Melotone

Melotone

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Melotone Records was a United States based record label. In late 1930, Brunswick Records introduced the Melotone label in the U.S. and Canada as a budget subsidiary issuing 78 rpm disc records. It then became part of the American Record Corporation collection of labels in 1932. The label was disestablished in 1938. In 2010, Melotone Records was refounded as a division of Melotone Music LLC.

During the Depression, Melotone Records was a common cheap priced label. Melotone issued popular dance tunes of the era (usually a group of studio musicians issued under a variety of pseudonyms, including Ralph Bennett And His Seven Aces (All Eleven Of 'Em), Bob Causer And His Cornellians, Owen Fallon And His Orchestra, Sleepy Hall And His Collegians, Vic Irwin And His Orchestra, Chick Bullock And His Levee Loungers, Vincent Rose And His Orchestra, Paul Small And His Orchestra, etc.), together with a variety of jazz, country music, blues, Mexican music, Cajun music, and Hawaiian music. Artists whose recordings were issued on Melotone include Eddie Cantor, Annette Hanshaw, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Lead Belly, and Blind Boy Fuller. Audio fidelity was average for the era even though the shellac material was not quite as high quality as the more expensive labels (although a mint copy played with a good diamond stylus produces good-for-the-era sound).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12016 The Drifter  album cover The Texas Drifter The Drifter(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12016 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12035 The Strawberry Roan / When The Bloom Is On The Sage  album cover Frank Luther (2) With Carson Robison Trio, "Happy" Dixon's Clod Hoppers Frank Luther (2) With Carson Robison Trio, "Happy" Dixon's Clod Hoppers - The Strawberry Roan / When The Bloom Is On The Sage(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12035 US Unknown Sell This Version
12047 At The End Of The Hobo's Trail / The Oklahoma Kid  album cover The Texas Drifter At The End Of The Hobo's Trail / The Oklahoma Kid(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12047 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12136 Oh! For The Life Of A Hobo / I Hate To Be Called A Hobo  album cover Mopey Dick Oh! For The Life Of A Hobo / I Hate To Be Called A Hobo(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12136 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12150 The Little Old Church In The Valley / Little Sweetheart Of The Mountains  album cover Majestic Dance Orchestra The Little Old Church In The Valley / Little Sweetheart Of The Mountains(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12150 Canada 1931 Sell This Version
12173 Red River Waltz / Moonlight Waltz  album cover Stripling Brothers Red River Waltz / Moonlight Waltz(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 12173 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12176 Black Mustache / Moonlight Clog  album cover Gene Clardy And Stan Clements Black Mustache / Moonlight Clog(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12176 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12184 The True And Trembling Brakeman / The Lightning Express  album cover Bradley Kincaid The True And Trembling Brakeman / The Lightning Express(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12184 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12214 Cowboy's Dream / Little Joe, The Wrangler  album cover The Texas Drifter Cowboy's Dream / Little Joe, The Wrangler(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12214 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12242 Railroad Boomer / The Tramp's Mother  album cover The Texas Drifter Railroad Boomer / The Tramp's Mother(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12242 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
12265 Too Late / Call Me Darling  album cover Will Osborne And His Orchestra Too Late / Call Me Darling(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12265 US 1931 Sell This Version
12391 The Pine Tree On The Hill / Give My Love To Nell  album cover Asa Martin And James Roberts* The Pine Tree On The Hill / Give My Love To Nell(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12391 US 1931 Sell This Version
12814 The Man On The Flying Trapeze  album cover Dick Robertson And His Orchestra The Man On The Flying Trapeze(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12814 US Unknown Sell This Version
12915 Carlisle Brothers End Of Memory Lane / Ramshackled Shack On The Hill(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12915 1933 Sell This Version
12958 Sugar Farm Blues/ Stack O' Dollars Blues  album cover Poor Jim, Dan Jackson (2) Poor Jim, Dan Jackson (2) - Sugar Farm Blues/ Stack O' Dollars Blues(Shellac, 10") Melotone 12958 US 1934 Sell This Version
