Grand Records (7)

Grand Records (7)

Profile:
US label formed in Philadelphia in 1953 and located on Lancaster Avenue. It was founded by Herb Slotkin and recorded a number of R & B vocal groups and a few solo acts and gospel artists. It is today mostly remembered for the recordings by The Castelles who embodied the "Philly Sound" in the early nineteen fifties. In June of 1955, Stan Pat a Philadelphia area radio personality (broadcasting from Trenton, New Jersey) became head of A & R for the label. He was also manager for Screamin Jay Hawkins who made some early sides for the Grand label. Also having some early success on the label were Philadelphia stalwarts Lee Andrews & The Hearts, and The Silhouettes.
For unofficial releases, see Grand Records (8).
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
101 My Girl / Sweetness  album cover The Castelles My Girl / Sweetness 101 US 1953 Sell This Version
105 Do You Remember? / If You Were The Only Girl  album cover The Castelles Do You Remember? / If You Were The Only Girl(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 105 US 1954 Sell This Version
106 I Had A Thrill / Rainbow Of Love  album cover The Cherokees (5) I Had A Thrill / Rainbow Of Love (Single) 106 US 1954 Sell This Version
107 Take Everything But You  album cover The Carter Rays Take Everything But You (Single) 107 US 1961 Sell This Version
108 Sweet Sue Mambo / Uh Uh Baby  album cover Chris Powell And Blue Flames* Sweet Sue Mambo / Uh Uh Baby(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 108 US 1954 Sell This Version
109 Please Tell Me So / Remember When  album cover The Cherokees (5) Please Tell Me So / Remember When 109 US 1954 Sell This Version
109 Over A Cup Of Coffee / Baby Can't You See  album cover The Castelles Over A Cup Of Coffee / Baby Can't You See(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 109 US 1954 Sell This Version
111 Whim, Wham, Whop / Makin' A Fast Get-A-Way  album cover Fay Simmons And The Nightriders Orch.* Fay Simmons And The Nightriders Orch.* - Whim, Wham, Whop / Makin' A Fast Get-A-Way(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 111 US 1954 Sell This Version
112 Secret Love Mambo / I Love Paris Mambo  album cover Chris Powell And Blue Flames* Secret Love Mambo / I Love Paris Mambo(7") Grand Records (7) 112 US 1954 Sell This Version
114 I'm A Fool To Care / Marcella  album cover The Castelles I'm A Fool To Care / Marcella(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 114 US 1954 Sell This Version
115 Wedding Bells Are Ringing In My Ears  album cover Sonny Gordon & The Angels Wedding Bells Are Ringing In My Ears(7", RE) Grand Records (7) 115 US 1961 Sell This Version
116 The Song of The Vagabonds / Dinah  album cover Chris Powell And The Five Blue Flames The Song of The Vagabonds / Dinah (Single) 116 US 1954 Sell This Version
118 George Castelle Its Christmas Time / Over The Rainbow(7") Grand Records (7) 118 US 1954 Sell This Version
120 Mr. Sandman / Mambo Gunch  album cover Chris Powell And The Blue Flames* Mr. Sandman / Mambo Gunch (Single) 120 US 1955 Sell This Version
121 Lovely Way To Spend An Evening / Your Still My Baby  album cover The Angels* Lovely Way To Spend An Evening / Your Still My Baby (Single) 121 US 1961 Sell This Version
124 Anniversary Waltz / Sweet Georgia Brown  album cover Chris Powell And The Blue Flames* Anniversary Waltz / Sweet Georgia Brown(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 124 US 1955 Sell This Version
125 Down By The Old Mill Stream  album cover Jimmy Wisner Quartet Down By The Old Mill Stream(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 125 US 1955 Sell This Version
126 Sweet And Lovely / Blues In The Closet  album cover The Tritones (2) Sweet And Lovely / Blues In The Closet 126 US 1955 Sell This Version
127 Whiffenpoof Song / Mandolino  album cover Chris Powell (3) Whiffenpoof Song / Mandolino(Shellac, 10", Single) Grand Records (7) 127 US 1962 Sell This Version
128 Filatone's Mambo / Song Of Sadar  album cover Lawrence Peel & The Filatones Filatone's Mambo / Song Of Sadar(7") Grand Records (7) 128 US 1955 Sell This Version
130 Let's Have A Party / Every Time Your Lips Meet Mine  album cover Eunice Davis Let's Have A Party / Every Time Your Lips Meet Mine(7") Grand Records (7) 130 US 1955 Sell This Version
131 Tears In My Eyes / 535  album cover The Dreamers (31) Tears In My Eyes / 535 (Single) 131 US 1955 Sell This Version
135 I Is  album cover Screaming Jay Hawkins* I Is(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 135 US 1956 Sell This Version
137 Babaluzze And Cheese / Strange Change  album cover The Points (3) Babaluzze And Cheese / Strange Change(7") Grand Records (7) 137 US 1957 Sell This Version
