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.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Sites:
[l97886]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
502 Rendez-vous Mit Lothar Loeffler  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Rendez-vous Mit Lothar Loeffler(10", Mono) Tell Record 502 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
504 Tanzsunntig  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Bruderholz Tanzsunntig(10", Mono) Tell Record 504 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
508 Beliebte Melodien  album cover Various Beliebte Melodien(10") Tell Record 508 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
509 Für Stadt und Land  album cover Various Für Stadt und Land(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 509 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
512 Zum Feierabend  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Zum Feierabend(10", Mono) Tell Record 512 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
513 Spielt Schlagermelodien  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien(10", Album) Tell Record 513 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
515 Für Die Ältere Jahrgäng  album cover Ländlerkapelle Bärner Oberland, Fredys Schwyzer-Meitschi Ländlerkapelle Bärner Oberland, Fredys Schwyzer-Meitschi - Für Die Ältere Jahrgäng(10", Mono) Tell Record 515 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
522 Alles Tanzt  album cover Kapelle Bärghüttli, Basel, Fredys Schwyzer-Meitschi Kapelle Bärghüttli, Basel, Fredys Schwyzer-Meitschi - Alles Tanzt(10", Mono) Tell Record 522 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
527 Spielt Operettenmelodien  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Operettenmelodien(10", Album) Tell Record 527 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
528 Auf Zum Tanz  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Auf Zum Tanz(10", Mono) Tell Record 528 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
532 Für Die Ältere Jahrgäng 2  album cover Ländlerkapelle* Und Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland Ländlerkapelle* Und Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland - Für Die Ältere Jahrgäng 2(10", Mono) Tell Record 532 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
533 Immer Gmüetli  album cover Kapelle Max Eglin, Fredys Schwyzer-Meitschi Kapelle Max Eglin, Fredys Schwyzer-Meitschi - Immer Gmüetli(10", Mono) Tell Record 533 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
534 Aecht Bodeständig  album cover Appenzeller Hackbrett- Und LändlerKapelle Jakob Adler, Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland Appenzeller Hackbrett- Und LändlerKapelle Jakob Adler, Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland - Aecht Bodeständig(10", Mono) Tell Record 534 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
544 Für Stadt Und Land, 4. Serie  album cover Various Für Stadt Und Land, 4. Serie(10", Comp) Tell Record 544 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
545 Chilbitanz  album cover Kapelle Bärner Mutzen* Mit Jost Ribary Und Kaspar Muther Kapelle Bärner Mutzen* Mit Jost Ribary Und Kaspar Muther - Chilbitanz(10", Mono) Tell Record 545 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
546 Singe, Jödele, Bödele,  2. Serie  album cover Various Singe, Jödele, Bödele, 2. Serie(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 546 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
549 Für Stadt Und Land, Serie 5  album cover Various Für Stadt Und Land, Serie 5(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 549 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
559 D'r Meier Heiri Spielt Zum Tanz  album cover Ländlerkapelle Meier Heiri* D'r Meier Heiri Spielt Zum Tanz(10", Mono) Tell Record 559 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
566 Singe, Jödele, Bödele,  Serie 4  album cover Jakob Ummel - Vreni Kneubühl*, Ländlerkapelle Bärner Oberland Jakob Ummel - Vreni Kneubühl*, Ländlerkapelle Bärner Oberland - Singe, Jödele, Bödele, Serie 4(10", Mono) Tell Record 566 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
571 Bure-Hochzit  album cover Tanzorchester Willy Bestgen, Willy's Schwyzerbuebe* Tanzorchester Willy Bestgen, Willy's Schwyzerbuebe* - Bure-Hochzit(10", Mono) Tell Record 571 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
574 Blauseeforellen  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Blausee Blauseeforellen(10", Mono) Tell Record 574 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
577 Gruss Vom Säntis  album cover Ländlerkapelle Die Fidelen Toggenburger, Appenzeller Hackbrett- Und LändlerKapelle Jakob Adler Ländlerkapelle Die Fidelen Toggenburger, Appenzeller Hackbrett- Und LändlerKapelle Jakob Adler - Gruss Vom Säntis(10", Mono) Tell Record 577 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
578 Im Bärner Oberland  album cover Ländlerkapelle* Und Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland Ländlerkapelle* Und Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland - Im Bärner Oberland(10", Mono) Tell Record 578 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
580 Mys Oberland  album cover Various Mys Oberland(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 580 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
581 Schwyzer Senneläbe  album cover Various Schwyzer Senneläbe(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 581 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
582 Ächt Volkstümlich  album cover Various Ächt Volkstümlich(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 582 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
584 Am Aelplerfescht  album cover Various Am Aelplerfescht(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 584 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
586 D' Bossbuebe Spiele Und Singe  No. 2  album cover Boss Buebe D' Bossbuebe Spiele Und Singe No. 2(10") Tell Record 586 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
587 In Den Bergen = In The Mountains  album cover Various In Den Bergen = In The Mountains(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 587 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
588 Sennechilbi  album cover Various Sennechilbi(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 588 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
589 Im Berner Mittelland  album cover Various Im Berner Mittelland(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 589 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
590 Zwüsche Alpe Und Em Jura  album cover Various Zwüsche Alpe Und Em Jura(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 590 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
593 Sunntig Uf Dr Alp = Sunday On The Alp  album cover Various Sunntig Uf Dr Alp = Sunday On The Alp(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 593 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
