OKeh

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currently, Sony Masterworks' primary jazz imprint.

Started in 1918 by Otto K. E. Heinemann.
Beside a regular melting-pot novelty catalog, OkeH ("Otto K") focused as well on the immigrant community by issuing records in various languages, then opened its door to the African-American's music and early jazz. (the stylized capital H reverted to "OKeh" probably shortly after 1919)
Columbia (still under ARC at the time) took Okeh over in November 11, 1926, and discontinued the label operations in 1935.
They revived it in 1940 until 1946 (having lost Vocalion), and once more in 1951 till 1965.
Epic Records eventually took over Okeh in 1965. before it was retired once again in 1970.

Annotation last modified on 2015-02-20 07:56 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Cheer Up Father, Cheer Up Mother / Hello Central Give Me No Man's Land Peerless Quartet / Irving Kaufman 10" Shellac 2 1075 [none]
In Your Arms / Pretty Little Rainbow Joseph Knecht's Waldorf Astoria Dance Orchestra 10" Shellac 2 4045
Crazy Blues / It's Right Here for You Mamie Smith 10" Vinyl 2 4169
Oh! What A Pal Was Mary / Bless My Swanee River Home Sam Ash 10" Shellac 2 4044 [none]
That Thing Called Love / You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down Mamie Smith 10" Shellac 2 4113 [none]
Sleepy Hollow / The Hula Blues Okeh Marimba Band Shellac 2 4227-A, 4227-B
Stingaree Blues (A Down Home Blues) / If That's What You Want Here It Is Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8025
The Memphis Blues / The St. Louis Blues Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8026
Nervous Blues / Dance They Call the Georgia Hunch Esther Bigeou / Clarence Williams Vinyl 2 8029
Lovesick Blues / Waikiki I Hear You Calling Elsie Clark / Billy Jones Vinyl 2 4589
Casey Jones / Fare Thee Well Old Joe Clark Fiddlin’ John Carson Vinyl 2 40038
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home Eva Taylor 10" Shellac 2 4740 [none]
I'm Gonna Get You / You've Got to See Your Mama Every Night Mamie Smith Vinyl 2 4781
Corn on the Cob / Slipova Frank Banta & Cliff Hess Shellac 2 4825-A, 4825-B
Aggravatin' Papa (Don't You Try to Two-Time Me) / Mean Eyes Esther Bigeou / Kitty Brown Vinyl 2 8053
Aunt Hagar's Blues / Four O'Clock Blues Tim Brymm's Black Devil 4 / Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8054
The Gulf Coast Blues / Outside of That, He's All Right With Me Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8056
Beale Street Mama / I'm Through With You (As I Can Be) Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8057
Joe Turner Blues / Beale St. Blues Sara Martin / Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8058
Leave My Sweet Daddy Alone / The Hesitating Blues Sara Martin / Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8065
West Indies Blues / That Twa-Twa Tune Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8118
You Ain't Treating Me Right / Panama Limited Blues Esther Bigeou Vinyl 2 8125
Dis Train / The Tree Florida Normal & Industrial Institute Quartet 10" Vinyl 2 40010
Bonaparte's Retreat / Merry Widow Waltz A.A. Gray 10" Shellac 2 40110
Pickanninies Paradise / Anytime Emmett Miller Vinyl 2 40239
Cake Walking Babies From Home / Banjo Rag Clarence Williams’ Blue Five / Chancey Lee Vinyl 2 40321
Cast Away / Pickin' on Your Baby Clarence Williams’ Blue Five Vinyl 2 40330
Heebie Jeebies / Muskrat Ramble Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five 10" Shellac 2 8300 [none]
Trouble in Mind / Georgia Man Bertha "Chippie" Hill Vinyl 2 8312
Cornet Chop Suey / My Heart Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Vinyl 2 8320
Black Snake Blues / No More Jelly Bean Blues Victoria Spivey 10" Shellac 2 8338 [none]
John Said He Saw a Number / My Soul Is a Witness for the Lord Arizona Dranes, Sara Martin and Richard M. Jones 10" Shellac 2 8352 [none]
In That Day / Crucifixion Arizona Dranes 10" Shellac 2 8380 [none]
Bedroom Blues / I'm a Mighty Tight Woman Sippie Wallace Vinyl 2 8439
Big Butter and Egg Man From the West / Sunset Cafe Stomp Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Vinyl 2 8423
Paul and Silas in Jail / Judgement Day Is Coming Rev. J.M. Gates 10" Shellac 2 8430 [none]
Singin' the Blues / Clarinet Marmalade Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra Vinyl 2 40772
Black Snake Moan / Match Box Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson 10" Shellac 2 8455 [none]
Willie the Weeper / Alligator Crawl Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven Vinyl 2 8482
T-B Blues / No. 12 Let Me Roam Victoria Spivey 10" Shellac 2 8494 [none]
Potato Head Blues / Put 'em Down Blues Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven Vinyl 2 8503
Sweet Woman You Can't Go Wrong / St. Louis Cyclone Blues Lonnie Johnson 10" Shellac 2 8512 [none]
Devil in a Flying Machine / God’s Wrath in the St. Louis Cyclone Rev. J.M. Gates assisted by Deacon Leon Davis & Sisters Jordan & Norman 10" Shellac 2 8515 [none]
Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / Will the Coffin Be Your Santa Claus? Rev. J.M. Gates assisted by Deacon Leon Davis & Sisters Jordan & Norman 10" Shellac 2 8508 [none]
