Columbia

Columbia

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Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound. Founded in January 1889 in Washington DC as the Columbia Phonograph Co. by Edward D. Easton, the company first sold phonograph cylinders and later disc records. For 78's that have "Exclusive Artist (At Pressing)" on labels add "Exclusive Artist" in the FTT (format) field. You can also add "Exclusive Artist (At Pressing)" into the notes.

For all unofficial / bootleg copies of this label please use Columbia (2).
It opened a British operation shortly afterwards. This was sold in 1922 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 incorporated as Electric & 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 & 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 imprint (trademark) was exclusively owned by Columbia Graphophone Co. Ltd., outside North America, Japan, and Spain, where the rights were owned by a company unrelated to Electric & Musical Industries Ltd., 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 1961, Columbia set up a parent company for itself called CBS Records, which was a division of CBS. In 1965, Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. is merged into The Gramophone Co. Ltd., with the rights to the Columbia trademark subsequently being reassigned to that company. In January 1973, The Gramophone Co. Ltd. begins phasing out some of its domestic labels (Parlophone, Regal Zonophone etc.) including Columbia, in favour of the newly established EMI label, and subsequently no longer using the label for releasing pop or rock acts in much of the world (although it remained in use in parts of Asia and for non-pop releases).

On November 2, 1989, CBS sold its recording music distribution and label group to the Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation for $400 million. On October 15, 1990, EMI Records Ltd. (successor of The Gramophone Co. Ltd.) officially sells its international rights to the Columbia trademark to Sony. On April 17, 1991, Sony's acquisition of Columbia Records and affiliated labels was completed; CBS Records was renamed to Sony Music Entertainment and the Japanese branch CBS/Sony, which was formed as a venture in 1968 between CBS Inc. and Sony, was rebranded as Sony Records (now Sony Music Japan). In Spain, Sony managed to acquire the rights from BMG, which it had merged with on August 5, 2004 as Sony BMG Music Entertainment. However, since the trademark was not owned by an EMI affiliate in Japan, Sony was not able to acquire it for that market. This is why Sony can't use the original Columbia brand nor name in Japan, where the label was operated by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. until October 1, 2002, when the name was changed to Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc. On October 1, 2010, the name was changed back to Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd..

Today, Columbia (walking eye) remains one of the four flagship music labels operated by Sony Music Entertainment worldwide except in Japan, where Columbia (magic notes) is the primary imprint of Nippon Columbia.

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 supplementary numbers printed on the release in the following format:
xx-xxxxxx-xx (e.g.: 01-497424-10 in addition to short catalogue number 497424). These are not distribution codes or catalogue numbers but were added by the Dutch CBS, Haarlem/ Sony/CBS, Haarlem plants and are commonly known as Computer Numbers. Do not add them as catalogue numbers.

Catalogue letters from 1989 to 2005 are listed as "CK 12345".
Label code: LC 00162.
Has the Spanish series Espectacular (3)

French Columbia shellac codes, sizes, labels colours, price codes (1951):
BF - 25 cm (10") - brown label (price code Medium)
BFX - 30 cm (12") - brown label (price code Medium)
DF - 25 cm (10") - black label (price code Standard)
DFX - 30 cm (12") - black label (price code Standard)
GF - 25 cm (10") - green label (price code Artistique)
GFX - 30 cm (12") - green label (price code Artistique)
LF - 25 cm (12") - blue label (price code Artistique)
LFX - 30 cm (12") - blue label (price code Artistique)
RFX - 30 cm (12") - red label (price code Medium)
9000 to 11672 - 30 cm (12") - black label (price code Standard)

Please note some mid 1950's (USA) 45rpm releases have on the label a release # which end with -c "Which Indicates Country"
4-41008-c (Year released 1957) Anything Your Heart Desires
4-41012-c (Year released 1957) Heartbeat / Party
4-41020-c (Year released 1957) Let Me Love You / Stop Whistlin' Wolf

Note some releases during 1986 up to 1991 (on record labels) have the ⎊ upside triangle (which looks like a Fallout Shelter) on the label marks this era of pressing. Found on Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA https://www.discogs.com/label/442751-Columbia-Records-Pressing-Plant-Carrollton-GA and also Pitman https://www.discogs.com/label/447694-Columbia-Records-Pressing-Plant-Pitman On Lp's or 12" singles it helps designate the A side. This symbol does also appear on some CD's and cassette tapes.

