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:
[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
508 Beliebte Melodien  album cover Various Beliebte Melodien(10") Tell Record 508 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
513 Spielt Schlagermelodien  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien(10", Album) Tell Record 513 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
527 Spielt Operettenmelodien  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Operettenmelodien(10", Album) Tell Record 527 Switzerland 1954 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
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
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
26309 Kettengalopp / Nussetöter-Mazurka   album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Kettengalopp / Nussetöter-Mazurka (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26309 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
26311 Ora Surchomps / Bündner Siebenschritt  album cover Kapelle Berner Mutze Ora Surchomps / Bündner Siebenschritt(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 26311 Switzerland Unknown 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
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
29212 Blaue Nacht  album cover Georges Anthony Mit Seinem Ensemble Blaue Nacht(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29212 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(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29237 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29237 Briefkasten-Marsch  album cover Ländlerkapelle Echo Vom Bruderholz Briefkasten-Marsch(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 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
29257 Das Machen Nur Die Beine Von Dolores  album cover Horst Schimmelpfennig Das Machen Nur Die Beine Von Dolores(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29257 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29265 Leise Rauscht Es Am Missouri  album cover Gesangsduo Geschwister Zeiser & Honduras Harmonica Sextet Gesangsduo Geschwister Zeiser & Honduras Harmonica Sextet - Leise Rauscht Es Am Missouri(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29265 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29272 Das Märchen Vom Postillon /  Omama-Samba  album cover Die Drei Nickels Das Märchen Vom Postillon / Omama-Samba(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29272 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29276 Santa Fé / Blue Tango  album cover Georges Anthony Mit Seinem Ensemble Santa Fé / Blue Tango(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29276 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29281 Pierre Cavalli A Woman Always Understand(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29281 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29287 Rundfunk-Rhythmen / Katz Und Maus  album cover Heiri Jucker Rundfunk-Rhythmen / Katz Und Maus(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29287 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29288 Der Südwind, Der Weht / Es Hängt Ein Pferdehalfter An Der Wand  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Der Südwind, Der Weht / Es Hängt Ein Pferdehalfter An Der Wand 29288 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29289 Estrellita / Wenn Die Glocken Hell Erklingen  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Estrellita / Wenn Die Glocken Hell Erklingen(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record 29289 Switzerland 1952 Sell This Version
29293 Spielt Schlagermelodien 5. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 5. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29293 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29310 Zum Mitsingen   album cover Zunftmusik Der E.E. Zunft Zu Webern Zum Mitsingen (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29310 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29311 Tango Roulette  album cover Mundarmonika-Sextett Baranova's* Tango Roulette(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29311 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29312 Guitar Boogie  album cover Pierre Cavalli Guitar Boogie(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29312 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
29313 Tiger Rag  album cover The Okinawa Hawaiians Tiger Rag(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29313 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
29314 Song Of The Islands  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Song Of The Islands(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29314 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
29315 O Sole Mio  album cover José Minicus Singende Säge* O Sole Mio(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record 29315 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29317 C'est Si Bon / The Laughing Guitar  album cover Pierre Cavalli C'est Si Bon / The Laughing Guitar(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29317 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
29511 Herzbua  album cover Steffi Melz - Franz Schuh Steffi Melz - Franz Schuh - Herzbua(Shellac, 10") Le Chant Du Monde, Tell Record 29511 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29701 I Can't Get Started With You   album cover Erroll Garner I Can't Get Started With You (Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29701 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29711 I Wanna Be Loved / Love With Misery  album cover Dinah Washington I Wanna Be Loved / Love With Misery(Shellac, 10") Tell Record, Le Chant Du Monde 29711 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
29718 Body and Soul  album cover Bud Powell Body and Soul(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 29718 France Unknown Sell This Version
