Jubilee

Jubilee

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For unofficial releases please use Jubilee (3).

Jubilee Records was founded by Atlantic Records co-founder Herb Abramson with bandleader and record wholesaler Jerry Blaine (2) 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 1970 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 1971, although it was not explicitly stated on the labels, Jubilee also pressed and distributed the Tokens' B.T. Puppy Records label; Jubilee distributed other labels such as Chex Records, Port Records, Blaine, and Euphoria (3) (those labels *did* include a byline stating distribution by Jay-Gee Record Company, Inc.).

Jubilee/Josie folded in 1971 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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315 W. 47th St. New York, NY
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2C 006-92.982 M Acapulco Gold  album cover Mason-Dixon* Acapulco Gold(7", Single) Jubilee, The Jubilee Group 2C 006-92.982 M France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 006-93.296 M Night Owl / Rainy Day Man  album cover James Taylor (2) And The Flying Machine (2) James Taylor (2) And The Flying Machine (2) - Night Owl / Rainy Day Man(7", Single) Jubilee, The Jubilee Group 2C 006-93.296 M France 1972 Sell This Version
45-HL 1488 Sandra  album cover The Volumes Sandra(7", Jukebox) London Records 45-HL 1488 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
45-HL 1489 La Scimmia Verde (Green Monkey / Long Distance (Hully Gully)  album cover Garnell Cooper And The Kinfolks Garnell Cooper And The Kinfolks - La Scimmia Verde (Green Monkey / Long Distance (Hully Gully)(7") London Records 45-HL 1489 Italy 1963 Sell This Version
45-HL-J.8744 Poor Boy  album cover The Royaltones Poor Boy (Single) 45-HL-J.8744 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-HL-J. 8776 The Mardi Gras March  album cover Sy Oliver And His Orchestra The Mardi Gras March(7", Single) London Records 45-HL-J. 8776 UK 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-844 Shame On You Miss Johnson / Need Your Love  album cover Bobby Freeman Shame On You Miss Johnson / Need Your Love(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-844 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-846 Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita  album cover The Cadillacs Peek-A-Boo / Oh, Oh, Lolita(7") Jubilee 45-J-846 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-850 The Grocer's Cha-Cha / Eso Es El Amor (This Is Love)  album cover Morty Palitz & Orchestra With The Americanos Morty Palitz & Orchestra With The Americanos - The Grocer's Cha-Cha / Eso Es El Amor (This Is Love)(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-850 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45J855 When You're Smiling  album cover Bobby Freeman When You're Smiling(7", Single) Jubilee 45J855 Canada 1959 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-J5338 Poor Boy / Wail!  album cover The Royaltones Poor Boy / Wail!(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J5338 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-5341 I Could Be A Mountain  album cover Don Rondo I Could Be A Mountain (Single) 45-J-5341 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-J-5349 One O'Clock Jump / In A Little Spanish Town Cha-Cha  album cover Sy Oliver And His Orchestra One O'Clock Jump / In A Little Spanish Town Cha-Cha(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-5349 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-J-5352 Shepherd's Cha-Cha  album cover Moe Koffman Shepherd's Cha-Cha(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J-5352 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-j-5362 The Royaltones Seesaw (7") Jubilee 45-j-5362 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-J6001 Crying In The Chapel / Forgive And Forget  album cover Sonny Til And The Orioles Crying In The Chapel / Forgive And Forget(7", Single) Jubilee 45-J6001 Canada 1953 Sell This Version
45-SP 900 Roast Of The Town  album cover Will Jordan Roast Of The Town(7", Single) Jubilee 45-SP 900 US 1954 Sell This Version
45-STU 42201 Last Kiss / That's How Much I Love You  album cover 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
45-STU 42209 One More Tear / Another Boy Like Mine  album cover The Raindrops One More Tear / Another Boy Like Mine(7") Jubilee 45-STU 42209 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
