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
CST-132 Luis Jimenez (2)* Fury Of The Brave Bulls (Album) CST-132 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 133 Members Of The Woody Herman Orchestra* Tribute To Woody Herman (Album) CST 133 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 134 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 The Hollywood Studio Orchestra And Chorus* The Hollywood Studio Orchestra And Chorus* - Porgy And Bess(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 135 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST-136 Rodgers & Hammerstein Flower Drum Song(LP, Album, RE, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST-136 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 137 Members Of The Perez Prado Orchestra Prado Mania (Album) CST 137 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 138 Ted Nash (2) Peter Gunn (Album) CST 138 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 139 Lionel Hampton, Maxwell Davis Lionel Hampton, Maxwell Davis - Compositions Of Lionel Hampton And Others... (Album) CST 139 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 140 Johnny Cole Dreams Of Italy(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 140 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 141 Jose Barroso FLAMENCO (Album) CST 141 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 142 Milt Raskin Kapu (Forbidden)(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 142 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 143 Count Basie Compositions Of Count Basie And Others(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 143 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 144 The Ink Spots The Ink Spots' Greatest Hits (Comp) CST 144 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 146 Charlie Barnet A Tribute To Harry James(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 146 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 147 B. B. King And His Orchestra* B.B. King Wails(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 147 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 149 Tchaikovsky* / Wilhelm Strauss - Igor Kousevsky Conducting International Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky* / Wilhelm Strauss - Igor Kousevsky Conducting International Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 149 US 1958 Sell This Version
CST 151 William Daly The Mighty Pipe Organ CST 151 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 152 B.B. King B. B. King Sings Spirituals (Album) CST 152 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 154 Johnny Williams & The Singing Cowboys A Tribute To Hank Williams (Album) CST 154 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 155 George Johnson (7) And The Robert Evans Chorus George Johnson (7) And The Robert Evans Chorus - Nearer To God(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 155 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 156 The Glenn Miller Orchestra Memories Of Glenn Miller(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 156 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 157 Karl Jergens Conducting Hamberg Philharmonic Orchestra Karl Jergens Conducting Hamberg Philharmonic Orchestra - Bolero / March Slav(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 157 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 158 Viennese Colonade Orchestra* Beautiful Viennese Waltzes(LP, RE) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 158 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 159 Maxwell Davis Exciting Sounds Of The Name Big Bands Volume One(LP, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 159 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 160 Charlie Barnet A Salute To Harry James(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 160 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 161 Jose Barroso Night In Madrid(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 161 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 162 Kings Of Dixieland Kings Of Dixieland Volume 2(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 162 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 162 Members Of The Glenn Miller Orchestra* Memories Of Glenn Miller(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 162 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 163 The Polynesians Blue Hawaii (Album) CST 163 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 164 The Sounds Of 1000 Strings The Sounds Of 1000 Strings Play For Christmas(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 164 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST-165 Johnny Cole Wishing You A "Merry Christmas"(LP) Crown Records (2) CST-165 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 166 Tino La Tino And His Orchestra La Tino Cha Cha Cha(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 166 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 167 Charlie Barnet And His Orchestra On Stage With Charlie Barnet(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 167 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 168 The Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Play Rodgers & Hammerstein With Janice Bryant, John Paige (2) And The Robert Kent Chorus The Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Play Rodgers & Hammerstein With Janice Bryant, John Paige (2) And The Robert Kent Chorus - The Sound Of Music (Album) CST 168 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 169 The Polynesians Polynesia(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 169 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 170 Karl Jergens, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* Karl Jergens, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* - Dvorak New World Symphony(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 170 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 171 Manuel Rivera And His Orchestra Dance Tempo Cha Cha Cha(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 171 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 172 Kings Of Dixieland Kings Of Dixieland Volume 3(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 172 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 173 Maxwell Davis Exciting Sounds Of The Name Bands Vol. 2(LP, Comp, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 173 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 174 George Liberace And His Orchestra Star On The Roof* Dine And Dance With George Liberace At The Beverly Hilton(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 174 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 175 The Ink Spots The Ink Spots (Album) CST 175 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 176 Dave Bacal The Latin Touch(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 176 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 177 Karl Jergens Conducting The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* Karl Jergens Conducting The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* - Grand Canyon Suite(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 177 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 178 Sounds Of A Thousand Strings With Glenn Hart (2), Barbara Newcomb And The Lido Can Can Singers And Dancers Sounds Of A Thousand Strings With Glenn Hart (2), Barbara Newcomb And The Lido Can Can Singers And Dancers - Cole Porter's Can Can(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 178 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 179 Karl Jergens, The Hamburg Philharmonic Karl Jergens, The Hamburg Philharmonic - Beethoven's 5th Symphony(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 179 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 180 Sounds Of A Thousand Strings The Heart Of Spain(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 180 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 181 George Liberace And His Orchestra With Darias* And Inez Pedroza George Liberace And His Orchestra With Darias* And Inez Pedroza - George Liberace Goes Latin(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 181 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 182 Kings Of Dixieland Kings Of Dixieland Volume 2(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 182 US 1959 Sell This Version
