Columbia

Columbia

Profile:
Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound. Founded in January 1889 in Washington DC as the Columbia Graphophone Company by Edward D. Easton, the company first sold phonograph cylinders and later disc records.

It opened a British operation shortly afterwards. This was sold in 1918 to its own management, and then the independent Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. itself purchased its almost bankrupt former parent in 1925. This was then merged with The Gramophone Co. Ltd., which had been set up in the UK in 1896. This company was renamed Electrical And Musical Industries Ltd. (EMI) in 1931. US anti-trust laws forced the UK company to divest itself of its US operations that year.

The label was introduced in Japan in 1931 by the Nippon Phonograph Co. (also known as Nipponophone Co., Ltd.) which was a subsidiary of Electric and Musical Industries Ltd. In 1935 EMI sold its stake in Nipponophone, but Nipponophone kept ownership of the Columbia brand for Japan. After World War II, the label became part of Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.

For the next few decades the Columbia label was exclusively an EMI label outside North America, Japan, and Spain, where the rights were owned by a company unrelated to EMI, Discos Columbia, S.A. (it was eventually sold to BMG Spain through RCA). In the US and Canada, Columbia was owned by CBS Inc. In 1973 EMI merged most of its labels into EMI and no longer released pop or rock acts on the label in much of the world (although it remained in use in parts of Asia and for non-pop releases).

In 1981 EMI officially put the Columbia trademark up for sale. The Sony Corporation eventually bought the trademark after it had acquired CBS' recorded music operations in 1988. In Spain, Sony managed to acquire the rights from BMG around 1996/1997. However, since in Japan the trademark was not owned by an EMI affiliate, Sony was not able to acquire it for that market. This is why Sony can't use the Columbia brand in Japan, where the label was operated by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. until 2002. Since 2002 it has been owned by Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.

WARNING: Codes with the following prefixes should not be entered as catalogue number: XSS, ZSS, AL, BL. These codes are matrix numbers unique for each side of a vinyl release and should be entered in the Barcode and Other Identifiers section. The actual catalogue number is usually printed above the matrix number.

European releases in the 1980's until the late 1990's often had supplimentary or full catalogue numbers printed on the release in the following format:
xx-xxxxxx-xx (e.g.: 01-497424-10 in addition to short catalogue number 497424). it is assumed that the prefix refers to the country of release, the main number is the short catalogue number, normally found elsewhere on the release and the suffix relates directly to the format of the item in question.
However there is one exception. The "08" prefix relates specifically to releases manufactured at Sony/CBS, Haarlem and later inherited by Record Industry for a short while. These are not distribution codes or catalogue numbers and should only be entered as sequential numbers belonging to the manufacturer of the release.

Label code: LC 00162.
Sublabels
2 On 1 Country, 2 Αυθεντικά Album Σε 1 CD, A Collector's Edition, Adventures In Sound, Auravision, Aware Records, Best Ballads - Columbia, British Jazz Reissue Series, C2Records, Chaos Recordings, Collection Or (2), Collectors' Series, Columbia Children's Record Library, Columbia Entré, Columbia Hall Of Fame, Columbia Jazz, Columbia Jazz Masterpieces, Columbia Limited Edition, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Music Video, Columbia Odyssey, Columbia Performance Series, Columbia Phonograph Co., Columbia Record Productions, Columbia Special Products, Columbia Studios, Columbia Transcriptions, Columbia Video, Contemporary Masters Series, Date, Disco "La Cigale", Egyptian Records, Elementary School Series, Entré, Exclusive Artist, Folklore De España, Foreign Series, Gospel Spirit, Great Western Gramophone, Harmonie (3), Harmony (4), Hermanos, Hit Mix, Hot Jazz Classics, House Party Series, Ill Will Records, Indie 2000, ITNO Records, Japanese Contemporary Music Series, Jazz Archive Series, Jazz Odyssey Series, Jazz Originals, Lakeside Disc Record, Lorimar Records, Manhattan Record, Mixed Masters, Modern American Music Series, Music For Gracious Living (2), Music Of Our Time, Neon Gold, Odyssey, Piano Moods, Play Time (2), Playtime (4), Recovered (2), Risky Business, Rock A Mambo, Roulette Series, Ruffhouse Records, Slam Jamz, Special Archives Series, Special Coin Operator Release, Special Collector's Series, Startime International, Sucka Free Records, Super Hits, Super Swing Music (2), Swing Music Series, Swiss Folk Music Series - Schweizer Volksmusik, Symphony Series, Tappan Zee Records, The Blues, The Essential (3), The Great Songs Of Christmas, This Is Jazz, Two On One (3), Velvet Tone, World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music, 日本民謡集
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Contact Info:
USA:
550 Madison Avenue
New York 10022-3211
USA

