Crown Records (2)

Crown Records (2)

Profile:
Also appears as "Crown" only. For unofficial releases, see Crown Records (7).
Crown Records was a budget label of Saul and Jules Bihari, 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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-9317 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, Calif. U.S.A.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
CLP 5510 Ballad Of The Green Beret  album cover Johnny Mac (4) Ballad Of The Green Beret(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5510 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5512 Orange Blossom Special And Other Hoe Down Fiddle Favorites  album cover Harold Hensley And The Virginia Mountaineers Orange Blossom Special And Other Hoe Down Fiddle Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5512 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5514 Last Date And Other Country Piano Favorites  album cover Billy Hayden And The Country Keys Billy Hayden And The Country Keys - Last Date And Other Country Piano Favorites(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5514 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5518 Crazy Arms, And Other Country & Western Instrumental Favorites  album cover Jerry Cole And The Country Boys Crazy Arms, And Other Country & Western Instrumental Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5518 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5520 Red Rhodes And The Road Runners Once A Day(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5520 US 1961 Sell This Version
CLP 5521-1 Norm Kass Buckaroo and Other Guitar Country & Western Favorites(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5521-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5523 The Work Song  album cover The Mexicali Brass The Work Song(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5523 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5524 Mexicali Brass Go South Of The Border  album cover Mexicali Brass* Mexicali Brass Go South Of The Border(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5524 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP-5527 Let's Dance  album cover Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra Let's Dance(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CLP-5527 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5528 Blue Blue Day And Other Steel Guitar Country & Western Favorites  album cover Red Rhodes And The Road Runners Blue Blue Day And Other Steel Guitar Country & Western Favorites(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2), ARA Records CLP 5528 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5537 Pete Fountain And The Kings Of Dixieland  album cover Pete Fountain Pete Fountain And The Kings Of Dixieland(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5537 US 1964 Sell This Version
CLP 5539 A Go Go Guitars  album cover Jerry Cole A Go Go Guitars(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5539 US 1967 Sell This Version
CLP-5540 Viva Mexicali Brass  album cover The Mexicali Brass Viva Mexicali Brass(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP-5540 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5541 The Country And Western Sounds Of Dave Dudley  album cover Dave Dudley and Glenn Cass Dave Dudley and Glenn Cass - The Country And Western Sounds Of Dave Dudley(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5541 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5543 The Mexicali Brass The Mexicali Brass Go Country And Western(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5543 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5544 The Shadow Of Your Smile  album cover The Mexicali Brass The Shadow Of Your Smile CLP 5544 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
CLP-5545 Winter Wonderland  album cover The Mexicali Brass Winter Wonderland(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP-5545 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5546 Theme From The Green Hornet And Other Selections  album cover The Mexicali Brass Theme From The Green Hornet And Other Selections(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5546 US 1967 Sell This Version
CLP 5550 Bouquet Of Roses  album cover Lon Harmon Bouquet Of Roses(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5550 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5553 Guitars A Go Go Vol. 2  album cover Jerry Cole & The Stingers Guitars A Go Go Vol. 2(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5553 US 1966 Sell This Version
CLP 5554 Hoedown Country  album cover Harold Hensley And The Virginia Mountaineers Hoedown Country(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5554 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5555 Steel Guitar Rag And Other Country And Western Favorites  album cover Red Rhodes Steel Guitar Rag And Other Country And Western Favorites(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5555 US 1968 Sell This Version
CLP 5557 Music Of The Golden West  album cover Johnny Nielson & The Fascinating Strings Johnny Nielson & The Fascinating Strings - Music Of The Golden West(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5557 US 1968 Sell This Version
