Brunswick

Brunswick

Profile:
US label; also appears as "Brunswick Records".
Label Code: LC 0136 / LC 00136
For all Unofficial / Bootleg release of this label please use Brunswick (2)
Brunswick is an active American record label founded in 1916.
The company first began producing phonographs in 1916, then began marketing their own line of records as an after-thought. These first Brunswick Records used the vertical cut system (like Edison Disc Records), and were not sold in large numbers. They were recorded in the US but sold only in Canada. Records under the "Brunswick" label were first produced by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company. In 1920, a new line of Brunswick Records were introduced in the US and Canada that employed the lateral cut system that was then becoming the default cut for 78 disc records. In late 1924, Brunswick acquired the Vocalion (2) Records label. In the spring of 1925 Brunswick introduced its own version of electrical recording (licensed from General Electric) using photoelectric cells, which Brunswick eventually called the "Light-Ray Process" .

In April 1930, Brunswick-Balke-Collender sold Brunswick Records to Warner Bros., who then leased the entire Brunswick record operation to the American Record Corporation (ARC) in December 1931. In 1932, the UK branch of Brunswick was acquired by British Decca. In 1939, the American Record Corp. was bought by the Columbia Broadcasting System. Columbia discontinued the Brunswick label in 1940 in favor of reviving the Columbia label, which violated the Warners lease agreement, resulting in the Brunswick trademark reverting back to Warners. In 1941, Warners sold the Brunswick and Vocalion (2) labels to American Decca (which Warners had a financial interest in), along with all masters recorded prior to December 1931. Rights to recordings from late December 1931 on were retained by CBS/Columbia.

In 1943, Decca revived the Brunswick label, mostly for reissues of recordings from earlier decades. After World War II, American Decca releases were issued in the United Kingdom on the Brunswick label until 1968 when the MCA Records label was introduced in the UK. During the war (1943), British Decca sold its American branch. For a time, Brunswick was a trademark of Decca Records, Inc. By 1952, Brunswick was put under the management of Decca's Coral Records subsidiary. That same year, Brunswick resumed releasing new material, focusing on Rock and Roll.

Starting in the latter part of the 1950s and well into the 1970s, the label was recording more R&B/soul acts. Beginning with Jackie Wilson’s first hit “Reet Petite” in 1957, Brunswick introduced numerous hits to the R&B and Pop charts for nearly 20 years, by artists such as Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin, Young Holt Unlimited and The Chi-Lites. The label also featured releases by Gene Chandler (of “Duke Of Earl” fame), Erma Franklin (The Queen Of Soul’s sister), Little Richard, T-Bone Walker, and many more.

Between the mid 60s and the mid 70s, Brunswick Records was one of America’s leading R&B record companies. From its studio office on Michigan Avenue, Brunswick employed some of Chicago’s best writers, producers and musicians to create a large portion of what was being played on R&B radio during that period.

By the time Brunswick stopped producing new product in 1982, the company had racked up more than 150 Billboard charted singles.

In 1995 the Brunswick label was revived by Paul and Mara Tarnopol, the children of Nat Tarnopol.

The music has been reincarnated through sampling by artists such as Jay-Z, Joss Stone, Fantasia (4) and Jaheim. The 2003 smash “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé was created by sampling the hook of the recording “Are You My Woman” by the Chi-Lites.

Some of their singles, pressed at different pressing plants, can be identified by symbols as follows
◆ & 2 = Decca or MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
✤ & 1 = Decca or MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
◈ & 3 = Decca or MCA Pressing Plant, Richmond
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Contact Info:
Brunswick Record Corporation
157 E. Franklin St., Suite 5
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
U.S.A.

Phone: #1 (984) 999 4191
Fax: #1 (984) 999 4339
E-Mail: info[at]brunswickrecords.com