UK:
9 Derry Street
Kensington
London W8 5HY
UK
Sites:
[l1866]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Pink Floyd / Bruch*, Tibor Varga, Vienna Festival Orchestra, Jean-Marie Auberson Pink Floyd / Bruch*, Tibor Varga, Vienna Festival Orchestra, Jean-Marie Auberson - A Saucerful Of Secrets / Violin Concerto No 1(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Columbia, Concert Hall - France Unknown Sell This Version
- Lo-Fi-Fnk Nightclub Nirvana(10xFile, MP3, Album) Columbia - Europe 2015
???? Tess (5) Cuando Te Enamoras(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia ???? Spain 2001 Sell This Version
???? Tess (5) Caramelos Picantes(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia ???? Spain 2001 Sell This Version
0C 006 12957 Bimbo Jet El Bimbo(7") Columbia 0C 006 12957 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0SX 6207 The Dave Clark Five Everybody Knows(LP) Columbia 0SX 6207 Australia 1967 Sell This Version
1 Various Columbia Digital P.O.P. 001(VHS, Promo) Columbia 1 US Unknown Sell This Version
001 Michael Bolton Dublin May 25th Special Commemorative 4 Track Cd(CD, Promo) Columbia, Sony 001 Ireland 1993 Sell This Version
1 スティーブとエルナンド アイドル・ヒップ(7") Columbia 1 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
0001 Fredericks Goldman Jones Des Bouts De Moi(Flexi, 7", Promo) Columbia 0001 France 1991 Sell This Version
00000000000001A The Young Offenders Once Upon A Time In The Nineties(CDr, Album, Promo) Columbia 00000000000001A UK 1998 Sell This Version
1A1 7408 Toto IV(8-Trk, Album) Columbia 1A1 7408 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7430 Bob James Hands Down(8-Trk, Album) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia 1A1 7430 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7465 Janie Fricke It Aint Easy(8-Trk, Club) Columbia 1A1 7465 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A 046 5071 Cliff Richard And The Drifters* Cliff(LP, Album) Columbia 1A 046 5071 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A006-04186 The Royal Showband Waterford Huckle Buck(7", Single, RE) EMI, Columbia 1A006-04186 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-04847 Frank Ifield I Remember You / Lovesick Blues(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-04847 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-05198 Helen Shapiro Queen For Tonight / Walkin' Back To Happiness (Single) 1A 006-05198 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
1A 006-05212 Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy / Pretty Flamingo(7", Single) Columbia, EMI 1A 006-05212 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-14845 Richard Anthony (2) Donne-Moi Ma Chance(7") Columbia 1A 006-14845 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A006-23243 Camillo* Sag Warum(7") Columbia 1A006-23243 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
1A 006-72382 Carlos (3) Je Suis Un Rigolo / Réfléchis(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-72382 France 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-73354 Tino Rossi J'Ai Toujours Chanté Des Chansons D'Amour(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-73354 France 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-91569 The Animals House Of The Rising Sun / Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-91569 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 028-11372 The Golden Gate Quartet The Best Of The Golden Gate Quartet(LP, Comp, RE) Columbia 1A 028-11372 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 028-72167 Les Compagnons De La Chanson Les Compagnons De La Chanson(LP, Comp, RE) Columbia, Pathé Marconi EMI 1A 028-72167 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052-05072 Cliff Richard Cliff Sings - The Cliff Richard Story Vol. 2(LP, Album) Columbia 1A 052-05072 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 052-05072 M Cliff Richard Cliff Sings - The Cliff Richard Story Vol. 2(LP, Album) Columbia 1A 052-05072 M Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 052-05075 Cliff Richard With The Shadows* And Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra Cliff Richard With The Shadows* And Norrie Paramor And His Orchestra - The Cliff Richard Story Vol. 5 - 32 Minutes And 17 Seconds With Cliff Richard(LP, RE) Columbia, Columbia 1A 052-05075 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 054-04532 The Shadows The Shadows Story Vol.1(LP, Comp, RE) Columbia 1A 054-04532 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 054-28498 Marlene Dietrich Die Besten Von Marlene Dietrich(LP, Comp) Columbia, Columbia 1A 054-28498 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1A 006-17 2916 7 Jeanne Mas Johnny, Johnny(7") Columbia, Columbia 1A 006-17 2916 7 Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-17 3320 7 Jeanne Mas En Rouge Et Noir(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-17 3320 7 Benelux 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-17 3331 7 Jeanne Mas L'Enfant (Single, Maxi) 1A 006-17 3331 7 Benelux 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-17 