Vocalion (3)

Vocalion (3)

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For U.S. Vocalion, please see Vocalion (2)
For U.K. Vocalion reissues via Dutton Labs, please see Vocalion.
For unofficial releases, please see Vocalion (4).

Originally established in 1920 as the British subsidiary of U.S. Aeolian-Vocalion. After the U.S,. company was sold to Brunswick in November, 1924 a newly establish British company, the Vocalion Gramophone Co., Ltd. was established which continued to produce the Vocalion label (and the low price Aco label) until 1927. Later a sub-label of British Decca, active from 1936-1954 and 1962-1968, the latter period as a continuation of the series originally issued as Vogue Records, the rights to whose trademark had reverted to the French company Disques Vogue. Curiously, the company name "Vogue Records Limited" remained on the label right up until its demise in March 1968. The label was revived again in 1976 for a short run of LP's drawn from the pre-1934 U.S. Brunswick catalogue, which Decca owned outright. One "sampler" single was issued, coupling Duke Ellington & His Orchestra with Benny Goodman and The Boswell Sisters.

The label was used between October 1951 and October 1954 for a series of 78's (V1001 - V1041) entitled "Origins Of Jazz"; some, if not all, of the recordings appear to have originated with the pre-1934 US Brunswick and Vocalion (2) catalogues which Decca owned outright.

During the 1962-1968 run, the label was primarily an outlet for recordings licensed from various labels (mostly U.S. labels, e.g. GNP Crescendo, Duke/Peacock/Back Beat (2)/Sure Shot, later Autumn, Scorpio, Vault etc), but some British recordings were issued, such as by Davie Jones and the King Bees (David Bowie's first recording), and a Tom Jones single was scheduled for Vocalion before eventually being issued on Decca.

The label logo on singles was initially Vocalion Pop (in the style of the previous Vogue Pop) but became simply Vocalion in 1965. It is possible that some earlier Vogue Records releases were re-pressed with Vocalion labels.

A second letter was added to the catalogue number prefixes from V9215 onwards, signifying an export availability code similar to London-American's. The letters used appear to relate to the licensing label, or group of labels:
N = GNP Crescendo (presumably standing for the label's owner, Gene Norman);
P = Peacock/Duke/Back Beat/Sure Shot;
F = Fantasy/Galaxy/Scorpio;
L = Vault/Fat Fish/Venus (the derivation of the "L' is not yet apparent);
H = Hi-Fi

Album series continued at least some of those originated by Vogue Records, with some releases reissued on the new label. The VA 160000 series was definitely continued under the new regime, possibly also the 8000 series. There was also a 5000 series which might have been exclusively for releases from Contemporary, but not enough information is available.

The label was also active in overseas territories where Decca held the trademark, e.g. Australia and New Zealand, where Decca's product was distributed by the local EMI companies. The limited information found on these releases so far suggests that Australian singles continued to use the V1000 series originally established under Vogue Records, and Australian albums were issued under a VA 7000 series (it is not yet known whether that was also originally a Vogue Records series).

