Coral

Coral

Profile:
Also credited as "Coral Record" or "Coral Records".
Coral was launched as the "independent" counterpart of the Decca label 1948. It recorded bandleaders like Bob Crosby in the beginning but it was under the A&R direction of Bob Thiele that Coral hit the bigtime with Teresa Brewer, the McGuire Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, Lawrence Welk mainstays The Lennon Sisters and early rock and rollers Buddy Holly and the Johnny Burnette Trio on its roster.

The label was operated by Coral Records, Inc. and was also active in the UK.
The parent company was acquired in 1962 by MCA, Inc. Artists who had records issued on Coral during the Sixties included Bobbi Martin, Barbara McNair, a pre-stardom Patti Austin and Dixieland clarinetist Pete Fountain, who was the label's most consistent artist.

As the decade wore on, the hits and album sales, apart from Fountain, declined. In 1968, Lawrence Welk bought the masters to his own recordings and the contracts of his musical associates from both Coral and Dot and moved them all to his own Ranwood label. Parent company MCA moved Decca to California, bringing Coral with it in 1970. It was then decided to discontinue Decca, Vocalion (2), Kapp Records and UNI Records in favour of the newly created MCA Records in April 1971. Coral remained as a budget label with both medium and low-priced material.

After the Decca, Uni, Kapp and Vocalion labels were officially retired in 1973, Coral became MCA Coral, MCA's mid-line and budget reissue label until the late 1980s when those duties were reassigned to either MCA Special Products or the parent label. This version had a blue label similar to the 1973-78 MCA Records label (with MCA CORAL in the same lettering style as the 1972-91 MCA Records logo).

Known International Releases:
Coral-branded releases (under its own name and as Vogue Coral) were distributed by Vogue Records Limited (originally a UK subsidiary of the French company Disques Vogue, later acquired by The Decca Record Company Ltd.) from roughly 1956 until 1967 in the UK when the MCA label was established for UK releases of US Decca and Brunswick material, and distributed by either TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH or Deutsche Grammophon in Germany.

In Britain and most of Europe after 1967, Coral became the reissue imprint of MCA Records and its labels until at least 1978.
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Contact Info:
[US]
Coral Records Inc.
445 Park Avenue
New York, N.Y.

[UK]
Coral Records
Decca House
9 Albert Embankment
London S.E.1.