CST 183 B.B. King Compositions Of Duke Ellington And Others(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 183 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 184 Schubert* / Karl Jergens - Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* Schubert* / Karl Jergens - Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* - Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Schubert(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 184 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 185 Sig Kowalski And The Magic Strings Polka Party CST 185 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 186 Rex Trailer And The Playboys Country And Western(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 186 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 187 Latin All Stars (2) Jazz Heat Bongo Beat (Album) CST 187 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 189 Karl Jergens, The Hamburg Philharmonic Karl Jergens, The Hamburg Philharmonic - Bizet's Carmen Suite / Schumann Manfred Overture(LP, Hig) Crown Records (2) CST 189 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 190 Conte Candoli All Stars Little Band Big Jazz (Album) CST 190 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 191 Sounds Of A Thousand Strings* The Magic Of Hawaii(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 191 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 192 Tito Guererra And His Latin American Orchestra Arriba (Album) CST 192 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 193 Louis Martinelli And The Continentals (8) Louis Martinelli And The Continentals (8) - L' Amore D' Italia(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 193 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 194 The Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Cloud Nine (Album) CST 194 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 195 B.B. King King Of The Blues CST 195 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 196 Billy Boyd (3) Twangy Guitars (Album) CST 196 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST-199 The Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Music For Big Dame Hunters (Album) CST-199 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 201 Members Of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra A Salute ToTommy Dorsey(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 201 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 205 Woody Herman The New Swingin' Herman Herd (Album) CST 205 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST-206 Coleman Hawkins Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST-206 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 211 Johnny Williams And The Playboys A Salute to Hank Williams(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 211 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 212 Exotic Sounds Of Milt Raskin* Exotic Percussion (Album) CST 212 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 213 Sounds Of A Thousand Strings The Heart Of Spain Volume 2(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 213 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 214 The Polynesians Beautiful Hawaii(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 214 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 215 Jimmy Witherspoon Sings The Blues (Album) CST 215 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 216 Percussion All Stars Predominant Percussion CST 216 US 1960 Sell This Version
CST 217 Charlie Owens & The Sensational Ink Spots* Sensational Ink Spots(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 217 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 218 George Liberace And His Orchestra Hawaiian Paradise(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 218 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 219 Karl Jergens , Conducting The Mighty Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* Karl Jergens , Conducting The Mighty Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra* - Gaite Parisienne - Sounds of A Thousand Strings(LP, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 219 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 220 Kings Of Dixieland Kings Of Dixieland Volume 5(LP, Album, Red) Crown Records (2) CST 220 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 221 Jim Day Organ Favorites(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 221 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 222 The Sing-A-Long Gang Drink-A-Long Sing-A-Long(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 222 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 223 The Polynesians Hawaii Calling(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 223 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 224 Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Swings (Album) CST 224 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST-227 Continental Jazz Octette* Modern Jazz Greats (Album) CST-227 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST228 The Hawaiians Vacation In Hawaii(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST228 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 231 The Princeton Trio The Princeton Trio(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 231 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 232 Santiago And His Silver Strings American Beauty Waltzes(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 232 US 1962 Sell This Version
CST 233 The Sing-A-Long Gang Sing-A-Long Party Songs / Naughty Sing-A-Long Songs(LP) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 233 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 234 The Continental Jazz Octette Modern Jazz Greats Vol. 2(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 234 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 235 The Ink Spots More Ink Spots(LP, Comp) Crown Records (2) CST 235 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 236 Sounds Of A Thousand Strings Musical Memories(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 236 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 240 Tony Allen And The Night Owls Rock 'n Roll With Tony Allen And The Night Owls(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 240 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 241 Rex Wells Western Song And Gunfighter Ballads(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 241 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 243 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Sister Rosetta Tharpe(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 243 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 244 Rudy Macias And His Charanga Orchestra Pachanga If You Please(LP, Album) Crown Records (2), Crown Records (2) CST 244 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 245 The Kirby Stone Four, The Sportsmen The Kirby Stone Four, The Sportsmen - Happy Sing-A-Long(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 245 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST246 Kings Of Dixieland Kings Of Dixieland Volume 6(LP) Crown Records (2) CST246 US 1961 Sell This Version
CST 247 Teddy Reynolds And The Twisters The Twist(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 247 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 248 Joe Houston Doin' The Twist (Album) CST 248 US 1962 Sell This Version
CST 251 Steve Douglas And The Rebel Rousers Twist With Steve Douglas And The Rebel Rousers(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 251 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 252 Joe Houston Twisting In Orbit(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 252 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 253 Joe Barragan* Twist Party(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 253 US Unknown Sell This Version
CST 254 Steve Douglas And The Rebel Rousers Popeye Twist And Stomp(LP) Crown Records (2) CST 254 US 1962 Sell This Version
CST 255 Mike Adams And The Red Jackets Twist Contest(LP, Album) Crown Records (2) CST 255 US 1962 Sell This Version