Silvertone

Silvertone

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The Silvertone label was produced by various manufacturers for mail-order sale by Sears, Roebuck & Company. Sears claimed use of the Silvertone trademark on phonographs and records since October, 1915, and discs first appeared in their autumn, 1916 catalog. Silvertone replaced Sears' popular Oxford label and initially was manufactured by the Columbia Graphophone Company.

The earliest Silvertone records were single-sided discs drawing on Columbia masters, including material recorded as early as 1903. Columbia master numbers served as Silvertone's catalog numbers.

Silvertone labels underwent several changes between 1916-1928. The earliest labels bore an elaborate piper design, which appeared in negative form on an orange background. In 1917, a simpler, more ornate design in gold on purple appeared. Sears temporarily discontinued the Silvertone record in 1918-19, but re-introduced it as a double-sided disc in 1919-20. These bore blue labels and a redesigned trademark in flowing silver script. These were manufactured by the Federal Record Corporation and drew on their masters, and were numbered in a short-lived 5000 series. Silvertone's most familiar tan label was introduced in the early 1920s and persisted until the label was discontinued and replaced with the Supertone (5) brand in mid-1928. During this period, Sears relied on numerous manufacturers for records, including Columbia, Pathé, Regal, Federal, Emerson, Brunswick-Balke Collender, and New York Recording Laboratories.

The Silvertone label was briefly revived twice by Sears. In 1940-41, Silvertone releases were produced by the Columbia Recording Corporation and drew on masters from the Columbia/Okeh pool as well as older American Record Corporation material. Finally, the Silvertone brand was revived one last time in 1947 for red vinylite pressings under a completely redesigned Silvertone Record Club label that was produced by Mercury Records.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
59 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2  album cover The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra* Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2(12", Red) Silvertone 59 US Unknown Sell This Version
60 M' Appari (Martha) / Then You'll Remember Me (The Bohemian Girl)  album cover Robert Marshall, Silvertone Orchestra* Robert Marshall, Silvertone Orchestra* - M' Appari (Martha) / Then You'll Remember Me (The Bohemian Girl)(12", Red) Silvertone 60 US Unknown Sell This Version
62 Prelude-Lohengrin Act III / Grand March - Tannhauser  album cover The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra* Prelude-Lohengrin Act III / Grand March - Tannhauser(12", Red) Silvertone 62 US Unknown Sell This Version
63 The Nutcracker Suite  album cover The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra* The Nutcracker Suite(12", Red) Silvertone 63 US Unknown Sell This Version
64 Christmas Carols  album cover Silvertone Chorus And Orchestra, Henry Weber Silvertone Chorus And Orchestra, Henry Weber - Christmas Carols(12", Album, Red) Silvertone 64 US Unknown Sell This Version
185 Lohengrin Bridal Chorus  album cover Unknown Artist Lohengrin Bridal Chorus(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 185 US 1916 Sell This Version
201 Emperor Waltz / Voices of Spring  album cover Silvertone Concert Orchestra Emperor Waltz / Voices of Spring(Shellac, 10", Red) Silvertone 201 US Unknown Sell This Version
215 La Golondrina / Narcissus  album cover Silvertone Concert Orchestra La Golondrina / Narcissus(10", Red) Silvertone 215 US Unknown Sell This Version
218 El Miserere From "Il Trovatore"  album cover Unknown Artist El Miserere From "Il Trovatore"(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 218 US 1916 Sell This Version
219 Canadian Capers / Dizzy Fingers  album cover Charles Magnante Quartet Canadian Capers / Dizzy Fingers(10") Silvertone 219 US Unknown Sell This Version
222 You And You / Vienna Life  album cover Silvertone Concert Orchestra You And You / Vienna Life(10") Silvertone 222 US Unknown Sell This Version
225 Pizzicato Polka / Perpetuum Mobile  album cover Silvertone Concert Orchestra Pizzicato Polka / Perpetuum Mobile(10", Red) Silvertone 225 US Unknown Sell This Version
225 Com Back To Sorrento  album cover William Horne, Silvertone Orchestra* William Horne, Silvertone Orchestra* - Com Back To Sorrento(10") Silvertone 225 US Unknown Sell This Version
