Columbia Graphophone Company

Columbia Graphophone Company

Profile:
US Columbia company. For the UK company please go to Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd.

The manufacturing and marketing/sales companies responsible for records bearing the Columbia label (and various affiliated and client labels) is complex.

Although their names were almost identical, the "Columbia Graphophone Company", the "Columbia Graphophone Manufacturing Company" and the "Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd." were all distinct companies. Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. was a British affiliate of the Columbia Graphophone/Phonograph Company, and is not the correct record company responsible for manufacturing Columbia products in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

All Columbia discs produced between 1902-1916 were manufactured by the American Graphophone Company, and discs of this era credit the Columbia Phonograph Co., which was the marketing/sales arm of the Columbia Phonograph Company Gen'l

The record company known as "Columbia Phonograph Company, Gen'l" was renamed the "Columbia Graphophone Company" at the end of January, 1913, and this name appears on discs produced in the U.S. between 1913-1923.

The manufacturing arm of this company, the "American Graphophone Company" was reorganized in early 1916 as the "Columbia Graphophone Manufacturing Company". In 1922, the Columbia Graphophone Company sold its stock in the British affiliate, and the American parent was reorganized as the "Columbia Phonograph Company, Inc."

In March 1925, the British affiliate took control of U.S. Columbia. Discs produced between 1924-1932 credit the "Columbia Phonograph Company, Inc.", but technically the "Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd." was the parent company during much of the time between 1925 and 1931.

