Essex Records (3)

Essex Records (3)

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Essex was started in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by David L. Miller in 1951. The genres of the label were popular, country & western, rhythm & blues, jazz, and gospel. Promotion manager was Jack Howard (3). The label design was typically orange with black print.

Essex had little national commercial success -- their one Top-10 chart record was a late-1953/early-1954 single called "Oh, Mein Papa" by British trumpeter Eddie Calvert backed by Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra. The label had local popular success, being known mostly for its release of the early Bill Haley & His Comets recordings. Miller originally changed the name of the group from the "Four Aces of Western Swing" to "Bill Haley and the Saddlemen," then followed a suggestion that the group change their name to The Comets in reference to Halley's Comet.
After the group was signed to Decca Records, Haley sued Miller for selling the group's former hits on the Essex label without paying royalties. Miller went bankrupt.

Therefore, Miller and George Phillips launched the successor Miller International Company. Many, if not most, of the Essex 12-inch LP's were reissued on the new sublabel Trans-World. It didn't last long either, and was replaced by the new Somerset label for mono, and Stereo-Fidelity label for stereo releases, which also reissued much of the Essex recorded material.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45-HL8142 Green Tree Boogie / Sundown Boogie  album cover Bill Haley And His Comets Green Tree Boogie / Sundown Boogie(7", Single) London Records 45-HL8142 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-HLF8161 Farewell, So Long, Goodbye  album cover Bill Haley And His Comets Farewell, So Long, Goodbye(7") London Records 45-HLF8161 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-HL-F.8194 Ten Little Indians / Rocking Chair On The Moon  album cover Bill Haley And His Comets Ten Little Indians / Rocking Chair On The Moon(7", Single, Mono) London Records 45-HL-F.8194 UK 1955 Sell This Version
102 Rock Around The Clock / Crazy Man Crazy  album cover Bill Haley And Comets* Rock Around The Clock / Crazy Man Crazy 102 US Unknown Sell This Version
103 Bill Haley And Comets* Rock Around The Clock(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
103 Monty Kelly's Musical Moments  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Monty Kelly's Musical Moments(7", EP) Essex Records (3) 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
303 Icy Heart / Rock The Joint  album cover Bill Haley With The Saddlemen* Icy Heart / Rock The Joint (Single) 303 US 1952 Sell This Version
304 Rumors About My Baby / Kenny's Hop  album cover W.C. Baker Rumors About My Baby / Kenny's Hop(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 304 US 1952 Sell This Version
305 Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin') / Rocking Chair On The Moon  album cover Bill Haley And The Saddlemen Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin') / Rocking Chair On The Moon(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 305 US 1952 Sell This Version
306 Infatuation  album cover Dick Lee (3) Infatuation (Single) 306 US 1954 Sell This Version
307 Icy Heart  album cover Dick Lee (3) Icy Heart 307 US 1952 Sell This Version
308 The Nightingale / Honkytonk Rag  album cover Bonnie Lora With The Hansen Men And The Nothing Chorus Bonnie Lora With The Hansen Men And The Nothing Chorus - The Nightingale / Honkytonk Rag (Single) 308 US Unknown Sell This Version
309 A Million Tears / With All My Heart  album cover Dick Lee (3) A Million Tears / With All My Heart(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 309 US 1952 Sell This Version
311 Oh Happy Day / You Went Away  album cover Don Howard* Oh Happy Day / You Went Away 311 US 1952 Sell This Version
313 Tuselli Serenade / Because  album cover Jay White (3) Tuselli Serenade / Because(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 313 US 1952 Sell This Version
317 Helplessly / Close Your Eyes  album cover Dick Lee (3) Helplessly / Close Your Eyes (Single) 317 US 1953 Sell This Version
319 Sing A Little Melody  album cover Jackie Lee (5) Sing A Little Melody (Single) 319 US 1953 Sell This Version
320 Ask A Rose  album cover Bobby Milano Ask A Rose(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 320 US 1962 Sell This Version
