Brunswick

Brunswick

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Label Code: LC 0136 / LC 00136
Brunswick Record Corporation is an active American record label.
Outside of Europe rights are administered by the children of Nat Tarnopol and inside Europe by Demon Music Group.

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. 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 60’s and the mid 70’s, 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.
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.

In the past, Brunswick was a trademark of Decca Records, Inc.
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Contact Info:
Current active address:
BRUNSWICK RECORD CORPORATION
2 WILLIAM STREET
SUITE 201
WHITE PLAINS N.Y. 10601
T. 914 328 2500
F. 914 328 2555
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0001 Louis Armstrong "50 Ans De Jazz" Satchmo!(LP, Comp) Brunswick 0001 France Unknown Sell This Version
1C006-96295 Jackie Wilson Higher And Higher(7", Single) EMI 1C006-96295 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 422 Bohannon* Bohannon(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 062-97 422 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0007 Various Segovia A Madrid(LP) Brunswick 0007 France Unknown Sell This Version
7BR-KRL1 Jackie Wilson Because Of You / My Heart Is Calling(7", Single) Brunswick 7BR-KRL1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
9-B55009 The Crickets (2) That'll Be The Day / I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B55009 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55035 The Crickets (2) Oh, Boy! / Not Fade Away(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55035 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55094 The Crickets (2) It's So Easy(7") Brunswick 9-B-55094 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55121 Jackie Wilson That's Why / Love Is All (Single) 9-B-55121 US 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55136 Jackie Wilson I'll Be Satisfied(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55136 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
9-B-55153 The Crickets (2) When You Ask About Love / Deborah(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55153 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55166 Jackie Wilson Night / Doggin' Around(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55166 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
9-B-55170 Jackie Wilson Alone At Last(7") Brunswick 9-B-55170 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
30 BL 754169 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong's Greatest Hits Recorded Live(Cass, Comp) Brunswick 30 BL 754169 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
103 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters East Tennesse Blues / Round Town Gals(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 103 US 1926 Sell This Version
104 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Buck-Eyed Rabbits / Bristol Tennessee Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
105 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Cinda / Sally Ann(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 105 US Unknown Sell This Version
106 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Kitty Waltz / Governor Alf Taylor's Fox Chase(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 106 US Unknown Sell This Version
110 Lester McFarland (2) and Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) and Robert A. Gardner - Knoxville Gal(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 110 US 1927 Sell This Version
111 Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner - When The Roses Bloom Again / There's No Disappointment In Heaven(Shellac, 10", Mono) Brunswick 111 US 1927 Sell This Version
112 Uncle Dave Macon Death Of John Henry(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 112 US Unknown Sell This Version
118 "Dock" Boggs* Sugar Baby / Down South Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 118 US 1927 Sell This Version
120 Dykes' Magic City Trio* Cotton Eyed Joe / Tennessee Girls(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 120 US Unknown Sell This Version
121 Vernon Dalhart and Carson Robison Vernon Dalhart and Carson Robison - The House At The End Of The Lane / My Blue Ridge Mountain Home(Shellac, 10", Mono) Brunswick 121 US 1927 Sell This Version
123 Vernon Dalhart Get Away, Old Man, Get Away(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 123 US 1928 Sell This Version
125 Dykes' Magic City Trio* Shortening Bread / Ida Red(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 125 US Unknown Sell This Version
127 Dykes' Magic City Trio* Poor Ellen Smith / Frankie(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 127 US 1927 Sell This Version
128 Dykes' Magic City Trio* Golden Slippers / Hook And Line(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 128 US Unknown Sell This Version
129 Dykes' Magic City Trio* Huckleberry Blues / Free Little Bird(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 129 US 1927 Sell This Version
129 Grace Moore They Call Me Mimi(Shellac, 12") Brunswick 129 UK Unknown Sell This Version
131 "Dock" Boggs* Country Blues / Sammie, Where Have You Been So Long?(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 131 US 1927 Sell This Version
133 "Dock" Boggs* New Prisoner's Song / Hard Luck Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 133 US 1927 Sell This Version
141 Ewen Hail Cowboy's Lament / Lavender Cowboy(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 141 US Unknown Sell This Version
0141 through 0143 George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra, Rosa Linda George Gershwin, Paul Whiteman & His Concert Orchestra, Rosa Linda - Cuban Overture / An American In Paris(3xShellac, 12", Mono) Brunswick 0141 through 0143 UK Unknown Sell This Version
