Perfect (3)

Perfect (3)

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The Perfect label was a US label. It was introduced in June 1922 by the financially strained Pathé Frères Phonograph Co. to compete with other budget-priced labels of the day and boost record sales. The Perfect Record Company was created as a Pathé trade-name to market Pathé Actuelle pressings under the less-expensive Perfect (3) label. New releases on both Pathé Actuelle and Perfect (3) labels were issued concurrently. Perfect (3) also served as a reissue vehicle for some older Pathé material. Releases on the Perfect label were pressed on standard lateral cut 78 rpm disc records. Many of these records were red-brown shellac as opposed to the more common black shellac of the era. Audio fidelity was about average for the era, but being a cheap label, the records tend to wear easily.

Artists who recorded on Perfect included Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards, Annette Hanshaw, The Ponce Sisters, Willard Robison, Cab Calloway, Gene Autry, Vernon Dalhart, Lee Morse, Boyd Senter, Al Bernard, Tito Schipa, and Morton Downey.

In July 1929 the Perfect label became part of the American Record Corporation and was discontinued in 1938 when the latter was acquired by CBS Inc.

In 1993 the label was revived by Dean Blackwood who used it for recordings pressed on 78 r.p.m. vinyl by Sun City Girls, Charlie Feathers, Junior Kimbrough, the Balfa Brothers, and John Fahey.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
102 Mary Stafford (2) Ain't Got Nobody To Grind My Coffee / Take Your Finger Off It(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 102 US 1926 Sell This Version
103 Georgia Grind / Mama Stayed Out The Whole Night Long  album cover Caroline Johnson (2) Georgia Grind / Mama Stayed Out The Whole Night Long(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 103 US 1926 Sell This Version
104 Georgia Grind / Parlor Social Stomp  album cover Duke Ellington's Washingtonians* Georgia Grind / Parlor Social Stomp(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 104 US 1926 Sell This Version
106 Strut Yo' Puddy / It Takes A Two Time Papa (To Make A One Time Mama Mad)  album cover Mamie Harris And The Choo Choo Jazzers* Mamie Harris And The Choo Choo Jazzers* - Strut Yo' Puddy / It Takes A Two Time Papa (To Make A One Time Mama Mad)(Shellac, 10", Red) Perfect (3) 106 US 1926 Sell This Version
110 Louisiana Breakdown / Memphis Rag  album cover Hot And Heavy Louisiana Breakdown / Memphis Rag(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 110 US 1926 Sell This Version
115 Dying Mother And Her Child / I Know I Got Religion  album cover Rev. J. M. Gates Dying Mother And Her Child / I Know I Got Religion(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 115 US Unknown Sell This Version
129 Black Snake Moan / Fortune Teller Blues  album cover Rosa Henderson Black Snake Moan / Fortune Teller Blues(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 129 US 1927 Sell This Version
130 Black Snake Blues / Soul And Body  album cover Sis Quander Black Snake Blues / Soul And Body(Shellac, 10", RE) Perfect (3) 130 US Unknown Sell This Version
131 Kitty Waters Rough House Blues / Back Water Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 131 US 1927 Sell This Version
132 The Downward Path Is Crowded / Climbing Up Zion Hill  album cover Deacon Mose The Downward Path Is Crowded / Climbing Up Zion Hill(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 132 US Unknown Sell This Version
133 Nobody Needs You When You're Down And Out / Macon Georgia Cut Out  album cover Blind Bobby Baker Nobody Needs You When You're Down And Out / Macon Georgia Cut Out(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 133 US 1927 Sell This Version
139 Kansas City Shuffle / Black Cat Bones  album cover Dixie Jazzers Washboard Band Kansas City Shuffle / Black Cat Bones(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 139 US 1928 Sell This Version
140 Hit Me In The Nose Blues  album cover Ozie Ware Hit Me In The Nose Blues(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Perfect (3) 140 US 1929 Sell This Version
145 I Know I'll Meet My Mother After All / My Happy Home I Left In Caroline  album cover Kid Williams & Bill Morgan (6) Kid Williams & Bill Morgan (6) - I Know I'll Meet My Mother After All / My Happy Home I Left In Caroline(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 145 US 1930 Sell This Version