CLP 5560 I'm Movin' On And Other Country And Western Favorites  album cover Bobby Lowe I'm Movin' On And Other Country And Western Favorites(LP) Crown Records (2) CLP 5560 US 1968 Sell This Version
CLP 5561 Hawaii And Other Songs Of The Islands  album cover George Nielsen Conducting The Hollywood Strings George Nielsen Conducting The Hollywood Strings - Hawaii And Other Songs Of The Islands(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5561 US 1968 Sell This Version
CLP 5563 Winchester Cathedral  album cover The Holiday Show Band Winchester Cathedral(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5563 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5566 The Polka Dots Happy Polka Time(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5566 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5570 Brazil Today featuring Guantanamera  album cover Xavier Alberto & His Orchestra Brazil Today featuring Guantanamera(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5570 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLP 5574 George Mann Orchestra That's Life(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5574 1968 Sell This Version
CLP 5370, 5370 The Cadets  album cover The Cadets The Cadets(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP 5370, 5370 US 1963 Sell This Version
CMX-100 Famous Christmas Carols  album cover Johnny Cole & The Robert Evans Chorus Johnny Cole & The Robert Evans Chorus - Famous Christmas Carols(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CMX-100 US Unknown Sell This Version
CMX 200 Christmas For All  album cover The Voices Of Christmas Christmas For All(LP) Crown Records (2) CMX 200 US 1962 Sell This Version
CMX 300 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Favorites  album cover Unknown Artist Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Favorites(LP, Comp, Mono) Crown Records (2) CMX 300 US 1961 Sell This Version
CMX 400 Christmas Favorites  album cover Fred Kirby Christmas Favorites (Album) CMX 400 US Unknown Sell This Version
CMX 500 White Christmas  album cover George Jenkins (2), The Sounds Of 1000 Strings George Jenkins (2), The Sounds Of 1000 Strings - White Christmas(LP) Crown Records (2) CMX 500 1963 Sell This Version
CMX 600 Merry Christmas  album cover Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus - Merry Christmas(LP, Album, RE) Crown Records (2) CMX 600 US 1963 Sell This Version
CMX 700 Silent Night - Organ And Chimes Favorites  album cover William Daly Silent Night - Organ And Chimes Favorites (Album) CMX 700 US Unknown Sell This Version
CMX 800 Joy To The World  album cover Ivan Dittmars Joy To The World (Album) CMX 800 US 1963 Sell This Version
CMX-1000 Christmas With The Mexicali Brass  album cover The Mexicali Brass Christmas With The Mexicali Brass(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CMX-1000 US 1964 Sell This Version
CP 212 With A Sound In My Heart  album cover Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra* With A Sound In My Heart(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records (2) CP 212 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
CP 216 The Waikiki Surfriders  album cover The Waikiki Surfriders The Waikiki Surfriders(LP) Crown Records (2) CP 216 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
CP 218 Love Is Blue  album cover The Riviera Strings Love Is Blue(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CP 218 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
CP 221 The Famous CWS (Manchester) Band  album cover The Famous CWS (Manchester) Band* The Famous CWS (Manchester) Band(LP) Crown Records (2) CP 221 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
CP 225 Show Souvenirs  album cover Harry Secombe Show Souvenirs(LP) Crown Records (2) CP 225 UK 1966 Sell This Version
CR0001 Against The Grain  album cover King Beez Against The Grain(CD, Album) Crown Records (2) CR0001 US 1997 Sell This Version
crs 2020-B Count Basie Orchestra Count Basie Starring George Wallington(LP) Crown Records (2) crs 2020-B 1970 Sell This Version
CS 4 Fred Kirby Christmas Favorites(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CS 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS 1098 The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks  album cover The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks - The Dave Clark Five And The Playbacks(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CS 1098 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST-1 Famous Christmas Carols  album cover Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus - Famous Christmas Carols (Album) CST-1 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 2 Christmas For All   album cover The Voices Of Christmas Christmas For All (LP) Crown Records (2) CST 2 US 1962 Sell This Version
CST 2 Christmas Carols From Around The World  album cover Gregg Smith Singers Christmas Carols From Around The World (Album) CST 2 US 1962 Sell This Version
