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]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Roulette  album cover Blue (5) Roulette(CD, Album) The David Gresham Record Company South Africa 2013 Sell This Version
The Best Of African Connection With Richard Nwamba  album cover Various The Best Of African Connection With Richard Nwamba(CD, Album) Universal Sound & Music South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
Lady Africa  album cover Margaret Singana Lady Africa(CD, Album, Comp) Gallo Record Company South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
12PS 83 All The Best  album cover Paul McCartney All The Best(12", Single, Promo, Smplr) Gallo Record Company 12PS 83 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
33234-2 Serious Reggae Business  album cover Lucky Dube Serious Reggae Business(CD, Comp, Enh) Koch International, Gallo Music International 33234-2 Austria 1996 Sell This Version
33284-2 Taxman  album cover Lucky Dube Taxman(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 33284-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
33341-2 The Way It Is  album cover Lucky Dube The Way It Is(CD, Album) Koch Records Europe 33341-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
47746 Man On The Moon ‘03  album cover Magnetik (4) Man On The Moon ‘03(CD, EP) Gallo Record Company 47746 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
66 991-2 Serious Reggae Business  album cover Lucky Dube Serious Reggae Business(CD, Comp) Celluloid 66 991-2 France 1996 Sell This Version
0149362 KON Bump - No Fillers - Just Killers  album cover 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 A Momentary Lapse Of Reason  album cover Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason(Cass, Album) CBS Inc. 40 3168 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
40 3317 Son Of Albert  album cover Andrew Ridgeley Son Of Albert(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3317 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
40 3330 Mariah Carey  album cover Mariah Carey Mariah Carey(Cass, Album) CBS 40 3330 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
40 3335 Listen Without Prejudice Volume One  album cover George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Volume One(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3335 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
40 3346 Nomads · Indians · Saints  album cover Indigo Girls Nomads · Indians · Saints(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3346 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
40 3357 Into The Light  album cover Gloria Estefan Into The Light(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3357 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
40 3409 No More Tears  album cover Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears(Cass, Album) Epic Associated 40 3409 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
40 3413 Dangerous  album cover Michael Jackson Dangerous(Cass, Album) Epic 40 3413 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
471424 Lucky Town  album cover Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 471424 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
540 790-2 Heavenly  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Heavenly(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company, Gallo Music Productions, A&M Records 540 790-2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
66923.9 Live In Concert  album cover 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 The Game Of Love  album cover Helena Paparizou The Game Of Love(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 2202341 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
60 30025 Off The Wall  album cover Michael Jackson Off The Wall(Cass, Album, RE) Epic 60 30025 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
25646 0864 2 The Very Best Of Cher  album cover Cher The Very Best Of Cher(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music TV, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Strategic Marketing, Geffen Records, MCA Records 25646 0864 2 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
2564-64331-2 Respect  album cover Lucky Dube Respect(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 2564-64331-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
2564-69990-7 The One Love Movement On Bantu Biko Street  album cover 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 Faith In Love  album cover Coleske Faith In Love(CD) Gallo Record Company 8573-89130-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
7567899405 Modern Minds And Pastimes  album cover The Click Five Modern Minds And Pastimes(CD, Album, S/Edition, CD ) Lava 7567899405 Malaysia 2007 Sell This Version
7243 8450492 Heavenly  album cover 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 XB 2380 Manuscript: Zandisile  album cover Simphiwe Dana XB 2380 Manuscript: Zandisile(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 5051011-8654-2-8 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
5051442-0836-2-0 African Jazz N Jive (An Authentic Selection Of Township Swing Classics From The 50s & 60s)  album cover 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 The Best Of  album cover Lucky Dube The Best Of(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company 5051442-6404-2-7 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
5051865-5705-5-4 Ibokwe  album cover Thandiswa Mazwai Ibokwe(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company 5051865-5705-5-4 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
6001208526501 The Best Of SA Pop Volume 2  album cover Various The Best Of SA Pop Volume 2(2xCD) Gallo Record Company 6001208526501 South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
6001208780507 Thank U  album cover Alanis Morissette Thank U(CD, Single) Maverick, Gallo Record Company 6001208780507 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
6001208833234 Kiss Me  album cover Sixpence None The Richer Kiss Me(CD, Single) Squint Entertainment 6001208833234 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
AB60102 Gonna Sing You My Love Song  album cover ABBA Gonna Sing You My Love Song(Cass, Comp) Gallo Record Company AB60102 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
ABBA 101 The Singles (The First Ten Years)  album cover ABBA The Singles (The First Ten Years)(2xLP, Comp, RE) Gallo Record Company ABBA 101 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ABCOL 102 Gonna Sing You My Love Song (12 Classic Abba Love Songs)  album cover 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 Greatest Hits Volume 1  album cover Harari Greatest Hits Volume 1(LP, Comp) Gallo Music Productions AC 52 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
AC 56 Jazz Epistle Verse 1  album cover The Jazz Epistles Jazz Epistle Verse 1(LP, Album) Gallo Record Company AC 56 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ACM - CD0059 The Legend   album cover Miriam Makeba The Legend (CD, Comp) African Cream ACM - CD0059 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
AG.301/2 41 Original Hits From The Sound Track Of American Graffiti  album cover 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
AGP 147/148 The Electric Light Orchestra* The Very Best Of The Electric Light Orchestra(2xLP, Comp) Epic AGP 147/148 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
AIDS 1 Africa Against AIDS  album cover Various Africa Against AIDS(Cass, Album, Comp) Gallo Music Productions AIDS 1 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
ASF 3098 Dirty Work  album cover Rolling Stones* Dirty Work(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records ASF 3098 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ASF 3103 Different Light  album cover Bangles Different Light(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3103 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ASF 3117 The Bridge  album cover Billy Joel The Bridge(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3117 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ASF 3242 Everything  album cover Bangles Everything(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3242 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