Useful link for 78pm release info https://www.78discography.com/COL39000.htm
Sublabels
"BTA" Series, "BTB" Series, "BTD" Series, 2 On 1 Country, 2 Αυθεντικά Album Σε 1 CD, 5th Anniversary Special, A Hot Jazz Classic, A Jazz Masterwork, Adventures In Sound, American Hit Jazz, Animex Special Selection, Archives Series, Artistnews, Auravision, Aware Records, Beautiful Selections For Electone, Best Of Best (5), Best Of Big Bands, British Jazz Reissue Series, Bruce Springsteen, C2Records, Canciones Infantiles, Chansons De Paris, Chaos Recordings, Chess Series, Chrüz Und Quer Dur's Schwyzerland, Collection Or (2), Collection Soleil (2), Columbia "De Luxe", Columbia / Melodiya, Columbia Book & Record Library, Columbia Children's Record Library, Columbia Double-Disc, Columbia Entré, Columbia Extended Play, Columbia Hall Of Fame, Columbia Jazz, Columbia Jazz (2), Columbia Jazz Masterpieces, Columbia Junior Series, Columbia Legacy All Time Classics, Columbia Limited Edition, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Music Video, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Odyssey, Columbia Performance Series, Columbia Plakları, Columbia Royal Blue Records, Columbia Sound Archives, Columbia Studios, Columbia Video, Columbia's Dance Parade, Contemporary Masters Series, Dance Date, Das Kantatenwerk (2), Das Meisterwerk (2), Date, Dichtung & Jazz, Dig Deep Columbia, Double Collection Or, Duke 100 Years, Édith Piaf, Educational Series (2), Egyptian Records, Elementary School Series, Enregistrements Originaux Tino Rossi, Entré, Fiesta (Turkey), Forever Soul, Gospel Spirit, Graphophone Grand, Great Recordings Of The Century (4), Great Western Gramophone, Harmonie (3), Harmony (4), Hermanos, History Of Jazz (6), Hit Mix, Hot Jazz Classic (4), Hot Jazz Classics, House Party Series, Indie 2000, ITNO Records, Japanese Contemporary Music Series, Jazz 2 On 1, Jazz Archive Series, Jazz Odyssey Series, Jazz Originals, Jazz Portrait (2), Jubileum Serie, Kidparade, Lakeside Disc Record, Late Music (2), Les Chansons Formidables, Liverpool Sound Special Serie, Lorimar Records, Mad Beats Records, Magical Voyage Collection, Manhattan Record, Masterlength Party Series, Masterlength Song Series, Masterworks Preview, Miles 50 Years Columbia, Miles Davis Complete Recording Series, Mixed Masters, Modern American Music Series, Music For Gracious Living (2), Music Of Our Time, Neon Gold, New Design Records, O Melhor Da Jovem Guarda, Odyssey, Opera Highlights (2), Panorama Du Jazz Européen, Personalidad 20 Exitos, Piano Moods, Play Time (2), Playtime (4), PLOF, LLC, Radio Luxembourg Hits, Record A View, Recovered (2), Riches Collection, Risky Business, Rock A Mambo, Roulette Series, Rudolph Recommends, Ruffhouse Records, Secondary School Series, Send-A-Song, Série Jazz (3), Série Métronome, Série Typique (2), Slam Jamz, Sonovox Records, Special Archives Series, Special Coin Operator Release, Special Sound Series, Startime International, String Time, Succès De Paris (2), Sucka Free Records, Super Swing Music (2), Surprise-Partie (4), Swing Music Series, SX-74, The Entertainment Company Records, The Essential (3), The Fabulous Philadelphia Sound Series, The Golden Era Series, The Great American Songbook (2), The Great Songs Of Christmas, The Historical Concerts, The Real Deal, The Sound Of Genius Masterworks Library, This Is Cuba, This Is Jazz, Toyota S Collection, Twentieth Century (BC) Record, Two Classic Albums From, Two On One (3), World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music, Εύθυμα Ελληνικά Παραμύθια, Οι Επιτυχίες Της Columbia, 日本のポップスの先駆者たち Pioneers Of Japanese Pops, 極(きわみ)ベスト50
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Contact Info:
USA:
1965-1988: 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A., Phone (212) 445-4321
1988-2016: 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.
from 2016: 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A., Phone (212) 833-8000