149 Georgia Tom Pigmeat Blues / Six Shooter Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 149 US 1930 Sell This Version
150 Papa's Getting Hot / Somebody's Been Using That Thing  album cover Famous Hokum Boys Papa's Getting Hot / Somebody's Been Using That Thing(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 150 US 1930 Sell This Version
155 Nancy Jane / Do That Thing  album cover Famous Hokum Boys Nancy Jane / Do That Thing(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 155 US 1930 Sell This Version
156 Pig Meat Strut / Guitar Rag  album cover Famous Hokum Boys Pig Meat Strut / Guitar Rag(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 156 US 1930 Sell This Version
160 May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister? / Birmingham Jail  album cover Kid Williams & His Guitar* / Kid Williams & Roy Martin (8) Kid Williams & His Guitar* / Kid Williams & Roy Martin (8) - May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister? / Birmingham Jail(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 160 US Unknown Sell This Version
161 You Can’t Get Enough Of That Stuff / Rolling Mill  album cover Famous Hokum Boys You Can’t Get Enough Of That Stuff / Rolling Mill(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 161 US 1930 Sell This Version
164 The Old Chisholm Trail / The Cat's Whiskers  album cover Patt Patterson And His Champion Rep Riders The Old Chisholm Trail / The Cat's Whiskers(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 164 US 1930 Sell This Version
166 Going Down The Valley / Oh I Want To See Him  album cover Peck’s Male Quartette* Going Down The Valley / Oh I Want To See Him(Shellac, 10", Red) Perfect (3) 166 US 1930 Sell This Version
168 The Cowboy's Love Song / Tidy Up And Down The Old Brass Wagon  album cover Patt Patterson & Lois Dexter / Patt Patterson & His Champion Rep Riders* Patt Patterson & Lois Dexter / Patt Patterson & His Champion Rep Riders* - The Cowboy's Love Song / Tidy Up And Down The Old Brass Wagon(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 168 US Unknown Sell This Version
169 Terrible Operation Blues / Come On Mama  album cover Georgia Tom & Hannah May / Famous Hokum Boys Georgia Tom & Hannah May / Famous Hokum Boys - Terrible Operation Blues / Come On Mama(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 169 US 1930 Sell This Version
170 What's That I Smell/ Court House Blues  album cover Hannah May What's That I Smell/ Court House Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 170 US Unknown Sell This Version
171 It's Been So Long / Rent Man Blues  album cover Georgia Tom & Hannah May Georgia Tom & Hannah May - It's Been So Long / Rent Man Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 171 US 1930 Sell This Version
172 Come On In / Barrel House Blues  album cover 'Famous' Hokum Boys* / Williams & Sampson 'Famous' Hokum Boys* / Williams & Sampson - Come On In / Barrel House Blues(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 172 US 1930 Sell This Version
175 Who Stole De Lock? / South Bound Passenger Train  album cover Famous Garland Jubilee Singers* Who Stole De Lock? / South Bound Passenger Train(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 175 US Unknown Sell This Version
179 Tadpole Blues / No Good Buddy  album cover Bill Williams (29) And Sammy Sampson / Sammy Sampson Bill Williams (29) And Sammy Sampson / Sammy Sampson - Tadpole Blues / No Good Buddy(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 179 US Unknown Sell This Version
181 John Henry Blues / New Huntsville Jail  album cover The Two Poor Boys* / Joe Evans (6) The Two Poor Boys* / Joe Evans (6) - John Henry Blues / New Huntsville Jail(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 181 US 1931 Sell This Version
182 Two White Horses In A Line / Georgia Rose  album cover Two Poor Boys, Joe Evans (6) Two Poor Boys, Joe Evans (6) - Two White Horses In A Line / Georgia Rose(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 182 US 1931 Sell This Version
185 Early Some Morning Blues / Sugar And Cream Blues  album cover Joe Evans (6), Arthur McClain Joe Evans (6), Arthur McClain - Early Some Morning Blues / Sugar And Cream Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 185 US 1931 Sell This Version
189 Hold The Wind / Oh Rocks Don't You Fall On Me  album cover Famous Garland Jubilee Singers* Hold The Wind / Oh Rocks Don't You Fall On Me(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 189 US 1931 Sell This Version
