Jubilee

Jubilee

Profile:
Jubilee Records was founded by Atlantic Records co-founder Herb Abramson with bandleader and record wholesaler Jerry Blaine as Jay-Gee Recording Corporation (the name would appear on album covers and later 45 RPM singles) in 1946. Blaine bought Abramson's half of Jubilee one year later.

The label released a number of classic doo-wop singles, including those by The Orioles, The Gallahads and The Cadillacs. The label also recorded R&B, pop and jazz by Della Reese, The Fifth Estate, Oliver (6), Mary Wells, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Moe Koffman.

Jubilee's most successful albums were novelty and comedy recordings which included Kermit Schafer "Blooper" compilations, frat-house R&B by Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts (which had to be issued on a custom label created solely for the band's releases called Gross Records (2) due to their raunchy [for the mid-1960s] lyrics) and "party records" by Rusty Warren. One of the most valued Jubilee LPs by collectors is the 1969 debut album of country star Emmylou Harris.

In 1954 Jubilee created a subsidiary called Josie Records, whose biggest stars were New Orleans funk band The Meters. And, from 1964 through 1968, although it was not explicitly stated on the labels, Jubilee also pressed and distributed the Tokens' B.T. Puppy Records label.

Jubilee/Josie folded in 1970 and was sold to visual aid manufacturer Viewlex, who later sold the masters to Roulette Records, whose combined catalog holdings (including the Jubilee/Josie master tapes) are today jointly managed by Rhino Records (2) (in North America) and EMI (all other countries).
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Contact Info:
315 W. 47th St. New York, NY
(defunct)
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2C 006-92.982 M Mason-Dixon* Acapulco Gold(7", Single) Jubilee 2C 006-92.982 M France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 006-93.296 M James Taylor (2) And The Flying Machine (2) James Taylor (2) And The Flying Machine (2) - Night Owl / Rainy Day Man(7", Single) Jubilee 2C 006-93.296 M France 1972 Sell This Version
45-J-844 Bobby Freeman Shame On You Miss Johnson / Need Your Love(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-844 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-846 The Cadillacs Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita(7") Jubilee 45-J-846 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-5005 Reg Owen And His Orchestra Manhattan Spiritual / Ritual Blues(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-5005 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-5352 Moe Koffman Shepherd's Cha-Cha(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-5352 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-j-5362 The Royaltones Seesaw \ Little Bo(7") Jubilee 45-j-5362 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-STU 42201 J. Frank Wilson And The Cavaliers Last Kiss / That's How Much I Love You(7", Single, Mono) Jubilee 45-STU 42201 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
101 The Companions (2) I Didn't Know (You Got Married) / Why, Oh Why Baby(7", Single, Promo) Brooks Records 101 US 1959 Sell This Version
662 The Meters Sophisticated Cissy(7", Single) Jubilee 662 France Unknown Sell This Version
663 The Meters Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man(7", Single) Jubilee 663 France 1969 Sell This Version
664 The Meters Ease Back / Ann(7") Jubilee 664 France 1969 Sell This Version
841 Bobby Freeman Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes(10") Jubilee 841 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
1007 Minsky's Adams Orchestra Music In The Minsky Manor(12", Album) Jubilee 1007 USA & Canada 1955 Sell This Version
1014 Various The Best Of Rhythm & Blues(LP, Comp) Jubilee 1014 US 1957 Sell This Version
1024 Stan Rubin And His Tigertown Five Stan Rubin And His Tigertown Five In Monaco(LP, Album, Mono) Jubilee 1024 US 1956 Sell This Version
1027 Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio* Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio* - Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio(LP, Album, RE) Jubilee, Fresh Sound Records 1027 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
1029 Gerard Blené Time For Love (Album) 1029 US 1957 Sell This Version
1049 Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers* With Sabu* Art Blakey And His Jazz Messengers* With Sabu* - Cu-Bop (Album) 1049 US 1958 Sell This Version
1074 Moe Koffman Quartet* The Shepherd Swings Again(LP, Album, Mono) Jubilee 1074 US 1958 Sell This Version
1078 Mary Ann McCall Detour To The Moon (LP, Album, Mono) Jubilee 1078 US 1958 Sell This Version
1080 The Frank Ortega Trio* Swingin' Abroad(LP, Album, Mono) Jubilee 1080 US 1958 Sell This Version