13088 Red Cross Blues No. 2 / No Good Biddie  album cover Walter Roland / Sonny Scott And Walter Roland Walter Roland / Sonny Scott And Walter Roland - Red Cross Blues No. 2 / No Good Biddie(Shellac, 10") Melotone 13088 US Unknown Sell This Version
13103 Walter Roland C.W.A. Blues / Collector Man Blues(Shellac, 10") Melotone 13103 US Unknown Sell This Version
13236 Jack Oakie College Rhythm / Take A Number From One To Ten(Shellac, 10") Melotone 13236 US 1934 Sell This Version
13325 Hoosier Stomp / Oakville Twister  album cover Hoosier Hot Shots Hoosier Stomp / Oakville Twister(Shellac, 10") Melotone 13325 US Unknown Sell This Version
18033 Reel Terrebonne  / Champagne Clogg  album cover Vieux Quatuor Quebecquois Reel Terrebonne / Champagne Clogg(Shellac, 10") Melotone 18033 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45003 The Letter That Never Came / Asleep At The Switch  album cover Pie Plant Pete The Letter That Never Came / Asleep At The Switch(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45003 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45014 In The Hills Of Old Kentucky / Just An Old Fashioned Locket  album cover Dick Parman In The Hills Of Old Kentucky / Just An Old Fashioned Locket(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45014 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45015 I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Still There's A Spark Of Love  album cover Tex Fletcher I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Still There's A Spark Of Love(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45015 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45046 I Only Want A Buddy -- Not A Sweetheart / The Cradle And The Music Box  album cover Sally Foster (2) And The Travellers* Sally Foster (2) And The Travellers* - I Only Want A Buddy -- Not A Sweetheart / The Cradle And The Music Box(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45046 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45053 Del Rio Waltz / East Texas Drag  album cover East Texas Serenaders Del Rio Waltz / East Texas Drag(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45053 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45055 A Mother's Wayward Son / Gambling On The Sabbath  album cover Le Roy Anderson (The Red-Headed Brier Hopper) A Mother's Wayward Son / Gambling On The Sabbath(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45055 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45087 Mountain Ranger's Lullaby / One Little Kiss  album cover Garner Eckler And Roland Gaines Garner Eckler And Roland Gaines - Mountain Ranger's Lullaby / One Little Kiss(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45087 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45159 Goin' Crazy / Whistling Rufus  album cover The Augusta Trio Goin' Crazy / Whistling Rufus(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45159 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45175 Dying Girl's Message / Friends Of Long Ago  album cover Asa Martin Dying Girl's Message / Friends Of Long Ago(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45175 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45187 Roll Along Prairie Moon / I'm A Broken Hearted Cowboy  album cover Dwight Butcher Roll Along Prairie Moon / I'm A Broken Hearted Cowboy(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45187 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45188 That Little Boy Of Mine / Little Old Church In The Valley  album cover Wanner And White That Little Boy Of Mine / Little Old Church In The Valley(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45188 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45200 Duck Foot Sue / Thompson's Old Gray Mule  album cover The Buckeye Boys (2) Duck Foot Sue / Thompson's Old Gray Mule(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45200 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45206 Mistook In The Woman I Loved / The Poor Blind Child  album cover Tex Fletcher Mistook In The Woman I Loved / The Poor Blind Child(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45206 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45210 Mother, Dear Old Mother / Don't Forget Me Little Darling  album cover Ray Shaffer Mother, Dear Old Mother / Don't Forget Me Little Darling(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45210 Canada 1936 Sell This Version