145 Buell Kazee Rock Island(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 145 US 1927 Sell This Version
146 De Ford Bailey* Dixie Flyer Blues / Pan American Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 146 US 1927 Sell This Version
147 De Ford Bailey* Muscle Shoal Blues / Up Country Blues 147 US 1927 Sell This Version
147 Fred Elizalde And His "Hot" Music* Dixie / Tiger Rag(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 147 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0147 Deanna Durbin One Fine Day/Spring In My Heart(Shellac, 12") Brunswick 0147 UK Unknown Sell This Version
148 De Ford Bailey* Evening Prayer Blues / Alcoholic Blues(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 148 US 1927 Sell This Version
150 Blue Ridge Gospel Singers On The Hills Over There / 'Twill Be Glory Bye And Bye(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 150 US 1928 Sell This Version
151 Blue Ridge Gospel Singers My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me / O Why Not To-Night?(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 151 US 1928 Sell This Version
152 Blue Ridge Gospel Singers I'm Alone In This World / I'm Going Home To Die No More(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 152 US 1927 Sell This Version
0161 Danny Kaye (2) With Victor Young And His Concert Orchestra* Danny Kaye (2) With Victor Young And His Concert Orchestra* - Tubby The Tuba(Shellac, 12") Brunswick 0161 UK Unknown Sell This Version
164 Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner - I'll Be All Smiles To-Night(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 164 US 1928 Sell This Version
166 Old Southern Sacred Singers Going Down The Valley One By One / Onward, Christian Soldiers(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 166 US 1927 Sell This Version
169 Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner - The Bright Sherman Valley / The East Bound Train(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 169 US 1927 Sell This Version
174 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Sweet Bunch Of Daisies / Daisies Won’t Tell(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 174 US Unknown Sell This Version
175 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Black Eyed Susie / Cluck Old Hen(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 175 US Unknown Sell This Version
177 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters The Nine Pound Hammer / C. C. & O. No. 558(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 177 US Unknown Sell This Version
178 Al Bernard Steamboat Bill / Casey Jones(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 178 US 1927 Sell This Version
179 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Whoa, Mule / Johnson Boys(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 179 US 1928 Sell This Version
180 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Echoes Of The Chimes(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 180 US Unknown Sell This Version
182 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Boatin' Up Sandy / Bug in the Taters(Shellac, 10", Mono) Brunswick 182 US 1927 Sell This Version
184 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Down To The Club / The Feller That Looked Like Me(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 184 US Unknown Sell This Version
186 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Roll On The Ground / Ride That Mule(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 186 US 1927 Sell This Version
189 Kanawha Singers / Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Kanawha Singers / Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters - Golden Slippers / Hear Dem Bells(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 189 US 1927 Sell This Version
190 Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner - The Old Rugged Cross(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 190 US Unknown Sell This Version
191 Al Bernard With The Gully Jumpers Al Bernard With The Gully Jumpers - On A Good Old Time Straw-Ride / I'm A Twelve O'Clock Feller (In A Nine O'Clock Town)(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 191 US Unknown Sell This Version
193 Frank And James McCravy* Six Feet Of Earth(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 193 US Unknown Sell This Version
202 Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner - The Two Orphans / You'll Never Miss Your Mother Till She's Gone(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 202 US Unknown Sell This Version
204 Howard Haney Keep On The Firing Line / If Jesus Leads This Army(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 204 US Unknown Sell This Version
206 Buell Kazee The Faded Coat Of Blue / Don't Forget Me Little Darling(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 206 US 1928 Sell This Version
209 Fred Elizalde Grown-Up Baby / She's A Great, Great Girl(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 209 UK Unknown Sell This Version
210 Buell Kazee And Sookie Hobbs Buell Kazee And Sookie Hobbs - Snow Deer / Red Wing(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 210 US 1928 Sell This Version
219 Bascom Lamar Lunsford I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground / Mountain Dew(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 219 US 1928 Sell This Version
222 J. L. McGhee* And Frank Welling J. L. McGhee* And Frank Welling - He Abides(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 222 US 1928 Sell This Version