45-STU 42220 Six Boys / Say It Now  album cover J. Frank Wilson Six Boys / Say It Now(7", Single) Jubilee 45-STU 42220 Denmark 1964 Sell This Version
45-STU 42248 See You In September  album cover The Happenings See You In September(7", Single) Jubilee 45-STU 42248 Sweden 1966 Sell This Version
101 I Didn't Know (You Got Married) / Why, Oh Why Baby  album cover 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
103 Stormy Weather / Sleepy Cowboy  album cover The Five Sharps Stormy Weather / Sleepy Cowboy(7", Single, RM, S/Edition, Red) Bim Bam Boom Record Co. 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
305 Angelica Maria / In The Middle Of The Morning  album cover Herb Ryals Angelica Maria / In The Middle Of The Morning(7", Single) Jubilee 305 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
400 Pierrot  album cover The Al Rinker Ramblers Pierrot(7", Promo) Troy (3) 400 US Unknown Sell This Version
661 Ding Dong!  The Witch Is Dead / The Rub-A-Dub  album cover The Fifth Estate Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead / The Rub-A-Dub(7") Jubilee 661 France 1967 Sell This Version
662 Sophisticated Cissy  album cover The Meters Sophisticated Cissy(7", Single) Jubilee 662 France Unknown Sell This Version
663 Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man  album cover The Meters Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man(7", Single) Jubilee 663 France 1969 Sell This Version
664 Ease Back / Ann  album cover The Meters Ease Back / Ann(7") Jubilee 664 France 1969 Sell This Version
835 Do You Want To Dance / Big Fat Woman  album cover Bobby Freeman Do You Want To Dance / Big Fat Woman(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 835 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
841 Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Starlight  album cover Bobby Freeman Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes / Starlight(10") Jubilee 841 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
1027 Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio  album cover Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio*, Eddie Costa, Vinnie Burke Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio*, Eddie Costa, Vinnie Burke - Mike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio (Album) 1027 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1029 Time For Love  album cover Gerard Blené Time For Love (Album) 1029 US 1957 Sell This Version
1049 Cu-Bop  album cover 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
1064 The Jackie McLean Quintet  album cover The Jackie McLean Quintet* The Jackie McLean Quintet(LP, Album) Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee 1064 US 1959 Sell This Version
1074 The "Shepherd" Swings Again  album cover Moe Koffman Quartet* The "Shepherd" Swings Again(LP, Album, Mono) Jubilee, Jubilee 1074 US 1958 Sell This Version
1078 Detour To The Moon   album cover Mary Ann McCall Detour To The Moon (LP, Album, Mono) Jubilee, Jubilee 1078 US 1958 Sell This Version
1080 Swingin' Abroad  album cover The Frank Ortega Trio* Swingin' Abroad (Album) 1080 US 1958 Sell This Version
1083 Amen!  album cover Della Reese Presents Her Meditation Singers* Della Reese Presents Her Meditation Singers* - Amen!(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Sup) Jubilee, Jubilee 1083 US Unknown Sell This Version
1085 Jungle Fantastique!  album cover Bobby Montez Jungle Fantastique! (Album) 1085 US 1958 Sell This Version
1088 The Ambassadors Get Together  album cover The Ambassadors (31) The Ambassadors Get Together (Album) 1088 US 1958 Sell This Version
1090 A Tuba Jazz  album cover Ray Draper A Tuba Jazz (Album) 1090 US 1959 Sell This Version
1093 Fat Jazz  album cover Jackie McLean Sextet Fat Jazz (Album) 1093 US 1958 Sell This Version
1095 The Story Of The Blues  album cover Della Reese The Story Of The Blues 1095 US 1959 Sell This Version
1097 Cha-Cha Jubilee  album cover Various Cha-Cha Jubilee (Comp) 1097 US 1959 Sell This Version
1100 Wild Wyler Wildest  album cover Gretchen Wyler Wild Wyler Wildest(LP, Album) Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee 1100 US 1959 Sell This Version
1110 Oh You Kid!  album cover Sammy Spear And His Rogues Of Ragtime Oh You Kid!(LP, Album) Jubilee, Jubilee 1110 US 1959 Sell This Version
1118 Boppin'!  album cover Various Boppin'!(LP, Comp, RP) Jubilee, Jubilee 1118 US Unknown Sell This Version
1.259 Tema Do Filme Paris Está Em Chamas ?  album cover Dick Ruedebusch Tema Do Filme Paris Está Em Chamas ?(7") Rozenblit, Jubilee 1.259 Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