Acknowledgements: RECORD INFORMATION, Issue One, October 1983, by Paul Pelletier. (Record Information Services, Chessington, Surrey). (Still available from Record Information at their current address, see URL below).
Global Dog Productions - see URL below
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Vogue Records Ltd
The Decca Record Co. Ltd
9 Albert Embankment
London S.E.1
(contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l226484]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 Taft Jordan And The Mob Featuring Teddy Wilson Taft Jordan And The Mob Featuring Teddy Wilson - If The Moon Turns Green / Night Wind(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 1 UK 1936 Sell This Version
3 Benny Goodman And His Modernists / Harlem Hot Shots Featuring Wingy Mannone* Benny Goodman And His Modernists / Harlem Hot Shots Featuring Wingy Mannone* - Solitude / March Winds and April Showers(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 3 UK 1936 Sell This Version
4 Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter - Swingin' At Maida Vale / Nightfall(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 4 UK 1936 Sell This Version
5 Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter - These Foolish Things / Swingin' The Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 5 UK 1936 Sell This Version
9 Chicago Rhythm Kings* Bald Headed Mama(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 9 UK 1936 Sell This Version
11 Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter - Just A Mood / When Day Is Done(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 11 UK 1936 Sell This Version
12 Benny Goodman's Modernists / Benny Goodman's Whoopee Makers Benny Goodman's Modernists / Benny Goodman's Whoopee Makers - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You / Bugle Call Rag(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 12 UK 1936 Sell This Version
15 Taft Jordan And The Mob Featuring Teddy Wilson Taft Jordan And The Mob Featuring Teddy Wilson - Devil In The Moon / Louisiana Fairy Tale(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 15 UK 1936 Sell This Version
19 Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter Benny Carter And His Orchestra Featuring Benny Carter - Waltzing The Blues / Tiger Rag(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 19 UK 1936 Sell This Version
45 / V2424 The Vince Guaraldi Trio* Cast Your Fate To The Wind(7", Single, Promo) Vocalion (3) 45 / V2424 UK 1962 Sell This Version
511 Lou Gold And His Orchestra / Vic Randolphs & His Orchestra Lou Gold And His Orchestra / Vic Randolphs & His Orchestra - If I Had A Talking Picture Of You / Turn On The Heat(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 511 Australia 1930 Sell This Version
515 Elisabeth Welch And Her Swing Quartet With Benny Carter Elisabeth Welch And Her Swing Quartet With Benny Carter - The Man I Love / Drop In Next Time You're Passing(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 515 UK 1936 Sell This Version
551 Pat Hanna The Gospel According To Cricket / It Isn't Love, It's Bacchus(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 551 Australia 1930 Sell This Version
566 Chick Bullock / Irving Kaufman With Hollywood Dance Orchestra Chick Bullock / Irving Kaufman With Hollywood Dance Orchestra - The One I Love Just Can't Be Bothered With Me / The Celebrated Stein Song(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 566 Australia 1930 Sell This Version
587 The Clevelanders / The New Yorkers (2) The Clevelanders / The New Yorkers (2) - The Free And Easy / Ro-Ro-Rollin' Along(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 587 Australia 1930 Sell This Version
704 Lou Gold And His Orchestra My Baby Just Cares For Me / A Girl Friend Of A Boy Friend Of Mine(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 704 Australia 1931 Sell This Version
718 Imperial Dance Orchestra You're Simply Delish / Just A Little Dance Mam'selle(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 718 Australia 1931 Sell This Version
727 Clicquot Club Eskimos / Lou Gold And His Orchestra Clicquot Club Eskimos / Lou Gold And His Orchestra - 'Leven Thirty Saturday Night / Body And Soul(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 727 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
745 Roy Smeck's Novelty Orch.* / The Clevelanders Roy Smeck's Novelty Orch.* / The Clevelanders - I Miss A Little Miss / Mississippi Miss I Miss You(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 745 Australia 1931 Sell This Version
747 Lou Gold And His Orchestra / Fred Rich And His Orchestra Lou Gold And His Orchestra / Fred Rich And His Orchestra - Three Little Words / Sing Something Simple(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) 747 Australia 1931 Sell This Version
EPV 1272 Dave Brubeck Quintet Reunion(7", EP, Pic) Vocalion (3) EPV 1272 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EPV 1273 Paul Desmond Quartet* Featuring Don Elliott(12", EP) Vocalion (3) EPV 1273 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EPV 1274 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee(7", EP) Vocalion (3) EPV 1274 UK 1959 Sell This Version
EPV 1275 The Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader The Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Cal Tjader - Laura(7", EP) Vocalion (3) EPV 1275 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EPV-H.1278 Jimmy Witherspoon Featuring Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster Jimmy Witherspoon Featuring Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster - Witherspoon At The Renaissance(7", EP) Vocalion (3), Vocalion (3) EPV-H.1278 UK 1960 Sell This Version
EV 9213 George Finkston Kevin Barry(7") Vocalion (3) EV 9213 Ireland 1963 Sell This Version
K-05204 Band Of H.M. Life Guards* Veronique(Shellac, 12") Vocalion (3) K-05204 UK Unknown Sell This Version
KVLC 1 Bing Crosby Many Happy Returns(Cass, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) KVLC 1 UK 1975 Sell This Version
LACM 6055 Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio* The Newborn Touch(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LACM 6055 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 540 Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Featuring Chano Pozo Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Featuring Chano Pozo - Gene Norman Presents Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Featuring Chano Pozo(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAE 540 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LAE 541 Odetta And Larry* Odetta And Larry* - The Tin Angel(LP, Album, Mono, Red) Vogue Records Limited, Vocalion (3) LAE 541 UK 1958 Sell This Version
