Gallo Record Company

Gallo Record Company

Profile:
Gallo Record Company is Africa's largest domestic record company.
Also appears as a label since 1989. Do not confuse with previous labels Gallo / Gallo GRC & following label Gallo Music Productions.

It is through purchase, merger or consolidation that it has also come to control the catalogues from several competitor and associate companies, including Gramophone Record Company, Trutone, Teal, RPM, WEA/Tusk, Troubadour, Meteor, Record Industries, USA, Joburg, MFP, and DJ. Consequently, the company now owns some 75% of recordings ever made in South Africa up through the 1980's.

Gallo's history is long and complex, and it began in 1939 when Arnold Golembo founded the Gramophone Record Company (GRC) around a small music retail shop in downtown Johannesburg.

GRC obtained the South African franchise for Capitol Records label in 1946 but relinquished it in favour of CBS Records in 1956. In 1985 GRC was incorporated into the Gallo Group, becoming Gallo-GRC under the leadership of Peter Gallo (the son of Eric Gallo who had launched the original Gallotone Recordings in 1926).

In 1989 (Gallo-GRC's 50th anniversary year), the company's name was shortened to Gallo Record Company.

However, a setback for the company occurred when South Africa's first democratically-elected government came into power and Sony decided to return to the country and claim back the distribution rights for its CBS and Epic brands in 1995.

The following year Gallo merged with RPM Records (but retained their old name). Another year later, the company bought out another local music giant, Tusk Music, and with that obtained the rights to distribute the Warner Music International catalogue, as well as that of Tommy Boy Music, Strictly Rhythm, Hollywood Records, Naxos, and Elap Music.

Gallo Record Company also represents a number of independent labels which are managed in its RPM Records division as well as a major roster of domestic artists through Gallo Music South Africa (GMSA), itself encompassing several subdivisions.

Parent company Gallo (Africa) Ltd. is part of the Johnnic Communications media and entertainment group, with which Warner Music International began a joint venture in May 2006, creating Warner Music Gallo Africa and expanding the company's vast musical archive into the digital realm and a worldwide market.
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Contact Info:
Gallo House
6 Hood Ave.
Rosebank, Gauteng

PO Box 47150
Parklands 2121
South Africa

Tel: +27 11 788-0519
Fax: +27 11 788-7080
Sites:
[l37489]

