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 1945 (as Modern Music (7)) in Los Angeles, California, by the brothers Joe Bihari, Saul Bihari, Les Bihari and Jules Bihari. 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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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
45 M 1026 If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time / Instrumental  album cover 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 Before It's Too Late / Instrumental  album cover 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 Lay This Burden Down / Instrumental  album cover 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 The Honey Jump  album cover Oscar McLollie And His Honey Jumpers* The Honey Jump(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X902 US 1953 Sell This Version
45X908 Please Take Me Back / Love Money Can't Buy  album cover John Lee Hooker Please Take Me Back / Love Money Can't Buy(7") Modern Records (2) 45X908 US 1953 Sell This Version
45X916 Too Much Boogie / Need Somebody  album cover John Lee Hooker Too Much Boogie / Need Somebody(7") Modern Records (2) 45X916 US 1953 Sell This Version
45X917 Blowin' Crazy / Goin' Crazy  album cover Joe Houston And His Orchestra* Blowin' Crazy / Goin' Crazy(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X917 US 1952 Sell This Version
45x920 Falling In Love With You / Lolly Pop  album cover Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers Falling In Love With You / Lolly Pop(7") Modern Records (2) 45x920 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X921 I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert  album cover "Young" Jessie And His Orchestra* I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert (Single) 45X921 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X923 Down Child / Gotta Boogie  album cover John Lee Hooker Down Child / Gotta Boogie(7") Modern Records (2) 45X923 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X928 Mama Don't Like / What You Call Em Joe  album cover 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 I Miss You So / Early Times  album cover Dennis Binder And His Orchestra* I Miss You So / Early Times(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X930 US 1954 Sell This Version
45X932 Wiggle Toe / Hot Banana  album cover Oscar McLollie And The Honey Jumpers* Wiggle Toe / Hot Banana(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X932 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x933 Tick Tock / Cherry Pie  album cover Marvin And Johnny* Tick Tock / Cherry Pie (Single) 45x933 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x941 Sugar / Kiss Me  album cover Marvin And Johnny* Sugar / Kiss Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x941 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x942 Cool Little Car / Bad Boy  album cover John Lee Hooker Cool Little Car / Bad Boy(7") Modern Records (2) 45x942 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x943 Dig That Crazy Santa Claus  album cover Oscar McLollie And His "Honey Jumpers"* Dig That Crazy Santa Claus(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x943 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x947 The Wallflower / Hold Me, Squeeze Me  album cover Etta James And "The Peaches"* The Wallflower / Hold Me, Squeeze Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x947 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x948 Half A Stranger / Shake, Holler And Run  album cover John Lee Hooker Half A Stranger / Shake, Holler And Run(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x948 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x952 I Love You Yes I Do  album cover 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 If I Had Listened / Central 1609  album cover Linda Peters (2) If I Had Listened / Central 1609(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x953 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x954 Ain't Gonna Hush  album cover Cordella De Milo* Ain't Gonna Hush (Single) 45x954 1955 Sell This Version
45x956 Don't Be Angry / I Cry  album cover The Cadets Don't Be Angry / I Cry(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x956 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x957 Hey! Henry / Be Mine  album cover Etta James Hey! Henry / Be Mine(7") Modern Records (2) 45x957 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x958 Taxi Driver / You Receive Me  album cover John Lee Hooker Taxi Driver / You Receive Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x958 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x959 Sugar Mama/Butter Ball  album cover 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 Rollin' Stone  album cover The Cadets Rollin' Stone(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x960 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x961 Mary Lou / Don't Think I Will  album cover 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 Good Rockin' Daddy  album cover Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Etta James, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Good Rockin' Daddy 45x962 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x963 I Cry / Fine Lookin' Baby  album cover The Cadets I Cry / Fine Lookin' Baby(7") Modern Records (2) 45x963 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x964 Cindy / I Will Return  album cover The Cobras (5) Cindy / I Will Return (Single) 45x964 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x965 Ay La Bah / My Man  album cover 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 Hug And Squeeze / The Syndicator  album cover John Lee Hooker Hug And Squeeze / The Syndicator(7") Modern Records (2) 45x966 US 1954 Sell This Version
