Crown Records (2)

Crown Records (2)

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Crown Records was a budget label of Saul and Jules Bahari, who owned the Modern, RPM and Kent labels. It started in December, 1953 and continued until 1969, earning itself the reputation of the king of the junk record labels. Aside from endlessly reissuing and repackaging the legitimate Modern and RPM hits including the B.B. King material, what Crown had to offer was musical junk food on plastic plates (i.e. cut-rate children's, classical, Broadway and big band cover version, generic and sound-alike pop and R&B albums).

The covers usually fell apart almost instantly. LP's were shipped out with NO inner paper liners thus splitting covers. The cheaply-made records sounded worn right out of the package. Plagued with more than the typical pressing flaws, noise can be heard and bumps seen on most LP's. Crown was far too cheap to issue promotional copies (special labels or not)...if they ever gave any away.

The one nod to class was that the early stereo albums on this label were often issued on red vinyl. The stereo numbering did not correspond to the mono numbering for about the first 250 albums.

The first Crown label was black with silver print. This was replaced in the early 1960s by a black label with the logo in block multi-color letters. By 1964, the same design was used but the label had changed to grey with black printing, discarding the colors in the logo. Later in the decade, a logo with stylized "CROWN" lettering and a three-pointed crown above was used, again in grey with black print. By around 1967, the label became black with white print, with "CROWN RECORDS" curving around the top of the label and a stylized script logo beneath it.
After the creation of United Superior Records in 1969, part of the catalogue was reissued on United Records (11), at first with United/Superior labels, then also on United (9) labels.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45X101 Willard McDaniel And His Orchestra Your Feet's Too Big / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45X101 US Unknown Sell This Version
45X104 Don, Dick & Jimmy Brand Me With Your Kisses / Angela Mia (Single) 45X104 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X112 Don, Dick & Jimmy The Last Time(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45X112 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x116 Don, Dick & Jimmy Featuring Dick Rock* Hawaiian War Chant / Ol' Man River(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x116 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X123 Manuel Armenta And His Orchestra Riffin / Armentalude(7") Crown Records (2) 45X123 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x125 Don, Dick & Jimmy That's What I Like (Single) 45x125 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x130 Vido Musso And His Orchestra Flat Top Boogie / Power House Boogie(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x130 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x131 Don, Dick & Jimmy The Touch Of Your Lips / (Where Do I Go?) I Go To You(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x131 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x138 Don, Dick & Jimmy Make Yourself Comfortable(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x138 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x139 Jimmy Cook (2) Melody Of Love(7") Crown Records (2) 45x139 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x141 Nick Lucas Looking At The World Through Rose Colored Glasses / Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?(7") Crown Records (2) 45x141 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x142 Lee Winters The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) / Love, Love, Love(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x142 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x144 Don, Dick & Jimmy Solitude / Gypsy In My Soul(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x144 US 1955 Sell This Version
45X147 Don, Dick 'N Jimmy* Nobody Likes To Cry(7") Crown Records (2) 45X147 US 1957 Sell This Version
45X152 Don, Dick 'N Jimmy* Make Me A Present Of You / This Little Piggie Went To Market(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45X152 US Unknown Sell This Version
45X158 Don, Dick 'N Jimmy* Love Is A Many Spendored Thing(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45X158 US 1957 Sell This Version
104 Don, Dick & Jimmy Brand Me With Your Kisses / Angela Mia(Shellac, 10", Single) Crown Records (2) 104 US 1954 Sell This Version
106 The Robins I Made A Vow / Double Crossin Baby(Shellac, 10") Crown Records (2) 106 US 1953 Sell This Version
107 Willard McDaniel The Curse Of An Aching Heart / My Sin(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 107 US 1954 Sell This Version
110 Vido Musso And His Orchestra Musso's Boogie / Sing Sing Sing(10", Single) Crown Records (2) 110 US 1954 Sell This Version
125 Don, Dick & Jimmy That's What I Like(10") Crown Records (2) 125 US 1955 Sell This Version
162 Unknown Artist Kings Of Dixieland (Vol. 2)(LP) Crown Records (2) 162 Unknown Sell This Version
206 Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra Coleman Hawkins(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 206 US Unknown Sell This Version
209 Los Cinco Caballeros Latin Hurricane(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 209 US 1965 Sell This Version
