The Compo Company Ltd.

The Compo Company Ltd.

Profile:
(1918 - c.1970s) Also as The Compo Co. Limited - Canada's first independent record company. Founded in Lachine, Quebec, by Herbert S. Berliner, an executive of Berliner Gramophone of Canada and the eldest son of inventor Emile Berliner.

Compo was created to serve the several American independent record companies such as Okeh Records which wanted to distribute records in Canada. Its initial business was pressing records in Canada for these companies. Herbert S. Berliner broke with Berliner Gramophone in 1921, taking several senior Berliner Gramophone executives with him. This allowed Compo to immediately expand into a full-fledged record company by establishing the Sun and Apex record labels among others. Apex was the longest lasting of the Compo labels, lasting into the 1970s.

In 1935, Compo became the Canadian licensee for the American Decca Records, Inc., which bought Compo in 1951 with Berliner remaining as president until his death in 1966. MCA Records acquired American Decca in 1962, including Compo, which was renamed MCA Records (Canada) in 1970. It eventually evolved into Universal Music Canada.

Also printed as:
- Compo Co. Ltd., Canada
- The Compo Co. Limited
- The Compo Co, Limited, Lachine Montreal Canada
- Compagnie Compo Ltée
Sublabels
Contact Info:
131 - 18th Ave., Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Sites:
[l265947]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2FS 1016 A Man And His Music  album cover Frank Sinatra A Man And His Music(2xLP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 2FS 1016 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
2FS 1019 Sinatra At The Sands  album cover Frank Sinatra Sinatra At The Sands(2xLP, Album) Reprise Records 2FS 1019 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
2R 1401 101 Gang Songs  album cover Bing Crosby 101 Gang Songs(2xLP, Album, Mono, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2R 1401 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
2RS 1401 101 Gang Songs  album cover Bing Crosby 101 Gang Songs(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2RS 1401 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
2W 1555 Peter, Paul And Mary* In Concert(2xLP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records 2W 1555 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
9-B55012 Mister Love   album cover The Rhythmettes Mister Love (7", Single) Brunswick 9-B55012 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55033 The Treniers Oo-La-La / Pennies From Heaven(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55033 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55035 Oh, Boy! / Not Fade Away  album cover The Crickets (2) Oh, Boy! / Not Fade Away(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55035 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
9-B-55052 To Be Loved / Come Back To Me  album cover Jackie Wilson To Be Loved / Come Back To Me(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55052 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55053 Maybe Baby / Tell Me How  album cover The Crickets (2) Maybe Baby / Tell Me How(7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55053 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
9-B-55094 It's So Easy  album cover The Crickets (2) It's So Easy (Single) 9-B-55094 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-B-55121 That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All   album cover Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All (7", Single) Brunswick 9-B-55121 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-S-25017 You're The Only One I Love / Broken Dreams  album cover Ken Karen* You're The Only One I Love / Broken Dreams(7", Single) Strand Records (2) 9-S-25017 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
41-2 The Begatting Of The President  album cover Orson Welles The Begatting Of The President(LP, Album) Mediarts, Mediarts 41-2 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
43 Hoagy Carmichael Songs Played By Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra  album cover Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra Hoagy Carmichael Songs Played By Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra(6xShellac, 10") Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca 43 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-F7-OW-4099 Marion Marlowe Heartbeat / The Man In The Raincoat(7") Apex (3) 45-F7-OW-4099 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-IM 5454 What Will I Tell My Heart / When I See You  album cover Fats Domino What Will I Tell My Heart / When I See You(7", Single) Imperial 45-IM 5454 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-WB.30 Angel On My Shoulder  album cover Shelby Flint Angel On My Shoulder(7") Warner Bros. Records 45-WB.30 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
