London Records (UK, 1947–98)

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Originally a label launched by The Decca Record Company Ltd. (which still owns the trademark and licenses it to various distributors), London Records was the imprint that British Decca used for its releases in the US from 1947 until 1979, before Decca was acquired by PolyGram. The practice continued until 1999, when the MCA and PolyGram families merged to form Universal Music Group, upon which time this purpose of London Records ceased. Around that time, London switched distribution to Warner Music, and its back catalogue continues, in the main, to be distributed by that company rather than UMG. With the label's ownership switched to the Warner Music Group, a new name was required, and London Records 90 was born. London Records 90 had a different label code, but for some releases the new label code was used, while the new name of the label was not. London Records (without the 90) was effectively defunct by 1999. Some British artists managed by London Records 90 Ltd. were nonetheless released under the London Records imprint. In 2010, Universal Music reclaimed ownership of the London Records trademark. And on July 1, 2011 Universal Music reclaimed the London Records name and relaunched it.

Annotation last modified on 2013-06-05 18:57 UTC.

Renamed to: London Records 90 Ltd. (renamed on 26th Aug 2011 as Warner Records 90 Ltd.)


Ich habe heut' ein kleines Rendez-vousLys Assia10" Shellac2
Danger Ahead / HoneyDenny Dennis with Stanley Black and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
Adios / La Mulata RumberaStanley Black & His Concert Orchestra10" Shellac2
PianologyGeorge Shearing3×10" Shellac2 + 2 + 2
LA 13, LA-13
Star Eyes / That Old Black Magic / Blue Skies / Heavenly Music / I Cried For You / ConfessinBeryl Davis, Stephane Grapelly, George Shearing3×10" Shellac2 + 2 + 2
The "Harry Lime" Theme (The Third Man) / The Cafe Mozart WaltzAnton Karas10" Shellac2
Jealous Heart / Turnabout Is Fair PlayAl Morgan7" Vinyl2
You Cant Keep a Growing Lad Down / It's No Use Looking at MeGeorge Formby10" Shellac2
Hush Little Darling / Git AlongGene Austin with The Medolarks10" Shellac2
Musical Comedy FavoritesStanley Black and His Orchestra10" Vinyl10
LB. 125, LPB 125
Sincerely YoursVera Lynn12" Vinyl9
LPB 58[none]
Will the Circle Be Unbroken / This Train Will Soon Be LeavingThe Hallelujah Trio10" Shellac2
  • GB1950-02-27
Hillbilly Fever / 900 Miles from HomeLonesome Willie Evans7" Vinyl2
  • US1950-02-27
The Sun Has Gone Down (On the Only One I Love) / Lonesome Railroad BluesLonesome Willie Evans10" Shellac2
  • -1950-04-03
Hummingbird Special / Little Girl, You're Mean to MeHank Dalton and the Brakemen10" Shellac2
  • -1950-06-05
Trouble, Then Satisfaction / Whippoorwill SongLonesome Willie Evans10" Shellac2
  • -1950-08-14
Just a Closer Walk With Thee / Everyday ReligionThe Hallelujah Trio10" Shellac2
  • US1950-08-14
"The Third Man" Theme / The Cafe Mozart WaltzAnton Karas7" Vinyl2
30005, FF.551[none]
Mantovani HighlightsMantovani And His Orchestra3×7" Vinyl2 + 2 + 2
40011, 40012, 40301, LGF-68
Your Eyes Are Bigger Than Your Heart / Blues for BojanglesAnita O’Day10" Shellac2
Come Hither With Your Zither / Auntie Meggie's RemedyGeorge Formby With Harry Bidgood Orchestra10" Shellac2
BewitchedBill Snyder & His Orchestra with "Oscar" the Magic Piano10" Vinyl8
  • -1950
APB 1004
Laughin' Cryin' Blues / RoumaniaFats Waller / James P. Johnson10" Shellac2
Dancing TimeStanley Black & His Orchestra10" Vinyl8
Musical MomentsMantovani And His Orchestra10" Vinyl8
Concerto in A minor / Concerto in D minorVivaldi; Renzo Sabatini, London Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Bernard10" Vinyl6
LPS 256[none]
Mary Rose / EleanorStanley Black and His Orchestra with Dick James, The Stargazers and The George Mitchell Choir7" Vinyl2
Teresa Brewer ShowcaseTeresa Brewer10" Vinyl8
Sugar Foot Stomp / Cow Cow BoogieTeddy Weatherford / Fats Waller10" Shellac2
Waltzing With MantovaniMantovani And His Orchestra10" Vinyl8
Goodbye Sweetheart / Too SureLee Barrett Orchestra10" Vinyl2
Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart / From the Time You Say Goodbye (The Parting Song)Vera Lynn7" Vinyl2
Tango / La EstrellitaStanley Black with Members of The Caribbean Carnival Orchestra7" Vinyl2
A Collection of Favorite WaltzesMantovani And His Orchestra12" Vinyl11
LL 570
Daphnis et Chloé- Complete BalletRavel; Ernest Ansermet conducting l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Motet Choir of Geneva, dir. Jacques Horneffer12" Vinyl2
Till They've All Gone Home / I'll Always Be Thinking of YouJoan Regan10" Shellac2
Ebb Tide / Waltzing Bugle BoyFrank Chacksfield & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
Latin RhythmsStanley Black and His Concert Orchestra7" Vinyl4
BEP 6060, BEP.6060
April ShowersStanley Black and His Orchestra7" Vinyl4