270 Chris Christian (5) Organ Encores(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 270 US Unknown Sell This Version
441 Louis Martinelli & The Continentals (8) Louis Martinelli & The Continentals (8) - Arriverderci Roma(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 441 US Unknown Sell This Version
490 Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra In The Miller Mood(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 490 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5005 Don, Dick 'N Jimmy* Spring Fever(LP, Album) Modern Records (2), Crown Records (2) 5005 US 1957 Sell This Version
5031 Louis Pollieman, Lord Preston Epps* Louis Pollieman, Lord Preston Epps* - Calypso Trinidad(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5031 US 1957 Sell This Version
5049 Ivan Dittmars Joy To The World(LP, Album, RE) Crown Records (2) 5049 US Unknown Sell This Version
5051 Bob Savage Bob Savage Carries The Torch(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5051 US Unknown Sell This Version
5055 Alex Pulaski And The Polka Dots Alex Pulaski And The Polka Dots - Polka Parade(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5055 US 1958 Sell This Version
5057 Paul Sykes (2) Great American Folk Songs(LP) Crown Records (2) 5057 US 1958 Sell This Version
5058 Pete Johnson And Hadda Brooks Pete Johnson And Hadda Brooks - Swings The Boogie(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5058 US 1958 Sell This Version
5060 Luis Jimenez* Fury Of The Brave Bulls(LP) Crown Records (2) 5060 US 1958 Sell This Version
5062 Various The Music Man(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5062 US Unknown Sell This Version
5063 B. B. King* The Blues (Album) 5063 US 1958 Sell This Version
5064, CLP5064 Various Gigi(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5064, CLP5064 US 1958 Sell This Version
5068 Les Howard And His Orchestra Plays A Tribute To Glenn Miller - In The Miller Mood(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5068 US Unknown Sell This Version
5069 Johnny O'Toole And His "Naughty, Naughty Band" The Gay 90's(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5069 US 1958 Sell This Version
5071 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Richard Strauss, Bavarian Arte Orchestra Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Richard Strauss, Bavarian Arte Orchestra - Capriccio Espagnol / Don Juan(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5071 US Unknown Sell This Version
5115 B. B. King And His Orchestra* B.B. King Wails (Album) 5115 US 1958 Sell This Version
5121 Johnny Williams & The Singing Cowboys A Tribute To Hank Williams(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 5121 US 1959 Sell This Version
5149 Karl Jergens Beethoven's 5th Symphony (12") Crown Records (2) 5149 US Unknown Sell This Version
5154 Franz Schubert, Karl Jergens, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* Franz Schubert, Karl Jergens, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* - Unfinished Symphony / Symphony #3(LP) Crown Records (2) 5154 Unknown Sell This Version
5175 Pee Wee Crayton Pee Wee Crayton (Album) 5175 US Unknown Sell This Version
5188 B. B. King* My Kind Of Blues (Album) 5188 US 1961 Sell This Version
5189 Milt Raskin Exotic Percussion(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5189 1961 Sell This Version
5200 Kings Of Dixieland Volume 5(12") Crown Records (2) 5200 US Unknown Sell This Version
5211 The Sing-A-Long Gang Camp Fire Sing-A-Long(LP) Crown Records (2) 5211 US Unknown Sell This Version
5220 Continental Jazz Octette* Modern Jazz Greats Vol. 2(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5220 US 1961 Sell This Version
5239 The Kirby Stone Four, The Sportsmen The Kirby Stone Four, The Sportsmen - Happy Sing-A-Long(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5239 US Unknown Sell This Version
5280 Trio Acapulco The Heart Of Mexico(LP) Crown Records (2) 5280 US Unknown Sell This Version
5309 B.B. King Blues In My Heart(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 5309 US 1963 Sell This Version
5333 Ray "Ahab The Arab" Stevens* And Hal Winters Ray "Ahab The Arab" Stevens* And Hal Winters - Ray "Ahab The Arab" Stevens And Hal Winters(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5333 US Unknown Sell This Version
5382 Steve Alaimo Sensational Steve Alaimo(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5382 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP 394 The Winners (8) Checkered Flag(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 394 US 1963 Sell This Version
CLP 477 Rube Rubin & The Westerners King Of The Road & Other Country & Western Hits(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 477 US 1965 Sell This Version
CLP 536 The Polka Dots Polka Chips(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 536 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5001 Various A Rock 'N Roll Dance Party(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5001 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5002 Stan Getz Groovin' High CLP 5002 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5003 Kay Starr / Erroll Garner Kay Starr / Erroll Garner - Singin' Swingin' (Album) CLP 5003 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5004 Wardell Gray Way Out Wardell (Album) CLP 5004 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5005 Don, Dick 'N Jimmy* Spring Fever(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5005 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5006 Joe Houston Rocks And Rolls All Nite Long CLP 5006 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5007 Vido Musso The Swingin'st(LP, Album, RE, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5007 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5008 The Modern Jazz Stars Jazz Surprise (Album) CLP 5008 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5009 The Modern Jazz Stars Jazz Masquerade(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Modern Records (2) CLP 5009 US 1958 Sell This Version
