Modern Records (2)

Modern Records (2)

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For all unofficial / bootleg release of this label please use Modern Records (6) instead. "Hollywood" sometimes added to the label artwork.
This label was formed in the spring of 1945 (as Modern Music (7)) in Los Angeles, California, by the brothers Joe Bihari, Saul Bihari, and Jules Bihari. Les Bihari joined his brothers after the Second World War. The label name changed to Modern Records in 1948. The Bihari Brothers recorded country & western, jazz, popular, blues, and gospel, but the main focus was rhythm & blues.
The brothers built Modern into a major blues and R&B label. Their first success was "Swingin' the Boogie" by Hadda Brooks. They bought a pressing plant, and divided tasks among them equally, with Jules responsible for talent spotting and recording, Saul for manufacturing, and Lester for distribution. Joe worked with Ike Turner as a talent scout in the Memphis area, discovering Johnny "Guitar" Watson among others.

In the early 1950s the Biharis launched several subsidiaries: RPM Records (5), Flair Records (5) and Meteor Records, which was set up in Memphis in 1952 and was headed by Lester Bihari. Successful artists on the Biharis' labels included B.B. King, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lowell Fulson, Rufus Thomas and Charlie Feathers.
Later they launched more subsidiaries: Crown Records (2) featuring artists like Johnny Cole, Vic Damone, Trini Lopez with Johnny Torres, Jerry Cole, Dave Clark Five, and United Superior Records. In the sixties they launched a subsidiary Yuletide Series, which specialized in Christmas records (mostly with Johnny Cole and the Robert Evans Chorus).

In the mid 1960s Modern Records went bankrupt and stopped operating, but the catalogue went with the management into what would become Kent. After the deaths of Saul, Lester and Jules Bihari, the labels' back catalogue was licensed to Ace Records Ltd. (UK) in the mid 1980s, with the Label becoming Kent Records, and then later purchased by them during the '90s.
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9317 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City,
Calif.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
45 M 1026 Vernon Garrett / Arthur Wright Orch.* - If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time / Instrumental Vernon Garrett / Arthur Wright Orch.* Vernon Garrett / Arthur Wright Orch.* - If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time / Instrumental(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45 M 1026 UK 1976 Sell This Version
45 M 1028 Jackie Day / Arthur Wright Orch.* - Before It's Too Late / Instrumental Jackie Day / Arthur Wright Orch.* Jackie Day / Arthur Wright Orch.* - Before It's Too Late / Instrumental(7", Single, RE) Modern Records (2) 45 M 1028 UK 1976 Sell This Version
45 M 1029 Mary Love / Arthur Wright Orch.* - Lay This Burden Down / Instrumental Mary Love / Arthur Wright Orch.* Mary Love / Arthur Wright Orch.* - Lay This Burden Down / Instrumental(7", Single, RE) Modern Records (2) 45 M 1029 UK 1976 Sell This Version
45X902 Oscar McLollie And His Honey Jumpers* - The Honey Jump Oscar McLollie And His Honey Jumpers* The Honey Jump(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X902 US 1953 Sell This Version
45X908 John Lee Hooker - Please Take Me Back / Love Money Can't Buy John Lee Hooker Please Take Me Back / Love Money Can't Buy(7") Modern Records (2) 45X908 US 1953 Sell This Version
45X916 John Lee Hooker - Too Much Boogie / Need Somebody John Lee Hooker Too Much Boogie / Need Somebody(7") Modern Records (2) 45X916 US 1953 Sell This Version
45X917 Joe Houston And His Orchestra* - Blowin' Crazy / Goin' Crazy Joe Houston And His Orchestra* Blowin' Crazy / Goin' Crazy(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X917 US 1952 Sell This Version
45x920 Oscar McLollie And His Honey Jumpers* - Falling In Love With You / Lolly Pop Oscar McLollie And His Honey Jumpers* Falling In Love With You / Lolly Pop(7") Modern Records (2) 45x920 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X921 "Young" Jessie And His Orchestra* I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert (Single) 45X921 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X923 John Lee Hooker - Down Child / Gotta Boogie John Lee Hooker Down Child / Gotta Boogie(7") Modern Records (2) 45X923 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X928 Oscar McLollie And The Honey Jumpers* - Mama Don't Like / What You Call Em Joe Oscar McLollie And The Honey Jumpers* Mama Don't Like / What You Call Em Joe(7") Modern Records (2) 45X928 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X930 Dennis Binder And His Orchestra - I Miss You So Dennis Binder And His Orchestra I Miss You So(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X930 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X932 Oscar McLollie And The Honey Jumpers* - Wiggle Toe / Hot Banana Oscar McLollie And The Honey Jumpers* Wiggle Toe / Hot Banana(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X932 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x933 Marvin And Johnny* - Tick Tock / Cherry Pie Marvin And Johnny* Tick Tock / Cherry Pie (Single) 45x933 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x941 Marvin And Johnny* - Sugar / Kiss Me Marvin And Johnny* Sugar / Kiss Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x941 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x942 John Lee Hooker - Cool Little Car / Bad Boy John Lee Hooker Cool Little Car / Bad Boy(7") Modern Records (2) 45x942 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x943 