2029 Knockers Up!  album cover Rusty Warren Knockers Up! 2029 US 1960 Sell This Version
2036 D. J. Sampler  album cover Lee Tully / The Richie Bros.* Lee Tully / The Richie Bros.* - D. J. Sampler(7", Promo, Smplr) Jubilee, Jubilee 2036 US 1960 Sell This Version
2039 Rusty Warren Bounces Back  album cover Rusty Warren Rusty Warren Bounces Back(LP) Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee 2039 Canada 1961 Sell This Version
2040 Sing, Sing, Sing-A-Long / Alcatraz Jazz  album cover Al Alberts With The Lifers Chorus* Sing, Sing, Sing-A-Long / Alcatraz Jazz(7", EP, Promo) Jubilee 2040 US 1960 Sell This Version
3501 "Essen"  album cover Lee Tully "Essen"(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 3501 US 1947 Sell This Version
3502 To-Day I Am A Man / Annie's Got A Fella  album cover Lee Tully To-Day I Am A Man / Annie's Got A Fella(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 3502 Unknown Sell This Version
3504 I Found Gold! / Louisa Learned The Roomba From Her Goomba  album cover Lee Tully With Willie Farmer's Orch.* Lee Tully With Willie Farmer's Orch.* - I Found Gold! / Louisa Learned The Roomba From Her Goomba(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 3504 US 1947 Sell This Version
3525 Dregnet (Dragnet)  album cover Happy Lewis Dregnet (Dragnet)(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 3525 US 1952 Sell This Version
4005 Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues) / Pity The Downtrodden Landlord   album cover Bob Hill (16) Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues) / Pity The Downtrodden Landlord (Shellac, 10") Jubilee 4005 US 1950 Sell This Version
4025 I Won't Cry Anymore / I Owe It All To You  album cover Dick Brown (2) I Won't Cry Anymore / I Owe It All To You(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 4025 US 1951 Sell This Version
4060 I'll Wait For You / It's You! It's You! It's You!  album cover Cliff Ayers, Balladiers* And Gem Tone Trio Cliff Ayers, Balladiers* And Gem Tone Trio - I'll Wait For You / It's You! It's You! It's You!(10", Promo) Jubilee 4060 US 1951 Sell This Version
4435 Good Morning Starshine  album cover Oliver (6) Good Morning Starshine (Single) 4435 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5000 It's Too Soon To Know / Barbra Lee  album cover The Orioles It's Too Soon To Know / Barbra Lee 5000 US 1948 Sell This Version
5001 (It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas / To Be To You  album cover The Orioles (It’s Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas / To Be To You 5001 US 1948 Sell This Version
5001 Buzzin' Boogie  album cover Otto Weiss At The Hammond Organ With Rhythm Accomp.* Buzzin' Boogie(7", EP, Promo) Jubilee 5001 US Unknown Sell This Version
5002 Please Give My Heart A Break / It Seems So Long Ago  album cover The Orioles Please Give My Heart A Break / It Seems So Long Ago(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5002 US 1949 Sell This Version
5003 Hot Sweet Potatoes / Rock-A-Bye Boogie  album cover LaVerne Ray, Three Riffs And Pinky Williams Orchestra* LaVerne Ray, Three Riffs And Pinky Williams Orchestra* - Hot Sweet Potatoes / Rock-A-Bye Boogie(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5003 US 1949 Sell This Version
5004 I Got The Blues In The Mornin' / You're Not The Only Apple On The Apple Tree  album cover The Master Keys* I Got The Blues In The Mornin' / You're Not The Only Apple On The Apple Tree(Shellac, 10", Single) Jubilee 5004 US 1949 Sell This Version
5005 Deacon Jones / Tell Me So  album cover The Orioles Deacon Jones / Tell Me So(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5005 US 1949 Sell This Version
5007 Jelly And Bread / That's For Sure  album cover Viola Watkins Jelly And Bread / That's For Sure(10", Promo) Jubilee 5007 US 1949 Sell This Version
5008 Donkey Serenade / I Challenge Your Kiss  album cover The Orioles Donkey Serenade / I Challenge Your Kiss(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5008 US 1949 Sell This Version
5009 A Kiss And A Rose / It's A Cold Summer  album cover The Orioles A Kiss And A Rose / It's A Cold Summer(10") Jubilee 5009 US 1949 Sell This Version
5013 Joya Sherrill With The Rene Hall Sextette Joya Sherrill With The Rene Hall Sextette - Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater / After What You Said Last Nite (Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5013 US 1949 Sell This Version
5015 Chitling Switch / Blue Creek Hop  album cover René Hall And His All Stars* Chitling Switch / Blue Creek Hop(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5015 US 1949 Sell This Version