229 Homing / Duna  album cover Silvertone Orchestra* Homing / Duna(10") Silvertone 229 US Unknown Sell This Version
233 I'd Love To Call You Sweetheart / A Little Music In The Moonlight  album cover The Astorites / The Harmonians The Astorites / The Harmonians - I'd Love To Call You Sweetheart / A Little Music In The Moonlight(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 233 US Unknown Sell This Version
354 The Watch On The Rhine  album cover Band* The Watch On The Rhine(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 354 US Unknown Sell This Version
361 Dixie  album cover Band* Dixie(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 361 US Unknown Sell This Version
398 Backyard Conversation Between Two Jealous Irish Washerwomen  album cover Unknown Artist Backyard Conversation Between Two Jealous Irish Washerwomen(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 398 US 1916 Sell This Version
439 Rock Of Ages  album cover Steve Porter (2) Rock Of Ages(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 439 US 1916 Sell This Version
444 Unknown Artist Safe In The Arms Of Jesus (Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 444 US 1916 Sell This Version
453 Hymns And Prayer From The Funeral Service Over President McKinley  album cover Columbia Quartette Hymns And Prayer From The Funeral Service Over President McKinley(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 453 US 1916 Sell This Version
510 Two Guitars / Dark Eyes  album cover Concert Orchestra* Two Guitars / Dark Eyes(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 510 US Unknown Sell This Version
512 Neapolitan Nights / Frasquita Serenade  album cover Salon Orchestra* Neapolitan Nights / Frasquita Serenade(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 512 US Unknown Sell This Version
518 Nearer, My God, To Thee  album cover Unknown Artist Nearer, My God, To Thee(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 518 US 1917 Sell This Version
522 Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life / I'm Falling In Love With Someone  album cover James Melton Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life / I'm Falling In Love With Someone(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 522 US Unknown Sell This Version
526 (When Your Heart's On Fire) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Dream Valley  album cover Al Goodman And His Orch.* / Eddy Duchin And His Orch.* Al Goodman And His Orch.* / Eddy Duchin And His Orch.* - (When Your Heart's On Fire) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Dream Valley(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 526 US Unknown Sell This Version
527 Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) / Stardust  album cover Eddy Duchin And His Orchestra Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time) / Stardust(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 527 US Unknown Sell This Version
528 Solitude / Moon Glow  album cover Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Solitude / Moon Glow(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 528 US Unknown Sell This Version
529 There's A Gold Mine In The Sky / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody  album cover Horace Heidt And His Brigadiers There's A Gold Mine In The Sky / A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 529 US Unknown Sell This Version
533 Falling Leaves / Do You Know Why  album cover Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights Falling Leaves / Do You Know Why(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 533 US Unknown Sell This Version
534 Whispering / Shine On Harvest Moon  album cover Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye / Music In The Russ Morgan Manner Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye / Music In The Russ Morgan Manner - Whispering / Shine On Harvest Moon(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 534 US Unknown Sell This Version
540 God Bless America / Stars And Stripes Forever  album cover Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights God Bless America / Stars And Stripes Forever(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 540 US 1940 Sell This Version
547 Ciribiribin (They're So In Love) / Avalon  album cover Harry James And His Orchestra Ciribiribin (They're So In Love) / Avalon(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 547 US 1940 Sell This Version
549 Song Of The Islands / Maid Of Honolulu  album cover Hawaiian Orchestra (4) Song Of The Islands / Maid Of Honolulu(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 549 US Unknown Sell This Version