Oscar McLollie And His Oscar McLollie And His "Honey Jumpers"* Dig That Crazy Santa Claus(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x943 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x947 Etta James And Etta James And "The Peaches"* The Wallflower / Hold Me, Squeeze Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x947 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x948 John Lee Hooker - Half A Stranger / Shake, Holler And Run John Lee Hooker Half A Stranger / Shake, Holler And Run(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x948 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x951 Jimmy McCracklin - Please Forgive, Baby / Couldn't Be A Dream Jimmy McCracklin Please Forgive, Baby / Couldn't Be A Dream(7") Modern Records (2) 45x951 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x952 Marvin & Johnny, Marvin Phillips Orch.* - I Love You Yes I Do Marvin & Johnny, Marvin Phillips Orch.* Marvin & Johnny, Marvin Phillips Orch.* - I Love You Yes I Do(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x952 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x953 Linda Peters (2) - If I Had Listened / Central 1609 Linda Peters (2) If I Had Listened / Central 1609(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x953 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x954 Cordella De Milo* - Ain't Gonna Hush Cordella De Milo* Ain't Gonna Hush (Single) 45x954 1955 Sell This Version
45x956 The Cadets - Don't Be Angry / I Cry The Cadets Don't Be Angry / I Cry(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x956 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x957 Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Hey! Henry / Be Mine Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Hey! Henry / Be Mine (Single) 45x957 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x958 John Lee Hooker - Taxi Driver / You Receive Me John Lee Hooker Taxi Driver / You Receive Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x958 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x959 Marvin & Johnny - Sugar Mama/Butter Ball Marvin & Johnny Sugar Mama/Butter Ball(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x959 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x960 The Cadets Rollin' Stone / Fine Lookin' Baby(7") Modern Records (2) 45x960 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x960 The Cadets - Rollin' Stone The Cadets Rollin' Stone(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x960 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x961 Young Jessie With Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Mary Lou / Don't Think I Will Young Jessie With Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Young Jessie With Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Mary Lou / Don't Think I Will (Single) 45x961 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x962 Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Good Rockin' Daddy Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Good Rockin' Daddy (Single) 45x962 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x963 The Cadets - I Cry / Fine Lookin' Baby The Cadets I Cry / Fine Lookin' Baby(7") Modern Records (2) 45x963 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x964 The Cobras (5) - Cindy / I Will Return The Cobras (5) Cindy / I Will Return (Single) 45x964 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x965 Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis And His Orch.* - Ay La Bah / My Man Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis And His Orch.* Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis And His Orch.* - Ay La Bah / My Man(7") Modern Records (2) 45x965 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x966 John Lee Hooker - Hug And Squeeze / The Syndicator John Lee Hooker Hug And Squeeze / The Syndicator(7") Modern Records (2) 45x966 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x969 The Cadets - So Will I / Annie Met Henry The Cadets So Will I / Annie Met Henry(7") Modern Records (2) 45x969 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x970 Oscar McLollie And His Oscar McLollie And His "Honeyjumpers"* Roll Hot Rod Roll (Single) 45x970 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x971 The Cadets - Do You Wanna Rock / If It Is Wrong The Cadets Do You Wanna Rock / If It Is Wrong 45x971 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x972 Etta James - That's All / W-O-M-A-N Etta James That's All / W-O-M-A-N (Single) 45x972 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x973 Young Jessie - Do You Love Me / Nothing Seems Right Young Jessie Do You Love Me / Nothing Seems Right(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x973 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x974 Marvin And Johnny*, Marvin Phillips Orch.* - Ain't That Right / Let Me Know Marvin And Johnny*, Marvin Phillips Orch.* Marvin And Johnny*, Marvin Phillips Orch.