45x969 So Will I / Annie Met Henry  album cover The Cadets So Will I / Annie Met Henry(7") Modern Records (2) 45x969 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x970 Roll Hot Rod Roll  album cover Oscar McLollie And His "Honeyjumpers"* Roll Hot Rod Roll (Single) 45x970 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x971 Do You Wanna Rock / If It Is Wrong  album cover The Cadets Do You Wanna Rock / If It Is Wrong 45x971 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x972 That's All / W-O-M-A-N  album cover Etta James That's All / W-O-M-A-N (Single) 45x972 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x973 Do You Love Me / Nothing Seems Right  album cover Young Jessie Do You Love Me / Nothing Seems Right(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x973 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x974 Ain't That Right / Let Me Know  album cover 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(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x975 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x977 Teen Age Prayer  album cover Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* Dolly Cooper, Maxwell Davis & Orch.* - Teen Age Prayer(7") Modern Records (2) 45x977 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x978 I'm Ready / Lookin' For A Woman  album cover John Lee Hooker I'm Ready / Lookin' For A Woman(7", Styrene) Modern Records (2) 45x978 US 1955 Sell This Version
45x979 Please Tell Me / Come On  album cover Shirley Gunter Please Tell Me / Come On(7", Single, Mono) Modern Records (2) 45x979 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x980 Vippity Vop / Never Lose Faith In Me  album cover The Honey Boys (3) Vippity Vop / Never Lose Faith In Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x980 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x981 Sweet Sixteen  album cover The Sounds (10) Sweet Sixteen(7") Modern Records (2) 45x981 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x981 Sweet Sixteen / Anything For You  album cover The Sounds (10) Sweet Sixteen / Anything For You(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x981 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x982 Wonderful, Wonderful One / Yes I Do  album cover Marvin Phillips Wonderful, Wonderful One / Yes I Do(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x982 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x983 Long Tall Woman / Wild About You  album cover Elmore James And His "Broom Dusters"* Long Tall Woman / Wild About You 45x983 USA & Canada 1956 Sell This Version
45x984 Number One / I'm A Fool  album cover 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 Heartbreak Hotel / Church Bells May Ring  album cover The Cadets Heartbreak Hotel / Church Bells May Ring (Single) 45x985 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x986 Every Day And Every Night / Teen Age Wedding Bells  album cover 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 Girl In My Dreams / I Wanna Know Why  album cover The Cliques The Girl In My Dreams / I Wanna Know Why (Single) 45x987 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x988 Shortnin' Bread Rock / Tears Of Joy  album cover Etta "Miss Peaches" James* Shortnin' Bread Rock / Tears Of Joy 45x988 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x989 Headin' Home / I Want You  album cover 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 It's All Over / Ever Since You Been Gone  album cover The Hawks (13) It's All Over / Ever Since You Been Gone(7") Modern Records (2) 45x990 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x991 Ella Jane  album cover Jimmy Beasley Ella Jane(7") Modern Records (2) 45x991 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x992 You Are The First One / Be Lovey Dovey  album cover The Rockets (25) You Are The First One / Be Lovey Dovey(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x992 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x993 Have Mercy Miss Percy / Tell Me Darling  album cover Long Tall Marvin Have Mercy Miss Percy / Tell Me Darling(7") Modern Records (2) 45x993 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x994 Stranded In The Jungle / I Want You  album cover The Cadets Stranded In The Jungle / I Want You 45x994 US 1956 Sell This Version
45X996 Little Coquette / Don't Feel Sorry For Me  album cover Jimmy Beasley Little Coquette / Don't Feel Sorry For Me(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45X996 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x997 Tonight You Belong To Me  album cover The Tonettes (2) Tonight You Belong To Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x997 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x998 Tough Lover / Fools We Mortals Be  album cover Etta "Miss Peaches" James* Tough Lover / Fools We Mortals Be(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x998 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x999 Talk It Over Baby / Hey Rube  album cover The Rocketeers (4) Talk It Over Baby / Hey Rube 45x999 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1000 Dancin' Dan / I Got Loaded  album cover The Cadets Dancin' Dan / I Got Loaded(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1000 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1001 Fortune In Love / I Just Got Rid Of A Heartache  album cover Shirley Gunter And The Flairs Shirley Gunter And The Flairs - Fortune In Love / I Just Got Rid Of A Heartache(7", Single, Styrene) Modern Records (2) 45x1001 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1002 Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More  album cover Young Jessie Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More (Single) 45x1002 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1003 Pink Cadillac  album cover Johnny Todd (2) Pink Cadillac(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1003 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1004 This Heart Of Mine / Be Mine  album cover