137 A Decca Presentation Of Boogie Woogie Music  album cover Various A Decca Presentation Of Boogie Woogie Music(6xShellac, 10", Album, Comp) Decca 137 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
153 Woody Herman And His Orchestra Blues On Parade(6xShellac, 10", Album) Decca 153 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
182 An Anthology Of Colored Jazz  album cover Various An Anthology Of Colored Jazz (Album, Comp) 182 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
198 Hot Lips  album cover Henry Busse And His Orchestra Hot Lips(Shellac, 10") Decca 198 Canada 1934 Sell This Version
216 Various Drummer Boy(5xShellac, 10") Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca 216 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
218 Decca Presents One O'Clock Jump: An Album Of "Jump" Music Played By Count Basie And His Orchestra  album cover Count Basie And His Orchestra* Decca Presents One O'Clock Jump: An Album Of "Jump" Music Played By Count Basie And His Orchestra(6xShellac, 10", Comp) Decca 218 Canada 1941 Sell This Version
244 Tenor Saxophobia  album cover Various Tenor Saxophobia(5xShellac, 10", Album) Decca 244 Canada 1941 Sell This Version
0281 Everybody Loves Somebody / A Little Voice  album cover Dean Martin Everybody Loves Somebody / A Little Voice(7", Single) Reprise Records 0281 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0307 The Door Is Still Open To My Heart / Every Minute Every Hour  album cover Dean Martin The Door Is Still Open To My Heart / Every Minute Every Hour(7", Single) Reprise Records 0307 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
0309 Baby Don't Go  album cover Sonny And Cher* Baby Don't Go(7", Single) Reprise Records 0309 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
310 June In January / Love Is Just Around The Corner  album cover Bing Crosby June In January / Love Is Just Around The Corner(Shellac, 10", Single) Decca 310 Canada 1934 Sell This Version
0328 Sad Tomorrows  album cover Trini Lopez Sad Tomorrows(7", Single) Reprise Records 0328 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
0332 Somewhere In Your Heart  album cover Frank Sinatra Somewhere In Your Heart(7", Single) Reprise Records 0332 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
0336 Lemon Tree  album cover Trini Lopez Lemon Tree(7", Single) Reprise Records 0336 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
0362 Jill Jackson (2) Here Comes The Night / Born Too Late(7") Reprise Records 0362 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
0367 I'm A Fool  album cover Dino, Desi & Billy I'm A Fool(7", Single) Reprise Records 0367 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
383 Nursery Rhymes  album cover Frank Luther (2) Nursery Rhymes(Shellac, 10") Decca 383 Canada 1935 Sell This Version
0401 Not The Lovin' Kind  album cover Dino, Desi & Billy Not The Lovin' Kind(7", Single) Reprise Records 0401 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
404 Bossa Nova  album cover The Singers Inc. Bossa Nova(LP) Warner Bros. Records, Valiant Records (2) 404 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
0407 Nancy Sinatra So Long Babe(7") Reprise Records 0407 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
407 Turkey In The Straw / Arkansaw Traveler  album cover Wm. B. Houchen* Turkey In The Straw / Arkansaw Traveler(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 407 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0424 The Secret Of Christmas  album cover Bing Crosby With Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians* Bing Crosby With Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians* - The Secret Of Christmas(7", Single) Reprise Records 0424 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
0429 It Was A Very Good Year   album cover Frank Sinatra It Was A Very Good Year (Single) 0429 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
0432 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'  album cover Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin'(7", Single) Reprise Records 0432 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
444 Garry Moore Culture Corner(3xShellac, 10", Comp) Decca, Decca, Decca, Decca 444 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0461 How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?  album cover Nancy Sinatra How Does That Grab You, Darlin'?(7", Single) Reprise Records 0461 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0470 Strangers In The Night / Oh, You Crazy Moon  album cover Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night / Oh, You Crazy Moon (Single) 0470 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