* - Ain't That Right / Let Me Know(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x974 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x975 The Sounds (10) - Cold Chills / So Unnecessary The Sounds (10) Cold Chills / So Unnecessary(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x975 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x977 Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Teen Age Prayer Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Teen Age Prayer(7") Modern Records (2) 45x977 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x978 John Lee Hooker - I'm Ready / Lookin' For A Woman John Lee Hooker I'm Ready / Lookin' For A Woman(7", Styrene) Modern Records (2) 45x978 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x979 Shirley Gunter - Please Tell Me / Come On Shirley Gunter Please Tell Me / Come On(7", Single, Mono) Modern Records (2) 45x979 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x980 The Honey Boys (3) - Vippity Vop / Never Lose Faith In Me The Honey Boys (3) Vippity Vop / Never Lose Faith In Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x980 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x981 The Sounds (10) - Sweet Sixteen The Sounds (10) Sweet Sixteen (Single) 45x981 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x982 Marvin Phillips - Wonderful, Wonderful One / Yes I Do Marvin Phillips Wonderful, Wonderful One / Yes I Do(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x982 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x983 Elmore James And His Elmore James And His "Broom Dusters"* Long Tall Woman / Wild About You 45x983 USA & Canada 1956 Sell This Version
45x984 Etta Etta "Miss Peaches" James*, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Etta "Miss Peaches" James*, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Number One / I'm A Fool(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x984 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x985 The Cadets - Heartbreak Hotel / Church Bells May Ring The Cadets Heartbreak Hotel / Church Bells May Ring (Single) 45x985 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x986 Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Every Day And Every Night / Teen Age Wedding Bells Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Every Day And Every Night / Teen Age Wedding Bells(7") Modern Records (2) 45x986 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x987 The Cliques - The Girl In My Dreams / I Wanna Know Why The Cliques The Girl In My Dreams / I Wanna Know Why (Single) 45x987 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x988 Etta Etta "Miss Peaches" James* Shortnin' Bread Rock / Tears Of Joy 45x988 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x989 Shirley Gunter And The Flairs - Headin' Home / I Want You Shirley Gunter And The Flairs Shirley Gunter And The Flairs - Headin' Home / I Want You(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x989 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x990 The Hawks (13) - It's All Over / Ever Since You Been Gone The Hawks (13) It's All Over / Ever Since You Been Gone(7") Modern Records (2) 45x990 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x991 Jimmy Beasley - Ella Jane Jimmy Beasley Ella Jane(7") Modern Records (2) 45x991 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x992 The Rockets (25) - You Are The First One / Be Lovey Dovey The Rockets (25) You Are The First One / Be Lovey Dovey(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x992 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x993 Long Tall Marvin - Have Mercy Miss Percy / Tell Me Darling Long Tall Marvin Have Mercy Miss Percy / Tell Me Darling(7") Modern Records (2) 45x993 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x994 The Cadets - Stranded In The Jungle / I Want You The Cadets Stranded In The Jungle / I Want You 45x994 US 1956 Sell This Version
45X996 Jimmy Beasley - Little Coquette / Don't Feel Sorry For Me Jimmy Beasley Little Coquette / Don't Feel Sorry For Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X996 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x997 The Tonettes (2) - Tonight You Belong To Me The Tonettes (2) Tonight You Belong To Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x997 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x998 Etta Etta "Miss Peaches" James* Tough Lover / Fools We Mortals Be(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x998 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x999 The Rocketeers (4) - Talk It Over Baby / Hey Rube The Rocketeers (4) Talk It Over Baby / Hey Rube 45x999 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1000 The Cadets - Dancin' Dan / I Got Loaded The Cadets Dancin' Dan / I Got Loaded(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1000 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1001 Shirley Gunter And The Flairs - Fortune In Love / I Just Got Rid Of A Heartache Shirley Gunter And The Flairs Shirley Gunter And The Flairs - Fortune In Love / I Just Got Rid Of A Heartache (Single) 45x1001 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1002 Young Jessie - Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More Young Jessie Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More (Single) 45x1002 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1003 Johnny Todd (2) - Pink Cadillac Johnny Todd (2) Pink Cadillac(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1003 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1004 Curley Williams (2) - This Heart Of Mine / Be Mine Curley Williams (2) This Heart Of Mine / Be Mine(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1004 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1005 Jessie Belvin* - Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / I Want You With Me Xmas Jessie Belvin* Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / I Want You With Me Xmas (Single) 45x1005 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1005 The Ikettes - Peaches The Ikettes Peaches "N" Cream (Single) 45x1005 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1006 The Cadets - Fools Rush In / I'll Be Spinning The Cadets Fools Rush In / I'll Be Spinning(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1006 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1006 