549 Medley Of Scotch Airs  album cover Columbia Band Medley Of Scotch Airs(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 549 US 1916 Sell This Version
560 Morton Downey Where The River Shannon Flows / When Irish Eyes Are Smiling(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 560 US Unknown Sell This Version
562 I'll See You Again / Indian Love Call  album cover Evelyn Laye I'll See You Again / Indian Love Call(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 562 US Unknown Sell This Version
563 Intermezzo / A Little Love, A Little Kiss   album cover Wladimir Selinsky Intermezzo / A Little Love, A Little Kiss (Shellac, 10") Silvertone 563 US Unknown Sell This Version
567 Under The Double Eagle March  album cover Unknown Artist Under The Double Eagle March(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 567 US 1916 Sell This Version
570 Washington Post March  album cover Columbia Band Washington Post March(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 570 US 1916 Sell This Version
580 Caprice Viennois / Blue Danube Waltz  album cover Wayne King And His Orch.* Caprice Viennois / Blue Danube Waltz(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 580 US Unknown Sell This Version
586 Montevideo / Music Makers  album cover Harry James And His Orch.* Montevideo / Music Makers(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 586 US 1941 Sell This Version
587 In An Old Hawaiian Village / Island Serenade  album cover Hawaiian Orchestra (4) In An Old Hawaiian Village / Island Serenade(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 587 US Unknown Sell This Version
588 Sweet Gardenia Lei / Beautiful Kahana  album cover Hawaiian Orchestra (4) Sweet Gardenia Lei / Beautiful Kahana(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 588 US Unknown Sell This Version
589 Naughty Hula Eyes / My Sweetheart  album cover Hawaiian Orchestra (4) / Tony Martin (3) Acc. By Mannie Klein And His Swing-A-Hulas Hawaiian Orchestra (4) / Tony Martin (3) Acc. By Mannie Klein And His Swing-A-Hulas - Naughty Hula Eyes / My Sweetheart(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 589 Unknown Sell This Version
590 Home On The Range / The Trail To Mexico  album cover Emile Renan Home On The Range / The Trail To Mexico(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 590 US Unknown Sell This Version
718 Vess L. Ossman Darkey's Patrol 718 US 1916 Sell This Version
759 Ticklish Reuben  album cover Cal Stewart Ticklish Reuben(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 759 US 1916 Sell This Version
818 Suwannee River  album cover Unknown Artist Suwannee River(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 818 US 1916 Sell This Version
1103 Rabbit Hash  album cover Billy Golden Rabbit Hash(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 1103 US 1916 Sell This Version
1201 Casey Jones / Arkansas Traveller  album cover County Harmonizers / Steve Porter (2) County Harmonizers / Steve Porter (2) - Casey Jones / Arkansas Traveller(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1201 US Unknown Sell This Version
1205 Pick 'Em Up Silas, Lay 'Em Down Zeke / Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Putting Up The Kitchen Stove  album cover Cal Stewart And American Quartet / Cal Stewart And Ada Jones Cal Stewart And American Quartet / Cal Stewart And Ada Jones - Pick 'Em Up Silas, Lay 'Em Down Zeke / Uncle Josh And Aunt Nancy Putting Up The Kitchen Stove(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1205 US Unknown Sell This Version
1205 Silvertone Concert Orchestra Trees / Pale Moon(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1205 US Unknown Sell This Version
1206 Uncle Josh Buys An Automobile / Uncle Josh At The Circus  album cover Byron G. Harlan Uncle Josh Buys An Automobile / Uncle Josh At The Circus(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 1206 US Unknown Sell This Version
1209 The Holy City / Jerusalem  album cover Cathedral Trumpeters The Holy City / Jerusalem(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 1209 US 1924 Sell This Version
1221 Hawaiian Lullaby / Kawaha  album cover Unknown Artist Hawaiian Lullaby / Kawaha(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1221 US 1924 Sell This Version
1226 Cocoanut Dance / Southern Dixie Melody  album cover Fred Van Eps Cocoanut Dance / Southern Dixie Melody(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1226 US 1923 Sell This Version
