Vocalion

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Annotation

Founded in 1916 by the Aeolian Piano Company of New York City (at first, until 1920, under the name Aeolian Vocalion).

In 1925, Vocalion was acquired by Brunswick Records.

In April of 1930, the Warner Bros. bought up Brunswick Records.

In December of 1931, the Warner Bros. licensed Brunswick (and Vocalion) to the American Record Corporation.
Vocalion became a subsidiary of Columbia Records in 1938, thanks to a CBS stunt, but then discontinued in 1940, its assets being turned into Okeh.

The Vocalion brand was then revived in the late 1940s by Decca Records as a budget label for back catalog reissues, before shutting it down again during the 60s.

In 1997 the Vocalion label was revived for a new series of compact discs by Michael Dutton of Dutton Laboratories of Watford, England.
The label now specializes in reissues of recordings from the 1920s - 1970s era, often leasing original master recordings made by Decca and EMI.

Annotation last modified on 2011-03-11 20:21 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
The St. Louis Blues Al Bernard 10" Shellac 1 12148 [none]
Yearning Just for You / Sweet Georgia Brown Ben Bernie & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 15002
The Pearls / King Porter Stomp Jelly Roll Morton 10" Shellac 2 1020 [none]
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo / Birmingham Breakdown Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 1064
Too Bad / Snag It King Oliver's Jazz Band Vinyl 2 1007
Sweetheart o’ Mine / Fat Meat and Greens Jelly Roll Morton 10" Shellac 2 1019
Rock Island Blues / Everybody’s Blues Furry Lewis Vinyl 2 1111
Jelly Roll / Mr. Furry’s Blues Furry Lewis Vinyl 2 1115
Good Looking Girl Blues / Billy Lyons and Stack O’Lee Furry Lewis Vinyl 2 1132
Falling Down Blues / Big Chief Blues Furry Lewis Vinyl 2 1133
Mean Old Bedbug Blues / Why Don’t You Come Home Blues Furry Lewis Vinyl 2 1134
Broken Spoke Blues / Tennessee Blues Leroy Carr 10" Shellac 2 1200 [none]
Good Gordon Gin / Down the Alley Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1254
Mean Old Train Blues / Low Down Dirty Blues Leroy Carr 10" Shellac 2 1214 [none]
Bull Fiddle Rag / You Can't Come In Midnight Rounders / Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1237
It's Tight Like That / How Long How Long Blues Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1228
Midnight Mama / Mr. Jelly Lord Levee Serenaders 10" Shellac 2 1154
Alley Rat / Sweet Papa Jimmy Blythe Vinyl 2 1181
How Long, How Long Blues / My Own Lonesome Blues Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1191
Cow Cow Blues / State Street Jive Cow Cow Davenport Vinyl 2 1198
Wolverine Blues / A Jazz Holiday Benny Goodman and His Boys Vinyl 2 15656
Clarinetitis / That's a Plenty Benny Goodman Vinyl 2 15705
Truthful Blues / You Got to Reap What You Sow Leroy Carr 10" Shellac 2 1232 [none]
Uncle Bud / Juicy Lemon Blues Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1268
Strange Woman Blues / It's Tight Like That No. 3 Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1418
Chicago Moan Blues / It's Tight Like That No. 2 Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1244
Pine Top's Boogie Woogie / Pine Top Blues Pinetop Smith 10" Vinyl 2 1245
Fishing Blues / Texas Worried Blues Henry Thomas Vinyl 2 1249
Jelly Whippin' Blues / Train Time Blues Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1251
My Daddy Rocks Me / Boot It Boy Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1274
Mess, Katie, Mess / Sho' Is Hot Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1281
Voice of the Blues / It's So Nice Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1294
How Long How Long Blues, Part 3 / You Don't Mean Me No Good Leroy Carr 10" Shellac 2 1279 [none]
Pat That Bread / Arkansas Georgia Tom & Tampa Red / Henry Thomas Vinyl 2 1286
You Got to Reap What You Sow / Prison Bound Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1404
What You Gonna Do / Giving It Away Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1409
You Better Tighten Up on It / What Is It That Tastes Live Gravy? Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1426
Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here / Strewing Your Mess Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1429
It's Heated / Jive Man Blues Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon Vinyl 2 1539
Kunjine Baby / Corinne Corinna Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1450 [none]
How Long How Long Blues, Part 2 / Prison Bound Blues Leroy Carr 10" Shellac 2 1241 [none]
That Duck's Yas Yas Yas / Plenty Gals Blues Georgia Tom & Tampa Red / Memphis Joe Vinyl 2 1277
Naptown Blues / The Truth About the Thing Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1400
Come On Mama, Do That Dance / I Wonder Where My Easy Rider’s Gone Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1420