UK:
9 Derry Street
Kensington
London W8 5HY
UK
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Releases

Status Catalog Number Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number Country Year  Actions
2535 Thoughts Of Home Polka  album cover Issler's Orchestra Thoughts Of Home Polka(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 2535 US 1896 Sell This Version
6035 Everybody Has Their Day  album cover J. W. Myers Everybody Has Their Day(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 6035 US 1896 Sell This Version
9008 Moonlight On The Lake  album cover Manhansett Quartette Moonlight On The Lake(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 9008 US 1896 Sell This Version
10006 Sale Of Household Furniture  album cover W.C. Beckenbaugh Sale Of Household Furniture(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 10006 US 1896 Sell This Version
4127 Geo. J. Gaskin* Whisper Your Mothers Name(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 4127 US 1897 Sell This Version
9027 It Don't Seem Like The Same Old Smile  album cover Manhansett Quartette It Don't Seem Like The Same Old Smile(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 9027 US 1897 Sell This Version
9061 Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?  album cover The Greater New York Quartette Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 9061 US 1897 Sell This Version
15025 Dancing On The Housetops  album cover Columbia Orchestra Dancing On The Housetops(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 15025 US 1897 Sell This Version
15086 Columbia Orchestra Alabama Walk Around(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 15086 US 1897 Sell This Version
15088 Columbia Orchestra Old Nigger Wing(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 15088 US 1897 Sell This Version
15091 Columbia Orchestra Tapioca Polka(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 15091 US 1897 Sell This Version
15092 Columbia Orchestra Frolic Of The Coons(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 15092 US 1897 Sell This Version
532 Stars And Stripes Forever March  album cover Sousa's Grand Concert Band* Stars And Stripes Forever March(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 532 US 1898 Sell This Version
4612 I Love You Forever And Ever  album cover Steve Porter (2) I Love You Forever And Ever(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 4612 US 1898 Sell This Version
5601 Bedouin Love Song  album cover J. W. Myers Bedouin Love Song(Cyl, 2min, Concert, Bro) Columbia 5601 US 1898 Sell This Version
5626 The Armourer's Song  album cover Frank C. Stanley The Armourer's Song(Cyl, 2min, Concert, Bro) Columbia 5626 US 1898 Sell This Version
6365 Miss Helen Hunt  album cover Will F. Denny* Miss Helen Hunt(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 6365 US 1898 Sell This Version
7395 Throw Out The Life Line  album cover Len Spencer Throw Out The Life Line(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 7395 US 1898 Sell This Version
14000 Uncle Josh's Arrival In New York  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh's Arrival In New York(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 14000 US 1898 Sell This Version
14001 Uncle Josh On A Street Car  album cover Stewart* Uncle Josh On A Street Car(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 14001 US 1898 Sell This Version
14002 Uncle Josh Weathersby At The Opera  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh Weathersby At The Opera(Cyl, Concert, Bro) Columbia 14002 US 1898 Sell This Version
14005 Uncle Josh At A Baseball Game  album cover Stewart* Uncle Josh At A Baseball Game(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 14005 US 1898 Sell This Version
15007 Happy Days In Dixie  album cover Orchestra* Happy Days In Dixie(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 15007 US 1898 Sell This Version
3712 Nearer My God To Thee  album cover A. Stokes Nearer My God To Thee(Cyl, Concert) Columbia 3712 US 1899 Sell This Version
3860 Old Folks At Home  album cover Vess L. Ossman Old Folks At Home(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 3860 US 1899 Sell This Version
3861 Vess L. Ossman A Bunch Of Rags(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 3861 US 1899 Sell This Version
5063 Dan W. Quinn Glorious Beer(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 5063 US 1899 Sell This Version
5637 Just One Girl  album cover J. W. Myers Just One Girl(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 5637 US 1899 Sell This Version
7708 Spencer Trio Alpine Specialty(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 7708 US 1899 Sell This Version
12801 Marching Through Georgia  album cover Columbia Drum, Fife And Bugle Corps Marching Through Georgia(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 12801 US 1899 Sell This Version
15191 Capture Of Santiago  album cover Orchestra* Capture Of Santiago(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Columbia 15191 US 1899 Sell This Version
27006 Imitation Of Bagpipes  album cover Charles D'Almaine Imitation Of Bagpipes(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 27006 US 1899 Sell This Version
4281 George J. Gaskin When You Were Sweet Sixteen(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 4281 US 1900 Sell This Version