In 1931 the U.S. company was separated again from the British one (which formed part of EMI). American Columbia ownership passed to the Grigsby-Grunow Company in late 1931, and to the American Record Corporation (ARC) in 1934. Consolidated Film Industries, which owned ARC, sold the conglomerate (including Columbia) to Columbia Broadcasting System in 1938.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
40-D You Better Keep Babying Baby / I've Got A Cross-Eyed Papa  album cover The Georgians You Better Keep Babying Baby / I've Got A Cross-Eyed Papa(Shellac, 10") Columbia 40-D US 1923 Sell This Version
52D Ted Lewis And His Band The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else / Twelve O'Clock At Night(Shellac, 10") Columbia 52D US 1923 Sell This Version
317 I Have A Song To Sing O / Like A Ghost His Vigil Keeping  album cover Mr. Walter Passmore* And Miss Hilda Francis / Mr. Walter Passmore* And Mr. Robert Howe* Mr. Walter Passmore* And Miss Hilda Francis / Mr. Walter Passmore* And Mr. Robert Howe* - I Have A Song To Sing O / Like A Ghost His Vigil Keeping(Shellac, 12") Columbia 317 UK Unknown Sell This Version
386 Asthore / Nora  album cover Mr. Morgan Kingston* Asthore / Nora(Shellac, 12") Columbia-Rena Record 386 US Unknown Sell This Version
411 I Dreamt That I Dwelt In Marble Halls / Come With The Gipsy Bride  album cover Grace Kerns I Dreamt That I Dwelt In Marble Halls / Come With The Gipsy Bride(Shellac, 12") Columbia 411 UK Unknown Sell This Version
504 Harry Tate Fortifying The Home  album cover Harry Tate, Morris Harvey, Miss Violet Loraine* Harry Tate, Morris Harvey, Miss Violet Loraine* - Harry Tate Fortifying The Home(Shellac, 12") Columbia 504 UK 1914 Sell This Version
581 What Was There Was Good  album cover George Robey What Was There Was Good(Shellac, 12", Single) Columbia 581 UK Unknown Sell This Version
818 Suwannee River  album cover Unknown Artist Suwannee River(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 818 US Unknown Sell This Version
824 Sphinx / Alice Blue Gown  album cover Original Dixieland Jazz Band Sphinx / Alice Blue Gown(Shellac, 12", 80 ) Columbia 824 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1579 In The Palace Of Dreams / Rose Of The Mountain Trail  album cover Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr And Albert Campbell (2) Peerless Quartette / Henry Burr And Albert Campbell (2) - In The Palace Of Dreams / Rose Of The Mountain Trail(Shellac, 10") Columbia 1579 US 1914 Sell This Version
1664 The Temple Bells / Less Than The Dust  album cover Edgar Coyle The Temple Bells / Less Than The Dust(Shellac, 10") Columbia 1664 UK 1911 Sell This Version
1917 Poet And Peasant Overture  album cover Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Poet And Peasant Overture(Shellac, 12") Columbia 1917 US 1917 Sell This Version
1979 The Kangaroo Hop / It's A Grand Old Song Is Home Sweet Home  album cover Billy Williams (9) The Kangaroo Hop / It's A Grand Old Song Is Home Sweet Home(Shellac, 10", RP) Columbia-Rena Record, Regal 1979 UK 1914 Sell This Version
2173 On The Mississippi / Snooky Ookums  album cover Collins & Harlan* On The Mississippi / Snooky Ookums(Shellac, 10") Columbia-Rena Record 2173 UK 1913 Sell This Version
2192 Ring Out Those Bells / Play Something Irish In Ragtime  album cover The Two Bobs Ring Out Those Bells / Play Something Irish In Ragtime(Shellac, 10") Columbia-Rena Record 2192 UK 1913 Sell This Version
2373 The Russian Church Parade / British Imperial Chimes  album cover Regimental Band Of H. M. Scots Guards* The Russian Church Parade / British Imperial Chimes(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2373 UK 1914 Sell This Version
2564 Sussex By The Sea / Till The Boys Come Home  album cover Thorpe Bates / Geo. F. Murray* Thorpe Bates / Geo. F. Murray* - Sussex By The Sea / Till The Boys Come Home(Shellac, 10") Columbia 2564 UK 1915 Sell This Version
3393 Ferera's Hawaiian Instrumental Quartet flower of hawaii, waltz (Shellac, 10", Single) Columbia Graphophone Company 3393 UK 1920 Sell This Version
6544 The Lost Chord  album cover Clara Butt The Lost Chord(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 6544 US Unknown Sell This Version
7340 Rosa Ponselle Madama Butterfly - "Un Bel Di Vedremo" / Forza Del Destino(Shellac, 12") Columbia 7340 UK Unknown Sell This Version
19818 Mother Machree  album cover Unknown Artist Mother Machree(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 19818 US 1916 Sell This Version
21783 The Hungarian Rag  album cover Unknown Artist The Hungarian Rag(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 21783 US Unknown Sell This Version
