Tell Record

Tell Record

Profile:
Swiss label founded 1919 by Max Blattner in Basel, Switzerland.
Label Code: LC 1266 / LC 01266
First run as a music store, grammophone records and players besides instruments soon became part of the business of 'Blattner & Co.'.
From 1934 to 1945 they represented the Kristall label in Switzerland and in 1939 they tried to establish the 'Tell' brand, what first failed due to the beginning of World War II and the dominance of Elite Record in the Swiss market. But with help of connections to French company Le Chant Du Monde in 1949 'Tell Record' was launched.
The growing popularity of electronic grammophones in the 50s leaded to vinyl records and the first CD was released in 1984.
(Source: Erzinger, Frank/Wessner, Hansperer (1990):
"Geschichte der Schweizerischen Schallplattenaufnahmen Teil 2".
Zürich: Buchdruckerei a/d Sihl AG.)

Released thousands of shellack, vinyl, cassette and cd titles containing mostly swiss folklore music and became famous for that.
Purchased by Vic Eugster in 1991 and since 2007, it is a part of Warner Music Switzerland.

Subdivisions were:
"Tell Record International"
First operated in the US, releasing international and contemporary folk, country, punk, psychedelic, jazz...
(Dean Carter Sound, Velvet Illusions, Merritt)
parallelled in Switzerland (beat, funk, schlager, jazz, kraut).
"Serie Mercury" (Jazz)

All Sublabels use same, continuous numbering.
Pre- 1980s catalogue numbers are:
T-###
TELL-###
27###
45-### BMI US pressings 7"
### SUI mercury 7" and 10"
T.###
T ### early 7"
TEP ### later 7"
TLP ... album vinyl 12" LP
TLA ... compilations vinyl 12" LP
TCD ... album compact disk
TK ... album cassette and 8-track
TES ... double 7" fold out pack
TMS ... maxi 12"

TF Swiss carneval records 7inch.
M children's fairytales (spoken word) 7inch.

