Biograph Records

Biograph Records

Profile:
Biograph Records is a record label founded in 1967 by Arnold S. Caplin. It specialized in early American ragtime, jazz, and blues music. Biograph was the first label to issue records made from piano rolls created by Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin.

There are different addresses given on back sleeves. The earlier one might be:
1601 E. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11210

The later one seems to be:
P. O. Box 109, Canaan, New York 12029

In 2002 Biograph Records was acquired by Shout! Factory, which is re-issuing from the Biograph catalogue.
Sublabels
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
512785X Benny Goodman The Early Years(CD, Comp) Jazz Heritage 512785X US 1990 Sell This Version
6283 104 Various The Music Of Jerome Kern - A Fine Romance(LP, Album, Comp) Biograph Records 6283 104 US 1977 Sell This Version
6370 900 Ethel Waters Oh Daddy 1921-1924(LP, Comp, Mono) Biograph Records 6370 900 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6370 901 Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926-1929 (Comp) 6370 901 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
6370 903 Gertrude "Ma" Rainey* Queen Of The Blues 1923-1924(LP, Comp, RE, Mono) Biograph Records 6370 903 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6370 905 Sam Wooding And His Chocolate Dandies Sam Wooding & His Chocolate Dandies(LP, Comp, Mono) Biograph Records 6370 905 UK Unknown Sell This Version
6370 906 Thomas 'Fats' Waller* Rare Piano Roll Solos Vol.3(LP, Mono) Biograph Records 6370 906 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6370 908 Clarence Williams Orchestra* New York Jazz 1927-1929(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 6370 908 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6370 909 Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Featuring Louis Armstrong - Coleman Hawkins - Joe Smith (3) Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Featuring Louis Armstrong - Coleman Hawkins - Joe Smith (3) - Fletcher Henderson Orchestra 1923-1927(LP, Comp, Mono) Biograph Records 6370 909 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6370 910 Scott Joplin 1916(LP) Biograph Records 6370 910 1971 Sell This Version
0-07-033514-1 Various Record Album To Accompany Music An Appreciation(8xLP, Album, Comp) CBS Special Products, Columbia Special Products, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company 0-07-033514-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
9199 508 Bing Crosby Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 9199 508 UK 1977 Sell This Version
9238 107 Jelly Roll Morton 1924-1926 Blues And Stomps From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 9238 107 US 1970 Sell This Version
9283 103 J. Lawrence Cook Happy Days Are Here Again(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 9283 103 UK 1977 Sell This Version
9283 104 Various The Music Of Jerome Kern - A Fine Romance(LP, Album, Comp) Biograph Records 9283 104 US 1977 Sell This Version
9283 105 Thomas "Fats" Waller* 1923-1924 Parlor Piano Solos From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp, Mono) Biograph Records 9283 105 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
9283 106 James P. Johnson* 1917-21(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 9283 106 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
9283 109 Scott Joplin Ragtime Volume 2(LP, RE) Biograph Records 9283 109 US Unknown Sell This Version
9283 110 James P. Johnson* 1917 - Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 9283 110 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
9283 111 Scott Joplin Ragtime Vol. 3(LP, Comp, RE) Biograph Records 9283 111 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
9283112 Eubie Blake Volume 1 Blues And Ragtime 1917 - 1921(LP) Biograph Records 9283112 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
9283 113 Eubie Blake 1921 - Vol. 2 Rare Piano Rolls Of Early Blues And Spirituals(LP) Biograph Records 9283 113 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
9283 114 Scott Joplin " The Entertainer" Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Album) Biograph Records 9283 114 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
9283 115 Scott Joplin Elite Syncopations(LP, Comp, RE, Mono) Biograph Records 9283 115 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
9283 116 James Scott (4) Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp) Biograph Records 9283 116 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
9283 117 Nick Seeger Sail On Flying Dutchman(LP, Album) Biograph Records 9283 117 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
BCD 101 Scott Joplin " The Entertainer" Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(CD, Comp, RM) Biograph Records BCD 101 US 1987 Sell This Version