1082 Lester Crosley In The Heart Of The Dark(LP, Album) Jubilee 1082 US Unknown Sell This Version
1090 Ray Draper A Tuba Jazz (Album) 1090 US 1959 Sell This Version
1093 Jackie McLean Sextet Fat Jazz (Album) 1093 US 1958 Sell This Version
1095 Della Reese The Story Of The Blues 1095 US 1959 Sell This Version
1105 Matt Dennis Welcome Matt(LP) Jubilee 1105 Unknown Sell This Version
1110 Sammy Spear And His Rogues Of Ragtime Oh You Kid!(LP, Album) Jubilee, Jubilee 1110 US 1959 Sell This Version
1118 Various Boppin'! (Comp) 1118 US 1960 Sell This Version
1142 The Wilshire Trio Lovers Island(7", Promo) Jubilee 1142 US Unknown Sell This Version
2029 Rusty Warren Knockers Up!(LP) Jubilee, Jubilee 2029 US 1960 Sell This Version
2036 Lee Tully / The Richie Bros.* Lee Tully / The Richie Bros.* - D. J. Sampler(7", Promo, Smplr) Jubilee, Jubilee 2036 US 1960 Sell This Version
2040 Al Alberts With The Lifers Chorus* Sing, Sing, Sing-A-Long / Alcatraz Jazz(7", EP, Promo) Jubilee 2040 US 1960 Sell This Version
2048 Steve Karmen This Is A City? (LP) Jubilee 2048 US Unknown Sell This Version
3501 Lee Tully "Essen"(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 3501 Unknown Sell This Version
3502 Lee Tully To-Day I Am A Man / Annie's Got A Fella(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 3502 Unknown Sell This Version
4005 Bob Hill (16) Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues)(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 4005 US 1950 Sell This Version
4025 Dick Brown (2) I Won't Cry Anymore / I Owe It All To You(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 4025 US 1951 Sell This Version
5000 The Orioles It's Too Soon To Know / Barbra Lee 5000 US 1948 Sell This Version
5001 The Orioles To Be To You(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 5001 US 1948 Sell This Version
5016 The Orioles So Much / Forgive And Forget(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5016 US 1949 Sell This Version
5017 The Orioles What Are You Doing New Year's Eve / (It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas (Single) 5017 US 1949 Sell This Version
5017 The Mulcays The Mulcays' Magic Millions(LP) Jubilee 5017 US Unknown Sell This Version
5025 The Orioles At Night / Every Dog - Gone Time(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Jubilee 5025 US 1950 Sell This Version
5025 Rusty Warren Sings Portrait On Life(LP, Album) Jubilee 5025 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5029 Steve Karmen The Candidate (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Jubilee 5029 US 1964 Sell This Version
5031 The Orioles We're Supposed To Be Through / I'd Rather Have You Under The Moon(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5031 US 1950 Sell This Version
5040 The Orioles I Cross My Fingers / Can't Seem To Laugh Anymore(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5040 US 1950 Sell This Version
5045 The Orioles Oh Holy Night / The Lord's Prayer (Single) 5045 US 1950 Sell This Version
5049 Kermit Schafer Pardon My Blooper! Volume 4(7", EP) Jubilee 5049 US Unknown Sell This Version
5070 Buddy Lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow Undecided / Diane (Single) 5070 US Unknown Sell This Version
5073 Edna McGriff I Love You / Heavenly Father (Single) 5073 US 1952 Sell This Version
5074 The Orioles With Buddy lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow The Orioles With Buddy lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow - Shrimp Boats / Trust In Me(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5074 US Unknown Sell This Version
5079 The Marylanders I'm A Sentimental Fool(7", RE) Jubilee 5079 US Unknown Sell This Version
5082 The Orioles It's Over Because We're Through / Waiting(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5082 US 1952 Sell This Version
5083 Buddy Lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow Hustlin' Family Blues / I'll Never Smile Again(10", Single) Jubilee 5083 US 1952 Sell This Version
5092 The Orioles with Buddy Lucas Orch.* The Orioles with Buddy Lucas Orch.* - Don't Cry Baby / See See Rider(Shellac, Promo) Jubilee 5092 US 1952 Sell This Version
5093 Little Sylvia* Sings With Buddy Lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow Little Sylvia* Sings With Buddy Lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow - Drive Daddy Drive(10", Single) Jubilee 5093 US 1952 Sell This Version
5100 Little Sylvia* Sings With Buddy Lucas Orch.* Little Sylvia* Sings With Buddy Lucas Orch.* - A Million Tears(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 5100 US 1954 Sell This Version
5107 The Orioles I Miss You So / Till Then(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 5107 US 1953 Sell This Version
