Classics Records

Classics Records

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French jazz label, founded by Gilles Pétard in 1989, specialized in thoroughly documented, chronological reissue compilations of major artists from the Swing and Bop era.

The label set out to systematically assemble comprehensive collections of jazz recording by hundreds of artists previously issued on 78 rpm records as the European mechanic copyright laws allowed (issued recordings are protected for 50 years) and issue them on compact disc. The series was issued with informative liner notes in colour-coordinated packaging.
The original series was published by subscription with five issues being released each month. The series started with number 500 in December 1989. The initial release was Ella Fitzgerald 1935-1937.

The Classics label regularly issued new collections until 2004, when its original distributor went bankrupt. The back catalog was then acquired by Abeille Musique which operated the label until July 2008. Five titles announced for an August 2008 release were never issued.

An interesting historical note is that for years these CDs were issued with a huge typographical error. Instead of "Chronological", the typo at the top said "Chronogical".
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
542 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Complete Jazz Series 1927 - 1928(CD, Comp) Classics Records 542 France Unknown Sell This Version
CLASSICS 61 Louis Armstrong The Chronological Louis Armstrong Volume I: 1925-1932(6xCD, Comp) Classics Records CLASSICS 61 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 62 Louis Armstrong The Chronological Louis Armstrong Volume II: 1932-1940(6xCD, Comp) Classics Records CLASSICS 62 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 500 Ella Fitzgerald 1935-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 500 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 506 Ella Fitzgerald 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 506 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 508 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1934-1935(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 508 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 514 Earl Hines And His Orchestra 1932-1934(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 514 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 518 Ella Fitzgerald 1938-1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 518 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 525 Ella Fitzgerald 1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 525 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 528 Earl Hines And His Orchestra 1934-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 528 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 529 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1932-1933(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 529 France 1990 Sell This Version
Classics 536 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1931-1932(CD, Album, Comp) Classics Records Classics 536 France 1990 Sell This Version
Classics 539 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1924-1927(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 539 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 540 Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra 1929-1933(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 540 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 541 Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1936(CD) Classics (11) CLASSICS 541 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 543 Don Redman And His Orchestra 1931-1933(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 543 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 555 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 555 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 556 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 556 France 1990 Sell This Version
Classics 557 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1929-1930(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 557 France 1990 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 558 Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra 1927-1929(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 558 France 1990 Sell This Version
Classics 559 Duke Ellington 1928-1929(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 559 France 1990 Sell This Version
Classics 561 Hot Lips Page And His Band 1938-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 561 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 562 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 562 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 565 Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 565 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 566 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Famous Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 566 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 568 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1937-1938(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 568 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 570 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1928-1929(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 570 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 571 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1939(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 571 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 572 Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra 1927-1931(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 572 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 573 Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 573 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 579 Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 579 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 584 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1923-1924(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 584 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 595 Cab Calloway And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 595 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 598 Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* 1938(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 598 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 599 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1924-1926(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 599 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 600 Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five* 1925-1926(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 600 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 605 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1930-1931(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 605 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 608 Sidney Bechet 1938-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records CLASSICS 608 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 612 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1926-1928(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 612 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 616 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1931-1932(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 616 France 1991 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 620 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra 1939–1941(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 620 France 1991 Sell This Version