24012 Pretty As A Picture  album cover Dan W. Quinn Pretty As A Picture(Cyl, Concert) Columbia 24012 US 1900 Sell This Version
47 Di Provenza - La Traviata  album cover Antonio Del Campo Di Provenza - La Traviata(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, Single, Mono) Columbia 47 US 1901 Sell This Version
49 The Birds And The Brook  album cover Columbia Orchestra The Birds And The Brook 49 US 1901 Sell This Version
84 Anvil Chorus From "Il Trovatore"  album cover Columbia Band Anvil Chorus From "Il Trovatore"(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 84 US 1901 Sell This Version
86 Just Because She Made Dem Goo Goo Eyes  album cover Will Denny Just Because She Made Dem Goo Goo Eyes(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 86 US 1901 Sell This Version
184 Moskowski Serenade  album cover Columbia Band Moskowski Serenade(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 184 US 1901 Sell This Version
322 Columbia Phonograph Co. March  album cover Columbia Band Columbia Phonograph Co. March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 322 US 1901 Sell This Version
421 Hurrah Boys March  album cover Unknown Artist Hurrah Boys March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 421 UK & US 1901 Sell This Version
425 In Shadow Land Waltz  album cover Columbia Band In Shadow Land Waltz(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 425 US 1901 Sell This Version
447 The Holy City  album cover J. W. Myers The Holy City(Shellac, 11", S/Sided, Single, Mono) Columbia 447 US 1901 Sell This Version
449 Church Scene From "The Old Homestead"  album cover Vocal Quartette Church Scene From "The Old Homestead"(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 449 US 1901 Sell This Version
504 American National Airs  album cover George Schweinfest American National Airs(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 504 US 1901 Sell This Version
592 The Bugler's Dream  album cover Columbia Band The Bugler's Dream(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 592 US 1901 Sell This Version
678 Thunderer March  album cover Columbia Band Thunderer March(Shellac, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 678 US 1901 Sell This Version
5801 The Holy City  album cover J. W. Myers The Holy City 5801 US 1901 Sell This Version
31352 Doing His Duty-ooty-ooty  album cover Will F. Denny* Doing His Duty-ooty-ooty(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 31352 US 1901 Sell This Version
31359 "All Hail The Power"  album cover J. W. Myers, Steve Porter (2) J. W. Myers, Steve Porter (2) - "All Hail The Power"(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31359 US 1901 Sell This Version
31574 Uncle Josh On Jim Lawson's Horse Trade  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh On Jim Lawson's Horse Trade(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31574 US 1901 Sell This Version
31577 Steve Porter (2) Carrie Nation In Kansas(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31577 US 1901 Sell This Version
31585 She's An All Right Girl  album cover Joseph Natus She's An All Right Girl(Cyl, 2min, bro) Columbia 31585 US 1901 Sell This Version
31590 The Colored Major  album cover Ossman* And Hunter* Ossman* And Hunter* - The Colored Major(Cyl, 2min, Bla) Columbia 31590 US 1901 Sell This Version
31620 In The Shade Of A Palm  album cover J. W. Myers In The Shade Of A Palm(Cyl, 2min, Concert, Bro) Columbia 31620 US 1901 Sell This Version
270 Washington Post March  album cover Orchestra* Washington Post March(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 270 US 1902 Sell This Version
585 Hush! Don't Wake The Baby  album cover George P. Watson Hush! Don't Wake The Baby(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 585 US 1902 Sell This Version
590 Emmett's Lullaby  album cover Unknown Artist Emmett's Lullaby(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 590 US 1902 Sell This Version
595 Circus Galop (Descriptive)  album cover Columbia Orchestra Circus Galop (Descriptive)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 595 US 1902 Sell This Version
600 Darkey Tickle  album cover Columbia Orchestra Darkey Tickle(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 600 US 1902 Sell This Version
644 Minstrels / The Laughing Song  album cover Unknown Artist / George W. Johnson Unknown Artist / George W. Johnson - Minstrels / The Laughing Song(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 644 US 1902 Sell This Version
663 Musical Moke  album cover Arthur Collins, Len Spencer Arthur Collins, Len Spencer - Musical Moke 663 US 1902 Sell This Version
670 Lama Waltz  album cover Orchestra* Lama Waltz(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 670 US 1902 Sell This Version
673 Flowers That Bloom In The Spring  album cover Band* Flowers That Bloom In The Spring(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 673 US 1902 Sell This Version
689 Break The News To Mother  album cover Unknown Artist Break The News To Mother(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 689 US 1902 Sell This Version
706 Life In The Alps  album cover George P. Watson Life In The Alps(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 706 US 1902 Sell This Version