(address' no longer active)
Sites:
[l39155]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0004 Les Pionniers Du Rock  album cover Buddy Holly Les Pionniers Du Rock(LP, Comp) Coral 0004 France Unknown Sell This Version
4C 048-95321 Greatest Hits  album cover The Andrews Sisters Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) MCA Records, Coral, MCA Coral 4C 048-95321 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
7CXSB 5 The Best Of Lawrence Welk  album cover Lawrence Welk The Best Of Lawrence Welk(2xLP, Comp) Coral 7CXSB 5 US 1964 Sell This Version
7CXSB 6 The Best Of The McGuire Sisters  album cover The McGuire Sisters* The Best Of The McGuire Sisters(2xLP, Comp) Coral 7CXSB 6 US 1965 Sell This Version
7CXSB 7 The Best Of Teresa Brewer  album cover Teresa Brewer The Best Of Teresa Brewer (Comp) 7CXSB 7 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7CXSB-8 The Best Of Buddy Holly  album cover Buddy Holly with The Crickets (2) Buddy Holly with The Crickets (2) - The Best Of Buddy Holly(2xLP, Comp) Coral, Coral, Coral 7CXSB-8 US 1966 Sell This Version
7CXSB 9 The Best Of Liberace  album cover Liberace The Best Of Liberace (Album, Comp) 7CXSB 9 US 1968 Sell This Version
7CXSB 10 The Best Of Pete Fountain  album cover Pete Fountain The Best Of Pete Fountain (Comp) 7CXSB 10 US 1970 Sell This Version
9-B55007 School Day  album cover "Big" Tiny Little School Day(7", Single) Coral 9-B55007 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-EQ 72397 Buddy Holly True Love Ways(7", Single) Coral 45-EQ 72397 Ireland 1960 Sell This Version
45 - EQ 72419 What To Do / That's What They Say  album cover Buddy Holly What To Do / That's What They Say(7", Single) Coral 45 - EQ 72419 Ireland 1961 Sell This Version
45-EQ 72455 Reminiscing  album cover Buddy Holly Reminiscing(7", Single) Coral 45-EQ 72455 Ireland 1962 Sell This Version
45-i-046 Más Alto Más Alto / Soy El Unico Para Hacerlo  album cover Jackie Wilson Más Alto Más Alto / Soy El Unico Para Hacerlo(7", Single) Coral 45-i-046 Mexico 1967 Sell This Version
45-I-104 For Once In My Life / You Brought About A Change In Me  album cover Jackie Wilson For Once In My Life / You Brought About A Change In Me(7", Single, Promo) Coral 45-I-104 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
45-I-130 Jackie Wilson Lágrimas Solitarias (Lonely Teardrops)(7", Single, Promo) Coral 45-I-130 Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
45-Q.72172 A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  album cover Teresa Brewer A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl(7") Coral 45-Q.72172 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-Q.72192 Buddy Greco With Piano* They Didn't Believe Me(7", Single) Vogue Coral 45-Q.72192 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-Q.72224 Nora Malone  album cover Teresa Brewer Nora Malone(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72224 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72224 When I Leave The World Behind  album cover Teresa Brewer When I Leave The World Behind(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72224 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72274 Tammy / French Heels  album cover Debbie Reynolds Tammy / French Heels (Single) 45-Q 72274 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72279 That'll Be The Day  album cover The Crickets (2) That'll Be The Day (Single) 45-Q 72279 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72288 Listen To Me  album cover Buddy Holly Listen To Me (Single) 45-Q 72288 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72288 Buddy Holly Listen To Me(7", Single, 4-P) Coral 45-Q 72288 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72290 Reet Petite  album cover Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (Single) 45-Q 72290 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72293 Peggy Sue  album cover Buddy Holly Peggy Sue (Single) 45-Q 72293 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72297 A Very Special Love / I Saw A Country Boy  album cover Debbie Reynolds A Very Special Love / I Saw A Country Boy(7") Coral 45-Q 72297 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72298 Oh Boy / Not Fade Away  album cover The Crickets (2) Oh Boy / Not Fade Away (Single) 45-Q 72298 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q-72302 You've Got Love / Cast Iron Arm  album cover Peanuts Wilson You've Got Love / Cast Iron Arm(7") Coral 45-Q-72302 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-Q 72303 Don't Let Go / Baby Baby  album cover Billy Williams Quartet Don't Let Go / Baby Baby(7") Coral 45-Q 72303 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72305 Sugartime / Banana Split  album cover The McGuire Sisters* Sugartime / Banana Split(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72305 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q-72306 To Be Loved  album cover Jackie Wilson To Be Loved (Single) 45-Q-72306 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72307 Maybe Baby  album cover The Crickets (2) Maybe Baby (Single) 45-Q 72307 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72316 There I've Said It Again / Steppin' Out Tonight  album cover Billy Williams Quartet There I've Said It Again / Steppin' Out Tonight(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72316 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72319 Oo-La-La  album cover The Treniers Oo-La-La(7") Coral 45-Q.72319 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72320 Saturday Dance/I Think The World Of You  album cover Teresa Brewer Saturday Dance/I Think The World Of You(7") Coral 45-Q.72320 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72322 Wee Willie Brown / You Were Mean Baby  album