Ostrich Walk / Riverboat Shuffle Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra Vinyl 2 40822
Doin’ Things / Goin’ Places Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Vinyl 2 40825
Kickin' the Cat / Beatin' the Dog Joe Venuti's Blue Four Vinyl 2 40853
Wringin' an' Twistin' / In a Mist Tram, Bix & Lang 10" Vinyl 2 40916
How Long Has This Been Goin' On? / The Beggar The Okeh Melodians Vinyl 2 40941
Levee Camp Moan Blues / Section Gang Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8498
Corn-Bread Blues / Long Lonesome Day Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8511
Farm Hand Blues / Range in My Kitchen Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8526
Mama, I Heard You Brought It Right Back Home / Sabine River Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8542
Dope Head Blues / Bloody Thirsty Blues Victoria Spivey 10" Shellac 2 8531 [none]
Hotter Than That / Savoy Blues Louis Armstrong Vinyl 2 8535
Life Saver Blues / Blue Ghost Blues Lonnie Johnson 10" Shellac 2 8557 [none]
Frankie / Nobody's Dirty Business Mississippi John Hurt Vinyl 2 8560
Struttin' With Some Barbecue / Once in Awhile Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Vinyl 2 8566
Way Down That Lonesome Road / Crowing Rooster Blues Lonnie Johnson 10" Shellac 2 8574 [none]
Nightmare Blues / Murder in the First Degree Victoria Spivey 10" Shellac 2 8581 [none]
West End Blues / Fireworks Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Vinyl 2 8597
My Handy Man / Organ Grinder Blues Victoria Spivey 10" Shellac 2 8615 [none]
The Mooche / Hot and Bothered Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 8623
Careless Love / When You Feel for Someone That's Not Your Own Lonnie Johnson Vinyl 2 8635
Tight Like This / Hear Me Talkin' to Ya Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five Vinyl 2 8649
Lovesick Blues / I Ain't Got Nobody Emmett Miller Vinyl 2 41062
I'm Sorry I Made You Cry / Makin' Friends Eddie Condon and His Footwarmers Vinyl 2 41142
Rhythm King / Louisiana Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang 7" Vinyl 2 41173
Death Bed Blues / Mama's Bad Luck Child Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8578
Bantam Rooster Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8591
Don't You Wish Your Baby Was Built Up Like Mine? / Bell Cow Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8603
No More Women Blues / Sittin' on a Log Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8624
Blue Devil Blues / Penitentiary Moan Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8640
Frisco Train Blues / Work Ox Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8658
Tell Me Woman Blues / The Risin' Sun Alger "Texas" Alexander 10" Vinyl 2 8673
Evil Woman Blues / St. Louis Fair Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8688
No Papa No / Basin Street Blues Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Vinyl 2 8690
I Am Calling Blues / Yellow Girl Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8801
Just Look / Don’t You Want to Go? Arizona Dranes And Choir 10" Shellac 2 8646 [none]
St. James Infirmary / Save It Pretty Mama Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five Vinyl 2 8657
I Can't Give You Anything but Love / No One Else but You Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five Vinyl 2 8669
I'm So Tired of Living All Alone / Low Land Moan Lonnie Johnson 10" Shellac 2 8677 [none]
Mahogany Hall Stomp / Beau Koo Jack Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five Vinyl 2 8680
Basin Street Blues / No (Papa, No) Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 8690
"44" Blues / Boot That Thing Roosevelt Sykes 10" Shellac 2 8702 [none]
Guitar Blues / Blue Guitars Blind Willie Dunn's Gin Bottle Four Vinyl 2 8711
Funny Feathers / How Do You Do It That Way? Victoria Spivey 10" Shellac 2 8713 [none]
Ain't Misbehavin' / (What Did I Do to Be) Black and Blue Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 8714
Sweet Savannah Sue / That Rhythm Man Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 8717
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) / Some of These Days Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra Vinyl 2 8729
Henry Ford Blues / I'm Tired of Being Mistreated Roosevelt Sykes 10" Shellac 2 8742 [none]
Toothache Blues Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson 10" Shellac 2 8744 [none]
I Found the Girl of My Dreams / A Bundle of Southern Sunshine Sunny Clapp & His Band O' Sunshine 10" Vinyl 2 41283 [none]
Spanish Fandango / Cotton Patch Rag John Dilleshaw Vinyl 2 45328
Roll and Tumble Blues / Nobody Knows What the Good Deacon Does Hambone Willie Newbern Vinyl 2 8679
Ninety-Eight Degree Blues / Gold Tooth Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8705
Awful Moaning Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8731
Double Crossing Blues / Johnny Behrens Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8745
Peaceful Blues / Rolling Mill Blues Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8751
Broken Yo Yo / When You Get to Thinking Alger "Texas" Alexander Vinyl 2 8764