474 Apex Military Band Rise Sons Of William / No Surrender(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 474 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0480 La Bamba - Part 1  album cover Trini Lopez La Bamba - Part 1(7") Reprise Records 0480 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0507 Tiny Bubbles / Born Free  album cover Don Ho And The Aliis Don Ho And The Aliis - Tiny Bubbles / Born Free(7", Single) Reprise Records 0507 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0509 Summer Wind / You Make Me Feel So Young  album cover Frank Sinatra Summer Wind / You Make Me Feel So Young(7", Single) Reprise Records 0509 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0512 The Gas Company* Get Out Of My Life(7", Single) Reprise Records 0512 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0527 Sugar Town / Summer Wine  album cover Nancy Sinatra Sugar Town / Summer Wine (Single) 0527 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0532 I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)  album cover The Electric Prunes I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)(7", Single) Reprise Records 0532 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0559 Love Eyes  album cover Nancy Sinatra Love Eyes(7", Single, RE) Reprise Records 0559 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
562 Ernest Gill Plamondon Souvenir / Twilight(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 562 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0564 Get Me To The World On Time / Are You Lovin' Me More   album cover The Electric Prunes Get Me To The World On Time / Are You Lovin' Me More (7", Single) Reprise Records 0564 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
0571 Lay Some Happiness On Me / Think About Me  album cover Dean Martin Lay Some Happiness On Me / Think About Me(7") Reprise Records 0571 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
572 Valse - Lancier  album cover Fanfare Miro* Valse - Lancier(Shellac, 10", Single) Apex (3) 572 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0580 Me About You  album cover The Mojo Men Me About You(7", Single) Reprise Records 0580 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
585 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Red Sails In The Sunset / Madonna Mia(Shellac, 10") Decca 585 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0594 Hideaway   album cover The Electric Prunes Hideaway (7") Reprise Records 0594 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
0595 You Only Live Twice  album cover Nancy Sinatra You Only Live Twice(7", Single) Reprise Records 0595 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0601 In The Chapel In The Moonlight  album cover Dean Martin In The Chapel In The Moonlight(7", Single) Reprise Records 0601 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
0607 The Great Banana Hoax   album cover The Electric Prunes The Great Banana Hoax (7") Reprise Records 0607 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
607 Carolina Mammy / You Tell Her - I Stutter  album cover Martucci and His Orchestra Carolina Mammy / You Tell Her - I Stutter(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 607 Canada 1923 Sell This Version
615-A Barney Google/I Love Me  album cover The Jazzbo Band Barney Google/I Love Me(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 615-A Canada 1923 Sell This Version
621 Silent Night / Adeste Fideles  album cover Bing Crosby with Victor Young And His Orchestra Bing Crosby with Victor Young And His Orchestra - Silent Night / Adeste Fideles(Shellac, 10") Decca 621 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
667 Carolina Rolling Stone / You Can Take Me Away From Dixie  album cover Roy O'Connor, Bill Cudney Roy O'Connor, Bill Cudney - Carolina Rolling Stone / You Can Take Me Away From Dixie(Shellac, 10") Apex (3) 667 Canada 1922 Sell This Version
806 It Ain't Necessarily So / I Got Plenty Of Nuttin'  album cover Bing Crosby With Victor Young And His Orchestra Bing Crosby With Victor Young And His Orchestra - It Ain't Necessarily So / I Got Plenty Of Nuttin'(Shellac, 10") Decca 806 Canada 1936 Sell This Version
825 Dixieland Shuffle / Muskrat Ramble  album cover Bob Crosby And His Orchestra Dixieland Shuffle / Muskrat Ramble(Shellac, 10") Decca 825 Canada 1940 Sell This Version
953 St. Louis Blues / Sweet Sue  album cover Joe Daniels And His Hot Shots In Drumnasticks* St. Louis Blues / Sweet Sue(Shellac, 10") Decca 953 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
9-77 Vol 1 - New Orleans Days  album cover Louis Armstrong And The All Stars* Vol 1 - New Orleans Days(4x7", Album + Box) Decca 9-77 Canada 1950 Sell This Version
9-78 Jazz Concert Vol. 2  album cover Louis Armstrong And The All Stars* Jazz Concert Vol. 2(4x7", Album + Box) Decca 9-78 Canada 1950 Sell This Version
1003 The Country Gentlemen (13) Black And White(7") Montaigne Limited Edtion 1003 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1159 Whoa Babe / Study In Brown  album cover Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra* Whoa Babe / Study In Brown(Shellac, 10") Decca 1159 Canada 1937 Sell This Version