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Blue (5) Roulette(CD, Album) The David Gresham Record Company South Africa 2013 Sell This Version
Margaret Singana Lady Africa(CD, Album, Comp) Gallo Record Company South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
12PS 83 Paul McCartney All The Best(12", Single, Promo, Smplr) Gallo Record Company 12PS 83 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
33234-2 Lucky Dube Serious Reggae Business(CD, Comp, Enh) Koch International, Gallo Music International 33234-2 Austria 1996 Sell This Version
33284-2 Lucky Dube Taxman(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 33284-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
33341-2 Lucky Dube The Way It Is(CD, Album) Koch Records Europe 33341-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
47746 Magnetik (4) Man On The Moon ‘03(CD, EP) Gallo Record Company 47746 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
66 991-2 Lucky Dube Serious Reggae Business(CD, Comp) Celluloid 66 991-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
0149362 KON Various Bump - No Fillers - Just Killers(CD, Comp) Kontor Records, Kontor Records 0149362 KON Germany 2003 Sell This Version
0210912EMU Tanita Tikaram Closer To The People(CD, Album) Ear Music 0210912EMU South Africa 2016 Sell This Version
40 3168 Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason(Cass, Album) CBS Inc. 40 3168 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
40 3317 Andrew Ridgeley Son Of Albert(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3317 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
40 3335 George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Volume One(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3335 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
40 3413 Michael Jackson Dangerous(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3413 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
471424 Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 471424 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
66923.9 Lucky Dube Live In Concert(DVD-V, NTSC) Gallo Record Company 66923.9 France 2003 Sell This Version
67057.2 Miriam Makeba Reflections(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company 67057.2 France 2004 Sell This Version
2202341 Helena Paparizou The Game Of Love(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 2202341 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
25646 0864 2 Cher The Very Best Of Cher(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music TV, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Strategic Marketing, Geffen Records, MCA Music Corp of America 25646 0864 2 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
2564-69990-7 Simphiwe Dana The One Love Movement On Bantu Biko Street(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 2564-69990-7 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
8573-89130-2 Coleske Faith In Love(CD) Gallo Record Company 8573-89130-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
7567899405 The Click Five Modern Minds And Pastimes(CD, Album, S/Edition, CD ) Lava 7567899405 Malaysia 2007 Sell This Version
7243 8450492 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Heavenly(CD, Album) Van Record Company, Gallo Music International, Gallo Record Company 7243 8450492 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5051011-8654-2-8 Simphiwe Dana XB 2380 Manuscript: Zandisile(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 5051011-8654-2-8 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
5051442-0836-2-0 Various African Jazz N Jive (An Authentic Selection Of Township Swing Classics From The 50s & 60s)(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company 5051442-0836-2-0 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
5051442-6404-2-7 Lucky Dube The Best Of(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company 5051442-6404-2-7 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
5051865-5705-5-4 Thandiswa Mazwai Ibokwe(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 5051865-5705-5-4 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
6001208526501 Various The Best Of SA Pop Volume 2(2xCD) Gallo Record Company 6001208526501 South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
6001208780507 Alanis Morissette Thank U(CD, Single) Maverick, Gallo Record Company 6001208780507 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
6001208833234 Sixpence None The Richer Kiss Me(CD, Single) Squint Entertainment 6001208833234 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ABBA 101 ABBA The Singles (The First Ten Years)(2xLP, Comp, RE) Gallo Record Company ABBA 101 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ABCOL 102 ABBA Gonna Sing You My Love Song (12 Classic Abba Love Songs)(LP, Comp) Gallo Record Company ABCOL 102 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
AC 52 Harari Greatest Hits Volume 1(LP, Comp) Gallo Music Productions AC 52 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
AC 56 The Jazz Epistles Jazz Epistle Verse 1(LP, Album) Gallo Record Company AC 56 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
AG.301/2 Various 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti(2xLP, Comp, Gat) MCA Records AG.301/2 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
AIDS 1 Various Africa Against AIDS(Cass, Album, Comp) Gallo Music Productions AIDS 1 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
ASF 3098 Rolling Stones* Dirty Work(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records ASF 3098 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ASF 3103 Bangles Different Light(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3103 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ASF 3117 Billy Joel The Bridge(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3117 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ASF 3242 Bangles Everything(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3242 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
ASF 3299 Barbra Streisand A Collection Greatest Hits...And More(LP, Comp) CBS ASF 3299 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ASF 3309 New Kids On The Block Hangin' Tough(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3309 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ASF 3322 Kaoma Worldbeat(LP) CBS ASF 3322 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ASF 3324 Big Sky (5) Waiting For The Dawn(LP, Album) Gallo Record Company ASF 3324 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3330 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3330 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3332 Harry Connick, Jr. We Are In Love(LP) CBS ASF 3332 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3337 Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback(2xLP, Album) CBS ASF 3337 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3339 The Black Sorrows Harley & Rose(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3339 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3343 Warrant Cherry Pie(LP) CBS ASF 3343 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3347 Mark Knopfler / Chet Atkins Mark Knopfler / Chet Atkins - Neck And Neck(LP) CBS ASF 3347 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3423 Bruce Springsteen Human Touch(LP, Album) Columbia ASF 3423 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