45244 Just Forgive And Forget / Sweetheart Of West Texas  album cover Jimmie Davis Just Forgive And Forget / Sweetheart Of West Texas(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45244 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45249 Shackles And Chains / (Sweeheart) Please Be True To Me  album cover Jimmie Davis Shackles And Chains / (Sweeheart) Please Be True To Me(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45249 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45251 When This Evening Sun Goes Down / Jim Blake's Message  album cover The Carter Family When This Evening Sun Goes Down / Jim Blake's Message(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45251 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45277 When The Angels Carry Me Home / Home Of The Soul  album cover Cliff Carlisle And Sonny Boy Tommy Cliff Carlisle And Sonny Boy Tommy - When The Angels Carry Me Home / Home Of The Soul(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45277 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45286 It Makes No Difference Now  album cover Jimmie Davis With Rudy Sooter's Ranchmen Jimmie Davis With Rudy Sooter's Ranchmen - It Makes No Difference Now 45286 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
45311 Memories / I'm Wondering Now  album cover Jimmie Davis With Charles Mitchell & His Texans* Jimmie Davis With Charles Mitchell & His Texans* - Memories / I'm Wondering Now(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45311 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45329 Far Beyond The Starry Sky / The Unclouded Day  album cover Cliff Carlisle's Buckle Busters* Far Beyond The Starry Sky / The Unclouded Day(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45329 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45332 Little Darling, I'll Be Yours / Rose Of Shenandoah Valley  album cover Clayton McMichen's Georgia Wildcats* Little Darling, I'll Be Yours / Rose Of Shenandoah Valley(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45332 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45355 Pipe Liner's Blues / Rackin' It Back  album cover Texas Wanderers Pipe Liner's Blues / Rackin' It Back(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45355 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45356 Coo See Coo / I'm A Handy Man To Have Around  album cover Shelton Brothers* Coo See Coo / I'm A Handy Man To Have Around(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45356 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45359 No Matter What Happens, My Darling / Below The Rio Grande  album cover Rice Brothers' Gang* No Matter What Happens, My Darling / Below The Rio Grande(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45359 US Unknown Sell This Version
45367 Tell Me With Your Blue Eyes / Somebody Stole My Little Darling  album cover Shelton Brothers* Tell Me With Your Blue Eyes / Somebody Stole My Little Darling(Shellac, 10", RE) Melotone 45367 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45374 Sierra Sue / Her Name Was Rosita  album cover Red River Dave Sierra Sue / Her Name Was Rosita(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45374 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45377 I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In / You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May  album cover Jimmie Davis I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In / You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45377 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45378 Round Her Neck She Wears A Yellow Ribbon / I'LL Get By  album cover Bob Dunn's Vagabonds Round Her Neck She Wears A Yellow Ribbon / I'LL Get By(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45378 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45383 Seven Beers With The Wrong Man / Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman  album cover James "Texas Jim" Lewis Seven Beers With The Wrong Man / Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45383 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45388 You Are My Sunshine / Old Timer  album cover Jimmie Davis You Are My Sunshine / Old Timer(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45388 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
45477 I Now Have A Bugle To Play / Last Night I Was Your Only Darling  album cover Delmore Brothers* I Now Have A Bugle To Play / Last Night I Was Your Only Darling(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45477 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45550 Texas Jim Lewis And His Lone Star Cowboys Midnight Flyer(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45550 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45552 I'll Never Fall In Love Again / New False Hearted Girl  album cover Delmore Brothers* I'll Never Fall In Love Again / New False Hearted Girl(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45552 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45562 You Were Saying Hello To Somebody Else / Gone  album cover Charlie Chamberlain Accompanied By Don Messer And His Islanders Charlie Chamberlain Accompanied By Don Messer And His Islanders - You Were Saying Hello To Somebody Else / Gone(Shellac, 10") Melotone 45562 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45577 Irish Washerwoman Reel / Woodland Reel  album cover J.O. LaMadeleine* Irish Washerwoman Reel / Woodland Reel(Shellac, 10", Single) Melotone 45577 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5-11-02 I'd Love To Take Orders From You / I'd Rather Listen To Your Eyes  album cover Chick Bullock & His Levee Loungers I'd Love To Take Orders From You / I'd Rather Listen To Your Eyes(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-11-02 US 1935 Sell This Version