1200 Patsy Cline's Golden Hits  album cover Patsy Cline Patsy Cline's Golden Hits(LP, Comp) Everest, Everest 1200 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
1346 Positively The Most  album cover Joanie Sommers Positively The Most(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1346 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
1361 Bivona Deals In Millions  album cover Gus Bivona And His Orchestra Bivona Deals In Millions(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1361 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
1402 Never On Sunday / Faraway Star  album cover The Chordettes Never On Sunday / Faraway Star(7", Single) Cadence (2) 1402 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1409 Dreamy Eyes / Well I'm Your Man  album cover Johnny Tillotson Dreamy Eyes / Well I'm Your Man(7", Single) Cadence (2) 1409 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1424 Send Me The Pillow You Dream On / What'll I Do  album cover Johnny Tillotson Send Me The Pillow You Dream On / What'll I Do(7") Cadence (2) 1424 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
1449 Peter, Paul And Mary  album cover Peter, Paul And Mary* Peter, Paul And Mary(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1449 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
1527 America America (Original Sound Track)  album cover Manos Hadjidakis America America (Original Sound Track)(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1527 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
1562 Nice Work If You Can Get It  album cover Andrews Sisters* Nice Work If You Can Get It(Shellac, 10", Single) Decca 1562 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1565 Bing Crosby There's A Gold Mine In The Sky / In The Mission By The Sea(Shellac, 10") Decca 1565 Canada 1937 Sell This Version
1592 A Time For Singing  album cover Jean Ritchie A Time For Singing(LP, Mono) Warner Bros. Records 1592 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1600 Connie Boswell With Bob Crosby's Bob Cats* Connie Boswell With Bob Crosby's Bob Cats* - Martha / Home On The Range(Shellac, 10") Decca 1600 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
1756 The Big Crash From China / Coquette  album cover Bob Crosby's Bob Cats* The Big Crash From China / Coquette(Shellac, 10") Decca 1756 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
1801 Those Were The Days  album cover Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days(7", Single) Apple Records 1801 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
1859 Oh! Ma-Ma! (The Butcher Boy) / Pagan Love Song  album cover Andrews Sisters* Oh! Ma-Ma! (The Butcher Boy) / Pagan Love Song(Shellac, 10") Decca 1859 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
1874 Bing Crosby Darling Nellie Gray / When Mother Nature Sings Her Lullaby(Shellac, 10") Decca 1874 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
1933 I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams / A Blues Serenade   album cover Bing Crosby I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams / A Blues Serenade (Shellac, 10") Decca 1933 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
1947 Countess Maritza / Gypsy Love  album cover Harry Horlick And His Orchestra Countess Maritza / Gypsy Love(Shellac, 10") Decca 1947 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2001 Bing Crosby Mexicali Rose / Silver On The Sage(Shellac, 10") Decca 2001 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
2007 Love Of My Life / Rosa-Rosa  album cover Henry King And His Orchestra Love Of My Life / Rosa-Rosa(Shellac, 10") Decca 2007 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
2013 Good Lovin'  album cover The Olympics Good Lovin'(7") Warner Bros. Records 2013 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
2053 Summer Souvenirs / Is That The Way To Treat A Sweetheart  album cover Russ Morgan And His Orch.* Summer Souvenirs / Is That The Way To Treat A Sweetheart(Shellac, 10") Decca 2053 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2071 Mama Inez (Ay Mama Inés) / María La O  album cover Henry King And His Orchestra Mama Inez (Ay Mama Inés) / María La O(Shellac, 10") Decca 2071 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
2145 Aunt Hagar's Blues / I'm Comin' Virginia  album cover Paul Whiteman And His Swing Wing Aunt Hagar's Blues / I'm Comin' Virginia(Shellac, 10") Decca 2145 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
2195 I Must See Annie Tonight  album cover Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians I Must See Annie Tonight(Shellac, 10", Single) Decca 2195 Canada 1938 Sell This Version
2257 Just A Kid Named Joe / The Lonesome Road  album cover Bing Crosby With J. S. Trotter And His Orchestra* Bing Crosby With J. S. Trotter And His Orchestra* - Just A Kid Named Joe / The Lonesome Road(Shellac, 10") Decca 2257 Canada 1939 Sell This Version