And His Little Band Ronnie Kemper With Alvie West And His Little Band - Cecilia / My Future Just Passed(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15142 US 1947 Sell This Version
15143 Ronnie Kemper With Alvie West And His Little Band Ronnie Kemper With Alvie West And His Little Band - Bessie Couldn't Help It(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15143 US Unknown Sell This Version
15149 Ray Bloch And His Orchestra You'll Never Walk Alone / When Day Is Done(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15149 US 1947 Sell This Version
15157 Johnny Long And His Orchestra Paradise / It's Like A Trip To Tipperary(Shellac, 10") Signature (4) 15157 US 1947 Sell This Version