Curley Williams (2) This Heart Of Mine / Be Mine(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1004 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1005 Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / I Want You With Me Xmas  album cover Jessie Belvin* Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams) / I Want You With Me Xmas (Single) 45x1005 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1005 Peaches "N" Cream  album cover The Ikettes Peaches "N" Cream (Single) 45x1005 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1006 Fools Rush In / I'll Be Spinning  album cover The Cadets Fools Rush In / I'll Be Spinning(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1006 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1006 You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet   album cover Mary Love You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet (Single) 45x1006 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1007 Good Bye, So Long / Hurt Is All You Gave Me  album cover Ike And Tina Turner* Good Bye, So Long / Hurt Is All You Gave Me (Single) 45x1007 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1007 Then I'll Care / Good Lookin'  album cover Etta "Miss Peaches" James* Then I'll Care / Good Lookin'(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1007 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1008 (He's Gonna Be) Fine, Fine, Fine / How Come  album cover The Ikettes (He's Gonna Be) Fine, Fine, Fine / How Come 45x1008 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1008 Close Your Eyes  album cover Hadda Brooks Close Your Eyes(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1008 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1009 My Happiness / Jambalaya  album cover Jimmy Beasley My Happiness / Jambalaya (Single) 45x1009 US 1956 Sell This Version
45x1009 Night Spot 66  album cover The Corus-Cates Night Spot 66(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1009 US 1966 Sell This Version
45x1010 I've Gotta Get You Back / Hey Stoney Face  album cover Mary Love I've Gotta Get You Back / Hey Stoney Face (Single) 45x1010 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1010 Here Comes Henry / Oochie Coochie  album cover Young Jessie Here Comes Henry / Oochie Coochie(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1010 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1011 I'm So Thankful  album cover The Ikettes I'm So Thankful (Single) 45x1011 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1011 I'm Sorry / I've Been Searching  album cover Shirley Gunter I'm Sorry / I've Been Searching(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1011 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1012 I Don't Need / Gonna Have Fun  album cover Ike And Tina Turner* I Don't Need / Gonna Have Fun (Single) 45x1012 US 1965 Sell This Version
45x1012 Love Bandit / Heaven Help Me  album cover The Cadets Love Bandit / Heaven Help Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1012 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1013 I Need You So / Senorita  album cover Jesse Belvin I Need You So / Senorita(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1013 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1014 Near You  album cover Jimmy Beasley Near You(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1014 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1015 Don't Close The Door   album cover Jesse Belvin Don't Close The Door (7") Modern Records (2) 45x1015 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1015 With Friends Like You Who Needs Friends / Just Call On Me  album cover The Composers With Friends Like You Who Needs Friends / Just Call On Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1015 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x1016 Market Place  album cover Etta James Market Place(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1016 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1017 Wiggie Waggie Woo / You Belong To Me  album cover The Cadets Wiggie Waggie Woo / You Belong To Me(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1017 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1018 Thinking Of You / You Were Only Fooling  album cover Jimmy Beasley Thinking Of You / You Were Only Fooling(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1018 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1020 I'm Not Free / Sad And Lonesome  album cover Jesse Belvin I'm Not Free / Sad And Lonesome(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
45x1021 Johnny's House Party  album cover Jimmy Beasley And The Rockers Johnny's House Party(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1021 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1022 Come What May / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon  album cover Etta James Come What May / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1022 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1023 We Three / I Want My Baby (Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea)  album cover 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 Hands Across The Table / Love Can Do Most Anything  album cover Will "Dub" Jones, The Cadets Will "Dub" Jones, The Cadets - Hands Across The Table / Love Can Do Most Anything(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1024 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1025 You Send Me / Summertime  album cover Jesse Belvin You Send Me / Summertime(7", Single) Modern Records (2) 45x1025 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x1026 Ring Chimes / Baby Ya Know  album cover The Cadets Ring Chimes / Baby Ya Know(7") Modern Records (2) 45x1026 US 1957 Sell This Version
45x 1027 My Satellite / Just To Say Hello  album cover 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