193 Slow Mama Slow / New Salty Dog  album cover Salty Dog Sam* Slow Mama Slow / New Salty Dog(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 193 US 1931 Sell This Version
195 You're Going To Leave The Old Home, Jim! / Careless Love Blues  album cover Lulu Williams You're Going To Leave The Old Home, Jim! / Careless Love Blues(Shellac, 10", RE) Perfect (3) 195 US Unknown Sell This Version
196 Forty And Tight / Piggly Wiggly  album cover Rampart Street Washboard Band Forty And Tight / Piggly Wiggly(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 196 US Unknown Sell This Version
198 Sloppy Drunk Blues / Alley Boogie  album cover Bessie Jackson Sloppy Drunk Blues / Alley Boogie(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 198 US 1931 Sell This Version
0205 Alabama Rascals Georgia Grind / Rukus Juice Shuffle(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0205 US 1932 Sell This Version
0207 How You Want It Done? / M & O Blues  album cover Big Bill* / Big Bill And His Jug Bustlers* Big Bill* / Big Bill And His Jug Bustlers* - How You Want It Done? / M & O Blues 0207 US 1932 Sell This Version
0212 You Rascal You No. 1 / You Rascal You No. 2  album cover Tampa Red and Georgia Tom Tampa Red and Georgia Tom - You Rascal You No. 1 / You Rascal You No. 2(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0212 US Unknown Sell This Version
0217 Worrying You Off My Mind  album cover Big Bill Broonzy Worrying You Off My Mind(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0217 US Unknown Sell This Version
0222 Graveyard Diggers' Blues / Lonesome Road  album cover Salty Dog Sam* Graveyard Diggers' Blues / Lonesome Road(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0222 US 1933 Sell This Version
0226 Spark Plug Smith In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town / Sweet Evening Breeze(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0226 US 1933 Sell This Version
0228 Some Cold Rainy Day / Just Can't Stand It  album cover Curley Weaver, Ruth Willis*, Fred McMullen Curley Weaver, Ruth Willis*, Fred McMullen - Some Cold Rainy Day / Just Can't Stand It(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0228 US 1933 Sell This Version
0231 When I'm Dead And Gone/ Prowling Woman  album cover Buddy Moss When I'm Dead And Gone/ Prowling Woman(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0231 US Unknown Sell This Version
0241 Leg Iron Blues / De Kalb Chain Gang  album cover Curley Weaver, Fred McMullen Curley Weaver, Fred McMullen - Leg Iron Blues / De Kalb Chain Gang(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0241 US 1933 Sell This Version
0242 Decatur Street 81 / Tampa Strut   album cover The Georgia Browns* Decatur Street 81 / Tampa Strut (Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0242 US 1933 Sell This Version
0253 Seaboard Blues / Troubled Mind  album cover Bessie Jackson Seaboard Blues / Troubled Mind(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0253 US Unknown Sell This Version
0255 House Top Blues / T N & O Blues  album cover Bessie Jackson House Top Blues / T N & O Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0255 US Unknown Sell This Version
0261 Back  Door Blues/ Slavin' Blues  album cover Walter Roland Back Door Blues/ Slavin' Blues(Shellac, 10", Sol) Perfect (3) 0261 US Unknown Sell This Version
0265 T Model Blues / Overall Blues  album cover Walter Roland T Model Blues / Overall Blues(Shellac, 10", Sol) Perfect (3) 0265 US Unknown Sell This Version
0266 Broke Down Engine / Bachelors' Blues  album cover Buddy Moss Broke Down Engine / Bachelors' Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0266 US 1933 Sell This Version
0269 Coast Line Blues / Quincey Wimmens  album cover Tallahassee Tight Coast Line Blues / Quincey Wimmens(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0269 US 1934 Sell This Version
0278 Blue & Worried Woman / Squeaky Work Bench Blues  album cover Poor Jim Blue & Worried Woman / Squeaky Work Bench Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0278 US 1934 Sell This Version
0283 Famous Garland Jubilee Singers* Sinner You Better Get Ready/I'll Be Satsfied(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0283 US 1931 Sell This Version
0295 Sweet Man, Sweet Man / Down In Boogie Alley  album cover Bessie Jackson Sweet Man, Sweet Man / Down In Boogie Alley(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0295 US Unknown Sell This Version