Mary Love - You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet Mary Love You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet (Single) 45x1006 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1007 Ike And Tina Turner* - Good Bye, So Long / Hurt Is All You Gave Me Ike And Tina Turner* Good Bye, So Long / Hurt Is All You Gave Me (Single) 45x1007 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1007 Etta Etta "Miss Peaches" James* Then I'll Care / Good Lookin'(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1007 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1008 The Ikettes - (He's Gonna Be) Fine, Fine, Fine / How Come The Ikettes (He's Gonna Be) Fine, Fine, Fine / How Come 45x1008 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1008 Hadda Brooks - Close Your Eyes Hadda Brooks Close Your Eyes(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1008 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1009 The Corus-Cates - Night Spot 66 The Corus-Cates Night Spot 66 45x1009 US 1966 Sell This Version
45x1009 Jimmy Beasley - My Happiness / Jambalaya Jimmy Beasley My Happiness / Jambalaya (Single) 45x1009 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1010 Mary Love - I've Gotta Get You Back / Hey Stoney Face Mary Love I've Gotta Get You Back / Hey Stoney Face (Single) 45x1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1010 Young Jessie - Here Comes Henry / Oochie Coochie Young Jessie Here Comes Henry / Oochie Coochie(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1010 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1011 The Ikettes - I'm So Thankful The Ikettes I'm So Thankful (Single) 45x1011 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1011 Shirley Gunter - I'm Sorry / I've Been Searching Shirley Gunter I'm Sorry / I've Been Searching(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1011 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1012 Ike And Tina Turner* - I Don't Need / Gonna Have Fun Ike And Tina Turner* I Don't Need / Gonna Have Fun (Single) 45x1012 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1012 The Cadets - Love Bandit / Heaven Help Me The Cadets Love Bandit / Heaven Help Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1012 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1013 Jesse Belvin - I Need You So / Senorita Jesse Belvin I Need You So / Senorita(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1013 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1014 Jimmy Beasley - Near You Jimmy Beasley Near You(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1014 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1015 Jesse Belvin - Don't Close The Door Jesse Belvin Don't Close The Door (7") Modern Records (2) 45x1015 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1015 The Composers - With Friends Like You Who Needs Friends / Just Call On Me The Composers With Friends Like You Who Needs Friends / Just Call On Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1015 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x1016 Etta James - Market Place Etta James Market Place(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1016 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1017 The Cadets - Wiggie Waggie Woo / You Belong To Me The Cadets Wiggie Waggie Woo / You Belong To Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1017 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1018 Jimmy Beasley - Thinking Of You / You Were Only Fooling Jimmy Beasley Thinking Of You / You Were Only Fooling(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1018 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1020 Jesse Belvin - I'm Not Free / Sad And Lonesome Jesse Belvin I'm Not Free / Sad And Lonesome(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x1021 Jimmy Beasley And The Rockers, Jimmy Beasley - Johnny's House Party Jimmy Beasley And The Rockers, Jimmy Beasley Jimmy Beasley And The Rockers, Jimmy Beasley - Johnny's House Party(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1021 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1022 Etta James - Come What May / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Etta James Come What May / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1022 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1023 Jimmy Beasley - We Three / I Want My Baby (Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea) Jimmy Beasley We Three / I Want My Baby (Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea)(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1023 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1024 Will Jones* And The Cadets - Hands Across The Table / Love Can Do Most Anything Will Jones* And The Cadets Will Jones* And The Cadets - Hands Across The Table / Love Can Do Most Anything(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1024 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1025 Jesse Belvin - You Send Me / Summertime Jesse Belvin You Send Me / Summertime(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1025 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1026 The Cadets - Ring Chimes / Baby Ya Know The Cadets Ring Chimes / Baby Ya Know(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1026 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x 1027 Jesse Belvin And His Space Riders* / Jesse Belvin & Group - My Satellite / Just To Say Hello Jesse Belvin And His Space Riders* / Jesse Belvin & Group Jesse Belvin And His Space Riders* / Jesse Belvin & Group - My Satellite / Just To Say Hello(7", Single, Mono) Modern Records (2) 45x 1027 US 1957 Sell This Version