321 Crazy Man, Crazy  album cover Bill Haley With Haley's Comets* Crazy Man, Crazy (Single) 321 US 1953 Sell This Version
322 All I Want Is A Chance / The Show Has Ended  album cover Dick Lee (3) All I Want Is A Chance / The Show Has Ended 322 US 1953 Sell This Version
323 Laura  album cover Jay White (3) Laura (Single) 323 US 1953 Sell This Version
325 Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Three O'Clock In The Morning / Doreen(7") Essex Records (3) 325 US 1954 Sell This Version
325 Tropicana / Life In New York  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Tropicana / Life In New York 325 US 1953 Sell This Version
325 Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Tropicana(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 325 Unknown Sell This Version
327 Pat-A-Cake / Fractured  album cover Bill Haley With Haley's Comets* Pat-A-Cake / Fractured 327 US 1953 Sell This Version
328 Three O'Clock In The Morning / Doreen  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Three O'Clock In The Morning / Doreen (Single) 328 US 1953 Sell This Version
329 The Man On The Flying Trapeze  album cover Jackie Lee (5) With The Ray Charles Singers Jackie Lee (5) With The Ray Charles Singers - The Man On The Flying Trapeze(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 329 US 1953 Sell This Version
332 Live It Up! / Farewell - So Long - Good-Bye  album cover Bill Haley With Haley's Comets* Live It Up! / Farewell - So Long - Good-Bye (Single) 332 US 1953 Sell This Version
333 Val Anthony Walk With The Wind / No Tears, No Regrets(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 333 US 1953 Sell This Version
334 I Thought You Might Be Lonely  album cover Dick Lee (3) I Thought You Might Be Lonely(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 334 US 1953 Sell This Version
336 Oh, Mein Papa  album cover Eddie Calvert And His Golden Trumpet* Oh, Mein Papa (Single) 336 US 1953 Sell This Version
337 Callahan's Monkey  album cover Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra Callahan's Monkey(7", Mono) Essex Records (3) 337 US 1953 Sell This Version
340 I'll Be True / Ten Little Indians  album cover Bill Haley And His Comets I'll Be True / Ten Little Indians 340 US 1953 Sell This Version
341 Granada / Snow, Snow  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Granada / Snow, Snow (Single) 341 US 1953 Sell This Version
342 A Girl Friend's Prayer / There's Always Someone Beside You  album cover Sunny Dawn, Morty Craft Sunny Dawn, Morty Craft - A Girl Friend's Prayer / There's Always Someone Beside You 342 US 1953 Sell This Version
344 You'll Never Leave My Side  album cover Bunny Paul You'll Never Leave My Side 344 US 1954 Sell This Version
346 Carnavalito / Tango Waltz  album cover Ray Martin And His Orchestra Carnavalito / Tango Waltz(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 346 US 1954 Sell This Version
348 Chattanooga Choo-Choo / Straight-Jacket  album cover Bill Haley And Haley's Comets* Chattanooga Choo-Choo / Straight-Jacket 348 US 1954 Sell This Version
349 Midnight  album cover Eddie Calvert And His Golden Trumpet* Midnight(7") Essex Records (3) 349 US 1954 Sell This Version
350 Cinderella  album cover Dick Lee (3) Cinderella (Single) 350 US 1954 Sell This Version
351 Cubamba / Cross Winds  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Cubamba / Cross Winds (Single) 351 US 1954 Sell This Version
352 Such A Night / I'm Gonna Have Some Fun  album cover Bunny Paul Such A Night / I'm Gonna Have Some Fun (Single) 352 US 1954 Sell This Version
353 Crazy Mixed Up Song / (What Shall We Do With A) Lonesome Lover   album cover Peter* And Mary* With The Norman Leyden Orch.* Peter* And Mary* With The Norman Leyden Orch.* - Crazy Mixed Up Song / (What Shall We Do With A) Lonesome Lover (Single) 353 US 1954 Sell This Version
354 The Bandit / O, Donna Clara  album cover Billy Sheppard The Bandit / O, Donna Clara(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 354 US Unknown Sell This Version
355 I'll Be Waiting For You  album cover Eddie Calvert And His Golden Trumpet*, Norrie Paramor Eddie Calvert And His Golden Trumpet*, Norrie Paramor - I'll Be Waiting For You(7") Essex Records (3) 355 US 1954 Sell This Version
355 I’ll Be Waiting For You / Caress  album cover Eddie Calvert And His Golden Trumpet I’ll Be Waiting For You / Caress(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 355 US Unknown Sell This Version