5-11-12 Red Sails In The Sunset / Georgia Rockin' Chair  album cover Casani Club Orchestra / Henry Biagini And His Orchestra Casani Club Orchestra / Henry Biagini And His Orchestra - Red Sails In The Sunset / Georgia Rockin' Chair(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-11-12 US 1935 Sell This Version
5-11-51 Deep Elem Blues / Just Because  album cover Prairie Ramblers* Deep Elem Blues / Just Because(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-11-51 US 1935 Sell This Version
5-11-54 The Fate Of Will Rogers And Wiley Post / Will And Wiley's Last Flight  album cover Bill Cox The Fate Of Will Rogers And Wiley Post / Will And Wiley's Last Flight(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-11-54 US Unknown Sell This Version
5-12-05 Alabama Barbecue / That's What You Mean To me  album cover Jerry Freeman (5) Alabama Barbecue / That's What You Mean To me(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-12-05 US Unknown Sell This Version
5-12-11 I Found A Dream / Barbary Coast  album cover Freddie Martin And His Orchestra* / Dick Messner And His Orchestra Freddie Martin And His Orchestra* / Dick Messner And His Orchestra - I Found A Dream / Barbary Coast(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-12-11 US 1935 Sell This Version
5-12-55 Back In Indiana / Black Eyed Susan Brown  album cover Hoosier Hot Shots Back In Indiana / Black Eyed Susan Brown(Shellac, 10") Melotone 5-12-55 US 1935 Sell This Version
6-01-02 Chick Bullock & His Levee Loungers Whispering / Who?(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-01-02 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-01-04 Johnny Johnson And His Orchestra Kickin' The Clouds Away / Yankee Doodle Never Went To Town(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-01-04 1935 Sell This Version
6-01-59 Don't Forget Me Little Darling / Gathering Flowers From The Hillside  album cover Carter Family* Don't Forget Me Little Darling / Gathering Flowers From The Hillside(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-01-59 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-04 Alone / You Took My Breath Away  album cover Eddie Paul And His Paramount Orchestra Alone / You Took My Breath Away(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-04 US Unknown Sell This Version
6-02-05 Eddie Paul And His Paramount Orchestra Moon Over Miami / With All My Heart(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-05 US Unknown Sell This Version
6-02-52 There's A Beautiful Home / Friendless And Sad  album cover Karl And Hardy* There's A Beautiful Home / Friendless And Sad(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-52 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-54 The Old Maid / My Blue Eyed Boy  album cover Josie* / Karl Davis (2) Josie* / Karl Davis (2) - The Old Maid / My Blue Eyed Boy(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-54 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-55 Dear Old Daddy / The Answer To Ninety-Nine Years  album cover Britt* And Ford* Britt* And Ford* - Dear Old Daddy / The Answer To Ninety-Nine Years(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-55 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-58 Ridin' The Range / The End Of The Trail  album cover Gene Autry Ridin' The Range / The End Of The Trail(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-58 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-60 When Once Again We'll Go Home / Sweethearts And Kisses  album cover Bill Cox When Once Again We'll Go Home / Sweethearts And Kisses(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-60 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-62 Them Hill-Billies Are Mountain-Williams Now  album cover Hoosier Hot Shots Them Hill-Billies Are Mountain-Williams Now(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-62 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-63 Worrysome Woman / Mistreated Boy  album cover Buddy Moss Worrysome Woman / Mistreated Boy(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-63 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-02-65 Blind Gary* I Belong To The Band - Hallelujah!(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-02-65 US 1935 Sell This Version