Classics 626 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1932-1933(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 626 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 627 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1928-1929(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 627 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 634 Coleman Hawkins 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 634 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 642 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1929-1930(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 642 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 646 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1933-1935(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 646 France 1992 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 648 Horace Henderson & His Orch.* / Fletcher Henderson & His Orch.* Horace Henderson & His Orch.* / Fletcher Henderson & His Orch.* - 1940 / 1941(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 648 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 654 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1930-1939(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 654 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 655 Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* 1929-1931(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 655 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 666 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 666 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 668 Jelly-Roll Morton* 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 668 France 1992 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 674 Fats Waller 1926-1927 : Organ And Piano Solos(CD, Comp) Classics Records CLASSICS 674 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 679 Clarence Williams 1921-1924(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 679 France 1992 Sell This Version
Classics 695 Clarence Williams 1924-1926(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 695 France 1993 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 700 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra 1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 700 France 1993 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 708 Stéphane Grappelly* 1935-1940(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 708 France 1993 Sell This Version
Classics 718 Clarence Williams 1926-1927(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 718 France 1993 Sell This Version
Classics 727 Django Reinhardt 1935(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 727 France 1993 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 728 Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans* 1938-1941(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 728 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 735 Ethel Waters 1931-1934(CD, Comp) Classics Records CLASSICS 735 France Unknown Sell This Version
Classics 736 Clarence Williams 1927(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 736 France 1993 Sell This Version
Classics 752 Clarence Williams 1927-1928(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 752 France 1994 Sell This Version
Classics 754 Gene Krupa And His Orchestra 1935-1938(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 754 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Classics 764 Bill Coleman (2) 1936-1938(CD, Comp) Classics (11) Classics 764 France 1994 Sell This Version
Classics 771 Clarence Williams 1928-1929(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 771 France 1994 Sell This Version
Classics 784 Chu Berry* 1937-1941(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 784 France 1994 Sell This Version
Classics 791 Clarence Williams 1929(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 791 France 1994 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 800 Art Tatum 1940-1944(CD, Comp) Classics Records, Classics Records CLASSICS 800 France 1995 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 804 Nat "King" Cole* 1943-1944(CD) Classics (11) CLASSICS 804 France 1995 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 806 Billie Holiday 1944(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 806 France 1995 Sell This Version
Classics 809 Hot Lips Page 1940-1944(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 809 France 1995 Sell This Version
Classics 810 Clarence Williams 1929-1930(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 810 France 1995 Sell This Version
Classics 832 Clarence Williams 1930-1931(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 832 France 1995 Sell This Version
Classics 834 Gene Krupa And His Orchestra 1939-1940(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 834 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Classics 842 Coleman Hawkins 1944(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 842 France 1995 Sell This Version
Classics 845 Clarence Williams 1933(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 845 France 1995 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 862 Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 1941-1945(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 862 France 1996 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 863 Coleman Hawkins 1944-1945(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 863 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 871 Clarence Williams 1933-1934(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 871 France 1996 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 872 Edmond Hall 1944-1945(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 872 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 888 Dizzy Gillespie 1945(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 888 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 891 Clarence Williams 1934(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 891 France 1996 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 893 Nat "King" Cole* 1945(CD) Classics (11) CLASSICS 893 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 901 Leonard Feather 1937-1945(CD, Comp) Classics (11) Classics 901 France 1996 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 908 Teddy Wilson 1942-1945(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 908 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 910 Don Byas 1945(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 910 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 914 Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra 1944-1945(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 914 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 918 Clarence Williams 1934-1937(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 918 France 1996 Sell This Version
Classics 924 Erroll Garner 1945-1946(CD) Classics Records Classics 924 France 1997 Sell This Version
Classics 935 Dizzy Gillespie 1945-1946(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 935 France 1997 Sell This Version
Classics 936 Harry James And His Orchestra 1939(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 936 France 1997 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 938 Nat "King" Cole* 1946(CD) Classics (11) CLASSICS 938 France 1997 Sell This Version
Classics 953 Clarence Williams 1937-1941(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 953 France 1997 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 991 Maxine Sullivan 1938-1941(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 991 France 1998 Sell This Version
Classics1003 Bud Powell 1945-1947(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics1003 France 1998 Sell This Version
Classics 1009 Don Byas 1946(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics 1009 France 1998 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 1013 Wynonie Harris 1945-1947(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 1013 France 1998 Sell This Version
Classics1022 Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra 1946-1947(CD, Comp) Classics Records Classics1022 France 1998 Sell This Version
CLASSICS1031 Nat "King" Cole* The Chronological Nat "King" Cole 1947(CD, Comp) Classics Records CLASSICS1031 France 1998 Sell This Version
CLASSICS 1042 Woody Herman And His Orchestra 1936-1937(CD, Comp) Classics (11) CLASSICS 1042 France 1999 Sell This Version

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oldhippierick

oldhippierick

September 19, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
I have 684 of these albums and being it takes forever to post here and with as many mistakes on what was posted here Great Job folks.. I would up load all correct pic's for about 684 more Chronological Classics but why bother they are to large and I don't down size to so small 600x600 as rule an d yes I have them all as The Chronological Classics (artist) (year) so they are all together in player example "Louis Armstrong The Chronological Classics Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra 1930-1931 (1990)"
and the rest of you all have as "1930-1931" so they would be as artist and not as one collection together
Doctorbenway23

Doctorbenway23

August 23, 2013
For many years these CDs were issued with a very obvious typographical error. "Chronological" at the top of the front on the booklet is spelt as "Chronogical".
This mistake was corrected only in 2005, and new logotype appear on discs covers since number 1380 (Dizzy Gillespie 1953).
Lots of people have therefore listed the albums incorrectly but I guess that's just me being pedantic.