Just Worryin' Blues / Gettin' All Wet Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1423
Mrs. Baker's Blues / Worried Man Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1469
Friendless Blues / Dying Mercy Blues Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1491
Station Time Blues / That Stuff You Sell Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1456
Chicago Moan Blues / Moanin' Heart Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1484
I'm Talking About You / Bumble Bee Memphis Minnie Vinyl 2 1476
But They Got It Fixed Right On / Corinne Corinna #2 Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1496
I.C. Moan Blues / Dirty Dozen #2 Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1538
You Rascal You / You Rascal You #2 Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1521
You Rascal You / She Can Love So Good Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band Vinyl 2 1540
Bear Cat's Kitten / Unhappy Blues Tampa Red / Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1608
Charmin' Betsy / Lovin' Babe Henry Thomas Vinyl 2 1468 [none]
Four Day Rider / Alabama Woman Blues Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1549
I Ain't Got No Gal / Papa Wants a Cookie Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1561
Toogaloo Blues / They Call It Boogie Woogie Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1628
Dying Mercy Blues / Broken Love Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1572
Georgia Hound Blues / New Stranger Blues Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1654
Boogie Woogie Dance / Bumble Bee Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1619
Black Hearted Blues / Cryin' Shame Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1623
Things 'Bout Coming My Way / Cotton Seed Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1637
Sad News Blues / Depression Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1656
Stop and Listen Blues / Down in the Spirit Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1661
Mama Don't You Leave Me Here / Please Mister Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1671
Papa's on the House Top / Carried Water for the Elephant Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1593
Jinx Doctor Blues / Jealous Hearted Mama Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1596
Low Down Dog Blues / Nineteen Thirty One Blues Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 1605
Heebie Jeebies / Soft and Sweet Chick Webb and His Orchestra Vinyl 2 1607
I Don't Want That Junk Outa You / Crazy Cryin' Blues Memphis Minnie Vinyl 2 1678
No Matter How She Done It / Things 'Bout Coming My Way No. 2 Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1699
Don't Leave Me Here / Dead Cats on the Line Georgia Tom & Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1685
Turpentine Blues / Western Bound Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1700
Police Station Blues / All Alone Blues Peetie Wheatstraw Vinyl 2 1722
Reckless Man Blues / You Can't Get That Stuff No More Tampa Red Vinyl 2 1706
Titanic Blues / Preacher Blues Hi Henry Brown Vinyl 2 1728
Times Ain't Like They Used to Be / Greenback Dollar Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster Vinyl 2 02554
Bull Cow Blues / How You Want It Done Big Bill Broonzy Vinyl 2 1745
Blue Bonnet Waltz / Beautiful Texas W. Lee O'Daniel & His Light Crust Doughboys Vinyl 2 2621
Poor Me / 34 Blues Charley Patton Vinyl 2 02651
Hey Buddy, Won't You Roll Down the Line / Salty Dog, Hey Hey Hey The Allen Brothers Vinyl 2 02818
Mean Mistreater Mama / Blues Before Sunrise Leroy Carr Vinyl 2 02657
Drunken Barrell House Blues / Stinging Snake Blues Memphis Minnie Vinyl 2 02711
Jersey Bull Blues / Love My Stuff Charley Patton Vinyl 2 02782
Justice Blues / Easy Rider Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 02856
Lonesome Valley Blues / Good Feelin' Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 02876
Katy Crossing Blues / Lonesome Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 02894
Deceitful Blues / One Morning Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 02912
Sugar Mama Blues No. 1 / That Stuff Is Here Tampa Red Vinyl 2 2720
Sugar Mama Blues No. 2 / Black Angel Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 2753
Things 'Bout Coming My Way / Denver Blues Tampa Red Vinyl 2 2774
Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind / Somebody's Been Playing With That Thing Blind Boy Fuller Vinyl 2 03014
Joe Louis Strut / He's in the Ring (Doing That Same Old Thing) Memphis Minnie Vinyl 2 03046
You Put It In, I’ll Take It Out / If I Got What You Want Papa Charlie Jackson Vinyl 2 03048
Scuffling Woman Blues / Murder in the First Degree Lil Johnson Vinyl 2 03299
Cream Puff Artie Shaw and His New Music 10" Shellac 2 4686 [none]
Kind Hearted Woman / Terraplane Blues Robert Johnson Vinyl 2 03416
Rambling on My Mind / Cross Road Blues Robert Johnson Vinyl 2 03519