LAE 543 The Charlie Mingus Quintet* Chazz!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vocalion (3) LAE 543 UK & Europe 1962 Sell This Version
LAE 547 Vince Guaraldi Trio Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus(LP, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 547 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 549 Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton / Paul Desmond Quintet* Featuring Barney Kessel, Dick Collins, Dave Van Kriedt, Joe Dodge, Bob Bates Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker, Chico Hamilton / Paul Desmond Quintet* Featuring Barney Kessel, Dick Collins, Dave Van Kriedt, Joe Dodge, Bob Bates - Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Paul Desmond Quintet(LP, Comp, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 549 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LAE 552 Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee* Just A Closer Walk With Thee(LP, Album) Vocalion (3), Vocalion (3) LAE 552 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 556 Cal Tjader Quintet Ritmo Caliente!(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 556 UK 1958 Sell This Version
LAE 557 Cal Tjader, Stan Getz Cal Tjader, Stan Getz - Cal Tjader-Stan Getz Sextet(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAE 557 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 559 Brubeck* A La Mode(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 559 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LAE 560 Cal Tjader West Side Story(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 560 UK 1960 Sell This Version
LAE 561 The Paul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott(LP) Vocalion (3) LAE 561 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 562 Bill Harris Bill Harris And Friends(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 562 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 564 Brew Moore Quintet* The Brew Moore Quartet & Quintet(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vocalion (3) LAE 564 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LAE 565 Dave Brubeck Quartet* / Brubeck* - Smith* Dave Brubeck Quartet* / Brubeck* - Smith* - Near Myth (LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 565 UK 1961 Sell This Version
LAE 566 The Montgomery Brothers The Montgomery Brothers(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 566 UK 1961 Sell This Version
LAE 567 Four Trombones*, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus*, John Lewis (2) Four Trombones*, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis, Charlie Mingus*, John Lewis (2) - Four Trombones(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 567 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LAE 568 Cal Tjader Sextet Cal Tjader's Concert By The Sea(LP, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 568 UK 1959 Sell This Version
LAE569 The Vince Guaraldi Trio* A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAE569 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 572 Dave Brubeck Plays And Plays And Plays...(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAE 572 UK 1960 Sell This Version
LAE 585 Coleman Hawkins The High And Mighty Hawk(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 585 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE.586 Billy Strayhorn's Septet Cue For Saxophone(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE.586 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LAE 587 Paul Gonsalves Quartet Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAE 587 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LAE 593 Dickie Wells Heavy Duty!(LP) Vocalion (3) LAE 593 UK 1959 Sell This Version
LAE 12036 Max Roach And Clifford Brown* In Concert(LP, Album, RE) Vocalion (3) LAE 12036 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 12036 Max Roach And Clifford Brown* In Concert(LP, Album, RE) Vocalion (3) LAE 12036 UK 1968 Sell This Version
LAE 12048 The Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz At Oberlin(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3), Fantasy LAE 12048 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 12067 Earl Hines Fatha Plays Fats(LP, Album, Mono, tra) Vocalion (3) LAE 12067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE 12070 Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond - At Wilshire-Ebell(LP, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 12070 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LAE 12258 King (Moody's Mood For Love) Pleasure* Golden Days(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE 12258 UK 1960 Sell This Version
LAE-F 582 Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete Vince Guaraldi, Bola Sete - Vince Guaraldi \ Bola Sete \ And Friends(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE-F 582 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAE-F 583 Paul Bryant Something's Happening(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE-F 583 UK 1963 Sell This Version
LAE-F 584 Miles Davis Blue Moods(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Vocalion (3) LAE-F 584 UK 1962 Sell This Version
LAE-F.591 The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach - The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (Album) LAE-F.591 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LAE-F 595 The Charlie Parker Quintet Bird At St. Nick's(LP) Vocalion (3) LAE-F 595 UK 1965 Sell This Version
LAE-F 597 Vince Guaraldi In Person(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE-F 597 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LAE-F.600 Bola Sete The Incomparable Bola Sete(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE-F.600 UK 1966 Sell This Version
LAE-F 12060 Dave Brubeck Quartet* Featuring Paul Desmond Dave Brubeck Quartet* Featuring Paul Desmond - Jazz At Storyville(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Vocalion (3), Vocalion (3) LAE-F 12060 UK 1964 Sell This Version
LAE-H 590 Elmo Hope With Frank Butler And Jimmy Bond(LP, Album, Mono, TP) Vocalion (3) LAE-H 590 UK 1959 Sell This Version
LAE-L 603 The Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers The Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers - Ramblin'(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE-L 603 UK 1966 Sell This Version