23706 Munn And Felton's Works Band Souvenirs of Song(10", Comp) Columbia Graphophone Company 23706 UK & Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
28171 Henry's Barn Dance / Woodland Flowers Barn Dance  album cover Alexander Prince Henry's Barn Dance / Woodland Flowers Barn Dance(Shellac, 10") Columbia-Rena Record 28171 US 1915 Sell This Version
30486 Omaha Indian Tribunal Song  album cover Lillian Nordica Omaha Indian Tribunal Song(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 30486 US 1909 Sell This Version
30708 Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht  album cover Olive Fremstad Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht(Shellac, 12", S/Sided, Single) Columbia 30708 US Unknown Sell This Version
33157 Det Brister En Sträng / Säg Har Du I Dag Ej En Blomma  album cover J. A. Hultman* Det Brister En Sträng / Säg Har Du I Dag Ej En Blomma(Shellac, 10") Columbia Graphophone Company, Columbia Graphophone Company 33157 US 1913 Sell This Version
33166 Stridssång På Harmageddon / Du Lilla Fågel  album cover J. A. Hultman* Stridssång På Harmageddon / Du Lilla Fågel(Shellac, 10") Columbia Graphophone Company, Columbia Graphophone Company 33166 US Unknown Sell This Version
45622 Mother Machree  album cover Unknown Artist Mother Machree(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 45622 US 1916 Sell This Version
46290 My Mother's Rosary  album cover Harry McClaskey My Mother's Rosary(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 46290 US Unknown Sell This Version
46737 Rigoletto - Questa O Quella  album cover Hipolito Lazaro* Rigoletto - Questa O Quella(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 46737 US 1916 Sell This Version
48650 Mireille  album cover Maria Barrientos Mireille(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 48650 US 1916 Sell This Version
48710 Allegro From Sonata in A Major  album cover Pablo Casals Allegro From Sonata in A Major(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 48710 US 1916 Sell This Version
48762 Celeste Aida (Radiant Aida)  album cover Hipólito Lázaro Celeste Aida (Radiant Aida)(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 48762 US 1916 Sell This Version
48782 Salve! Dimora, Casta E Pura  album cover Hipólito Lázaro Salve! Dimora, Casta E Pura(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 48782 US 1915 Sell This Version
48788 M'appari (Ah! So Pure)  album cover Hipólito Lázaro M'appari (Ah! So Pure)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 48788 US 1916 Sell This Version
49171 Voci Di Primavera (Voices Of Spring)  album cover Maria Barrientos Voci Di Primavera (Voices Of Spring)(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49171 US 1917 Sell This Version
49180 Pagliacci Prologo  album cover Riccardo Stracciari Pagliacci Prologo(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49180 US Unknown Sell This Version
49215 Traviata-  album cover Riccardo Stracciari Traviata-(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49215 US Unknown Sell This Version
49338 Annie Laurie  album cover Hulda Lashanska Annie Laurie(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49338 US 1918 Sell This Version
49339 Home, Sweet Home  album cover Hulda Lashanska Home, Sweet Home(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49339 US 1918 Sell This Version
49350 Ave Maria  album cover Hipólito Lázaro Ave Maria(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 49350 US 1918 Sell This Version
49443 Bonnie Sweet Bessie  album cover Hulda Lashanska Bonnie Sweet Bessie(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49443 US 1918 Sell This Version
49453 Serenade  album cover Toscha Seidel, Louis T. Gruenberg* Toscha Seidel, Louis T. Gruenberg* - Serenade(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49453 US 1918 Sell This Version
49454 Humoreske  album cover Toscha Seidel Humoreske(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49454 US Unknown Sell This Version
49517 There's A Long Long Trail  album cover Riccardo Stracciari And Columbia Stellar Quartette Riccardo Stracciari And Columbia Stellar Quartette - There's A Long Long Trail(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49517 US 1919 Sell This Version
49557 Aida: Oh Patria Mia  album cover Rosa Ponselle Aida: Oh Patria Mia(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49557 US 1919 Sell This Version
49569 Tosca - Vissi D'Arte E D'Amore  album cover Rosa Ponselle - Puccini* Rosa Ponselle - Puccini* - Tosca - Vissi D'Arte E D'Amore(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49569 US 1919 Sell This Version