707 Lauderbach  album cover George P. Watson Lauderbach (Single) 707 US 1902 Sell This Version
1140 Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Smith On A Visit To New York  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Smith On A Visit To New York(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1140 US 1902 Sell This Version
1264A 双飛蝴蝶  album cover Unknown Artist 双飛蝴蝶(Shellac, 10") Columbia 1264A US 1902 Sell This Version
1745 Maple Leaf Forever  album cover Alexander Muir Maple Leaf Forever(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1745 US 1902 Sell This Version
31549 Absence Makes The Heart  album cover Henry Burr Absence Makes The Heart(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31549 US 1902 Sell This Version
31668 Lead Kindly Light  album cover Columbia Male Quartette Lead Kindly Light(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31668 US 1902 Sell This Version
31671 He Laid Away A Suit Of Gray  album cover George J. Gaskin He Laid Away A Suit Of Gray(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31671 US 1902 Sell This Version
31675 A Soldier's Bride  album cover J. W. Myers A Soldier's Bride(Cyl, 2min, mou) Columbia 31675 US 1902 Sell This Version
31688 Creole Belles  album cover Columbia Orchestra Creole Belles(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31688 US 1902 Sell This Version
31750 Good-bye, Dolly Gray  album cover J. W. Myers Good-bye, Dolly Gray(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31750 US 1902 Sell This Version
31764 Ticklish Reuben  album cover Cal Stewart Ticklish Reuben(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31764 US 1902 Sell This Version
31846 Harmony Mose  album cover Columbia Orchestra Harmony Mose(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31846 US 1902 Sell This Version
31865 The Cuckoo Song  album cover Harlan And Belmont The Cuckoo Song(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31865 US 1902 Sell This Version
31866 The Birds  album cover Byron G. Harlan, Joe Belmont Byron G. Harlan, Joe Belmont - The Birds(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31866 US 1902 Sell This Version
31950 New Colonial March  album cover Band* New Colonial March(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 31950 US 1902 Sell This Version
50688 Marche Réglementaires De Tambours Et Clairons  album cover Unknown Artist Marche Réglementaires De Tambours Et Clairons(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 50688 France 1902 Sell This Version
200345 The Lost Chord  album cover Henry Golden The Lost Chord(Cyl, 2min, bla) Columbia 200345 UK 1902 Sell This Version
200617 Fol De Rol Lol  album cover W. H. Berry Fol De Rol Lol(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 200617 US 1902 Sell This Version
none Who's That A Calling  album cover W. H. Berry Who's That A Calling(Cyl, 2min) Columbia none US 1902 Sell This Version
1101 Turkey In The Straw  album cover Billy Golden Turkey In The Straw(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1101 US 1903 Sell This Version
1109-E Jokes Between Interlocutor And End Men  album cover Minstrels (3) Jokes Between Interlocutor And End Men(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1109-E US 1903 Sell This Version
1170 Die Heimath  album cover Emil Münch Die Heimath(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1170 US 1903 Sell This Version
1288 包公见母  album cover Unknown Artist 包公见母(2xShellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia, Columbia 1288 China 1903 Sell This Version
1298 金叶菊报梦  album cover Unknown Artist 金叶菊报梦(2xShellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia, Columbia 1298 China 1903 Sell This Version
1373 Overture "Orpheus"  album cover Columbia Band Overture "Orpheus"(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1373 US 1903 Sell This Version
1514 America  album cover Gilmore's Band America(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 1514 US 1903 Sell This Version
1555 Peaceful Henry (A Slow Drag)  album cover Columbia Orchestra Peaceful Henry (A Slow Drag)(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 1555 US 1903 Sell This Version
1579 Medley Of Irish Airs  album cover Gilmore's Band Medley Of Irish Airs(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 1579 US 1903 Sell This Version
1597 Anona (Intermezzo Two-Step)  album cover Columbia Band Anona (Intermezzo Two-Step) 1597 US 1903 Sell This Version
2145 明烏  album cover Unknown Artist 明烏(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Columbia 2145 Japan 1903 Sell This Version
3830 Rag Time Medley  album cover Vess L. Ossman Rag Time Medley(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 3830 US 1903 Sell This Version
6301 Oh, Don't It Tickle You  album cover Will Denny Oh, Don't It Tickle You(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 6301 US 1903 Sell This Version
6365 Miss Helen Hunt  album cover Will Denny Miss Helen Hunt(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 6365 US 1903 Sell This Version
11102 Backyard Conversation Between Two Irish Washerwomen  album cover Spencer* And Collins* Spencer* And Collins* - Backyard Conversation Between Two Irish Washerwomen(Cyl, 2min) Columbia 11102 US 1903 Sell This Version

