Crown Records (2)

Crown Records (2)

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Also appears as "Crown" only. For unofficial releases, see Crown Records (7).
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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Label


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 (Single) 45X104 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x106 The Robins I Made A Vow / Double Crossin Baby(7") Crown Records (2) 45x106 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X107 Willard McDaniel And His Orchestra The Curse Of An Aching Heart / My Sin(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45X107 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
45x126 The Bel-Aires (2) Cherry Pie/Tick Tock(7") Crown Records (2) 45x126 US Unknown 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
45x132 Kay Brown Slow But Sure(7") Crown Records (2) 45x132 US Unknown 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
45x148 Kay Brown Song And Dance / Two Miles Out Of Tucson(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 45x148 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x151 The Three Debs With Johnny Tuba Quartet / Johnny Tuba Quartet The Three Debs With Johnny Tuba Quartet / Johnny Tuba Quartet - I Love That Song / Dreamboat(7") Crown Records (2) 45x151 US 1955 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
101 Willard McDaniel And His Orchestra Your Feet's Too Big / I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In(Shellac, 10") Crown Records (2) 101 US 1953 Sell This Version
104 The Dorsey Orchestra A Toast To Tommy And Jimmy Dorsey(LP, Comp, Red) Crown Records (2) 104 US Unknown Sell This Version
104 Don, Dick & Jimmy Brand Me With Your Kisses / Angela Mia(Shellac, 10") 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 And His Orchestra The Curse Of An Aching Heart / My Sin(Shellac, 10") 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
111 The Original Jubalaires* Dreaming Of The Ladies Of The Moon(Shellac, 10", Mono) Crown Records (2) 111 US Unknown Sell This Version
112 Don, Dick & Jimmy The Last Time / The Piano Players(Shellac, 10") Crown Records (2) 112 US Unknown Sell This Version
117 Buddy Bregman Presents The Brussels World's Fair Pop Symphony Orchestra Buddy Bregman Presents The Brussels World's Fair Pop Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Of The Golden West(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 117 US Unknown Sell This Version
117 Willard McDaniel And His Piano* If I Had My Life To Live Over / Yesterday(Shellac, 10") Crown Records (2) 117 US 1955 Sell This Version
125 The Hawaiians Holiday In Hawaii (LP, red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 125 US Unknown Sell This Version
125 Don, Dick & Jimmy That's What I Like(10") Crown Records (2) 125 US 1955 Sell This Version
131 Don, Dick & Jimmy The Touch Of Your Lips / (Where Do I Go?) I Go To You(10") Crown Records (2) 131 US 1954 Sell This Version
138 Don, Dick & Jimmy Make Yourself Comfortable / Songs From Desiree(10") Crown Records (2) 138 US 1955 Sell This Version
149 Jeanne Young You Told Me Lies(7", Single) Crown Records (2) 149 US 1965 Sell This Version
153 Three Debs* If You Were Here Tonight / Look What You're Doin' To Me(Shellac, 10") Crown Records (2) 153 US Unknown Sell This Version
162 Unknown Artist Kings Of Dixieland (Vol. 2)(LP) Crown Records (2) 162 Unknown Sell This Version
166 Tino La Tino And His Orchestra La Tino Cha Cha Cha 166 US 1959 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 (Album) 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
444 Kentucky Mountain Boys The Best Of Bluegrass(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 444 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
5007 Vido Musso The Swingin'st(12", Album, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 5007 US 1956 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
5038 Unknown Artist 12 Top Hits(LP) Crown Records (2) 5038 US 1959 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
5083 Various Kiddie's Christmas(10", Album) Crown Records (2) 5083 US Unknown Sell This Version
5084 Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus - Hymns(LP) Crown Records (2) 5084 US Unknown Sell This Version
5115 B. B. King And His Orchestra* B.B. King Wails (Album) 5115 US 1958 Sell This Version
5117 Unknown Artist Sing Along(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5117 US Unknown 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
5227 Various Rock 'N Roll Party Oldies And Goodies(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 5227 US Unknown 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, Mono) 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, Mono) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) 5333 US Unknown Sell This Version
5377 Jim Helms 12 String Guitar(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) 5377 US 1963 Sell This Version
5382 Steve Alaimo Sensational Steve Alaimo(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) 5382 US 1963 Sell This Version
CDCHM 897 B.B. King King Of The Blues(CD, RE, RM) Ace, Crown Records (2) CDCHM 897 UK 2003 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 (Album) 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 5017 The Three Tops Mood Rhapsody(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5017 US Unknown Sell This Version