CST 3 Sing Along - Christmas Carols  album cover The Voices Of Christmas Sing Along - Christmas Carols (Album) CST 3 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 3 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Favorites  album cover Unknown Artist Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer And Other Christmas Favorites(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CST 3 US 1962 Sell This Version
CST 4 Christmas Favorites  album cover Fred Kirby Christmas Favorites CST 4 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST-5 White Christmas  album cover George Jenkins (2), The Sounds Of 1000 Strings George Jenkins (2), The Sounds Of 1000 Strings - White Christmas(LP) Crown Records (2) CST-5 1963 Sell This Version
CST 6 Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus Johnny Cole And The Robert Evans Chorus - Merry Christmas(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 6 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 7 Silent Night - Organ And Chimes  album cover William Daly Silent Night - Organ And Chimes(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 7 US 1963 Sell This Version
CST-8 Joy To The World  album cover Ivan Dittmars Joy To The World(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST-8 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 9 The Little Drummer Boy  album cover The Voices Of Christmas The Little Drummer Boy(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 9 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST-10 Christmas With The Mexicali Brass  album cover The Mexicali Brass Christmas With The Mexicali Brass(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST-10 US 1964 Sell This Version
CST 101 Michael Todd's Around The World In 80 Days  album cover Victor Young Michael Todd's Around The World In 80 Days (Album) CST 101 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 102 The Music Man  album cover Ken Harp With Donna Cook (2), Connie Conway (2), Don Grilley, The Cornhuskers, Patti Steele , Musical Direction And Vocal Arrangements Thomas M. Davis, Hans Hagan Ken Harp With Donna Cook (2), Connie Conway (2), Don Grilley, The Cornhuskers, Patti Steele , Musical Direction And Vocal Arrangements Thomas M. Davis, Hans Hagan - The Music Man (Album) CST 102 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 103 Gigi   album cover Various Gigi (LP, Album, RE, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 105 Roaring 20's  album cover Billy Randolph & The High-Hatters Roaring 20's(LP, Tra) Crown Records (2) CST 105 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 106 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma  album cover Rodgers & Hammerstein Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 106 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 107 My Fair Lady  album cover Various My Fair Lady CST 107 US 1957 Sell This Version
CST 108 Paris Nite Life  album cover Pierre Legendre And The Paris International Orchestra Pierre Legendre And The Paris International Orchestra - Paris Nite Life(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 108 US 1957 Sell This Version
CST 110 Pal Joey  album cover Duke Hazlett, Adele Francis Duke Hazlett, Adele Francis - Pal Joey(LP, Album, Tra) Crown Records (2) CST 110 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 111 South Pacific  album cover Rodgers & Hammerstein South Pacific CST 111 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 112 The Golden Album  Volume 1  album cover Various The Golden Album Volume 1(LP, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 112 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 113 Aloha Hawaii  album cover The Polynesians Aloha Hawaii (Album) CST 113 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST-114 Gold Record Award Album, Volume 2   album cover Various Gold Record Award Album, Volume 2 (LP, Comp, S/Edition, Red) Crown Records (2) CST-114 USA & Canada 1958 Sell This Version
CST 115 A Tribute To Glenn Miller - In The Miller Mood  album cover Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra A Tribute To Glenn Miller - In The Miller Mood (Album) CST 115 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 116 Vienna World Pops Symphony Orchestra Symphony Of The Sea(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CST 116 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 117 Symphony Of The Golden West  album cover 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, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 117 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 118 Symphony Of The Blues  album cover Vienna World Pops Symphony Orchestra Symphony Of The Blues(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 118 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST-119 Port Of Suez - Exotic Music Of The Middle East  album cover Unknown Artist Port Of Suez - Exotic Music Of The Middle East CST-119 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 120 Hondy Tonk Piano Volume 2   the crazy guy  album cover Various Hondy Tonk Piano Volume 2 the crazy guy(LP, RED) Crown Records (2) CST 120 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 120 Various Honky Tonk Piano Volume 2 - The Crazy Guy(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 120 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 121 Salute To Benny Goodman  album cover Members Of Benny Goodman Orchestra* & Brussels World's Fair Orchestra Members Of Benny Goodman Orchestra* & Brussels World's Fair Orchestra - Salute To Benny Goodman CST 121 1958 Sell This Version
