Melodisc (3)

Melodisc (3)

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Label Melodisc and Company Melodisc Records Ltd. = one of the first UK independent record companies - originally based in 12 Earlham Street, London WC2.
Specialised in 'ethnic' recordings, initially licensed from foreign labels, soon produced recordings in the Capital. There were many African bands active in London during the '50s and '60s, mainly from West Africa, and frequently mixing musicians from different coutries. The result was a distinctive highlife sound, frequently quite different from what you would have expected to hear back in Nigeria or Ghana. Many of these bands recorded for the Melodisc label. Melodisc issued an incredibly wide range of music on singles, from merengue by Enrique Aviles to calypso by Mighty Sparrow, from R&B by Louis Jordan to the theme from the Thunderbirds puppet series.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45/CAL 2 Lord Kitchener, Vincent Street Six Lord Kitchener, Vincent Street Six - Kitch(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/CAL 2 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45/CAL 3 Lord Kitchener Muriel And The Bug(7") Melodisc (3) 45/CAL 3 UK 1963 Sell This Version
45/CAL 4 Lord Kitchener Kitch Take It Easy(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/CAL 4 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45/CAL 7 Lord Kitchener, Caribbean Calypso Boys* Lord Kitchener, Caribbean Calypso Boys* - Wife And Mother(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/CAL 7 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45/CAL 16 Lord Melody, The Four Lords, Caribbean All Stars* Lord Melody, The Four Lords, Caribbean All Stars* - Do-Able(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/CAL 16 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/CAL 23 Lord Kitchener Carnival(7") Melodisc (3) 45/CAL 23 UK 1964 Sell This Version
45/MEL 1580 Mel Turner Let Me Hold Your Hand(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/MEL 1580 UK 1961 Sell This Version
1001 Siegfried Köhler, Heinz Kölling, Herbert Heise, Hans Marczinkowsky Siegfried Köhler, Heinz Kölling, Herbert Heise, Hans Marczinkowsky - Es gebbd nur ään Saarbrigge / Mir sinn Saarbrigger(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 1001 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1002 Jazz At The Philharmonic Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 4(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1002 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1003 Jazz At The Philharmonic Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 4(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1003 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1004 Jazz At The Philharmonic Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 4(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1005 Jazz At The Philharmonic Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 4(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1005 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1101 Sister Ernestine B. Washington* Acc. By Bunk Johnson Jazz Band* Sister Ernestine B. Washington* Acc. By Bunk Johnson Jazz Band* - Where Could I Go But To The Lord? / God's Amazing Grace (Single) 1101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1102 Sister Ernestine B. Washington* Acc. By Bunk Johnson Jazz Band* Sister Ernestine B. Washington* Acc. By Bunk Johnson Jazz Band* - Does Jesus Care / The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1102 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1117 Kai Winding Sextette* Sid's Bounce / A Night On Bop Mountain(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1117 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1118 Ralph Sharon Sextet Burman's Bauble / Boptical Illusion(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1118 UK 1950 Sell This Version
1120 Fats Navarro Quintet Go / Stop(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1120 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1121 J.J. Johnson All Stars / Don Lanphere Quartet J.J. Johnson All Stars / Don Lanphere Quartet - Teapot / Spider's Webb(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1121 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1123 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* At A Georgia Camp Meeting / Original Jelly Roll Blues(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1123 UK 1941 Sell This Version
1128 Wardell Gray Quartet Twisted / Easy Living(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1128 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1129 Ralph Sharon Sextet A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square / The Very Thought Of You(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1129 UK 1950 Sell This Version
1130 Meade Lux Lewis* The Boogie Tidal / Yancey's Pride(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1130 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1133 Lord Beginner, Calypso Rhythm Kings Lord Beginner, Calypso Rhythm Kings - Victory Test Match / Sergeant Brown(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1133 UK 1950 Sell This Version
1136 Meade "Lux" Lewis Glendale Glide / Denapas Parade(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1136 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1138 (MEL13) Lonnie Johnson (2) Solid Blues(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1138 (MEL13) US 1950 Sell This Version
1139 Louise Bennett Linstead Market / Bongo Man(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1139 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1139 (MEL 28) Louise Bennett / The Caribean Serenaders Louise Bennett / The Caribean Serenaders - Linstead Market(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1139 (MEL 28) UK 1954 Sell This Version
1140 Lead Belly* Good Morning Blues / How Long(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1140 UK 1952 Sell This Version
1141 Woody Guthrie Ramblin' Blues / Talkin' Columbia Blues(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1141 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1151 Leadbelly Goodnight Irene(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1151 UK 1943 Sell This Version