6-03-02 You Let Me Down / It's Been So Long  album cover Chick Bullock And His Levee Loungers* You Let Me Down / It's Been So Long(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-03-02 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-03-03 Johnny Johnson And His Orchestra Lights Out / Too Much Imagination(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-03-03 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-03-10 Sing An Old Fashioned Song / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter  album cover Chick Bullock & His Levee Loungers Sing An Old Fashioned Song / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-03-10 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-03-51 Behind Those Stone Walls / My Old Virginia Home  album cover Carter Family* Behind Those Stone Walls / My Old Virginia Home(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-03-51 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-03-59 Get Along Home Cindy / Prisoner At The Bar  album cover Lulu Belle And Scotty Get Along Home Cindy / Prisoner At The Bar(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-03-59 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-02 Let's Face The Music And Dance / I'd Rather Lead A Band  album cover Nat Brandwynne And His Stork Club Orchestra Let's Face The Music And Dance / I'd Rather Lead A Band(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-02 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-03 Let Yourself Go / I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket  album cover Johnny Johnson And His Orchestra Let Yourself Go / I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-03 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-04 Wah-Hoo! / I'm Gonna Clap My Hands  album cover Joe Haymes And His Orchestra* Wah-Hoo! / I'm Gonna Clap My Hands(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-04 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-05 That Never To Be Forgotten Night / Am I Gonna Have Trouble With You?  album cover Joe Haymes & His Orchestra That Never To Be Forgotten Night / Am I Gonna Have Trouble With You?(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-05 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-12 If You Love Me / In My Estimation Of You  album cover Sherman Keene And His Orchestra If You Love Me / In My Estimation Of You(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-12 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-55 Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Gal / Pig Meat Papa  album cover Leadbelly Becky Deem, She Was A Gamblin' Gal / Pig Meat Papa(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-55 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-04-58 I LIke Bananas, Because They Have No Bones / Ida!  album cover Hoosier Hot Shots I LIke Bananas, Because They Have No Bones / Ida!(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-04-58 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-03 Love Is Like A Cigarette / Lost  album cover Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra Love Is Like A Cigarette / Lost(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-03 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-04 All My Life / Laughing Irish Eyes  album cover Johnny Johnson And His Orchestra All My Life / Laughing Irish Eyes(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-04 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-05 Bob Causer And His Cornellians Every Minute Of The Hour (Every Hour Of The Day)(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-05 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-09 I'se A Muggin / Christopher Columbus  album cover Joe Haymes & His Orchestra I'se A Muggin / Christopher Columbus(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-09 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-53 Kissing Is A Crime / Lulu Walls  album cover Carter Family* Kissing Is A Crime / Lulu Walls(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-53 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-54 We're Saying Goodbye / Seven More Days  album cover Jimmie And Eddie Dean We're Saying Goodbye / Seven More Days(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-54 US Unknown Sell This Version
6-05-56 Match Box Blues / Big Bill Blues (These Blues Are Doggin' Me)  album cover Big Bill* Match Box Blues / Big Bill Blues (These Blues Are Doggin' Me)(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-56 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-57 Wah-Hoo! / Bow Wow Blues  album cover Hoosier Hot Shots Wah-Hoo! / Bow Wow Blues(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-57 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-57 Wah-Hoo! / Bow Wow Blues  album cover Hoosier Hot Shots Wah-Hoo! / Bow Wow Blues(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-57 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-05-61 Jim's Windy Mule/ If The Stork Comes To Our House  album cover The Prairie Ramblers Jim's Windy Mule/ If The Stork Comes To Our House(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-05-61 US Unknown Sell This Version
6-05-65 Lord Stand By Me / I Saw The Light  album cover Blind Gary Davis Lord Stand By Me / I Saw The Light(Shellac, 10") Melotone, Perfect (3) 6-05-65 US 1936 Sell This Version
6-06-02 A Little Robin Told Me So / There's Always A Happy Ending  album cover Jack Shilkret's Orchestra A Little Robin Told Me So / There's Always A Happy Ending(Shellac, 10") Melotone 6-06-02 US 1936 Sell This Version