223 Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers - There'll Come A Time / There's A Mother Old And Gray Who Needs Me Now(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 223 US Unknown Sell This Version
224 Warren Caplinger's Cumberland Mountain Entertainers Mc Donald's Farm / Nobody's Business(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 224 US Unknown Sell This Version
224 Warren Caplinger's Cumberland Mountain Entertainers Big Ball In Town / Saro(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 224 US Unknown Sell This Version
232 Dr. Humphrey Bate And His Possum Hunters* How Many Biscuits Can You Eat / Goin' Up-Town(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 232 US Unknown Sell This Version
234 Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers - I'll Be There, Mary Dear / As We Parted At The Gate(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 234 US Unknown Sell This Version
235 Kessinger Brothers Hell Among The Yearlings(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 235 US 1928 Sell This Version
236 Flat Creek Sacred Singers Mother Tell Me Of The Angels / Look Away To Calvary(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 236 US Unknown Sell This Version
237 John B. Evans The Kicking Mule / Three Nights Experience(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 237 US 1928 Sell This Version
238 Kessinger Brothers (Clark And Luches)* Garfield March / Kanawha March(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 238 US 1928 Sell This Version
239 Dr. Humphrey Bate And His Possum Hunters* Billy In The Low Ground / Eighth Of January(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 239 US 1928 Sell This Version
240 Marc Williams "The Cowboy Crooner"* Willie The Weeper / Sioux Indians(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 240 US 1928 Sell This Version
243 Dr. Humphrey Bate And His Possum Hunters* Dill Pickle Rag / Take Your Foot Out Of The Mud And Put It In The Sand(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 243 US Unknown Sell This Version
246 Rev. Calbert Holstein* And Sister Billie Holstein Rev. Calbert Holstein* And Sister Billie Holstein - Zion's Hill / Garden Of My Heart(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 246 US Unknown Sell This Version
250 Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers - The Bluefield Murder / George Collins 250 US 1928 Sell This Version
264 Julietta Canova / Anna* And Julietta Canova Julietta Canova / Anna* And Julietta Canova - I Wish I Was A Single Gal Again / The Frog Went A-Courtin'(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 264 US 1928 Sell This Version
268 Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers Roy Harvey And The North Carolina Ramblers - What Is Home Without Love / Budded Roses(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 268 US Unknown Sell This Version
270 Rev. Calbert Holstein* And Sister Billie Holstein Rev. Calbert Holstein* And Sister Billie Holstein - Yes I Know / Ring The Bells Of Freedom(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 270 US Unknown Sell This Version
271 Dr. Humphrey Bate And His Possum Hunters* My Wife Died Saturday Night / Old Joe(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 271 US 1929 Sell This Version
273 Richard Brooks (7) And Reuben Puckett Richard Brooks (7) And Reuben Puckett - Railroad Blues / Long Gone(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 273 US Unknown Sell This Version
275 Dr. Humphrey Bate And His Possum Hunters* Green Backed Dollar Bill / Run, Nigger, Run(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 275 US Unknown Sell This Version
276 John B. Evans The Last Mile Of The Way / Mother's Grave(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 276 US Unknown Sell This Version
281 Richard Brooks (7) And Reuben Puckett Richard Brooks (7) And Reuben Puckett - She's More To Be Pitied Than Censured / Where The Red Red Roses Grow(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 281 US Unknown Sell This Version
282 East Texas Serenaders Acorn Stomp / Shannon Waltz(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 282 US Unknown Sell This Version
287 Denson's Sacred Harp Singers Of Arley, Alabama Ninety Fifth / The Christians Hope(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 287 US Unknown Sell This Version
288 The Collier Trio Over The Waves (Sobre Las Olas) / Ben Hur March(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 288 US Unknown Sell This Version
289 The Collier Trio The Bluebird Waltz (El Vals Del Azulejo) / Irene Waltz(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 289 US Unknown Sell This Version
290 Crockett Family Mountaineers* Hard Cider Song / Rosalee(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 290 US Unknown Sell This Version
291 Crockett Family Mountaineers* Medley Of Old-Time Dance Tunes - Part I / Medley Of Old-Time Dance Tunes - Part II(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 291 US Unknown Sell This Version
293 Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner Lester McFarland (2) And Robert A. Gardner - Birmingham Jail / Go And Leave Me If You Want To(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 293 US Unknown Sell This Version
294 Flat Creek Sacred Singers Prepare To Meet Thy God / Love Keeps Me Singing(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 294 US Unknown Sell This Version
295 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Gideon's Band / Old Dan Tucker(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 295 US Unknown Sell This Version
298 East Texas Serenaders Deacon Jones / Adeline Waltz(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 298 US Unknown Sell This Version
300 Al Hopkins And His Buckle Busters Old Uncle Ned / Blue Bell(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 300 US Unknown Sell This Version