359 Lovey Dovey / Answer The Call  album cover Bunny Paul Lovey Dovey / Answer The Call (Single) 359 US 1954 Sell This Version
360 Yes Indeed / If You Took Your Love From Me  album cover The Escorts (24) With Kay Justice (2) The Escorts (24) With Kay Justice (2) - Yes Indeed / If You Took Your Love From Me(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 360 US 1954 Sell This Version
361 Friends And Neighbors / Shine On Harvest Moon  album cover The Plunkett Family Friends And Neighbors / Shine On Harvest Moon 361 US 1954 Sell This Version
363 The Ray Charles Chorus Long Ago And Far Away / Walk With The Wind(7") Essex Records (3) 363 US 1954 Sell This Version
364 I'll Never Tell  album cover Bunny Paul With The Harptones Bunny Paul With The Harptones - I'll Never Tell (Single) 364 US 1954 Sell This Version
366 Believe Me / I’m Waiting For Ships  album cover Murray Schaff’s Aristocrats* Believe Me / I’m Waiting For Ships (Single) 366 US 1954 Sell This Version
369 Muskrat Ramble / You're The Moment Of A Lifetime  album cover The Matys Bros. Muskrat Ramble / You're The Moment Of A Lifetime (Single) 369 US 1954 Sell This Version
371 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis / You Are Always In My Heart  album cover Bunny Paul You Came A Long Way From St. Louis / You Are Always In My Heart (Single) 371 US 1954 Sell This Version
372 You Won't Be Satisfied / Oh, Honey!  album cover The Escorts (24) You Won't Be Satisfied / Oh, Honey!(7") Essex Records (3) 372 US Unknown Sell This Version
373 Shangri-La / Monte Carlo  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Shangri-La / Monte Carlo (Single) 373 US 1954 Sell This Version
374 Juke Box Cannon Ball / Sundown Boogie  album cover Bill Haley And The Comets* Juke Box Cannon Ball / Sundown Boogie (Single) 374 US 1954 Sell This Version
375 Majorca  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Majorca 375 US 1954 Sell This Version
377 The Be-Bop Santa Claus  album cover Babs Gonzales The Be-Bop Santa Claus(7") Essex Records (3) 377 US 1954 Sell This Version
378 Oldtimer / Anything (I'll Do It)  album cover Burt Taylor With Don Costa Orchestra Burt Taylor With Don Costa Orchestra - Oldtimer / Anything (I'll Do It) 378 US 1954 Sell This Version
381 Rocket "88" / Green Tree Boogie  album cover Bill Haley With Haley's Comets* Rocket "88" / Green Tree Boogie (Single) 381 US 1955 Sell This Version
382 Banjo Boogie  album cover The Mummers (2) Banjo Boogie 382 US 1955 Sell This Version
386 Blue Mirage / That Sweetheart Of Mine  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Blue Mirage / That Sweetheart Of Mine(10", Promo) Essex Records (3) 386 US 1955 Sell This Version
387 Hop - Toad / Prince Of Wails  album cover Don Costa Hop - Toad / Prince Of Wails(7") Essex Records (3) 387 US 1955 Sell This Version
388 Mama - He Treats Your Daughter Mean / Goofus  album cover The Dinning Sisters Mama - He Treats Your Daughter Mean / Goofus (Single) 388 US 1955 Sell This Version
389 I've Been Thinkin' / This Is No Laughing Matter  album cover The Escorts (24) I've Been Thinkin' / This Is No Laughing Matter(7") Essex Records (3) 389 US 1955 Sell This Version
392 Truly / Drifting And Dreaming  album cover The Dinning Sisters Truly / Drifting And Dreaming (Single) 392 US 1955 Sell This Version
395 Bo-Diddley / Baby, We're Through  album cover Jean Dinning Bo-Diddley / Baby, We're Through (Single) 395 US 1955 Sell This Version
396 Soldier Boy  album cover Bert Taylor (2) Soldier Boy(7") Essex Records (3) 396 US 1955 Sell This Version
397 Magnificent Matador / Sugar Blues Mambo  album cover Billy Butterfield With Orchestra And Chorus* Magnificent Matador / Sugar Blues Mambo 397 US 1955 Sell This Version
398 Hold Me Tight / Uncle Joe  album cover The Dinning Sisters Hold Me Tight / Uncle Joe(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 398 US 1955 Sell This Version
399 Farewell - So Long - Goodbye / Rock The Joint  album cover Bill Haley With Haley's Comets* Farewell - So Long - Goodbye / Rock The Joint 399 US 1955 Sell This Version
400 Dipsy Doodle / Harbor Lights  album cover The Mulcays Dipsy Doodle / Harbor Lights 400 US 1955 Sell This Version
401 Learning To Love  album cover Jean Dinning Learning To Love(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 401 US 1955 Sell This Version
402 Sentimental Journey  album cover The Mulcays Sentimental Journey (Single) 402 US 1955 Sell This Version
404 Bali Hai  album cover Monty Kelly Bali Hai(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 404 US Unknown Sell This Version