0301 Tallahassee Tight Rambling Mind / Lonesome And Worried Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0301 US 1934 Sell This Version
0303 Gone Mother Blues / Evil Man Blues  album cover Pinewood Tom And His Blues Hounds Gone Mother Blues / Evil Man Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0303 US 1934 Sell This Version
0304 Walter Roland Every Morning Blues / Big Mama(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0304 US 1934 Sell This Version
0313 Prowlin' Ground Hog / C-C Rider  album cover Big Bill* Prowlin' Ground Hog / C-C Rider(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0313 US Unknown Sell This Version
0315 Four Day Worry Blues / New Black Snake Moan  album cover Lead Belly* Four Day Worry Blues / New Black Snake Moan(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0315 US 1935 Sell This Version
0330 Pinewood Tom New Milkcow Blues / New D.B.A. Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0330 US 1935 Sell This Version
0331 Worn Out Man / Penniless Blues  album cover Walter Roland Worn Out Man / Penniless Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0331 US 1935 Sell This Version
0332 Barbecue Blues / Shave 'Em Dry  album cover Bessie Jackson Barbecue Blues / Shave 'Em Dry(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 0332 US 1935 Sell This Version
1404 John Fahey Double 78(2xShellac) Perfect (3) 1404 US 1996 Sell This Version
6-2-10 The Music Goes Round And Round / Moonburn  album cover Chick Bullock The Music Goes Round And Round / Moonburn(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 6-2-10 US 1936 Sell This Version
11000 Pick 'Em Up Silas, Lay 'Em Down Zeke  album cover Cal Stewart Pick 'Em Up Silas, Lay 'Em Down Zeke(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11000 US 1922 Sell This Version
11002 Uncle Josh Buys An Automobile / Uncle Josh At The Circus  album cover Bert Terry Uncle Josh Buys An Automobile / Uncle Josh At The Circus(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11002 US 1922 Sell This Version
11010 Mo-Na-Lu / Rio Nights  album cover Native Hawaiian Troupe Mo-Na-Lu / Rio Nights(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11010 US 1922 Sell This Version
11013 Hawaii And You / The Glow-Worm  album cover William Wheeler (2) / Native Hawaiian Troupe William Wheeler (2) / Native Hawaiian Troupe - Hawaii And You / The Glow-Worm(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11013 US 1922 Sell This Version
11014 Emile Rigo Souvenir / Serenade(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11014 US 1921 Sell This Version
11015 Rae Eleanor Ball Melodie In F / Spring Song(Shellac, 10", RE, Bro) Perfect (3) 11015 US 1922 Sell This Version
11019 Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere / Beulah Land  album cover Sterling Male Trio / Marian Crawford Sterling Male Trio / Marian Crawford - Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere / Beulah Land(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 11019 US 1922 Sell This Version
11020 The Church In The Wildwood / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder  album cover Chautauqua Preachers' Quartet* The Church In The Wildwood / When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11020 US 1922 Sell This Version
11021 Lead, Kindly Light / Nearer, My God To Thee  album cover Chris Chapman (3) Lead, Kindly Light / Nearer, My God To Thee(Shellac, 10", RE, Bro) Perfect (3) 11021 US 1922 Sell This Version
11022 Whispering Hope / Sweet Hour Of Prayer  album cover Ethel Andrews And Elaine Nelson Ethel Andrews And Elaine Nelson - Whispering Hope / Sweet Hour Of Prayer(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11022 US 1922 Sell This Version
11025 Casey Jones / Arkansas Traveller  album cover County Harmonizers / Gilbert Holt County Harmonizers / Gilbert Holt - Casey Jones / Arkansas Traveller(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11025 US 1922 Sell This Version
11026 Spring Song / The Star  album cover Carrie Prescott (2) Spring Song / The Star(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11026 US 1922 Sell This Version
11031 Tyrol / Darktown Quartet Rehearsal  album cover George Roberts (8) And Charles Baker (8) / The Harmonizers* George Roberts (8) And Charles Baker (8) / The Harmonizers* - Tyrol / Darktown Quartet Rehearsal(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11031 US 1922 Sell This Version