3347 7 Jeanne Mas Sauvez-Moi(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-17 3347 7 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0039 7 Jeanne Mas Toute Première Fois(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 1A 006-20 0039 7 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0668 7 The Hollies Too Many Hearts Get Broken(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-20 0668 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0953 7 Kiki Dee Another Day Comes (Another Day Goes)(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-20 0953 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1615 7 The Hollies This Is It(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 1A 006-20 1615 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1A 062-04096 The Pink Floyd* Soundtrack From The Film "More"(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, EMI 1A 062-04096 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-10 433 Edith Piaf Les Plus Grands Succès(LP, Comp) Columbia, EMI Belgium, Columbia 1A 062-10 433 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062 - 15640 Tino Rossi C'est La Belle Nuit De Noël ...(LP, Comp, RE) Pathé Marconi EMI, Columbia 1A 062 - 15640 France Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-40533 Amalia* Gostava De Ser Quem Era(LP, Album) Columbia 1A 062-40533 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 064-04190 Pink Floyd A Saucerful Of Secrets(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, EMI 1A 064-04190 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1A 066-72016 Sacha Distel Sacha Distel(LP, Comp, Gat) Columbia, EMI 1A 066-72016 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 262-05381 The Shadows Shadows Greatest(Cass, Comp) Columbia 1A 262-05381 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1 A 006-1728697 Carlos (3) Baby Bla-Bla (Susanna)(7", Single) Columbia 1 A 006-1728697 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-2000397 Jeanne Mas Toute Première Fois(7", Single) Columbia 1A 006-2000397 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version
1a 027 1006661 Beethoven*, Emil Gilels, Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Ludwig Beethoven*, Emil Gilels, Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Ludwig - "Emperor" Concerto(LP, Album) Columbia 1a 027 1006661 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-1575001 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Album) 1A 038-1575001 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 038 1575271 Sweet Smoke Just A Poke(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Catfish 1A 038 1575271 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 058-1650841 Eartha Kitt Love For Sale(LP, Album, RE) Columbia 1A 058-1650841 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 238-1575004 Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(Cass, Album, RE) Columbia, Fame 1A 238-1575004 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A K052-15 4945 6 Jeanne Mas Johnny, Johnny(12", Maxi) Columbia 1A K052-15 4945 6 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1C 2LP 134 14 5456 3 Christian Anders Gold Collection(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Columbia 1C 2LP 134 14 5456 3 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
1C 2LP 134 7 91890 1 Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt(2xLP, Comp, RE) Columbia 1C 2LP 134 7 91890 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 2LP 134 1467793 Franz Lambert Rendezvous Mit Franz Lambert(2xLP, Comp) Columbia 1C 2LP 134 1467793 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 2LP 134 1467813 Klaus Wunderlich Rendezvous Mit(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Columbia 1C 2LP 134 1467813 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 048-31 75 Ellis Kaut Meister Eder Und Sein Pumuckl - Pumuckl Und Der Besuch / Der Verbotene Kirschlikör(LP, RE) Columbia 1C 048-31 75 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-04017 Donald Peers Please Don't Go(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04017 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-04024 Don Partridge Breakfast On Pluto(7") Columbia 1C 006-04024 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 035 The Dave Clark Five The Mulberry Tree / Small Talk(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 035 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 038 The Gods (2) Hey Bulldog(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 038 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 049 Cliff Richard Good Times (Better Times)(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 049 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 053 Lulu Boom Bang-A-Bang (Eurovision' 69)(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 053 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 057 John Burness Theresa / I Don't Want You (Any More)(7") Columbia 1 C 006-04 057 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-04058 Hammond-Hazlewood Broken Hearts