ASF 3299 A Collection (Greatest Hits...And More)  album cover Barbra Streisand A Collection (Greatest Hits...And More)(LP, Comp) CBS ASF 3299 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ASF 3301 Terence Trent D'Arby's Neither Fish Nor Flesh: A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope And Destruction  album cover Terence Trent D'Arby Terence Trent D'Arby's Neither Fish Nor Flesh: A Soundtrack Of Love, Faith, Hope And Destruction(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3301 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ASF 3309 Hangin' Tough  album cover New Kids On The Block Hangin' Tough(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3309 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ASF 3321 Other Voices  album cover Paul Young Other Voices(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3321 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3322 Kaoma Worldbeat(LP) CBS ASF 3322 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ASF 3324 Waiting For The Dawn  album cover Big Sky (5) Waiting For The Dawn(LP, Album) Gallo Record Company ASF 3324 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3330 Mariah Carey  album cover Mariah Carey Mariah Carey(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3330 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3332 We Are In Love  album cover Harry Connick, Jr. We Are In Love(LP) CBS ASF 3332 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3337 Jordan: The Comeback  album cover Prefab Sprout Jordan: The Comeback(2xLP, Album) CBS ASF 3337 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3339 Harley & Rose  album cover The Black Sorrows Harley & Rose(LP, Album) CBS ASF 3339 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3343 Cherry Pie  album cover Warrant Cherry Pie(LP) CBS ASF 3343 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3347 Neck And Neck  album cover Mark Knopfler / Chet Atkins Mark Knopfler / Chet Atkins - Neck And Neck(LP) CBS ASF 3347 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3348 Starry Night  album cover Julio Iglesias Starry Night(LP) CBS, Gallo Record Company ASF 3348 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ASF 3354 No More Games (The Remix Album)  album cover New Kids On The Block No More Games (The Remix Album)(2xLP, inc) CBS, CBS ASF 3354 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ASF 3363 Time, Love & Tenderness  album cover Michael Bolton Time, Love & Tenderness(LP, Album) Columbia ASF 3363 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
ASF 3423 Human Touch  album cover Bruce Springsteen Human Touch(LP, Album) Columbia ASF 3423 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
ATCD 10022 Yourself Or Someone Like You  album cover Matchbox 20* Yourself Or Someone Like You(CD, Album) Lava ATCD 10022 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
ATCD 10045 Blue Planet  album cover Donna Lewis Blue Planet(CD, Album) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10045 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATCD 10056 14:59  album cover Sugar Ray (2) 14:59(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10056 South Africa 1999 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 In Concert  album cover Michael Crawford In Concert(CD, Album) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10060 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
ATCD 10064 Back In Control  album cover Laura Branigan Back In Control(CD, Comp, RM) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10064 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10071 Blue Lights In The Basement  album cover Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RM) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10071 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ATCD 10074 First Take  album cover Roberta Flack First Take(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10074 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
ATCD 10076 Foundation  album cover Ten City Foundation(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10076 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
ATCD 10081 Joy: A Holiday Collection  album cover Jewel Joy: A Holiday Collection(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10081 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10083 Nº4  album cover Stone Temple Pilots Nº4(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10083 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10092 A New Standard  album cover Steve Tyrell A New Standard(CD, Album) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10092 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10093 14:59  album cover Sugar Ray (2) 14:59(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10093 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10094 Mad Season  album cover Matchbox Twenty Mad Season(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic, Lava, Melisma Records ATCD 10094 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10100 In Blue  album cover The Corrs In Blue(CD, Album) 143 Records, Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10100 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10111 In Blue  album cover The Corrs In Blue(2xCD, Album, S/Edition) 143 Records, Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10111 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10115 The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown  album cover P.O.D. The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10115 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
ATCD 10121 Everything Is Everything  album cover Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2) ATCD 10121 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
ATCD 10124 Strange Little Girls  album cover Tori Amos Strange Little Girls(CD, Album, 5th) Atlantic ATCD 10124 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ATCD 10126 Double Wide  album cover Uncle Kracker Double Wide(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10126 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ATCD 10127 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994-2001  album cover Collective Soul 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994-2001(CD, Comp) Atlantic ATCD 10127 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ATCD10143 No Stranger To Shame  album cover Uncle Kracker No Stranger To Shame(CD, Album) Lava, Gallo Record Company ATCD10143 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10145 More Than You Think You Are  album cover Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are(CD, Album) Atlantic, Melisma Records ATCD 10145 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10151 From The Inside  album cover Laura Pausini From The Inside(CD, Album) Atlantic, EastWest, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10151 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ATCD 10154 0304  album cover Jewel 0304(CD, Album, Enh) Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10154 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ATCD 10156 No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls  album cover Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls(CD, Album) Lava, Atlantic ATCD 10156 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ATCD 10170 Still Not Getting Any...  album cover Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...(CD, Album, Enh) Lava ATCD 10170 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
ATCD 10175 Everlasting Love  album cover Vanessa Williams Everlasting Love(CD, Album) Lava ATCD 10175 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10176 ...Something To Be  album cover Rob Thomas ...Something To Be(CD, Album) Melisma Records, Atlantic ATCD 10176 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10179 Back To Bedlam  album cover James Blunt Back To Bedlam(CD, Album) Custard Records, Atlantic, Gallo Record Company ATCD 10179 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10183 MTV Hard Rock Live  album cover Simple Plan MTV Hard Rock Live(CD, Enh) Lava ATCD 10183 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ATCD 10212 These Streets  album cover Paolo Nutini These Streets(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 10212 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
ATCD 10220 Press Play  album cover P. Diddy Press Play(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment ATCD 10220 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version