11033 Medley Of Old Time Songs, Part 3 / Medley Of Old Time Songs, Part 4  album cover Apollo Male Trio Medley Of Old Time Songs, Part 3 / Medley Of Old Time Songs, Part 4(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11033 US 1922 Sell This Version
11035 Silver Threads Among the Gold / We’ve Been Chums for Fifty Years  album cover Craig Campbell (7) Silver Threads Among the Gold / We’ve Been Chums for Fifty Years(Shellac, 10", Single, Red) Perfect (3) 11035 US Unknown Sell This Version
11042 Humoresque / Danube Waves  album cover Boudini Brothers Humoresque / Danube Waves(Shellac, 10", RE) Perfect (3) 11042 US 1922 Sell This Version
11045 Macushla / My Wild Irish Rose   album cover Ernest Davis (2) Macushla / My Wild Irish Rose (Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11045 US 1922 Sell This Version
11047 Down Old Virginia Way / Ji-Ji-Boo  album cover Nick Lucas' Ukalele Trio Down Old Virginia Way / Ji-Ji-Boo(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11047 US 1922 Sell This Version
11048 Two Hungarian Poems  album cover Dezso Szigeti* Two Hungarian Poems(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11048 US 1922 Sell This Version
11051 Hawaiian Hula Medleys/ Maui Waltz  album cover Frank Ferera Hawaiian Hula Medleys/ Maui Waltz(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11051 US 1922 Sell This Version
11053 Les Patineurs / Espana  album cover Perry And Peppino* Les Patineurs / Espana(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11053 US 1922 Sell This Version
11057 Some Laughs / Cohen Talks About the Ladies  album cover Unknown Artist / Monroe Silver Unknown Artist / Monroe Silver - Some Laughs / Cohen Talks About the Ladies(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11057 US 1922 Sell This Version
11061 Home, Sweet Home and My Old Kentucky Home / Old Black Joe and Massa's In The Cold, Cold Ground  album cover Jules Levy Jr.'s Brass Quartet* Home, Sweet Home and My Old Kentucky Home / Old Black Joe and Massa's In The Cold, Cold Ground(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11061 US Unknown Sell This Version
11082 Almost Persuaded / Just As I Am  album cover Paul Hardy (3) Almost Persuaded / Just As I Am(Shellac, 10", Ora) Perfect (3) 11082 US 1922 Sell This Version
11089 The Invincible Eagle / March Indienne  album cover Empire State Military Band The Invincible Eagle / March Indienne(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11089 US 1922 Sell This Version
11093 Apollo Male Trio and Charles Cinway Apollo Male Trio and Charles Cinway - I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen / Homing(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11093 US Unknown Sell This Version
11097 Mister X. Annie Laurie / Where The River Shannon Flows(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11097 US Unknown Sell This Version
11099 Serenade / Caprice Viennois  album cover Ben Scherzer Serenade / Caprice Viennois(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11099 US 1923 Sell This Version
11101 Song Of Love / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise  album cover Ben Scherzer Song Of Love / The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise(Shellac, 10", Ora) Perfect (3) 11101 US 1923 Sell This Version
11102 Valse Erica / Silver Threads Among The Gold  album cover Rudy Wiedoeft Valse Erica / Silver Threads Among The Gold(Shellac, 10", Bro) Perfect (3) 11102 US 1923 Sell This Version
11105 Ferera And Franchini One Little Smile / After Every Party(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11105 US 1923 Sell This Version
11120 Matt Keefe Sleep Baby, Sleep / The Strolling Yodler(Shellac, 10", RP) Perfect (3) 11120 US Unknown Sell This Version
11123 Blue Hoosier Blues / Banjo Blues  album cover McGavock And Tilman (5) McGavock And Tilman (5) - Blue Hoosier Blues / Banjo Blues(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11123 US 1923 Sell This Version
11127 The Valley Of Peace / Still, Still With Thee  album cover Chautauqua Preachers' Quartet* The Valley Of Peace / Still, Still With Thee(Shellac, 10") Perfect (3) 11127 US Unknown Sell This Version

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cporter1947

cporter1947

August 7, 2019
Instead of switching to Electric recording in 1925, they would wait to years until 1927. Giving them more time to "Perfect" there style of Acoustical recording. In late 1927, they would also gain their own UK Sub-label called Pathe Perfect. It pressed songs for France and Britain between 1927 and early 1928.