Brigade(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04058 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 061 Hank B. Marvin* Goodnight Dick(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 061 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 074 Lulu Boom Bang-A-Bang (England's Eurovisionsbeitrag 1969 Deutsch Gesungen)(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 074 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 091 Des O'Connor Dick-A-Dum-Dum / For Love Or Money(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 091 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C006-04106 Cliff Richard Big Ship(7", Single) Columbia 1C006-04106 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 107 M Roger James Cooke* Stop / Someday(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 1 C 006-04 107 M Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 128 Graham Bonney Leander Angeline(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 128 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C006-04186 The Royal Showband Waterford Huclebuck(7", Single) Columbia 1C006-04186 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-04 186 M The Royal Showband Waterford Hucklebuck(7", Single, RE) Columbia 1C 006-04 186 M Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 187 Graham Bonney Hey, Little Lady(7", Single, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 1 C 006-04 187 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 187 M Graham Bonney Hey, Little Lady(7", Single, Mono) Columbia 1 C 006-04 187 M Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04231M Cliff* And Hank* Cliff* And Hank* - Throw Down A Line(7") Columbia 1C 006-04231M Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 263 Vince Hill Kleine Wolke Flieg' mit dem Wind(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 263 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 271 Cliff Richard With The Eyes Of A Child(7") Columbia 1C 006-04 271 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 280 The Shadows / Hank Marvin The Shadows / Hank Marvin - Slaughter On Tenth Avenue / Midnight Cowboy(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 280 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 315 Des O'Connor Loneliness / With Love(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 315 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C006-04331 Graham Bonney Sign On The Dotted Line / Words We Said(7", Single) Columbia 1C006-04331 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 347 Cliff* & Hank* Cliff* & Hank* - The Joy Of Living(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 347 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04357 Graham Bonney Alle Kirschen(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04357 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 364 Cliff Richard Du, Du Gefällst Mir So(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 364 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04397 Des O'Connor I'll Go On Hoping / World Of Dreams(7") Columbia 1C 006-04397 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 414 M Alison Wonder Once More With Feeling(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 414 M Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 430 Graham Bonney & The Stowaways (3) Graham Bonney & The Stowaways (3) - Ich Mach' Ein Interview Mit Deinem Herzen(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 430 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 444 Cliff Richard Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha / You Never Can Tell(7") Columbia 1C 006-04 444 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 497 Graham Bonney When Evelyn Was Mine(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 497 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 523 Cliff Richard Goodbye Sam (Das Ist Die Liebe) / Kein Zug Nach Gretna Green(7") Columbia 1C 006-04 523 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 555 Graham Bonney Marie(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 555 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 564 Cliff Richard I Ain't Got Time Anymore(7", Single, Mono) Columbia 1C 006-04 564 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 626 Graham Bonney Hallo Taxi(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 626 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 706 Cliff Richard Ich Träume Deine Träume / Das Girl Von Nebenan(7") Columbia 1C 006-04 706 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C-006-04717 Cliff Richard Sunny Honey Girl(7") Columbia 1C-006-04717 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 719 Clive Dunn Grandad(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 719 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 757 Alma Cogan Tennessee-Waltz / So Fängt Es Immer An(7", Single) Columbia 1 C 006-04 757 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 802 Graham Bonney Im Wachsfigurenkabinett(7", Single) Columbia 1C 006-04 802 Germany 1970 Sell This Version