49570 Cavalleria Rusticana "Voi La Sapete, O Mama"  album cover Rosa Ponselle Cavalleria Rusticana "Voi La Sapete, O Mama"(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49570 US 1919 Sell This Version
49571 Madama Butterfly - "Un Bel Di Vedremo"  album cover Rosa Ponselle Madama Butterfly - "Un Bel Di Vedremo"(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49571 US 1919 Sell This Version
49596 Dinorah  album cover Maria Barrientos Dinorah(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49596 US 1920 Sell This Version
49604 Barbiere Di Siviglia (Ecco Ridente In Cielo) (Lo, Smiling In The Eastern Sky)  album cover Charles Hackett Barbiere Di Siviglia (Ecco Ridente In Cielo) (Lo, Smiling In The Eastern Sky)(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49604 US 1919 Sell This Version
49616 Rigoletto "E Il Sol Dell 'Anima"  album cover Barrientos* And Hackett* Barrientos* And Hackett* - Rigoletto "E Il Sol Dell 'Anima"(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49616 US Unknown Sell This Version
49623 Africana  album cover Charles Hackett Africana(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49623 US Unknown Sell This Version
49630 Hejre Kati  album cover Toscha Seidel, Louis T. Gruenberg* Toscha Seidel, Louis T. Gruenberg* - Hejre Kati(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49630 US 1919 Sell This Version
49645 La Boheme  album cover Charles Hackett La Boheme(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49645 US 1919 Sell This Version
49694 'Cause Of You  album cover Riccardo Stracciari 'Cause Of You(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49694 US 1920 Sell This Version
49734 Rosa Ponselle, Charles Hackett Rosa Ponselle, Charles Hackett - Aida "O Terra Addio"(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49734 US 1920 Sell This Version
49735 La Gioconda Suicidio! Questi Fieri Momenti  album cover Rosa Ponselle La Gioconda Suicidio! Questi Fieri Momenti 49735 US 1920 Sell This Version
49740 Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse  album cover Jeanne Gordon Amour Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49740 US 1920 Sell This Version
49747 Un Ballo In Maschera "Re Dell' Ablsso"  album cover Jeanne Gordon Un Ballo In Maschera "Re Dell' Ablsso"(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49747 US Unknown Sell This Version
49752 Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix  album cover Jeanne Gordon Mon Coeur S'Ouvre A Ta Voix(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49752 US 1920 Sell This Version
49768 Sextette From Lucia Di Lammermoor  album cover Barrientos, Hackett, Stracciari, Mardones, Noe and Meader Sextette From Lucia Di Lammermoor(Shellac, 12", S/Sided, Mono) Columbia 49768 US Unknown Sell This Version
49782 Rigoletto  album cover Gordon*, Barrientos*, Hackett* And Stracciari* Gordon*, Barrientos*, Hackett* And Stracciari* - Rigoletto(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49782 US 1920 Sell This Version
49783 Recognition Of The Republic Of Ireland / Irish Waltz  album cover Eamonn de Valera / Unknown Artist Eamonn de Valera / Unknown Artist - Recognition Of The Republic Of Ireland / Irish Waltz(Shellac, 12") Nation's Forum, Nation's Forum 49783 US 1920 Sell This Version
49802 Largo  album cover Pablo Casals Largo(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49802 US 1920 Sell This Version
49813 Sweet Evening Star  album cover Pablo Casals Sweet Evening Star(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49813 UK 1922 Sell This Version
49858 Carmen - Habanera  album cover Jeanne Gordon Carmen - Habanera(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 49858 US 1920 Sell This Version
49859 La Forza Del Destino "Pace, Pace Mio Dio"  album cover Rosa Ponselle La Forza Del Destino "Pace, Pace Mio Dio"(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49859 US 1921 Sell This Version
49901 Nocturne, D Flat Major Opus 27  album cover Duci De Kerekjarto Nocturne, D Flat Major Opus 27(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49901 US 1920 Sell This Version
49903 Jota De Pablo  album cover Duci De Kerekjártó* Jota De Pablo(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49903 US 1920 Sell This Version
49983 O Sole Mio (My Sunshine)  album cover Rosa* And Carmela Ponselle Rosa* And Carmela Ponselle - O Sole Mio (My Sunshine)(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 49983 US 1922 Sell This Version
55680 Rose River  album cover Unknown Artist Rose River(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 55680 US Unknown Sell This Version