Carnival in the SunStanley Black & His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 1100
The Music of Victor HerbertMantovani and His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 746[none]
Mantovani Plays TangosMantovani & His Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 768, LL768
A Recital of Bach Organ MusicJeanne Demessieux12" Vinyl6
C’est la vie / If You Love Me (Really Love Me)Vera Lynn7" Vinyl2
Butterfly Love / It’s Hard to Love Just OneJim Reeves7" Vinyl2
The Book / HeartlessDavid Whitfield with Stanley Black & His Orchestra7" Vinyl2
Santo Natale / Adeste FidelesDavid Whitfield with Stanley Black and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
L 1508
Whither Thou Goest / I Was the Last One to KnowLaurie Loman10" Shellac2
Say It Isn't So / Play a Simple MelodyStanley Black and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
Adeste Fideles / Santa NataleDavid Whitfield with Stanley Black and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
Say It Isn't So / Play a Simple MelodyStanley Black and His Orchestra7" Vinyl2
My Arms, My Heart, My LoveDickie Valentine With Stanley Black & His Orchestra7" Vinyl2
When You're In Love / Nobody Danced With MeJoan Regan7" Vinyl2
Music of Jerome KernStanley Black & The Kingsway Promenade Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LK 4052
Ted Heath's 100th London Palladium Sunday ConcertTed Heath and His Music12" Vinyl11
The Music of Irving BerlinStanley Black12" Vinyl14
LL 811
Christmas CarolsMantovani And His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 913[none]
Danger, Heartbreak AheadJoan Regan7" Vinyl2
O Dear What Can the Mambo Be / Pop Goes the MamboStanley Black and His Orchestra7" Vinyl2
Ayuh, Ayuh / BlueberriesThe Thunderbirds7" Vinyl2
Dancing in the DarkStanley Black and His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 1099
Croce Di Oro / EvermoreJoan Regan7" Vinyl2
  • US1955-10-10
Christmas Is A-Comin' / Snowbound for ChristmasThe DeCastro Sisters7" Vinyl2
HLU 8212
Lover Come Back to Me / Falling in Love With LoveStanley Black, His Piano and Orchestra10" Shellac2
Prize Of GoldJoan Regan7" Vinyl2
I'll Never Stop Loving You / Ev'rywhereDavid WhitfieldVinyl2
Carmen Delia Delpini con acompañamiento Sonora MatanceraCarmen Delia DipiniFlexi-disc4
EDGE 70234[none]
Some Enchanted EveningStanley Black and His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 1098, LL.1098
Music for Romance (mono)Stanley Black, His Piano and Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 1149
Song Hits from TheatrelandThe Mantovani Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 1219[none]
Traditional Jazz Scene 1955Various Artists12" Vinyl10
LL 1242
Canadian ImpressionsRobert FarnonVinyl10
Shearing...... By RequestGeorge Shearing12" Vinyl12
LL 1343, LL.1343
Lee Konitz with Warne MarshLee Konitz & Warne Marsh12" Vinyl8
LTZ-K 15025
The Bimbo Boy EPJim Reeves7" Vinyl4
  • -1955
REP 1015
The Bimbo Boy, Vol. 2Jim Reeves7" Vinyl4
Walking the Blues / Crazy for My BabyWillie DixonVinyl2
HLU 8297
Presenting CannonballCannonball Adderley12" Vinyl5
LTZ C 15015
Charlie MarianoCharlie Mariano12" Vinyl8
Rip It Up / Ready TeddyLittle Richard7" Vinyl2
Trio in G minor, op. 9 no. 5 / Trio in G major, op. 38 no. 2 / Quartet in A major, op. 39 no. 8 / La Tiranna, op. 44 no. 4Boccherini; The Carmirelli Quartet12" Vinyl10
LL 1454[none]
When My Dreamboat Comes Home / So LongFats Domino7" Vinyl2
FL 1554[none]
Liechtensteiner Polka / Schweizer Kanton-PolkaWill Glahe and His Orchestera7" Vinyl2
The Magnificent Matador / Sugar Blues MamboBilly Butterfield And His Orchestra7" Vinyl2
DL 20 031
Canta Celia Cruz: Vol. 1Celia Cruz7" Vinyl4
EDGE 70258[none]
Piano PerspectivesDon Shirley12" Vinyl9
HA-A 2003
Far-Away PlacesMonty Kelly and His Orchestra12" Vinyl12
Carry On Rockin’Fats Domino12" Vinyl12
HA-P 2041[none]
Men From Mars / Mother Goose JumpsWoody Herman And His Third Herd10" Shellac2
L 20 049
Musical ModesMantovani & The Mantovani OrchestraVinyl12
LL 1259
Melody Fair (The Music of Robert Farnon)Robert Farnon And His Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 1280
Cara MiaDavid Whitfield with Mantovani and His Orchestra and The Roland Shaw Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 1417
Lita RozaLita Roza12" Vinyl14
LL 1450[none]
Strings on ParadeCyril Stapleton And His Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 1487, LL.1487
CandlelightThe Mantovani Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 1502[none]
Dancing in the DarkCyril Stapleton And His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 1539
Symphonic Suite of the Music of Cole PorterStanley Black and His Orchestra12" Vinyl14
LL 1565
Love Is the AnswerLita Roza12" Vinyl13
LL 1605[none]
Mantovani Film Encores, Volume 2The Mantovani Orchestra12" Vinyl12
LL 3117[none]
Wilder 'n' WilderJoe Wilder12" Vinyl6