CST 123 Tribute To Benny Goodman  album cover Members Of Benny Goodman Orchestra* & Brussels World's Fair Orchestra Members Of Benny Goodman Orchestra* & Brussels World's Fair Orchestra - Tribute To Benny Goodman(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 123 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 123, CLP 5092 Tribute To Benny Goodman  album cover Members Of Benny Goodman Orchestra* & Brussels World's Fair Orchestra Members Of Benny Goodman Orchestra* & Brussels World's Fair Orchestra - Tribute To Benny Goodman(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 123, CLP 5092 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 124 College Songs  album cover Various College Songs(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 124 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 125 Holiday In Hawaii   album cover The Hawaiians Holiday In Hawaii CST 125 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 126 Cocktails For Two  album cover Louis Martinelli And The Continentals (8) Louis Martinelli And The Continentals (8) - Cocktails For Two(LP, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 126 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 127 Organ Rhapsody: William Daly At The Great Big Organ  album cover William Daly Organ Rhapsody: William Daly At The Great Big Organ(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 127 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 128 Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra Salute Stan Kenton (Artistry In Rhythm)  album cover Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra Salute Stan Kenton (Artistry In Rhythm)(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 128 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 128 Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra Salute Stan Kenton (Artistry In Rhythm)  album cover Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra Members Of The Stan Kenton Orchestra Salute Stan Kenton (Artistry In Rhythm)(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 128 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 129 A Toast To Benny Goodman  album cover Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra And Members Of The Brussels World's Fair Orchestra Members Of The Benny Goodman Orchestra And Members Of The Brussels World's Fair Orchestra - A Toast To Benny Goodman(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 129 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 130 The Moon Is Blue (Original Music Score For The Sound Track Of The United Artists Motion Picture)  album cover Herschel Burke Gilbert The Moon Is Blue (Original Music Score For The Sound Track Of The United Artists Motion Picture)(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 130 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 131 A Tribute To Charlie Barnet In Hi-Fi By Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra  album cover Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra* A Tribute To Charlie Barnet In Hi-Fi By Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 131 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 131 A Tribute To Charlie Barnet In Hi-Fi By Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra  album cover Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra* A Tribute To Charlie Barnet In Hi-Fi By Members Of The Charlie Barnet Orchestra(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 131 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST-132 Fury Of The Brave Bulls  album cover Luis Jimenez (2)* Fury Of The Brave Bulls (Album) CST-132 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 133 Tribute To Woody Herman  album cover Members Of The Woody Herman Orchestra Tribute To Woody Herman (Album) CST 133 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 134 Tribute To Artie Shaw  album cover Artie Shaw Conducted By Maxwell Davis Artie Shaw Conducted By Maxwell Davis - Tribute To Artie Shaw CST 134 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 135 Porgy And Bess  album cover The Hollywood Studio Orchestra And Chorus* The Hollywood Studio Orchestra And Chorus* - Porgy And Bess(LP, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 135 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST-136 Flower Drum Song  album cover Rodgers & Hammerstein Flower Drum Song(LP, Album, RE, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST-136 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 137 Prado Mania  album cover Members Of The Perez Prado Orchestra Prado Mania (Album) CST 137 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 138 Peter Gunn  album cover Ted Nash (2) Peter Gunn (Album) CST 138 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 139 Compositions Of Lionel Hampton And Others...  album cover Lionel Hampton, Maxwell Davis Lionel Hampton, Maxwell Davis - Compositions Of Lionel Hampton And Others... (Album) CST 139 US 1959 Sell This Version