1160 Lord Kitchener Kitch (Small Comb, Scratch Me Head) / Food From The West Indies(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1160 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1179 Tito Burns Sextet* I Can't Get Started / Euphoria(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1179 UK 1951 Sell This Version
1186 Lonnie Johnson (2) Blues For Everybody / In Love Again(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1186 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1187 Leadbelly On A Monday / John Henry(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1187 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1191 Chicago Bill Keep Your Hands Off / Stump Blues(10", Mono, Single) Melodisc (3) 1191 UK 1952 Sell This Version
1195 Tito Burns Sextet* Elora / Pina Colado(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1195 UK 1951 Sell This Version
1199 Barreto Brothers Famous Cuban Orchestra* El Mamboleo / Quiereme De Una Vez(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1199 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1200 Ralph Sharon Trio* / Ralph Sharon Sextet Ralph Sharon Trio* / Ralph Sharon Sextet - Don's Dilemma / Someone To Watch Over Me(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1200 UK 1951 Sell This Version
1203 Chicago Bill Plough Hand Blues / Five Foot Seven(10", Mono, Single) Melodisc (3) 1203 UK 1952 Sell This Version
1205 Tommy Whittle Quartet, Tommy Whittle Group Tommy Whittle Quartet, Tommy Whittle Group - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps / Portland Place(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1205 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1233 Tommy Whittle Group Night And Day / Wits End(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1233 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1234 Christie Brothers Stompers Fly Cat Boogie / Old Fashioned Love(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1234 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1238 The Ticklers (2) What A Hard Time / Advice To Men(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1238 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1242 Tony Johnson (3) accompanied by Cyril Jones' Calypso Boys Tony Johnson (3) accompanied by Cyril Jones' Calypso Boys - Marilyn Monroe Calypso / Nosey Joe - Blues-Mambo(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1242 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1243 Young Tiger, Tony Johnson (3), Cyril Jones' Calypso Boys Young Tiger, Tony Johnson (3), Cyril Jones' Calypso Boys - Take Me / Black Coffee(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1243 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1245 Lord Kitchener Acc. Fitzroy Coleman And His Sunny Boys Lord Kitchener Acc. Fitzroy Coleman And His Sunny Boys - My Mistress Maria / Swing High, Swing Low(Shellac, 10", Single) Melodisc (3) 1245 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1250 Lord Kitchener Muriel And The Bug(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1250 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1256 Eric Hayden, Gulf Stream Calypso Band Eric Hayden, Gulf Stream Calypso Band - Montego Bay / Give Her The No. 1(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1256 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1260 Lord Kitchener Old Lady Walks A Mile And A Half / If You're Not White Your're Black(Shellac, 10", Single) Melodisc (3) 1260 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1261 Little Nora Tomato / Nora's Blues(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1261 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1270 Lord Kitchener, Fitzroy Coleman's Trinidad Ragers* Lord Kitchener, Fitzroy Coleman's Trinidad Ragers* - When The Baby's Born / Rhumba Anna(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1270 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1280 Lord Kitchener, Fitzroy Coleman's Calypso Band* Lord Kitchener, Fitzroy Coleman's Calypso Band* - Nosey Mother-In-Law / Elsie's River(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1280 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1287 The Lion (2), Caribbean Calypso Band The Lion (2), Caribbean Calypso Band - Come Punksie / Your Shirt Tail Outside(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1287 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1292 Russel Henderson Calypso Band Carnival In Cuba / Ping Pong Blues(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1292 UK 1954 Sell This Version
1298 Hedley Ward Trio Sky Blue Shirt And A Rainbow Tie / Somebody Loves Me(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1298 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1310 Lord Kitchener St. Agnes / Is Trouble(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1310 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1318 Lord Kitchener A Man In The Wardrobe, Vio / Constable Joe(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1318 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1322 West African Rhythm Brothers Ero Ya Kewawo / Iwa D'Arekere(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1322 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1324 Joe Saye Trio Quiet Rhythm Blues / What Is This Thing Called Love(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1324 UK 1952 Sell This Version