30000 Pierre Cavalli Lean Baby(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30000 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30001 Pierre Cavalli Tea For Two(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30001 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30002 Pierre Cavalli Swiss Rag(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30002 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30003 Spielt Schlagermelodien 7. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien 7. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30003 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30004 Spielt Schlagermelodien 8. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien 8. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30004 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30005 Glow-Worm - The Hot Canary  album cover Baranovas Harmonica Ensemble Glow-Worm - The Hot Canary(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30005 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30009 Rhythm Of The Islands / Spatz Und Spätzchen  album cover Hula Hawaiians* , Gesang: Lilly Bearth Hula Hawaiians* , Gesang: Lilly Bearth - Rhythm Of The Islands / Spatz Und Spätzchen(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record 30009 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30017 Lebe Wohl Du Schwarze Rose  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Lebe Wohl Du Schwarze Rose(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30017 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30020 Leise Luawana Lieder  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Leise Luawana Lieder(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30020 Switzerland 1953 Sell This Version
30034 Spielt Schlagermelodien 9. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien 9. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30034 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30035 Spielt Schlagermelodien 10. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler* Spielt Schlagermelodien 10. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30035 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30036 Spielt Schlagermelodien 11. Folge  album cover Lothar Loeffler Spielt Schlagermelodien 11. Folge(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30036 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30039 Hula Blues  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Hula Blues(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30039 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
30040 Holidali  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Holidali(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30040 Switzerland 1954 Sell This Version
30047 Es Ist Nur Die Liebe / Swedish Rhapsody  album cover Fred Willem Und Sein Orchester Es Ist Nur Die Liebe / Swedish Rhapsody(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30047 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30048 Ca Chaca / Una Casa Portuguesa  album cover Hazy Osterwald Sextett Ca Chaca / Una Casa Portuguesa(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30048 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30062 Das Kleine Liebeskarussell  album cover Die Quartinos Mit Various Die Quartinos Mit Various - Das Kleine Liebeskarussell(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30062 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30063 Vagabundenlied  album cover Georg Wendt & Die Quartinos Georg Wendt & Die Quartinos - Vagabundenlied(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record 30063 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30073 Die Schlager Der Schlager  album cover Die Organolas Die Schlager Der Schlager(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30073 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30076 Mambosterwald / El Mambo Suizo  album cover Hazy Osterwald Sextett Mambosterwald / El Mambo Suizo(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30076 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30077 Rag Of Rags / Polka Rag  album cover Hazy Osterwald Sextett Rag Of Rags / Polka Rag(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30077 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30081 Battista / Es War In Napoli  album cover Die Quartinos Battista / Es War In Napoli(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30081 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30082 Schuster Bleib Bei Deinen Leisten  album cover Lilly Bearth Schuster Bleib Bei Deinen Leisten(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30082 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30087 Mambo Stop  album cover Lothar Loeffler's Ambassadors Mambo Stop(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30087 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30089 Wenn Im Tal Die Glocken Läuten / Mondnacht In Texas  album cover Die Dominos* Wenn Im Tal Die Glocken Läuten / Mondnacht In Texas(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30089 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30090 Jambalaja / Adios  album cover Die Dominos* Jambalaja / Adios(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30090 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30102 Sh-Boom / Jump  album cover Lothar Loeffler's Ambassadors Sh-Boom / Jump(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30102 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30104 Salamander / Sag Nicht Adieu  album cover Orchester Lanigiro* Salamander / Sag Nicht Adieu(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record 30104 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30108 Kahula-Serenade / Hilo Marsch  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Kahula-Serenade / Hilo Marsch(Shellac, 10", Single, Mono) Tell Record 30108 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
30109 Kilima Waltz  album cover Hula Hawaiians* Kilima Waltz(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30109 Switzerland 1955 Sell This Version
30111 Quien Sera / Istanbul-Mambo   album cover Hazy Osterwald Sextett Quien Sera / Istanbul-Mambo (Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30111 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30113 I'm Singing A Song  album cover Rio Gregory Und Seine Solisten* I'm Singing A Song(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30113 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
30119 Cowboy Medley Nr. 1 & 2  album cover Johnny Play's Lucky Six Cowboy Medley Nr. 1 & 2(Shellac, 10") Tell Record 30119 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version