138 Billy Boy (Mambo) / I Come From Jamaica  album cover Chris Powell And The Blue Flames* Billy Boy (Mambo) / I Come From Jamaica(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 138 US 1956 Sell This Version
139 House Rocker / Blarney Rock  album cover Rockin' Horses House Rocker / Blarney Rock(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 139 US 1956 Sell This Version
140 Roof Is Comin' Down  album cover Johnny Latore and Rythm Rockets Roof Is Comin' Down(7") Grand Records (7) 140 US 1957 Sell This Version
141 The Bells / The Rain  album cover Markees* The Bells / The Rain (Single) 141 US 1957 Sell This Version
163 Embracable You / Beautiful Dreamer  album cover Anthony & Sophmores* Embracable You / Beautiful Dreamer(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 163 US 1963 Sell This Version
164 It's Been So Long Baby / C.C. Rider  album cover Bobby Peterson (2) It's Been So Long Baby / C.C. Rider(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 164 US 1963 Sell This Version
165 It Serves You Right   album cover The Oxfords (2) It Serves You Right (7", Single) Grand Records (7) 165 US 1965 Sell This Version
166 Did You Ever Get My Letter / I'm Only A Man  album cover The Fingers (11) Did You Ever Get My Letter / I'm Only A Man(7") Grand Records (7) 166 US Unknown Sell This Version
167 Don't Be A Dropout  album cover The Oxfords (2) Don't Be A Dropout(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 167 US 1965 Sell This Version
168 Why Was I Born / Show Me You Care  album cover Adam & Eve (9) Why Was I Born / Show Me You Care(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 168 US 1965 Sell This Version
505 Trumpeteers* Last Supper / Trials Get Harder(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 505 US 1955 Sell This Version
506 So Many Years / Don't Take Everybody For A Friend  album cover Trumpeteers* So Many Years / Don't Take Everybody For A Friend(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 506 US 1955 Sell This Version
508 I've Got A Savior / I'm Going On In His Name  album cover Southern Tones I've Got A Savior / I'm Going On In His Name(Shellac, 10") Grand Records (7) 508 US 1955 Sell This Version
2001 Get In And Shut The Door / What Can I Do  album cover The Gay Charmers Get In And Shut The Door / What Can I Do(7") Grand Records (7) 2001 US 1959 Sell This Version
2002 Dearest Darling  album cover Larry Smith (6) And The Castroes Larry Smith (6) And The Castroes - Dearest Darling(7", Single) Grand Records (7) 2002 US 1959 Sell This Version
7113 The Golden Era Of Doowops: The Groups Of Grand Records  album cover Various The Golden Era Of Doowops: The Groups Of Grand Records(CD, Comp) Relic (2), Grand Records (7) 7113 US 1995 Sell This Version
45-101 My Girl Awaits Me / Sweetness  album cover The Castelles My Girl Awaits Me / Sweetness (Single) 45-101 US 1953 Sell This Version
45-103 This Silver Ring / Wonder Why  album cover The Castelles This Silver Ring / Wonder Why 45-103 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-105 If You Were The Only Girl  album cover The Castelles If You Were The Only Girl (Single) 45-105 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-106 Rainbow Of Love   album cover The Cherokees (5) Rainbow Of Love (7", RE) Grand Records (7) 45-106 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-108 Sweet Sue Mambo / Uh Uh Baby  album cover Chris Powell And Blue Flames* Sweet Sue Mambo / Uh Uh Baby(7") Grand Records (7) 45-108 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-109 Over A Cup Of Coffee / Baby Can't You See  album cover The Castelles Over A Cup Of Coffee / Baby Can't You See 45-109 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-114 I'm A Fool To Care / Marcella   album cover The Castelles I'm A Fool To Care / Marcella (7") Grand Records (7) 45-114 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-122 My Wedding Day / Heavenly Father  album cover The Castelles My Wedding Day / Heavenly Father(7") Grand Records (7) 45-122 US 1961 Sell This Version
COL-7003 'Collectables' Presents 'For Collectors Only':  Volume 1 "The Rarities"  album cover Various 'Collectables' Presents 'For Collectors Only': Volume 1 "The Rarities"(2xLP, Comp) Collectables COL-7003 US Unknown Sell This Version
G-101 Psheet!!!  album cover Prince Kelly Psheet!!!(LP) Grand Records (7) G-101 US Unknown Sell This Version
G 1000 The Best Of The Castelles Featuring George Grant  album cover The Castelles Featuring George Grant (4) The Castelles Featuring George Grant (4) - The Best Of The Castelles Featuring George Grant(LP, Comp, Mono) Grand Records (7) G 1000 US 1957 Sell This Version
LP 7701 The Last Supper  album cover The Trumpeteers, The Southern Tones* The Trumpeteers, The Southern Tones* - The Last Supper(LP, Album) Grand Records (7) LP 7701 US Unknown Sell This Version