1228 Fred Van Eps Grace And Beauty / The Oriole(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1228 US 1923 Sell This Version
1229 A Little Love A Little Kiss / A Herd Girl's Dream  album cover Adler Trio* A Little Love A Little Kiss / A Herd Girl's Dream(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1229 US Unknown Sell This Version
1233 Empire State Military Band Anvil Chorus / The Jolly Coppersmith(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1233 US 1921 Sell This Version
1234 Blue Danube Waltz / Two Hungarian Dances   album cover Nahan Franko Blue Danube Waltz / Two Hungarian Dances (Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1234 Unknown Sell This Version
1236 You Can Take Me Away From Dixie / He Looks At Her And Then He Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha's  album cover Miami Syncopators / Hartnett's Melodians Miami Syncopators / Hartnett's Melodians - You Can Take Me Away From Dixie / He Looks At Her And Then He Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha's(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1236 US 1924 Sell This Version
1241 Red Hot Mamma / Who's The Meanest Gal In Town, Josephine  album cover Cliff Edwards, (Ukulele Ike)* Cliff Edwards, (Ukulele Ike)* - Red Hot Mamma / Who's The Meanest Gal In Town, Josephine(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1241 US 1924 Sell This Version
1250 Knice And Knifty / Coaxing The Piano  album cover Wm. Eckstein* Knice And Knifty / Coaxing The Piano(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1250 US Unknown Sell This Version
1253 Rudolph Ganz Menuet In G./Melody In F.(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1253 Unknown Sell This Version
1255 American Patrol / Washington Post  album cover Boudini Brothers American Patrol / Washington Post(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 1255 US Unknown Sell This Version
1258 Coo Coo's Nest / Haste To The Irish Wedding  album cover John J. Kimmel Coo Coo's Nest / Haste To The Irish Wedding(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1258 US Unknown Sell This Version
1275 Sing A Little Song / Too Tired  album cover Golden Gate Orchestra Sing A Little Song / Too Tired(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1275 US 1924 Sell This Version
1277 The Coon Mariners / A Lovesick Coon  album cover Golden And Marlow* The Coon Mariners / A Lovesick Coon(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1277 US Unknown Sell This Version
1279 Nightingale Song / Cuckoo Song  album cover Frank Kamplain And A. Franchini* Frank Kamplain And A. Franchini* - Nightingale Song / Cuckoo Song(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1279 US Unknown Sell This Version
1280 O-Le-O-Lady / Yeedle-Deedle-Lena  album cover Dixie Trio O-Le-O-Lady / Yeedle-Deedle-Lena(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1280 US Unknown Sell This Version
1286 Old Time Reels  album cover Uncle Eph (2) Old Time Reels(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1286 US Unknown Sell This Version
1294 Copenhagen / Deep Sea Blues  album cover Five Birmingham Babies Copenhagen / Deep Sea Blues(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1294 US 1924 Sell This Version
1298 Some Other Day – Some Other Girl / My Rose Marie  album cover Lanin's Arcadians / Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Lanin's Arcadians / Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra - Some Other Day – Some Other Girl / My Rose Marie(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1298 US 1924 Sell This Version
1299 Where's My Sweetie Hiding / Glad Eyes  album cover Lanin's Arcadians / Nathan Glantz And His Orchestra Lanin's Arcadians / Nathan Glantz And His Orchestra - Where's My Sweetie Hiding / Glad Eyes(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1299 US Unknown Sell This Version
1300 All Alone / Lee's Lullaby  album cover Miss Lee Morse* All Alone / Lee's Lullaby(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1300 US Unknown Sell This Version
1483 Navajo  album cover Columbia Band Navajo(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 1483 US 1916 Sell This Version
1526 My Blue Ridge Mountain Home / Golden Slippers  album cover Dalhart* & Robison* Dalhart* & Robison* - My Blue Ridge Mountain Home / Golden Slippers(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1526 US 1927 Sell This Version
1532 Imitation Of Bagpipes And Scotch Airs  album cover Charles D'Almaine Imitation Of Bagpipes And Scotch Airs(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1532 US Unknown Sell This Version