This summary lacks information about the US-pressings.
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Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
508 Various Beliebte Melodien(10") Tell Record 508 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
1532 Ben Light, Herb Kern and Lloyd Sloop Ben Light, Herb Kern and Lloyd Sloop - Siboney(Shellac, 10", Tur) Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record, Tell Record 1532 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26195 Kapelle Berner Mutze Tell Record Voran(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26195 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26205 Berner Jodeltrio, Luzern* Seeputze - Seewy(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26205 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26253 Ländlerkapelle Schwyzerhüsli Obfelden* Jodel-Marsch(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26253 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26279 Kapelle Berner Mutze Granada(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26279 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26371 Ländlerkapelle Willy's Schwyzerbuebe Bure-Hochzit(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26371 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26383 Kapelle Echo Vom Obersee Beim Mondschein(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26383 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29212 Georges Anthony Mit Seinem Ensemble Blaue Nacht(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29212 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29237 Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Bruderholz Briefkasten-Marsch(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29237 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29238 Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Bruderholz Sowieso(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29238 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29246 Baranovas Harmonica Ensemble Blues-Boogie(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29246 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29247 Baranovas Harmonica Ensemble Boulevard-Promenade(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29247 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29252 Hula Hawaiians* Twelfth Street Rag(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29252 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29253 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 2. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29253 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29254 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 3. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29254 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29257 Horst Schimmelpfennig Das Machen Nur Die Beine Von Dolores(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29257 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29276 Georges Anthony Mit Seinem Ensemble Santa Fé / Blue Tango(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29276 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29288 Die Hula Hawaiians Der Südwind, Der Weht / Es Hängt Ein Pferdehalfter An Der Wand(Shellac, 10", Mono) Tell Record 29288 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29293 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 5. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29293 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29311 Mundarmonika-Sextett Baranova's* Tango Roulette(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29311 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29511 Steffi Melz - Franz Schuh Und Walter Scheidel Mit Seinen Various Steffi Melz - Franz Schuh Und Walter Scheidel Mit Seinen Various - Herzbua(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29511 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30003 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 7. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30003 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30036 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 11. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30036 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30047 Fred Willem Und Sein Orchester Es Ist Nur Die Liebe(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30047 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30062 Die Quartinos Mit Various Die Quartinos Mit Various - Das Kleine Liebeskarussell(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30062 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30073 Die Organolas Die Schlager Der Schlager(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30073 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30076 Hazy Osterwald Sextett Mambosterwald / El Mambo Suizo(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30076 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30087 Lothar Loeffler's Ambassadors Mambo Stop(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30087 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30113 Rio Gregory Und Seine Solisten* I'm Singing A Song(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30113 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30146 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 17. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30146 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
50 5263-2 Trio Eugster 40 Trio Eugster Top Hits(2xCD, Comp) Tell Record 50 5263-2 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
51 1002-4 Schwyzerörgeli-Quartett Spychergruess Mir Grüesse Aui Fründe(Cass, Album) Tell Record 51 1002-4 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
51 1003-2 Schwyzerörgeli-Quartett Echo Vom Geisshimmel Pfus Bis Obe Us(CD) Tell Record 51 1003-2 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
51 1007-4 Various Mys Wallis (Melodien Der Heimat)(Cass, Comp) Tell Record 51 1007-4 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
51 1010-4 Keiser Chörli* Vo De Mueter Hämers Glehrt(Cass) Tell Record 51 1010-4 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
51 1011-2 Original Streichmusik Alder* Zum Andenken An Emil Zimmermann(CD) Tell Record, Tell Record 51 1011-2 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
51 1040-4 Various Souvenirs Of Switzerland (Original Folklore Music)(Cass, Comp) Tell Record, Activ (2) 51 1040-4 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
51 1041-2 Striichmusig Bänziger* 38 Jahr Striichmusig Bänziger «Gsond Ond Munter» (Album) 51 1041-2 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
51 1044-2 Kapelle Echo Von Adelboden Us Em Bärner Oberland(CD, Comp) Tell Record 51 1044-2 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
51 1046-4 Trio Oesch Tanz Uf Dr Stauffenalp(Cass, Album) Tell Record 51 1046-4 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
51 1062-2 Kapelle Jost Ribary Jun. Urchigi Ländlerstimmig(CD) Tell Record 51 1062-2 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
51 1067-2 Various Memories Of Switzerland - Original Folklore Music(CD, Comp) Tell Record, Activ Records AG 51 1067-2 Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
51 1121-2 Corale Pro Ticino Zurigo Corale Pro Ticino Zurigo(CD, Album) Tell Record, Tell Record 51 1121-2 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
51 1149-2 Sämi Zumbrunn The Singing Driver(CD, Album) Tell Record 51 1149-2 Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
51 1164-2 Various Restaurant & Hotel Zauber Hütte (Swiss Folklore Music)(CD, Comp) Tell Record 51 1164-2 Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
51 1191-2 Hujässler Kulturchig(CD, Album) Tell Record 51 1191-2 Switzerland 2000 Sell This Version
51 1194-2 Jodlerklub Herisau-Säge Solojodler Armin Dörig Jodlerklub Herisau-Säge Solojodler Armin Dörig - Glanzpünkt(CD) Tell Record, Tell Record 51 1194-2 Switzerland 2000 Sell This Version
51 1237-2 Tri Per Dü, Panaghiröl, Taccala, Veranda (2) Tri Per Dü, Panaghiröl, Taccala, Veranda (2) - Ticino Oggi(CD, Album) Tell Record 51 1237-2 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
51 1261-2 Ruedi Rymann 40 Top Hits(2xCD, Comp) Tell Record, Tell Record 51 1261-2 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