For licensing requests outside North America please contact Demon Music Group Ltd in London, United Kingdom, which exclusively represents the label on behalf of Ms Mara Tarnopol at Brunswick Records - [email protected]
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
00B-503 The Chi-Lites - There Will Never Be Any Peace / Too Good To Be Forgotten The Chi-Lites There Will Never Be Any Peace / Too Good To Be Forgotten(7", Single, Promo) Brunswick 00B-503 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
0E 9511 Kingston Trio Nick, Bob, John(7", EP) Brunswick 0E 9511 UK 1964 Sell This Version
0001 Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong "50 Ans De Jazz" Satchmo!(LP, Comp) Brunswick 0001 France Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-96 136 The Chi-Lites - Too Good To Be Forgotten The Chi-Lites Too Good To Be Forgotten(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-96 136 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C006-96295 Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher Jackie Wilson Higher And Higher(7", Single) EMI 1C006-96295 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 006-98 219 The Chi-Lites - You Don't Have To Go The Chi-Lites You Don't Have To Go(7", Single) EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-98 219 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 422 Bohannon* - Bohannon Bohannon* Bohannon(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 062-97 422 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2CLR-05 Various - Classic Rock 1967 Various Classic Rock 1967(CD, Comp, RE) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-05 US 1988 Sell This Version
0003 The Dukes Of Dixieland - Dukes Of Dixieland The Dukes Of Dixieland Dukes Of Dixieland(LP) Brunswick 0003 France Unknown Sell This Version
0006 Sidney Bechet - Same Sidney Bechet Same(LP, Comp) Brunswick 0006 France Unknown Sell This Version
6 L Brunswick Concert Orchestra - Allegro Furioso Brunswick Concert Orchestra Allegro Furioso(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 6 L US 1929 Sell This Version
0007 Various - Segovia A Madrid Various Segovia A Madrid(LP) Brunswick 0007 France Unknown Sell This Version
7BR-KRL1 Jackie Wilson - Because Of You / My Heart Is Calling Jackie Wilson Because Of You / My Heart Is Calling(7", Single) Brunswick, KRL (2) 7BR-KRL1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
9-B55003 Bunny Paul Poor Joe(7") Brunswick 9-B55003 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B55005 Joe Therrien, Jr. And His Rockets* - Hey Babe! Let's Go Downtown / Come Back To Me Darling Joe Therrien, Jr. And His Rockets* Hey Babe! Let's Go Downtown / Come Back To Me Darling(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B55005 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B55009 The Crickets (2) - I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love / That'll Be The Day The Crickets (2) I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love / That'll Be The Day(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B55009 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B55010 Terry Noland - Ten Little Women Terry Noland Ten Little Women(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B55010 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B55011 Chuck & Bill (The Kentuckians)* - Watch Your Step / Way Out There Chuck & Bill (The Kentuckians)* Watch Your Step / Way Out There(7") Brunswick 9-B55011 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B55012 The Rhythmettes (5) - Mister Love The Rhythmettes (5) Mister Love (7", Single) Brunswick 9-B55012 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55013 The Lennon Sisters White Silver Sands / One Day A Little Girl(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55013 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55020 Ray Conniff And The Rockin' Rhythm Boys - Beanie Boy Boogie / Super Chief Ray Conniff And The Rockin' Rhythm Boys Beanie Boy Boogie / Super Chief(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55020 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55024 Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Jackie Wilson Reet Petite / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55024 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55031 Rusty Evans And His Rock-A-Billys* - When I'm Alone With You Rusty Evans And His Rock-A-Billys* Rusty Evans And His Rock-A-Billys* - When I'm Alone With You(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55031 US 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55032 The Three Friends Chinese Tea Room / Jinx(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55032 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55033 The Treniers - Oo-La-La / Pennies From Heaven The Treniers Oo-La-La / Pennies From Heaven(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55033 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55034 Chuck & Bill (The Kentuckians)* - Tears (That I Cried Over You) / I Wanna Move A Little Closer Chuck & Bill (The Kentuckians)* Tears (That I Cried Over You) / I Wanna Move A Little Closer(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55034 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55035 The Crickets (2) - Oh, Boy! / Not Fade Away The Crickets (2) Oh, Boy! / Not Fade Away(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55035 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55036 Terry Noland - Patty Baby Terry Noland Patty Baby(7", Single, Mono) Brunswick 9-B-55036 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55041 Ed Curry* - Ya' gotta Give Love A Try Ed Curry* Ya' gotta Give Love A Try(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55041 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55042 The Sugarmints - I-I-I Could Love You / You'll Have Everything The Sugarmints I-I-I Could Love You / You'll Have Everything(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55042 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55044 The Lennon Sisters Merry, Merry Christmas(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55044 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55048 The Pips Ching Chong / Whistle My Love(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55048 