5016 So Much / Forgive And Forget  album cover The Orioles So Much / Forgive And Forget(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5016 US 1949 Sell This Version
5017 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve / (It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas  album cover The Orioles What Are You Doing New Year's Eve / (It's Gonna Be A) Lonely Christmas 5017 US 1949 Sell This Version
5017 The Mulcays' Magic Millions  album cover The Mulcays The Mulcays' Magic Millions(5x7", Album, Jukebox) Jubilee 5017 US 1962 Sell This Version
5018 Is My Heart Wasting Time / Would You Still Be The One In My Heart  album cover The Orioles Is My Heart Wasting Time / Would You Still Be The One In My Heart(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5018 US 1949 Sell This Version
5019 Sh-Sh Don't Wake The Neighbour Next Door / Gumbo Lay Lay  album cover June Nelson & Her Virgin Islanders* Sh-Sh Don't Wake The Neighbour Next Door / Gumbo Lay Lay(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5019 US 1949 Sell This Version
5019 Sh-Sh Don't Wake The Neighbor Next Door / Gumbo Lay Lay  album cover June Nelson & Her Virgin Islanders* Sh-Sh Don't Wake The Neighbor Next Door / Gumbo Lay Lay(10") Jubilee 5019 US Unknown Sell This Version
5020 Blowing Awhile / Rene's Boogie  album cover The Rene' Hall Sextet* Blowing Awhile / Rene's Boogie(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5020 US 1950 Sell This Version
5025 At Night / Every Dog-Gone Time  album cover The Orioles At Night / Every Dog-Gone Time(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5025 US 1950 Sell This Version
5026 Moonlight / I Wonder When  album cover The Orioles Moonlight / I Wonder When(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5026 US 1950 Sell This Version
5028 You're Gone / Everything They Said Came True  album cover The Orioles With Sid Bass Orch.* The Orioles With Sid Bass Orch.* - You're Gone / Everything They Said Came True(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5028 US 1950 Sell This Version
5031 We're Supposed To Be Through / I'd Rather Have You Under The Moon  album cover 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
5037 I Need You So / Goodnight Irene  album cover The Orioles I Need You So / Goodnight Irene(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5037 US 1950 Sell This Version
5040 I Cross My Fingers / Can't Seem To Laugh Anymore  album cover The Orioles I Cross My Fingers / Can't Seem To Laugh Anymore(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5040 US 1950 Sell This Version
5045 Oh Holy Night / The Lord's Prayer  album cover The Orioles Oh Holy Night / The Lord's Prayer (Single) 5045 US 1950 Sell This Version
5048 Venezuela  album cover Harry Belafonte Venezuela(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5048 US 1950 Sell This Version
5051 The Orioles I Miss You So / You Are My First Love(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5051 US 1951 Sell This Version
5052 Errol Garner* Be My Love / Love Is The Thing(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5052 US 1951 Sell This Version
5054 Lemon Squeezing Daddy / You Captured My Heart   album cover The Sultans Lemon Squeezing Daddy / You Captured My Heart (Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5054 US 1951 Sell This Version
5055 Happy Go Lucky Local Blues / Pal Of Mine  album cover The Orioles Happy Go Lucky Local Blues / Pal Of Mine(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5055 US 1951 Sell This Version
5058 Witchcraft   album cover Ray Martin And His Orchestra Witchcraft (7") Jubilee 5058 US 1958 Sell This Version
5065 Please Don't Go / Don't Tell Her What's Happened To Me  album cover The Orioles Please Don't Go / Don't Tell Her What's Happened To Me 5065 US 1951 Sell This Version
5066 Fool’s World / For All We Know  album cover Sonny Til Fool’s World / For All We Know(Shellac, 10", Promo) Jubilee 5066 US 1951 Sell This Version
5070 Undecided / Diane  album cover Buddy Lucas And His Band Of Tomorrow Undecided / Diane 5070 US 1951 Sell This Version
5071 When You're Not Around / How Blind Can You Be  album cover The Orioles When You're Not Around / How Blind Can You Be(Shellac, 10") Jubilee 5071 US 1952 Sell This Version
5073 I Love You / Heavenly Father  album cover Edna McGriff I Love You / Heavenly Father 5073 US 1952 Sell This Version
5074 Shrimp Boats / Trust In Me  album cover 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 1952 Sell This Version