5109 Edna McGriff Edna's Blues / Why, Oh Why(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5109 US 1953 Sell This Version
5122 The Orioles Crying In The Chapel / Don't You Think I Ought To Know(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5122 US 1953 Sell This Version
5127 The Orioles In The Mission Of St. Augustine / Write And Tell Me Why(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5127 US 1953 Sell This Version
5128 The Four Tunes I Gambled With Love / Marie(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5128 US 1953 Sell This Version
5132 The Four Tunes Sugar Lump / I Understand(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5132 US 1953 Sell This Version
5134 The Orioles Robe Of Calvary(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5134 US 1953 Sell This Version
5135 The Four Tunes Do, Do, Do, Do, Do, Do It Again / My Wild Irish Rose(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5135 US 1953 Sell This Version
5146 Joe Foley All Or Nothing At All / My Heart Tells Me(10") Jubilee 5146 US 1954 Sell This Version
5152 The Four Tunes The Greatest Feeling In The World / Lonesome(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5152 US 1954 Sell This Version
5154 The Orioles In The Chapel In The Moonlight / Thank The Lord! Thank The Lord!(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5154 Unknown Sell This Version
5161 The Orioles Longing / If You Believe(Shellac, 10", Single, Promo) Jubilee 5161 US 1954 Sell This Version
5165 The Four Tunes L'Amour Toujour L'Amour / Don't Cry Darling(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5165 US 1954 Sell This Version
5172 The Orioles Runaround / Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5172 US 1954 Sell This Version
5203 The Ravens (2), Jimmy Ricks (2) The Ravens (2), Jimmy Ricks (2) - Green Eyes / The Bells Of San Raphael(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5203 US 1955 Sell This Version
5206 Danny Cobb My Isabella (Single) 5206 US 1955 Sell This Version
5236 Ethel Ennis I've Got You Under My Skin / Off Shore(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5236 1956 Sell This Version
5237 Jimmy Ricks & The Ravens (Take Me Back To My) Boots And Saddles / I'll Always Be In Love With You(7") Jubilee 5237 US Unknown Sell This Version
5253 The Stylers (2) Confession Of A Sinner / Gonna Tell 'Em (I Love You)(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5253 US 1956 Sell This Version
5288 Don Rondo White Silver Sands / Stars Fell On Alabama 5288 US 1957 Sell This Version
5297 Don Rondo There's Only You / Forsaking All Others(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 5297 US 1957 Sell This Version
5311 Moe Kaufman Swingin' Shepherd Blues(7", Single) Jubilee 5311 US Unknown Sell This Version
5319 Don Rondo Blonde Bombshell(7") Jubilee 5319 US 1958 Sell This Version
5320 Don Rondo School Dance / I've Got Bells On My Heart(7") Jubilee 5320 US 1958 Sell This Version
5330 Jim Backus Delicious!(7") Jubilee 5330 US 1958 Sell This Version
5338 The Royaltones Poor Boy / Wail! (Single) 5338 US 1958 Sell This Version
5342 Baker Knight My Heart Cries For You / Ain't Nothin' But Love (Single) 5342 US 1958 Sell This Version
5346 Della Reese & Kirk Stuart Della Reese & Kirk Stuart - You're Just In Love / When I Grow Too Old To Dream(7", Single) Jubilee 5346 US 1958 Sell This Version
5349 Sy Oliver And His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump / In A Little Spanish Town Cha-Cha(7") Jubilee 5349 US 1958 Sell This Version
5351 Jim Backus Cave Man(7", Single) Jubilee 5351 US Unknown Sell This Version
5363 Sonny Til And The Orioles Tell Me So / At Night(7", Single) Jubilee 5363 US 1959 Sell This Version
5404 The Deaxville Trio Blue Skies(7") Jubilee 5404 US 1961 Sell This Version
5454 The Volumes Our Song(7", Promo) Jubilee 5454 US Unknown Sell This Version
5480 Betty Harris Mo Jo Hannah / Now Is The Hour (Single) 5480 US 1964 Sell This Version
5505 The Association (2) Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (7", Single) Jubilee 5505 US 1965 Sell This Version
5530 Jackie Taylor Walkin' Back / I've Been Loved (Single) 5530 US 1966 Sell This Version
5565 The Prophets (3) Talk Don't Bother Me(7", Promo) Jubilee 5565 US 1966 Sell This Version
5659P Oliver (6) Good Morning Starshine(5½", Single, Fle) Jubilee 5659P US 1969 Sell This Version
6010 Harvey Harding Just One More Kiss / (I'd Never Give Up) A Sweetheart Like You(10", Promo) Jubilee 6010 US Unknown Sell This Version
6042 4 Chicks & Chuck* (Please Don't Bend My Ear) Hock Mir Nisht Kein Cheinik / Smarty(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 6042 US 1953 Sell This Version
6044 Pat Terry (2) Since You Have Left Me / Love Me Again(Shellac, 10", Promo) Jubilee 6044 US Unknown Sell This Version