1334 The Lion (2), Caribbean Calypso Rhythm Boys The Lion (2), Caribbean Calypso Rhythm Boys - Tamborina / She Walks Like You And She Talks Like You(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1334 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1340 The Charmer, The Johnny McCleverty Calypso Boys The Charmer, The Johnny McCleverty Calypso Boys - Stone Cold Man / Bailen Todos Merengue(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1340 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1345 Lord Kitchener Nigerian Registration / African Girl(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1345 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1346 Lord Ganda, Rupert Nurse Calypso Band* Lord Ganda, Rupert Nurse Calypso Band* - Song Of Joy / The Queen Visits Nigeria(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1346 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1358 Lord Ganda, Rupert Nurse Calypso Band* Lord Ganda, Rupert Nurse Calypso Band* - Bo School Jubilee / Welcome Home, Your Majesty(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1358 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1359 Lord Invader* . Rupert Nurse* Lord Invader* . Rupert Nurse* - Hurricane Connie / Mister Don't Touch Me Bumper(Shellac) Melodisc (3) 1359 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1392 Nat Atkins & His Crazy Bees Tongorotingiri / Sumogole (Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1392 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1402 Enrique Aviles And His Orchestra* Tan Sabrosona / Bombon Cha(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 1402 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1436 Rosita Rosano Little Boy / Queer Things 1436 UK 1959 Sell This Version
1440 Lord Melody The Devil / No No No(Shellac, Single) Melodisc (3) 1440 UK 1957 Sell This Version
1446 Ayinde Bakare And His Meranda Band Se Botimo(Shellac, 10", Single) Melodisc (3) 1446 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1450 Trio Tropicana And Orchestra Cubana Trio Tropicana And Orchestra Cubana - El Negrito Del Batey / Baila Merengue(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1450 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1452 Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band Nicolasa / Chivirico(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1452 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1532 Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Highlife Rakers* Fela’s Special(Shellac, 10", Single) Melodisc (3) 1532 UK 1960 Sell This Version
1535 Nigerian Union Rhythm Group Abeni(Shellac, 10") Melodisc (3) 1535 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1536 Enrique Aviles And His Orchestra* Merenguiando / Sin Tambora(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 1536 UK 1959 Sell This Version
1550 Enrique Aviles And His Orchestra* La Empaliza / Merengue A Boriquen(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 1550 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1555 Enrique Aviles & His Orchestra La Mujer Puerto Riquena(7") Melodisc (3) 1555 UK 1963 Sell This Version
8008 Josh White Mean Mistreatin' Woman(Shellac, 12") Melodisc (3) 8008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45/1303 Reg Tilsley And His Orchestra* Midnight Tango / Boulevard Waltz(7", Mono, Tri) Melodisc (3) 45/1303 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45/1377 Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band Sunrise Samba / Siboney (Single) 45/1377 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45/1390 Lord Kitchener And His Calypso All Stars Lord Kitchener And His Calypso All Stars - Kitch's Mambo Calypso / Birth Of Ghana(7", Single, 4 p) Melodisc (3) 45/1390 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45/1404 George Browne And His Jamaican Calypso Band* Day-O (Banana Boat Song)(7", Single, 4 p) Melodisc (3) 45/1404 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45/1433 Cy Grant Lucky Oyster(7", Single, Mono) Melodisc (3) 45/1433 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45/1472 Margrit Sörensen, Klaus Alzner Orchester* Margrit Sörensen, Klaus Alzner Orchester* - Santa Maria(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/1472 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45/1475 King Sparrow* Clara Honey Bunch / Familysize Cokes(7", Mono) Melodisc (3) 45/1475 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45/1479 Cy Laurie And His Band You Made Me Love You(7", Single, Tri) Melodisc (3) 45/1479 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45/1491 Mighty Sparrow / Lord Melody Mighty Sparrow / Lord Melody - Goaty / I Confess (Single) 45/1491 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1500 Johnnie Gray And His Chunks Of Mettle Any Old Iron Cha Cha(7") Melodisc (3) 45/1500 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45/1505 West African Rhythm Brothers Ominira(7", Single, Tri) Melodisc (3) 45/1505 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1506 Enrique Aviles & His Orchestra Maria(7", Single, Tri) Melodisc (3) 45/1506 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1507 The Talbot Brothers She's Got Freckles(7", Single, 4 P) Melodisc (3) 45/1507 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1508 The Amsterdam Pierement Pierement Waltz(7", Single, Tri) Melodisc (3) 45/1508 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1512 Phil Sullivan With Lonzo & Oscar's Peapickers Phil Sullivan With Lonzo & Oscar's Peapickers - Love Never Dies(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/1512 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1516 Tommy Dee With Teen Jones And Orchestra* / Teen Jones Tommy Dee With Teen Jones And Orchestra* / Teen Jones - Three Stars / I'll Never Change(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/1516 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1518 Dorothy Masuka Zoo Lake(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/1518 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1529 Frankie Miller (2) Poppin' Johnny(7") Melodisc (3) 45/1529 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45/1531 Lord Kitchener, Trinidad Calypso All Stars Lord Kitchener, Trinidad Calypso All Stars - Women In New York(7") Melodisc (3) 45/1531 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45/1546 Lonnie Irving Pin-Ball Machine / I Got Blues On My Mind(7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/1546 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45/1552 Frankie Miller (2) Rain, Rain (7", Single) Melodisc (3) 45/1552 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45/1553 Hal Paige And The Whalers Going Back To My Home Town(7") Melodisc (3) 45/1553 UK Unknown Sell This Version