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mattifury

mattifury

May 13, 2022
In 1964, a beautiful EP was released:
SCGE 80893
Maribel Rivera
A1 Soneto A Joselito
A2 Estudiantina En Cha
B1 Cuatro Amores
B2 Asi Es Andalucia
You can see the record (and sleeve) here: http://cantaresviejos.blogspot.com/2009/01/maribel-rivera-1964.html.
recordbulimic

recordbulimic

May 13, 2022
edited 3 months ago
I must say that for a community that thrives on a level of detail such as mould SID codes, the approach of merging all records using the Columbia name under one undifferentiated label is rather weird... Yes the Columbia brands had a common start, yes Sony ended up buying back the right to use the brand... but the catalogues were distinct and have remained so, meaning differences in copyright, marketing, distribution, availability... which we should be interested in clarifying, not blurring.
IMO you cannot bring knowledge on the history of these labels (plural) and other imprints that derived from the divide (CBS in Europe, Angel in the USA), while throwing all the releases in one big pot ("The one with the Columbia name on it")
franco.ferrer.923

franco.ferrer.923

February 20, 2022
UPDATE: Omigod.... tell me you didn't merge Nippon Columbia's releases with Columbia here too???? Nonononononono, The three labels need to be separate.
Somany78s

Somany78s

December 14, 2021
Catalog numbers starting with the letter A begin around page 150 ca. Dec. 14, 2021.
mattifury

mattifury

December 8, 2021
EPC-247
Mexico
Leda Moreno
A1 Corazon
A2 Dime La Verdad
B1 El Trenecito
B2 Diablito Loco
The front of the sleeve looks like the LP Columbia – DCA-215.
mattifury

mattifury

December 4, 2021
DB 7898
Deano
Great Britain
1966
A I'M So Happy
B Starlight, Starbright
That's another one missing here.
jfwc341450ls

jfwc341450ls

November 6, 2020
edited 4 months ago
Swiss shellac DZ releases start here (as of Apr. 13, 2022):
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?page=281&genre=All&limit=500
a_boy_and_his_vinyl

a_boy_and_his_vinyl

August 23, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
The Columbia classical SAX 2000s series starts on page 315 for 500 pages and 3143 for 50 pages.
sakis219

sakis219

June 18, 2020
edited 3 months ago
Greece releases SCDG- start here: page 64 ........... . . ......................
https://www.discogs.com/label/1866-Columbia?genre=Folk%2C+World%2C+%26+Country&limit=500&page=75
jeffjones22

jeffjones22

June 9, 2020
The shellac C-series multi-disk "albums" (C-8, C-235, etc.) start here.