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55051 The Lennon Sisters - To Know You Is To Love You The Lennon Sisters To Know You Is To Love You(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55051 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55052 Jackie Wilson - To Be Loved / Come Back To Me Jackie Wilson To Be Loved / Come Back To Me(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55052 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55053 The Crickets (2) - Maybe Baby / Tell Me How The Crickets (2) Maybe Baby / Tell Me How(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55053 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55055 Vicki Young (2) With The Jordanaires - Sixty Lonely Seconds Vicki Young (2) With The Jordanaires Vicki Young (2) With The Jordanaires - Sixty Lonely Seconds (7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55055 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55059 The Five Grands - Two For The Blues / Kiss Me The Five Grands Two For The Blues / Kiss Me(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55059 US 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55068 Arthur Osborne - Hey Ruby Arthur Osborne Hey Ruby(7") Brunswick 9-B-55068 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55072 The Crickets (2) - Think It Over The Crickets (2) Think It Over(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55072 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55075 The Lennon Sisters And Larry Dean (4) - Have You Ever Been Lonely The Lennon Sisters And Larry Dean (4) The Lennon Sisters And Larry Dean (4) - Have You Ever Been Lonely(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55075 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55078 The Flanagan Brothers (2) - Salton City The Flanagan Brothers (2) Salton City(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55078 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55079 Jimmy Watson (5) - Daisy / Nearer To Me Jimmy Watson (5) Daisy / Nearer To Me(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55079 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55086 Jackie Wilson We Have Love / Singing A Song(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55086 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55088 Douglas Cornell And The Hot Rods* - Hey! Cool / Let's Park Douglas Cornell And The Hot Rods* Hey! Cool / Let's Park(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55088 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55094 The Crickets (2) - It's So Easy / Lonesome Tears The Crickets (2) It's So Easy / Lonesome Tears (Single) 9-B-55094 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55105 Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55105 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55109 Pepe Zapatta And His Orchestra - Come Prima Cha Cha Cha / Brigitte Pepe Zapatta And His Orchestra Come Prima Cha Cha Cha / Brigitte(7") Brunswick 9-B-55109 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55111 Phil Brito - Come Back To Sorrento Phil Brito Come Back To Sorrento(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55111 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55112 The Ivies - Sunshine / Come On The Ivies Sunshine / Come On(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55112 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55114 Sidney Bechet And His Orchestra - Petite Fleur Sidney Bechet And His Orchestra Petite Fleur(7") Brunswick 9-B-55114 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55116 Bonnie King - No Joey Tonight/A Soul Full Of Sunshine A Heart Full Of Love Bonnie King No Joey Tonight/A Soul Full Of Sunshine A Heart Full Of Love(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55116 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55121 Jackie Wilson - That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All (Single) 9-B-55121 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55124 The Crickets (2) - Love's Made A Fool Of You The Crickets (2) Love's Made A Fool Of You (7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55124 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55127 Colleen Lovett - Goodnight Sweetheart / (If I Knew You Were Comin') I'd 've Baked A Cake Colleen Lovett Goodnight Sweetheart / (If I Knew You Were Comin') I'd 've Baked A Cake (Single) 9-B-55127 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55131 George Cromwell Washed Up / Oh Darling Mine(7") Brunswick 9-B-55131 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55135 Esther Sutherland - Clock Mambo Esther Sutherland Clock Mambo(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55135 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55136 Jackie Wilson - I'll Be Satisfied Jackie Wilson I'll Be Satisfied(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55136 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55140 Bob McFadden & Dor - The Mummy Bob McFadden & Dor The Mummy(7") Brunswick 9-B-55140 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55141 Jack & Jim - Tarzan And Jane / Midnight Monsters Hop Jack & Jim Tarzan And Jane / Midnight Monsters Hop(7") Brunswick 9-B-55141 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55149 Jackie Wilson - You Better Know It / Never Go Away Jackie Wilson You Better Know It / Never Go Away(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55149 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55153 The Crickets (2) - When You Ask About Love / Deborah The Crickets (2) When You Ask About Love / Deborah(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55153 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55154 Chuck Johnston And The Jaycees Sweet Baby(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55154 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55157 Bob Montgomery - Taste Of The Blues Bob Montgomery Taste Of The Blues(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55157 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55165 Jackie Wilson - Talk That Talk / Only You, Only Me Jackie Wilson Talk That Talk / Only You, Only Me(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55165 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55166 Jackie Wilson - Night / Doggin' Around Jackie Wilson Night / Doggin' Around(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55166 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