ATCD 10022 Matchbox 20* Yourself Or Someone Like You(CD, Album) Lava ATCD 10022 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
ATCD 10045 Donna Lewis Blue Planet(CD, Album) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10045 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATCD 10057 The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Blues Blues Blues(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company, Atlantic ATCD 10057 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10060 Michael Crawford In Concert(CD, Album) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10060 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATCD 10071 Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RM) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10071 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ATCD 10074 Roberta Flack First Take(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10074 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ATCD 10081 Jewel Joy: A Holiday Collection(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10081 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10083 Stone Temple Pilots Nº4(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10083 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10092 Steve Tyrell A New Standard(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10092 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10093 Sugar Ray (2) 14:59(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10093 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10094 Matchbox Twenty Mad Season(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic, Lava, Melisma Records ATCD 10094 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10100 The Corrs In Blue(CD, Album) 143 Records, Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10100 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10111 The Corrs In Blue(2xCD, Album, S/Edition) 143 Records, Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10111 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10115 P.O.D. The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10115 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10121 Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) ATCD 10121 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
ATCD 10124 Tori Amos Strange Little Girls(CD, Album, 5th) Atlantic ATCD 10124 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ATCD 10127 Collective Soul 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994-2001(CD, Comp) Atlantic ATCD 10127 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ATCD10143 Uncle Kracker No Stranger To Shame(CD, Album) Lava, Gallo Record Company ATCD10143 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10145 Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are(CD, Album) Atlantic, Melisma Records ATCD 10145 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10151 Laura Pausini From The Inside(CD, Album) Atlantic, EastWest, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10151 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ATCD 10154 Jewel 0304(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10154 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ATCD 10156 Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10156 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10170 Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...(CD, Album, Enh) Lava ATCD 10170 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
ATCD 10176 Rob Thomas ...Something To Be(CD, Album) Melisma Records, Atlantic ATCD 10176 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10179 James Blunt Back To Bedlam(CD, Album) Custard Records, Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10179 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10183 Simple Plan MTV Hard Rock Live(CD, Enh) Lava ATCD 10183 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10212 Paolo Nutini These Streets(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10212 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
ATCD 10220 P. Diddy Press Play(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment ATCD 10220 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
ATCD 10230 Gym Class Heroes As Cruel As School Children(CD, Album) Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen ATCD 10230 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
ATCD 10239 The Click Five Modern Minds And Pastimes(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10239 South Africa 2007 Sell This Version
ATCD 10255 The Modern Jazz Quartet Pyramid(CD, Album) Atlantic (2) ATCD 10255 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10261 Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10261 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
ATCD 10264 T.I. Paper Trail(CD, Album) Grand Hustle, Atlantic ATCD 10264 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
ATCD 10274 Various Twilight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Atlantic, Summit Entertainment, Chop Shop Records (2) ATCD 10274 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
ATCD 10276 Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic ATCD 10276 South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
ATCD 10295 Various The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD) Summit Entertainment, Chop Shop Records (2), Atlantic ATCD 10295 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
ATCD 10297 Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions(CD, Album) 14th Floor Records ATCD 10297 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
ATCD 10307 Travie McCoy* Lazarus(CD, Album) Decaydance, Fueled By Ramen ATCD 10307 South Africa 2010 Sell This Version
ATCD 10308 Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure(CD, Album) Atlantic, Songbook Entertainment ATCD 10308 South Africa 2010 Sell This Version
ATCD 10309 Trey Songz Ready(CD, Album) Atlantic, Songbook Entertainment, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10309 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
ATCD 10319 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers(CD, Album) Atlantic, Rostrum Records ATCD 10319 South Africa 2011 Sell This Version
ATDD 11831 Tori Amos To Venus And Back(2xCD, Album) Atlantic ATDD 11831 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATSD 17 AD The Corrs Dreams(CD, Maxi) Atlantic, Lava, 143 Records ATSD 17 AD South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATSD 21 Brandy (2) Top Of The World (Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Atlantic ATSD 21 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATSD 23 Aaliyah Are You That Somebody?(CD, Maxi) Blackground Entertainment, Atlantic ATSD 23 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATSD 26 Laura Branigan Gloria '99 (The Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Atlantic ATSD 26 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATSD 27 Brandy (2) Almost Doesn't Count(CD, Single) Atlantic ATSD 27 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATSD 31 Brandy (2) What About Us?(CD, Maxi) Atlantic ATSD 31 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATSD 32 AD Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti - What's Luv?(CD, Maxi, Enh) Atlantic ATSD 32 AD South Africa 2002 Sell This Version