1547 Baptize Me / Dying Gambler  album cover Rev. J. M. Gates Baptize Me / Dying Gambler(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1547 US Unknown Sell This Version
1575 Pelham Inn Society Orchestra / Imperial Dance Orchestra Pelham Inn Society Orchestra / Imperial Dance Orchestra - Sunshine / Anything To Make You Happy (Shellac, 10") Silvertone 1575 US 1928 Sell This Version
1705 Cocoanut Dance  album cover Unknown Artist Cocoanut Dance(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 1705 US 1916 Sell This Version
1717 The Last Rose Of Summer  album cover Caroline Kendrick The Last Rose Of Summer(Shellac, 10", S/Sided, RE) Silvertone 1717 US 1916 Sell This Version
1813 Blue Bell  album cover Henry Burr Blue Bell(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 1813 US 1916 Sell This Version
1825 Con Clancy And The Whistling Newsboy  album cover Len Spencer and Parke Hunter Len Spencer and Parke Hunter - Con Clancy And The Whistling Newsboy(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Silvertone 1825 US 1916 Sell This Version
2001 Aloha Oe / Wailana (Drowsy Waters)  album cover Ferera And Franchini Aloha Oe / Wailana (Drowsy Waters)(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2001 US 1922 Sell This Version
2003 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny / When The Great Red Dawn Is Shining  album cover Vera Gray (2) / Elliott Shaw Vera Gray (2) / Elliott Shaw - Carry Me Back To Old Virginny / When The Great Red Dawn Is Shining(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2003 US 1920 Sell This Version
2008 Beautiful Ohio / How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm  album cover Concert Band Beautiful Ohio / How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2008 US Unknown Sell This Version
2013 Till We Meet Again / That Wonderful Mother Of Mine  album cover Charles Hart (2), Lewis James / Henry Burr Charles Hart (2), Lewis James / Henry Burr - Till We Meet Again / That Wonderful Mother Of Mine(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2013 US Unknown Sell This Version
2015 Abide With Me / Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere  album cover Henry Burr / Hart* & Shaw* Henry Burr / Hart* & Shaw* - Abide With Me / Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2015 US Unknown Sell This Version
2017 My Old Kentucky Home / Old Black Joe  album cover Louise Terrell / Shannon Four Louise Terrell / Shannon Four - My Old Kentucky Home / Old Black Joe(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2017 US 1920 Sell This Version
2021 Herd Girl's Dream / A Perfect Day  album cover Viennese Trio Herd Girl's Dream / A Perfect Day(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2021 US Unknown Sell This Version
2022 Humoresque / Melody In "F"  album cover Eugene Dubois Humoresque / Melody In "F"(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2022 US Unknown Sell This Version
2024 Uncle Josh And The Honey Bees / Uncle Josh And The Soldier  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh And The Honey Bees / Uncle Josh And The Soldier(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2024 US Unknown Sell This Version
2026 The Preacher And The Bear / Climbing Up The Golden Stairs   album cover Arthur Collins The Preacher And The Bear / Climbing Up The Golden Stairs (Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2026 US Unknown Sell This Version
2027 The Whistler And His Dog / The Birds And The Brook  album cover Sybil Sanderson Fagan The Whistler And His Dog / The Birds And The Brook(Shellac, 10", RE) Silvertone 2027 US Unknown Sell This Version
2030 Sweet Hawaiian Moonlight / Kohala March  album cover Toots Paka Troupe* Sweet Hawaiian Moonlight / Kohala March(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2030 US Unknown Sell This Version
2034 Beautiful Ohio Waltz / 'Till We Meet Again  album cover Toots Paka Troupe* Beautiful Ohio Waltz / 'Till We Meet Again(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2034 US Unknown Sell This Version
2040 Oh! What A Pal Was Mary / Beautiful Ohio   album cover Charles Hart (2) / George Wilton Ballard Charles Hart (2) / George Wilton Ballard - Oh! What A Pal Was Mary / Beautiful Ohio (Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2040 US 1920 Sell This Version
2041 Silver Threads Among The Gold  album cover Charles Harrison (3) Silver Threads Among The Gold(Shellac, 10") Silvertone 2041 US Unknown Sell This Version