BCD 102 Scott Joplin "Elite Syncopations" Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 102 US 1987 Sell This Version
BCD 103 Various The Greatest Ragtime Of The Century(CD, Comp, RP) Biograph Records BCD 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
BCD 105 James P. Johnson* Carolina Shout(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 105 US 1988 Sell This Version
BCD 106 George Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 106 US 1988 Sell This Version
BCD-110 Scott Joplin King of Ragtime Writers(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD-110 USA & Canada 1989 Sell This Version
BCD-111 Jelly Roll Morton Blues And Stomps From Rare Piano Rolls(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD-111 US 1989 Sell This Version
BCD 112 Eubie Blake Memories Of You(CD, Com) Biograph Records BCD 112 US 1990 Sell This Version
BCD 112 ADD Skip James Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 112 ADD US 1992 Sell This Version
BCD 113 Leadbelly / Reverend Gary Davis* / Dan Smith (10) Leadbelly / Reverend Gary Davis* / Dan Smith (10) - Good Morning Blues(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 113 US 1990 Sell This Version
BCD 114 DDD Fats Waller Low Down Papa(CD, Comp, RM) Biograph Records BCD 114 DDD US 1990 Sell This Version
BCD 115 Various Boogie Woogie Blues(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 115 1991 Sell This Version
BCD 118 ADD Son House Delta Blues(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 118 ADD US 1991 Sell This Version
BCD 118 AOD Son House Delta Blues(CD, Mono, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 118 AOD US 1991 Sell This Version
BCD 119 Kathy Hart Tonight I Want It All(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 119 US 1991 Sell This Version
BCD 121 Johnny Shines Traditional Delta Blues(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 121 US 1991 Sell This Version
BCD 122 Skip James Hard Time Killing Floor Blues(CD) Biograph Records BCD 122 US 1992 Sell This Version
BCD 123 ADD Reverend Gary Davis* From Blues To Gospel(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 123 ADD US 1992 Sell This Version
BCD 124 Various Early Rhythm & Blues 1949 From The Rare Regal Sessions(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 124 US 1992 Sell This Version
BCD 125 Johnny Shines Mr. Cover Shaker(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 125 US 1992 Sell This Version
BCD 126 Blind Willie McTell Pig 'N Whistle Red(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 126 US 1993 Sell This Version
BCD 128 Jim Robinson (2) Classic New Orleans Jazz Vol. 2(CD, Comp, RE) Biograph Records BCD 128 US 1993 Sell This Version
BCD 130 ADD Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis / Robert Wilkins Fred McDowell / Furry Lewis / Robert Wilkins - When I Lay My Burden Down(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 130 ADD US 1994 Sell This Version
BCD 131 Zoot Sims The Rare Dawn Sessions(CD) Biograph Records BCD 131 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
BCD 136 ADD Paul Quinichette The Kid From Denver(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 136 ADD US 1995 Sell This Version
BCD 138 Larry Johnson (6) Accompanied by John Hammond* Larry Johnson (6) Accompanied by John Hammond* - Midnight Hour Blues(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 138 US 1995 Sell This Version
BCD 139 Buddy Moss Atlanta Blues Legend(CD, Album, RE, Wit) Biograph Records BCD 139 US 1995 Sell This Version
BCD141 Butch Thompson Butch Thompson Plays Jelly Roll Morton Solos(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD141 1996 Sell This Version
BCD 144 Leadbelly / Blind Willie McTell Leadbelly / Blind Willie McTell - Masters Of The Country Blues(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 144 1996 Sell This Version
BCD 145 Bukka White Big Daddy(CD, Album, RE) Biograph Records BCD 145 US 1996 Sell This Version
BCD 147 ADD Randy Weston How High The Moon - From The Rare Dawn Series(CD, Album) Biograph Records BCD 147 ADD US 1997 Sell This Version
BCD 149 James Scott (4) Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(CD, Comp, RE) Biograph Records BCD 149 US 1997 Sell This Version
BCD 151 Jabbo Smith Hot Jazz In The Twenties Volume 1(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 151 US 1999 Sell This Version
BCD 152 Jabbo Smith Hot Jazz In The Twenties - Volume Two(CD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 152 US 1999 Sell This Version
BCD 134/135 The Jazz Modes The Rare Dawn Sessions(2xCD, Comp) Biograph Records BCD 134/135 US 1995 Sell This Version
BLP-1001Q Various Parlor Piano 1917-27 Blues And Stomps From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1001Q US 1970 Sell This Version
BLP-1002Q Thomas "Fats" Waller* 1923-1924 Parlor Piano Solos From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1002Q US 1970 Sell This Version
BLP 1003Q James P. Johnson* 1917-21(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP 1003Q US 1970 Sell This Version