ATC 7517 Various Die Schweiz Musiziert(CD, Comp, Club, S/Edition) Tell Record ATC 7517 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
ATC 7538 Marie-Theres Marti E Heitri Seel(CD) Tell Record ATC 7538 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
ATC 7540 Various Dr Schnällscht Wäg Nach Worb (Comp) ATC 7540 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
ATC 7542 Various Tell-Stars Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Tell Record ATC 7542 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
ATM 7015 Various Die Schweiz Musiziert (Die Schönsten Melodien Aus Genf, Neuenburg, Waadt, Wallis Und Dem Tessin) = La Suisse En Musique (Les Plus Belles Mélodies De Genève, Neuchâtel, Vaud, Valais Et Du Tessin) = La Svizzera Musicale (Le Più Belle Melodie Di Ginevra(Cass, Comp, S/Edition) Tell Record ATM 7015 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
ATM 7044 Schwyzerörgeli-Quartett Echo Vom Geisshimmel Schwyzerörgeli-Quartett Echo Vom Geisshimmel(Cass) Tell Record ATM 7044 Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
ATM 7064 Ländlerkapelle "Echo Vom Kinzig", Bürglen* Typisch Kinzig(Cass, Album) Tell Record ATM 7064 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
CD 51 1103-2 Boss-Buebe* 40 Jahre S Träumli(CD, Comp) Tell Record CD 51 1103-2 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
CD 51 1137-2 Peter Zinsli & Sini Ländlerfründa* Uukhoga Guat(CD, Comp) Tell Record CD 51 1137-2 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
CD 511138-2 Luise Beerli De Schönschti Tag Im Jahr(CD, Album) Tell Record CD 511138-2 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
CD AT 07-08 Various 40 Schweizer Top Hits(2xCD, Comp) Tell Record CD AT 07-08 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
EMCD 4284 The Great Concert Orchestra Harmony Of Prague*, Otto Aebi-Borisov The Great Concert Orchestra Harmony Of Prague*, Otto Aebi-Borisov - Harmony of Prague(CD, Album) Tell Record, Electromusic Records (2) EMCD 4284 Switzerland 1983 Sell This Version
EMCD 8087 Harmony Of Prague*, Otto Aebi-Borisov, Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi Harmony Of Prague*, Otto Aebi-Borisov, Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi - Reflections (Instrumental Highlights From Italian Operas)(CD) Electromusic Records (2), Tell Record EMCD 8087 Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
LOEB L 100 Various Loeb Offeriert: E Bärner Platte Mit 20 Beliebte Musikalische Läckerbisse Us Em Bärnbiet(LP, Comp) Loeb (2) LOEB L 100 Switzerland 1981 Sell This Version
LP 202 Various Am Eidgenössischen Ländler-Musikfest (A La Fête Fédérale Des Orchestres Champêtres)(2xLP) Helvetia, Polydor, Swiss Hit Stereo, Tell Record LP 202 Switzerland 1975 Sell This Version
LP 503 Lothar Loeffler American Favourites(10", MiniAlbum) Tell Record, Tell Record LP 503 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
LP 521 Jakob Ummel-Vreni Kneubühl*, Kapelle Berner Mutze Jakob Ummel-Vreni Kneubühl*, Kapelle Berner Mutze - Singe, Jödele, Bödele(10") Tell Record LP 521 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
LP 525 Various Die Schlager Der Schlager 1(10", Comp) Tell Record, Tell Record LP 525 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
LP.538 Hazy Osterwald Sextett, New Orleans Wild Cats Hazy Osterwald Sextett, New Orleans Wild Cats - At Hazy's Party(10") Tell Record LP.538 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
LP 547 Hula Hawaiians*, Signers Exotic Serenaders Hula Hawaiians*, Signers Exotic Serenaders - Trauminsel Hawaii(10") Tell Record, Tell Record LP 547 Switzerland 1956 Sell This Version
LP 562 Paul Günther Kunterbunt Mit Paul Günther(10", MiniAlbum) Tell Record, Tell Record LP 562 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
LP 564 Mac Strittmatter's Dixielanders & Lothar Loeffler Mac Strittmatter's Dixielanders & Lothar Loeffler - Cocktail Party(10", MiniAlbum) Tell Record, Tell Record LP 564 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
LP 579 Various My Schöni Schwyz (Comp) LP 579 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
LP 583 Kapelle Bossbuebe, Grindelwald* D'Bossbuebe Spiele Und Singe LP 583 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
LP 585 Various I De Schwyz(10") Tell Record LP 585 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
LPT 543 Various Holiday In Switzerland(10", Mono) Tell Record LPT 543 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
M 2 Dr Lehrer Büttikofer* D'Bremer Stadtmusikante / D's Rotchäppli(7", EP) Tell Record M 2 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
M 4 Trudi Roth Verzellt Märli (Dr Froschkönig, Dr Kurtli Wo Nit Het Welle Ässe)(7", EP) Tell Record M 4 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
M. 9 Roland Keller (3) Vom Joggeli Wo Wott Go Birli Schüttle(7", EP) Tell Record, Tell Record M. 9 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
N° 1532 Ben Light, Herb Kern and Lloyd Sloop Ben Light, Herb Kern and Lloyd Sloop - Siboney(Shellac, 10", Gre) Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record, Tell Record N° 1532 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 26102 Kapelle Jost Ribary Im Gartehüsli / Allen Voran(Shellac, 10") Tell Record S 26102 Switzerland 1949 Sell This Version
S 26104 Kapelle Jost Ribary Heimweh(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 26104 Switzerland 1949 Sell This Version
S 26107 Kapelle Berner Mutzen* Vollblut(Shellac, 10") Tell Record S 26107 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 26116 Kapelle Seppi Vogel Bim Hans Im Chrüz z'Wolhuse(Shellac, 10") Tell Record S 26116 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 26129 Ländlerkapelle Schwyzerhüsli Obfelden* Aemtler Hochzitswalzer / Aus Alter Zeit(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 26129 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29006 Ken Griffin (2) You Can't Be True, Dear / Cuckoo Waltz S 29006 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29072 Ken Griffin (2) Casey Jones(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record S 29072 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29086 Ken Griffin (2) If I Had You / Little Brown Jug(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record S 29086 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29143 Original Hawaiian Serenaders Wenn Einmal In Fernen Tagen(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29143 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29160 Horst Schimmelpfennig Mit Seinem Ensemble Candlelight Waltz / Wenn Die Glocken Hell Erklingen(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29160 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29161 Horst Schimmelpfennig Erzähle Mir Ein Märchen(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29161 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29169 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Beliebte Operettenmelodien(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29169 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29172 Baranovas Harmonica-Sextet* Samba-Rhythm(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29172 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29173 Baranovas Harmonica Sextet* Cielito Lindo(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29173 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29180 Bert Martin Mona Lisa(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29180 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29208 Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien(Shellac, 10") Tell Record S 29208 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29211 Lothar Loeffler Hand In Hand(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29211 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29601 Errol Garner And His Rhythm* I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Flamingo(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record S 29601 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
S 29627 Charlie Parker Quintet* Embraceable You(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde S 29627 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
T-5 Various Vacanze Nel Ticino(Cass, Comp) Tell Record, Tell Record T-5 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version