9-B-55170 Jackie Wilson - Alone At Last Jackie Wilson Alone At Last(7") Brunswick 9-B-55170 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
9-B-55171 Valentinos - A Kiss From Your Lips Valentinos A Kiss From Your Lips (7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55171 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
9-B-55201 Jackie Wilson - The Tear Of The Year / My Empty Arms Jackie Wilson The Tear Of The Year / My Empty Arms(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55201 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
9-B-55202 Linda Hopkins - All In My Mind Linda Hopkins All In My Mind(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55202 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
10 L Peter Biljo's Balalaika Orchestra - Along Peterskoy Peter Biljo's Balalaika Orchestra Along Peterskoy(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 10 L US 1929 Sell This Version
11 L Banda De La Policia De México - Alvaro Obregon Banda De La Policia De México Alvaro Obregon(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 11 L US 1928 Sell This Version
17 L Unknown Artist - Andalusian Airs Unknown Artist Andalusian Airs(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 17 L US 1928 Sell This Version
18 L Unknown Artist - Andalusian Skies Unknown Artist Andalusian Skies(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 18 L US 1928 Sell This Version
0022 Brenda Lee - Les Pionniers Du Rock Brenda Lee Les Pionniers Du Rock(LP, Comp, Mono) Brunswick 0022 France Unknown Sell This Version
27 L Unknown Artist - Auf Wiedersehn Unknown Artist Auf Wiedersehn(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 27 L US 1928 Sell This Version
30 BL 750001 Dana Váleri* - L'amore E' Una Lezione Che Si Scorda Dana Váleri* L'amore E' Una Lezione Che Si Scorda(Cass, Album) Brunswick 30 BL 750001 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
30 BL 754100 Bohannon* Insides Out(Cass, Album) Brunswick 30 BL 754100 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
30 BL 754107 Bohannon* - Gittin' Off Bohannon* Gittin' Off(Cass, Album) Brunswick 30 BL 754107 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
30 BL 754169 Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits Recorded Live Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits Recorded Live(Cass, Album) Brunswick 30 BL 754169 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
32 BL 754102 Bohannon* - Bohannon Bohannon* Bohannon(8-Trk, Album) Brunswick 32 BL 754102 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
38 L Brunswick Concert Orchestra - Bridal Rose Brunswick Concert Orchestra Bridal Rose(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 38 L US 1928 Sell This Version
39 L Abe Katzman's Bessarabian Orchestra - Bulgar Of Kischenev Abe Katzman's Bessarabian Orchestra Bulgar Of Kischenev(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 39 L US 1928 Sell This Version
40 L Unknown Artist - Call Of The Desert Unknown Artist Call Of The Desert(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 40 L US 1928 Sell This Version
42 L Unknown Artist - Campbells Are Coming Unknown Artist Campbells Are Coming(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 42 L US 1928 Sell This Version
43 L Ben Bernie And His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - Cannon Ball Rag Ben Bernie And His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Cannon Ball Rag(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 43 L US 1928 Sell This Version
45-BM 05847 Brenda Lee - Emotions / I'm Learning About Love Brenda Lee Emotions / I'm Learning About Love(7", Single) Brunswick 45-BM 05847 Denmark 1961 Sell This Version
45-i-046 Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher(7", Single) Brunswick 45-i-046 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
45-Q 72311 Terry Noland - Puppy Love / Oh Baby! Look At Me Terry Noland Puppy Love / Oh Baby! Look At Me(7", Single, Mono) Brunswick 45-Q 72311 UK 1958 Sell This Version
58 L Carl Fenton's Orchestra - Cossack Love Song Carl Fenton's Orchestra Cossack Love Song(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 58 L US 1928 Sell This Version
64 L Joe Green (6) - Dancing Stars Joe Green (6) Dancing Stars(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 64 L US 1928 Sell This Version
69 L Brunswick Polska Orkiestra - Dear Mother Brunswick Polska Orkiestra Dear Mother(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 69 L US Unknown Sell This Version
73 L The State Opera Orchestra* - Death And Transfiguration - Part 3 The State Opera Orchestra* Death And Transfiguration - Part 3(Shellac, 12") Brunswick 73 L US 1928 Sell This Version
76 L Unknown Artist - Delilah Unknown Artist Delilah(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 76 L US 1928 Sell This Version
82 L Carl Fenton's Orchestra - Doll Dance Carl Fenton's Orchestra Doll Dance(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 82 L US 1928 Sell This Version
83 L Unknown Artist - Don't Forsake Me Unknown Artist Don't Forsake Me(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 83 L US 1928 Sell This Version
88 L Ben Bernie And His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra - Dream Kisses Ben Bernie And His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Dream Kisses(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 88 L US 1928 Sell This Version
89 L All Star Entertainers - Dream Of Heaven All Star Entertainers Dream Of Heaven(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 89 L US 1928 Sell This Version
91 L Los Castilians - Dusk Los Castilians Dusk(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 91 L US 1928 Sell This Version
97 L The A. & P. Gypsies - Everything That's Best The A. & P. Gypsies Everything That's Best(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 97 L US 1928 Sell This Version
100 Vernon Dalhart - The Three Drowned Sisters / Billy, The Kid Vernon Dalhart The Three Drowned Sisters / Billy, The Kid(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 100 US 1927 Sell This Version