BLP-1004Q Jelly Roll Morton 1924-1926 Blues And Stomps From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1004Q US 1970 Sell This Version
BLP-1005Q Thomas "Fats" Waller* 1924-1931 Parlor Piano Solos From Rare Piano Rolls Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1005Q US 1971 Sell This Version
BLP-1006Q Scott Joplin 1916 BLP-1006Q US 1971 Sell This Version
BLP-1007Q Various Forty Second Street (Musical Nostalgia From Flicks And Show Biz)(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1007Q US 1972 Sell This Version
BLP-1008Q Scott Joplin Ragtime Volume 2(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1008Q US 1971 Sell This Version
BLP1009Q James P. Johnson* 1917 - Vol 2(LP) Biograph Records BLP1009Q US 1972 Sell This Version
BLP-1010Q Scott Joplin Ragtime(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1010Q US 1972 Sell This Version
BLP-1011Q Eubie Blake Blues And Ragtime(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1011Q US 1973 Sell This Version
BLP-1012Q Eubie Blake 1921 - Vol. 2 Rare Piano Rolls Of Early Blues And Spirituals(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1012Q US 1973 Sell This Version
BLP 1013Q Scott Joplin " The Entertainer" Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(LP) Biograph Records BLP 1013Q US 1974 Sell This Version
BLP-1014Q Scott Joplin Elite Syncopations(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1014Q US 1974 Sell This Version
BLP-1015 Q Thomas 'Fats' Waller* Rare Piano Roll Solos Vol. 3(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1015 Q US 1975 Sell This Version
BLP-1016 Q James Scott (4) Classic Ragtime From Rare Piano Rolls(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-1016 Q US 1975 Sell This Version
BLP-1017Q Various Acadamy Awards Winners 1934-1947(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1017Q US 1974 Sell This Version
BLP-1019Q Various Thanks For The Memory (Musical Nostalgia From Flicks And Show Biz)(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1019Q US 1977 Sell This Version
BLP-1020Q Various Happy Days Are Here Again (Musical Nostalgia From Flicks And Show Biz)(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1020Q US 1977 Sell This Version
BLP-1022Q George Gershwin The Music Of George Gershwin(LP) Biograph Records BLP-1022Q US 1977 Sell This Version
BLP 1025Q Various Jolson Sang 'Em(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP 1025Q US 1978 Sell This Version
BLP-1026 Son House Negro Blues And Hollers From The Archive Of Folk Song(7") Biograph Records, Library Of Congress Division Of Music Recording Laboratory, Celebrate Life BLP-1026 US 2010 Sell This Version
BLP-2001 Fibber McGee & Molly Canoe Ride(LP, Album) Biograph Records BLP-2001 US 1977 Sell This Version
BLP-2002 Sir John Gielgud*, Sir Ralph Richardson* Sir John Gielgud*, Sir Ralph Richardson* - The Best Of Sherlock Holmes Radio Series(LP) Biograph Records, Biograph Records BLP-2002 US 1977 Sell This Version
BLP-2003 No Artist The Shadow(LP) Biograph Records BLP-2003 US 1977 Sell This Version
BLP 2005 Unknown Artist The Lone Ranger(LP, Unofficial) Biograph Records BLP 2005 US 1980 Sell This Version
BLP-6005 The North Carolina Ramblers* The North Carolina Ramblers(LP, Album) Biograph Records BLP-6005 US 1972 Sell This Version
BLP-12000 Blind Lemon Jefferson 1926-29 (Comp) BLP-12000 US 1968 Sell This Version
BLP-12001 Ma Rainey Blues The World Forgot(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-12001 US 1968 Sell This Version
BLP-12002 Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders Back Alley Rub 1924-1926(LP, Comp, RM) Biograph Records BLP-12002 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP-12003 Blind Blake 1926-30 - Bootleg Rum Dum Blues(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-12003 US 1968 Sell This Version
BLP-12004 Ramblin' Thomas 1928 Chicago Blues(LP, Comp) Biograph Records, Biograph Records BLP-12004 US 1968 Sell This Version
BLP-12005 Various Chicago Jazz 1923-1929(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-12005 US 1968 Sell This Version
BLP 12006 Clarence Williams Orchestra* New York Jazz 1927-1929(LP, Comp, Mono, RM) Biograph Records BLP 12006 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP-12007 Various New York To Chicago 1923-28 (Comp) BLP-12007 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP-12008 Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell 1949, Trying To Get Home(LP, Album) Biograph Records BLP-12008 US 1974 Sell This Version
BLP-12009 Various Sugar Mama Blues(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-12009 US 1969 Sell This Version
BLP-12010 Various After Hour Blues 1949(LP, Comp) Biograph Records BLP-12010 US 1969 Sell This Version
BLP-12011 Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Jazz Band* Oh My Babe Blues (1924-1928) (Album, Comp) BLP-12011 US 1969 Sell This Version