594 Bi Üs Im Bärnerland  album cover Various Bi Üs Im Bärnerland(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 594 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
595 Aelplerfreuden  album cover Various Aelplerfreuden(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 595 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
596 Uf Em Stallbänkli  album cover Various Uf Em Stallbänkli(10", Comp, Mono) Tell Record 596 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
597 Ds Wallis Üff  album cover Schwyzerörgeliduett «Die Lustigen Walliser»*, Jodlertrio R. Beck - Leo Zeiter - R. Känzig* Schwyzerörgeliduett «Die Lustigen Walliser»*, Jodlertrio R. Beck - Leo Zeiter - R. Känzig* - Ds Wallis Üff(10", Mono) Tell Record 597 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
5095 Orchestre Champètre Les Soeurettes Au Pays D'en Haut(LP) Tell Record 5095 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26156 Der Kleine Mops / Winzerfreuden   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Der Kleine Mops / Winzerfreuden (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26156 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26157 Rössli-Schottisch / Fyrabe-Walzer   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Rössli-Schottisch / Fyrabe-Walzer (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26157 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26172 Guggisbergerliedli / Wildheuerjutz  album cover Jakob Ummel, Kapelle "Stadt-Mutze" Jakob Ummel, Kapelle "Stadt-Mutze" - Guggisbergerliedli / Wildheuerjutz(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26172 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26186 Im Märchenland / Kleinigkeiten  album cover Kapelle Jost Ribary Im Märchenland / Kleinigkeiten(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26186 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26194 Faucheur Du Jura / Im Schönen Rheintal  album cover Toni Gauers Appenzeller Musik Faucheur Du Jura / Im Schönen Rheintal(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26194 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26195 Tell Record Voran  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Tell Record Voran(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26195 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26196 Nordland / Charmant   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Nordland / Charmant (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26196 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26197 Dir Zu Ehr / Dem Brautpaar   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Dir Zu Ehr / Dem Brautpaar (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26197 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26205 Seeputze - Seewy  album cover Berner Jodeltrio, Luzern* Seeputze - Seewy(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26205 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26213 Adlerhorst Schmitten  /  Eina Vo D'Halbmyl  album cover Vinzens Gruber Adlerhorst Schmitten / Eina Vo D'Halbmyl(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26213 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26217 Heugumper / Im Flüetal  album cover Kapelle Bärner Ländlerfründe Heugumper / Im Flüetal(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26217 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26224 Sollerstubete / Im Schönebühl  album cover Streichmusik Franzsepp Inauen Sollerstubete / Im Schönebühl(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26224 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26228 Fulenbacher-Marsch / Der Gsatzlig  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Fulenbacher-Marsch / Der Gsatzlig(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26228 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26229 Der Luterbacher / Dreifache Kreuzpolka  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Der Luterbacher / Dreifache Kreuzpolka(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26229 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26243 Emmentaler Nachrichten / Dem Feierabend   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Emmentaler Nachrichten / Dem Feierabend (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26243 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26247 D'r Wurst-Fritze / D'r Bier-Maxl  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze D'r Wurst-Fritze / D'r Bier-Maxl(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26247 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26253 Jodel-Marsch  album cover Ländlerkapelle Schwyzerhüsli Obfelden* Jodel-Marsch(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26253 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26261 Trachte-Chilbi / Für Luschtigi Lüt  album cover Kapelle Jost Ribary Trachte-Chilbi / Für Luschtigi Lüt(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26261 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26272 E Surnibel / Bärnbiet  album cover Jodelduo Vreni Kneubühl-Jakob Ummel E Surnibel / Bärnbiet(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26272 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26276 Traumbilder  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Traumbilder(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26276 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26278 Rose D'Amour / Auf Und Ab  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Rose D'Amour / Auf Und Ab(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26278 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26279 Granada  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Granada(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26279 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26306 Bärgab  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Bärgab(Shellac, 10", Mono) Tell Record 26306 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
26307 Heugümper  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Heugümper(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26307 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
26308 Am Zugersee  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Am Zugersee(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26308 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
26309 Kettengalopp / Nussetöter-Mazurka   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Kettengalopp / Nussetöter-Mazurka (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26309 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
26310 Ol Sot Da Crusch  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Ol Sot Da Crusch(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26310 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
26311 Ora Surchomps / Bündner Siebenschritt  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Ora Surchomps / Bündner Siebenschritt(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26311 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