56246 Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht  album cover Elena Gerhardt Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 56246 US 1920 Sell This Version
65633, D-7606 Steinhardt Géza mulat  album cover Steinhardt Géza Steinhardt Géza mulat(Shellac, 10") Columbia Graphophone Company 65633, D-7606 Hungary Unknown Sell This Version
69333 From The Battlefields Of France / Loyalty  album cover Gen'L J. J. Pershing* / Ambassador James W. Gerard* Gen'L J. J. Pershing* / Ambassador James W. Gerard* - From The Battlefields Of France / Loyalty(Shellac, 10") Nation's Forum 69333 US 1918 Sell This Version
77089 Rigoletto   album cover Riccardo Stracciari Rigoletto (Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 77089 US Unknown Sell This Version
77140 Silver Threads Among The Gold  album cover Unknown Artist Silver Threads Among The Gold(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 77140 US Unknown Sell This Version
77843 Kiss Me Again  album cover Hulda Lashanska Kiss Me Again(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 77843 US Unknown Sell This Version
77899 Träumerei (Dreaming)  album cover Toscha Seidel, Louis T. Gruenberg* Toscha Seidel, Louis T. Gruenberg* - Träumerei (Dreaming)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RP) Columbia 77899 US 1920 Sell This Version
77911 La Gioconda - Pescator, Affonda L'escà  album cover George Baklanoff* and Columbia Opera Chorus George Baklanoff* and Columbia Opera Chorus - La Gioconda - Pescator, Affonda L'escà(Shellac, 10") Columbia 77911 US 1917 Sell This Version
78099 Until  album cover Riccardo Stracciari Until(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RP) Columbia 78099 US 1920 Sell This Version
78100 Santa Lucia  album cover Riccardo Stracciari Santa Lucia(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78100 US Unknown Sell This Version
78101 Canta Pe' Me  album cover Riccardo Stracciari Canta Pe' Me(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78101 US Unknown Sell This Version
78138 Orientale  album cover Toscha Seidel Orientale(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78138 US 1918 Sell This Version
78325 Whispering Hope  album cover Rosa Ponselle And Barbara Maurel Rosa Ponselle And Barbara Maurel - Whispering Hope(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78325 US 1919 Sell This Version
78355 Thy Beaming Eyes  album cover Hulda Lashanska Thy Beaming Eyes(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78355 US Unknown Sell This Version
78363 Si Vendette (Vengeance I'll Have)  album cover Maria Barrientos, Riccardo Stracciari Maria Barrientos, Riccardo Stracciari - Si Vendette (Vengeance I'll Have)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78363 US Unknown Sell This Version
78557 Abide With Me  album cover Rosa Ponselle And Barbara Maurel Rosa Ponselle And Barbara Maurel - Abide With Me(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78557 US 1919 Sell This Version
78760 Valse Bleue  album cover Toscha Seidel Valse Bleue(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78760 US Unknown Sell This Version
78798 I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles  album cover Toscha Seidel I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 78798 US Unknown Sell This Version
78846 Barcarolle  album cover Rosa* And Carmela Ponselle Rosa* And Carmela Ponselle - Barcarolle(Shellac, 12", S/Sided) Columbia 78846 US 1919 Sell This Version
79060 Mother (I Love You)  album cover Charles Hackett Mother (I Love You)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79060 US 1920 Sell This Version
79115 The Sweetest Story Ever Told  album cover Hulda Lashanska The Sweetest Story Ever Told(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79115 US 1920 Sell This Version
79154 Kathleen Mavourneen  album cover Pablo Casals Kathleen Mavourneen(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79154 US 1920 Sell This Version
79196 Dear Old Pal Of Mine  album cover Charles Hackett Dear Old Pal Of Mine(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79196 US 1920 Sell This Version
79213 Happy Days  album cover Hulda Lashanska Happy Days(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79213 US 1920 Sell This Version
79282 The Song Of Songs  album cover Charles Hackett The Song Of Songs(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79282 US 1920 Sell This Version
79287 A Dream  album cover Charles Hackett A Dream(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79287 US 1920 Sell This Version
79373 Holy Night, Peaceful Night  album cover Jeanne Gordon Holy Night, Peaceful Night(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 79373 US Unknown Sell This Version