CLP 5010 Hadda Brooks Femme Fatale(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5010 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5011 Various Hollywood Rock 'N Roll Record Hop (Comp) CLP 5011 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5012 Red Callender Callender Speaks Low(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5012 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5014 Jimmy Beasley The Fabulous Jimmy Beasley(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5014 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5015 Cadets* Rockin' N' Reelin'(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5015 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5018 Don Ralke Orchestra Very Truly Yours(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5018 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5019 Don Ralke And Buddy Collette Don Ralke And Buddy Collette - Bongo Madness(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5019 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5020 B.B. King Singin' The Blues (Comp) CLP 5020 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5021 The Jacks Jumpin' With The Jacks(LP, Album, RP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5021 US 1960 Sell This Version
CLP 5022 Teen Queens Eddie My Love (Album) CLP 5022 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5023 Betty Staples Organ Fantasy In Hi-Fi(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5023 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5024 Willard McDaniel '88' A La Carte(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5024 US 1958 Sell This Version
CLP 5025 Red Callender With Buddy Collette Red Callender With Buddy Collette - Swingin' Suite(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5025 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5026 Phil Martin Orchestra String Of Pearls(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5026 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5027 Phil Martin Orchestra One O'Clock Jump(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5027 US Unknown Sell This Version
clp 5027 Unknown Artist For Swinging' Dancers(LP) Crown Records (2) clp 5027 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5028 Aaron Collins Calypso U.S.A.(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5028 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5029 Vido Musso Orchestra* Teen Age Dance Party(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5029 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5030 Victor Young Around The World In 80 Days(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5030 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5032 Eddie Gomez And His Latin American Orchestra Cuban Mist Cha Cha Cha(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5032 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5034 Dean Lester And His Hollywood Recording Orchestra Salute To The Big Bands(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5034 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5035 Hans Hagan* Conducting The Vienese Colonade Orchestra* Hans Hagan* Conducting The Vienese Colonade Orchestra* - Beautiful Strauss Waltzes From Vienna(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5035 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5036 Rodgers & Hammerstein Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5036 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5037 The Crazy Guy Honky Tonk Piano(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5037 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5038 Unknown Artist 12 Top Hits(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5038 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5038 Unknown Artist 12 Top Hits(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CLP 5038 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5038-JAN Unknown Artist 12 Top Hits(LP, Comp, JAN) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5038-JAN US 1959 Sell This Version
CLP 5041 Unknown Artist Stephen Foster Favorites(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5041 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5042 Various My Fair Lady(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5042 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5043 Eddie Gomez And His Latin American Orchestra Caribbean Rendezvous(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5043 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP 5044 The Polynesians Aloha Hawaii(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP 5044 US 1957 Sell This Version
CLP-5046 Jon Trevanni And His Continental Orchestra* Jon Trevanni And His Continental Orchestra* - I'm In The Nude For Love(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CLP-5046 US 1957 Sell This Version