26320 Bärgler-Freud / Bure-Arbeit  album cover Jodelduo Vreni Kneubühl-Jakob Ummel Bärgler-Freud / Bure-Arbeit(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26320 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26325 Es Urchigs Räschtli  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Blausee Es Urchigs Räschtli(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26325 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26327 Frohe Fahrt Durch 's Frutigland  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Blausee Frohe Fahrt Durch 's Frutigland(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26327 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26328 Grüsse Aus Dem Oberland  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Blausee Grüsse Aus Dem Oberland(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26328 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26334 Anneli-Walzer  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Anneli-Walzer(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26334 Switzerland 1956 Sell This Version
26335 Schmittebrüggler  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Schmittebrüggler(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26335 Switzerland 1956 Sell This Version
26351 Klybeckschlösslemer  album cover Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Born - Burk* Klybeckschlösslemer(Shellac, 10", Mono) Tell Record 26351 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26352 Lusbuebe  album cover Ländlerkapelle Bärner Oberland Lusbuebe(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26352 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26356 Liebi Lütli  album cover Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland Liebi Lütli(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26356 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26357 Geld Allein Macht Nicht Glücklich ...  album cover Schwyzerörgeli-Duett Bärner Oberland Geld Allein Macht Nicht Glücklich ...(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26357 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26362 Hopp Y.B.  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Hopp Y.B.(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26362 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26363 Tanz-Akrobaten  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Tanz-Akrobaten(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26363 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26364 Im Rampenlicht  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Im Rampenlicht(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26364 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26365 Am Hochzytsball  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Am Hochzytsball(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26365 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26366 Zwei Reihe-Polka  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Zwei Reihe-Polka(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26366 Switzerland 1957 Sell This Version
26371 Bure-Hochzit  album cover Ländlerkapelle Willy's Schwyzerbuebe Bure-Hochzit(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26371 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26383 Beim Mondschein  album cover Kapelle Echo Vom Obersee Beim Mondschein(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26383 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26399 Lueg Bezyte / Die Schönschti Zyt  album cover Jodelduo Vreni Kneubühl-Jakob Ummel Lueg Bezyte / Die Schönschti Zyt(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26399 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29092 Wach Uf Und Sing / E Wunsch  album cover Jodlerklub Buus Wach Uf Und Sing / E Wunsch(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record 29092 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29212 Blaue Nacht  album cover Georges Anthony Mit Seinem Ensemble Blaue Nacht(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29212 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29223 So Lang / Buttons And Bows  album cover Willi-Fruth-Quartett* So Lang / Buttons And Bows(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record 29223 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29224 Marsch Der Mot. Pak. Kp. 4 / Rhenania-Marsch  album cover Regimentsspiel 22, Musikverein Allschwil Regimentsspiel 22, Musikverein Allschwil - Marsch Der Mot. Pak. Kp. 4 / Rhenania-Marsch(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29224 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29234 Alta  album cover L'ensemble Swing Gaby Et Fernand Lacroix* Alta(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29234 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29237 Briefkasten-Marsch / Lineli-Walzer  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Bruderholz Briefkasten-Marsch / Lineli-Walzer 29237 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29238 Sowieso / Chrüsimüsi  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Bruderholz Sowieso / Chrüsimüsi(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29238 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29240 Dreaming Of Miami  album cover Milgra Hawaiians Dreaming Of Miami(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29240 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29243 Abendglocken  album cover Milgra Hawaiians Abendglocken(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29243 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29244 Mutterl-Lied / Weisst Du Muatterl Was I Träumt Hab?  album cover Franzl Bauer Mutterl-Lied / Weisst Du Muatterl Was I Träumt Hab?(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record 29244 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29246 Blues-Boogie  album cover Baranovas Harmonica Ensemble Blues-Boogie(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29246 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29247 Boulevard-Promenade  album cover Baranovas Harmonica Ensemble Boulevard-Promenade(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29247 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29251 Irgendwann Blueh'n Wieder Rote Rosen / Lied Aus Hawaii  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Irgendwann Blueh'n Wieder Rote Rosen / Lied Aus Hawaii (Single) 29251 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29252 Twelfth Street Rag  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Twelfth Street Rag(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29252 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29253 Spielt Schlagermelodien 2. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien 2. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29253 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29254 Spielt Schlagermelodien 3. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien 3. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29254 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version