LAEM 6015 Les Brown Jr. Wildest Drums Yet!(LP) Vocalion (3) LAEM 6015 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
LAEM 6041 Eartha Kitt In Person At The Plaza(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAEM 6041 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
LAEM 6049 Cal Tjader Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Vocalion (3) LAEM 6049 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
LAEM 6052 Billy Strange English Hits Of '65(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAEM 6052 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
LAEM 6053 Billy Strange, The Mexicana Brass Billy Strange, The Mexicana Brass - In The Mexican Bag(LP, Album) Vocalion (3) LAEM 6053 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
LAE-P 589 Spirit Of Memphis Quartet* If I Should Miss Heaven(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3) LAE-P 589 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAG 12261 Firehouse Five Plus Two Dixieland Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Vocalion (3), Good Time Jazz LAG 12261 UK 1968 Sell This Version
S 35 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Sing, Baby, Sing / You Turned The Tables On Me(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S 35 UK 1936 Sell This Version
S 39 Benny Carter & His Swing Quintet Jingle Bells / Carry Me Back To Old Virginny(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S 39 UK 1937 Sell This Version
S.76 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Vocal Refrain By Ella Fitzgerald / Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Vocal By Billie Holiday Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Vocal Refrain By Ella Fitzgerald / Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Vocal By Billie Holiday - My Melancholy Baby / You Showed Me The Way(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.76 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S.119 Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra The Moon Got In My Eyes / It's The Natural Thing To Do(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.119 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S.120 Artie Shaw And His New Music It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary / Shoot The Likker To Me, John Boy(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.120 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S 121 Red Norvo And His Orchestra Clap Hands (Here Comes Charlie) / Russian Lullaby(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S 121 UK 1937 Sell This Version
S.122 Maxine Sullivan & Her Orchestra Annie Laurie / Blue Skies(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.122 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S. 124 Artie Shaw And His New Music The Blues - Part 1 / The Blues - Part 2(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S. 124 UK Unknown Sell This Version
S.129 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra Let 'Er Go / What's Your Story (What's Your Jive)(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.129 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.133 Harry James And His Orchestra When We're Alone / Life Goes To A Party(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.133 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.134 Artie Shaw And His New Music I've A Strange New Rhythm In My Heart / Free Wheeling(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.134 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.137 Maxine Sullivan, Orchestra Under The Direction Of Claude Thornhill* Maxine Sullivan, Orchestra Under The Direction Of Claude Thornhill* - Easy To Love / Nice Work If You Can Get It(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.137 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.141 Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra*, Billie Holiday Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra*, Billie Holiday - When You're Smiling / If Dreams Come True(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.141 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.142 Red Norvo And His Orchestra, Mildred Bailey Red Norvo And His Orchestra, Mildred Bailey - More Than Ever / The Weekend Of A Private Secretary(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.142 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.143 Red Norvo And His Orchestra Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time / Tea Time(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.143 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.147 Artie Shaw And His New Music Whistle While You Work / Non Stop Flight(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.147 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.148 Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra If You Ever Should Leave / Thanks For The Memory(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.148 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.150 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Frances Hunt Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra, Billie Holiday, Frances Hunt - You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.150 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.151 "Toots" Mondello And His Orchestra* At Sundown / I'll See You In My Dreams(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.151 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.153 Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra He's Funny That Way / Now They Call It Swing(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.153 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.154 Stuff Smith And His Onyx Club Boys I've Got A Heavy Date / Here Comes The Man With The Jive(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.154 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.155 Harry James And His Orchestra, Helen Humes Harry James And His Orchestra, Helen Humes - (I Can Dream) Can't I? / It's The Dreamer In Me(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.155 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S.156 Red Norvo And His Orchestra Always And Always / Please Be Kind(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S.156 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S 192 Louis Prima And His Band* Now They Call It Swing / Yes, There Ain't No Moonlight(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S 192 UK 1938 Sell This Version
S. 197 Hot Lips Page And His Orchestra Down On The Levee / Old Man Ben(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (3) S. 197 UK 1938 Sell This Version