cover Lou Graham Wee Willie Brown / You Were Mean Baby(7") Coral 45-Q 72322 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-Q.72324 This Happy Feeling / Hillside In Scotland  album cover Debbie Reynolds This Happy Feeling / Hillside In Scotland(7") Coral 45-Q.72324 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72325 Rave On / Take Your Time  album cover Buddy Holly Rave On / Take Your Time (Single) 45-Q 72325 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72327 Ding Dong  album cover The McGuire Sisters* Ding Dong(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72327 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72329 Think It Over  album cover The Crickets (2) Think It Over (Single) 45-Q.72329 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72330 Shake Baby Shake  album cover Johnny O'Keefe Shake Baby Shake(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72330 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q. 72331 It's Prayin' Time  album cover Billy Williams (5) It's Prayin' Time(7", Single) Coral 45-Q. 72331 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72332 As Long As I Live / I'm Wanderin'  album cover Jackie Wilson As Long As I Live / I'm Wanderin'(7") Coral 45-Q 72332 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72333 Early In The Morning  album cover Buddy Holly Early In The Morning (Single) 45-Q 72333 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72334 Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me (Scapricciatiello) / Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu)  album cover The McGuire Sisters* Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me (Scapricciatiello) / Volare (Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu)(7") Coral 45-Q.72334 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72336 Pickle Up A Doodle  album cover Teresa Brewer Pickle Up A Doodle (Single) 45-Q 72336 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72337 Dance Everyone Dance  album cover Betty Madigan Dance Everyone Dance(7") Coral 45-Q 72337 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72338 We Have Love / Singing A Song  album cover Jackie Wilson We Have Love / Singing A Song(7", Single, Tri) Coral 45-Q 72338 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72339 Love In A Home   album cover Lawrence Welk And His Champagne Music Love In A Home (7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72339 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72340 The Hula Hoop Song  album cover Teresa Brewer The Hula Hoop Song (Single) 45-Q 72340 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72343 It's So Easy  album cover The Crickets (2) It's So Easy (Single) 45-Q.72343 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72345 Faces There Are Fairer  album cover Debbie Reynolds Faces There Are Fairer(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72345 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72346 Heartbeat  album cover Buddy Holly Heartbeat (Single) 45-Q 72346 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72347 Lonely Teardrops / In The Blue Of Evening  album cover Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops / In The Blue Of Evening (Single) 45-Q.72347 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72350 Strictly For Pleasure / It's Better In Spanish  album cover Linda Cristal Strictly For Pleasure / It's Better In Spanish(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72350 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72351 Wiggle Wiggle / Dreamin' And Schemin'  album cover The Accents (9) Wiggle Wiggle / Dreamin' And Schemin'(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72351 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72352 Willingly (Melodie Perdue)  album cover Al Alberts Willingly (Melodie Perdue)(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72352 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72353 I Only Have Eyes For You  album cover Steve Lawrence (2) I Only Have Eyes For You(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72353 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72354 The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) / Satellite  album cover Teresa Brewer The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) / Satellite(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72354 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72356 May You Always  album cover The McGuire Sisters* May You Always (Single) 45-Q.72356 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72357 A Touch Of The Blues / Diga Me  album cover Rosemary Clooney, The Buddy Cole Trio Rosemary Clooney, The Buddy Cole Trio - A Touch Of The Blues / Diga Me(7", Tri) Coral 45-Q 72357 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72359 Nola  album cover Billy Williams (5) Nola(7") Coral 45-Q.72359 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-Q.72360 It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Raining In My Heart  album cover Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Raining In My Heart (Single) 45-Q.72360 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q.72362 Doodlebug  album cover Charlie Gracie Doodlebug(7") Coral 45-Q.72362 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72364 Heavenly Lover / Fair Weather Sweetheart  album cover Teresa Brewer Heavenly Lover / Fair Weather Sweetheart(7") Coral 45-Q 72364 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q.72365 Love's Made A Fool Of You  album cover The Crickets (2) Love's Made A Fool Of You (Single) 45-Q.72365 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72366 That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All   album cover Jackie Wilson