405 Under The Linden Tree  album cover Don Costa His Orchestra* And Chorus* Don Costa His Orchestra* And Chorus* - Under The Linden Tree(7") Essex Records (3) 405 US 1955 Sell This Version
406 Feel So Good  album cover Joyce Romero With Bill Marine Joyce Romero With Bill Marine - Feel So Good(7") Essex Records (3) 406 US 1955 Sell This Version
412 Now - Now - Now  album cover Joyce Romero Now - Now - Now(7") Essex Records (3) 412 US 1956 Sell This Version
901 I Know / Laki - Lani  album cover The Medallions (7) I Know / Laki - Lani(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 901 US 1955 Sell This Version
1102 Blaine Smith I'm Glad (I'm Glad He's Gone And Left You) / My Last Good Bye(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) 1102 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-310 Stop Beatin' Round The Mulberry Bush / Real Rock Drive  album cover Bill Haley With Haley's Comets* Stop Beatin' Round The Mulberry Bush / Real Rock Drive 45-310 US 1952 Sell This Version
45-311 Oh Happy Day / You Went Away  album cover Don Howard* Oh Happy Day / You Went Away 45-311 US 1952 Sell This Version
45-311 Oh Happy Day / You Went Away  album cover Don Howard (2) Oh Happy Day / You Went Away(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 45-311 US 1953 Sell This Version
45-313 Jay White (3) Plays(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 45-313 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-315 Love Mood / I'm Gonna Miss You, Baby  album cover Jackie Lee (5) Love Mood / I'm Gonna Miss You, Baby(7", Single) Essex Records (3) 45-315 US 1953 Sell This Version
45-316 Rain, Rain  album cover Don Howard (2) Rain, Rain(7", Red) Essex Records (3) 45-316 US 1953 Sell This Version
DB 901865 Greatest Hits Of The 50's  album cover Various Greatest Hits Of The 50's(8xCD, Comp + Box) Disky DB 901865 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
E-301 Oh! How My Heart Is Yearning / Uh-Uh Song  album cover Marty Drake With Al Lombardy's Orchestra* And The Great-Neckers Chorus Marty Drake With Al Lombardy's Orchestra* And The Great-Neckers Chorus - Oh! How My Heart Is Yearning / Uh-Uh Song(7") Essex Records (3) E-301 US 1952 Sell This Version
E-305 Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin')   album cover Bill Haley With The Saddlemen* Dance With A Dolly (With A Hole In Her Stockin') (7", Single) Essex Records (3) E-305 US 1952 Sell This Version
E-306 Infatuation / Eternally   album cover Dick Lee (3) Infatuation / Eternally (Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) E-306 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-326 You Are Mine / Constantly  album cover Vince Carson (2) You Are Mine / Constantly(7") Essex Records (3) E-326 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-328 Three O'Clock In The Morning  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Three O'Clock In The Morning(7", Single) Essex Records (3) E-328 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-333 Val Anthony Walk With The Wind / No Tears, No Regrets(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Essex Records (3) E-333 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-347 Footsteps in the Fog / Oop de Ooh  album cover Eric Jupp And His Orchestra Footsteps in the Fog / Oop de Ooh(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) E-347 1954 Sell This Version
E-353 Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy With The Norman Leyden Orchestra* Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy With The Norman Leyden Orchestra* - Crazy Mixed Up Song / (What Shall We Do With A) Lonesome Lover(7", Mono) Essex Records (3), Essex Records (3) E-353 US 1954 Sell This Version
E-376 What Is Christmas / Lonely Old Shepherd  album cover Edward Penney* / Fran Devino Edward Penney* / Fran Devino - What Is Christmas / Lonely Old Shepherd(7") Essex Records (3) E-376 US Unknown Sell This Version
E-376 What Is Christmas / Lonely Old Shepherd  album cover Edward Penney* / Fran Devino Edward Penney* / Fran Devino - What Is Christmas / Lonely Old Shepherd(Shellac, 10") Essex Records (3) E-376 US 1954 Sell This Version
E-377 The Be-Bop Santa Claus  album cover Babs Gonzales The Be-Bop Santa Claus(Shellac, 10", RE) Essex Records (3) E-377 US 1954 Sell This Version
E-386 Blue Mirage  album cover Monty Kelly And His Orchestra* Blue Mirage(7") Essex Records (3) E-386 US 1955 Sell This Version