That's Why (I Love You So) / Love Is All 45-Q 72366 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q.72367 Boola  album cover Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Boola(7", Single) Coral 45-Q.72367 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q-72368 Cindy And Lindy The Wonder That Is You(7", Single) Coral 45-Q-72368 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q-72369 Goodnight Irene / Red Hot Love  album cover Billy Williams (5) Goodnight Irene / Red Hot Love(7", Tri) Coral 45-Q-72369 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72371 Gigi / This Earth Is Mine  album cover Liberace Gigi / This Earth Is Mine(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72371 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-Q 72372 I'll Be Satisfied  album cover Jackie Wilson I'll Be Satisfied (Single) 45-Q 72372 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72373 Angel Of Love  album cover Charlie Gracie Angel Of Love(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72373 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72375 Bye Bye Baby, Goodbye/Chain Of Friendship  album cover Teresa Brewer Bye Bye Baby, Goodbye/Chain Of Friendship(7") Coral 45-Q 72375 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72376 Peggy Sue Got Married  album cover Buddy Holly Peggy Sue Got Married (Single) 45-Q 72376 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72378 The Mummy  album cover Bob McFadden & Dor The Mummy(7") Coral 45-Q 72378 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72379 Red River Valley  album cover McGuire Sisters Red River Valley(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72379 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72380 You Better Know It / Never Go Away  album cover Jackie Wilson You Better Know It / Never Go Away(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72380 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72381 Oh-Well-A  album cover Charlie Gracie Oh-Well-A(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72381 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q.72382 When You Ask About Love  album cover The Crickets (2) When You Ask About Love (Single) 45-Q.72382 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72383 Mexicali Rose  album cover Teresa Brewer With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs* Teresa Brewer With Chorus And Orchestra Directed By Dick Jacobs* - Mexicali Rose(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72383 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72384 Talk That Talk  album cover Jackie Wilson Talk That Talk(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72384 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72386 Teresa Brewer Venetian Sunset(7") Coral 45-Q 72386 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72387 McGuire Sisters Lovers Lullaby(7", Single, 4-P) Coral 45-Q 72387 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72392 Heartbeat / Everyday  album cover Buddy Holly Heartbeat / Everyday (Single) 45-Q 72392 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-Q 72395 More Than I Can Say / Baby My Heart  album cover The Crickets (2) More Than I Can Say / Baby My Heart(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72395 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72396 How Do You Know It's Love  album cover Teresa Brewer How Do You Know It's Love(7") Coral 45-Q 72396 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72397 True Love Ways  album cover Buddy Holly True Love Ways(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72397 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72402 I Cried For You  album cover Billy Williams (5) I Cried For You(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72402 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72403 The Tip Of My Fingers  album cover Nick Noble The Tip Of My Fingers(7") Coral 45-Q 72403 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72404 Sentimental Journey  album cover Pete Fountain Sentimental Journey(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72404 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72405 Anymore  album cover Teresa Brewer Anymore(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72405 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72407 (You Were Made For) All My Love  album cover Jackie Wilson (You Were Made For) All My Love(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72407 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72408 Not A Soul (Blanket Roll Blues)  album cover Lillian Briggs Not A Soul (Blanket Roll Blues)(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72408 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72411 Learning The Game  album cover Buddy Holly Learning The Game(7") Coral 45-Q 72411 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-Q 72413 Island Farewell  album cover Nick Noble Island Farewell(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72413 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72415 To Be Loved   album cover McGuire Sisters To Be Loved (7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72415 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72416 Dick Jacobs His Chorus And Orchestra Midnight Lace / Spartacus - Love Theme(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72416 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-Q 72417 Peggy Sue Got Married  album cover The Crickets (2) Peggy Sue Got Married(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72417 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-Q 72419 What To Do  album cover Buddy Holly What To Do(7", Single) Coral 45-Q 72419 UK 1961 Sell This Version