OKeh

~ Label

Annotation

TBC: Based on available releases it seems the text “Registered U. S. Patent Office” have disappeared from 1941 after cat. no. 6394. It it's confirmed it would help to review dates as part of the reissues are flagged with the original release date.
Be careful on color differences (pink vs. purple) it s not always just an effect of time/scan but real different releases as for instance those 2 differs also on text https://www.discogs.com/master/1355436-Count-Basie-His-Orchestra-Fiesta-In-Blue-Take-Me-Back-Baby or https://www.discogs.com/master/1673289-Benny-Goodman-And-His-Orch-The-Earl-Lets-Do-It
For vinyls, infos here https://books.google.fr/books?id=yLgYvg0F_34C&pg=PA20&lpg=PA20&dq=OKeh+label+pink+purple&source=bl&ots=8kVzGqMJCe&sig=ACfU3U1Usq74YH5NyOYzcUfYeZNwWQpW_A&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjdqbfVqbzzAhWeumMGHZLvA44Q6AF6BAgkEAM#v=onepage&q=OKeh%20label%20pink%20purple&f=false

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 2021-10-09 05:42 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Cheer Up Father, Cheer Up Mother / Hello Central Give Me No Man's LandPeerless Quartet / Irving Kaufman10" Shellac2
1075[none]
In Your Arms / Pretty Little RainbowJoseph Knecht's Waldorf Astoria Dance Orchestra10" Shellac2
4045
Lullaby Blues (In the Evening) / Just for Me and Mary ('Twas a Beautiful Wedding Day)Crescent Trio / Sterling Trio10" Shellac2
4076
Silver Threads Among the Gold / In the Valley of Sunshine and RosesCrescent Trio / Henry Burr10" Shellac2
4140
Crazy Blues / It’s Right Here for YouMamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds10" Shellac2
4169
Oh! What A Pal Was Mary / Bless My Swanee River HomeSam Ash10" Shellac2
4044[none]
That Thing Called Love / You Can’t Keep a Good Man DownMamie Smith10" Shellac2
4113[none]
Sleepy Hollow / The Hula BluesOkeh Marimba BandShellac2
4227-A, 4227-B
Shim-Me King's Blues / Royal Garden BluesMamie Smith's Jazz Hounds10" Shellac2
4254[none]
Play ‘Em for Mama Sing ‘Em for Me / I Won’t Be Back ‘Till You Change Your WaysDaisy Martin and Her Jazz Bell Hops10" Shellac2
8001[none]
Everybody’s Man Is My Man / Won’t Someone Help Me Find My Lovin’ Man?Daisy Martin and Her Jazz Bell Hops10" Shellac2
8008[none]
Stingaree Blues (A Down Home Blues) / If That's What You Want Here It IsEsther BigeouVinyl2
8025
The Memphis Blues / The St. Louis BluesEsther BigeouVinyl2
8026
Nervous Blues / Dance They Call the Georgia HunchEsther Bigeou / Clarence WilliamsVinyl2
8029
Lovesick Blues / Waikiki I Hear You CallingElsie Clark / Billy Jones10" Shellac2
4589
Call Me Back, Pal O' Mine / Three O'Clock in the MorningLewis James / Crescent Trio10" Shellac2
4681
Casey Jones / Fare Thee Well Old Joe ClarkFiddlin’ John CarsonVinyl2
40038
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Baby, Won't You Please Come HomeEva Taylor10" Shellac2
4740[none]
I'm Gonna Get You / You've Got to See Your Mama Every NightMamie SmithVinyl2
4781
Corn on the Cob / SlipovaFrank Banta & Cliff Hess10" Shellac2
4825-A, 4825-B[none]
Aggravatin' Papa (Don't You Try to Two-Time Me) / Mean EyesEsther Bigeou / Kitty BrownVinyl2
8053
Aggravatin' Papa / Mean EyesEsther Bigeou / Kitty Brown10" Shellac2
8053[none]
Aunt Hagar's Blues / Four O'Clock BluesTim Brymm's Black Devil 4 / Esther BigeouVinyl2
8054
The Gulf Coast Blues / Outside of That, He's All Right With MeEsther BigeouVinyl2
8056
Beale Street Mama / I'm Through With You (As I Can Be)Esther BigeouVinyl2
8057
Joe Turner Blues / Beale St. BluesSara Martin / Esther BigeouVinyl2
8058
Leave My Sweet Daddy Alone / The Hesitating BluesSara Martin / Esther BigeouVinyl2
8065
West Indies Blues / That Twa-Twa TuneEsther BigeouVinyl2
8118
You Ain't Treating Me Right / Panama Limited BluesEsther BigeouVinyl2
8125
Mean Blues / Shreveport BluesClarence Williams’ Blue Five10" Shellac2
40006[none]
Dis Train / The TreeFlorida Normal & Industrial Institute Quartet10" Vinyl2
40010
Bonaparte's Retreat / Merry Widow WaltzA.A. Gray10" Shellac2
40110
Go Emmaline / Hey! Hey! And Hee! Hee! (I'm Charleston Crazy)The Goofus Five10" Shellac2
40208
Pickanninies Paradise / AnytimeEmmett Miller10" Shellac2
40239
Cake Walking Babies From Home / Banjo RagClarence Williams’ Blue Five / Chancey Lee10" Shellac2
40321[none]
The Long Eared Mule / Piney Woods GirlErnest V. Stoneman And Emmet Lundy10" Shellac2
40405
Cast Away / Pickin' on Your BabyClarence Williams’ Blue FiveVinyl2
40330
Heebie Jeebies / Muskrat RambleLouis Armstrong and His Hot Five10" Shellac2
8300[none]
Trouble in Mind / Georgia ManBertha “Chippie” Hill10" Shellac2
8312
Cornet Chop Suey / My HeartLouis Armstrong and His Hot FiveShellac2
8320
Black Snake Blues / No More Jelly Bean BluesVictoria Spivey10" Shellac2
8338[none]
John Said He Saw a Number / My Soul Is a Witness for the LordArizona Dranes, Sara Martin and Richard M. Jones10" Shellac2
8352[none]
I Can’t Do That / He Likes It SlowButterbeans and Susie10" Shellac2
8355[none]
In That Day / CrucifixionArizona Dranes10" Shellac2
8380[none]
Kin to Kant Blues / Mush Mouth BluesRichard M. Jones' Jazz Wizards10" Shellac2
8349[none]
Bedroom Blues / I'm a Mighty Tight WomanSippie WallaceVinyl2
8439
Big Butter and Egg Man From the West / Sunset Cafe StompLouis Armstrong and His Hot FiveShellac2
8423
Paul and Silas in Jail / Judgement Day Is ComingRev. J.M. Gates10" Shellac2
8430[none]
Singin' the Blues / Clarinet MarmaladeFrankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
40772
Black Snake Moan / Match Box BluesBlind Lemon Jefferson10" Shellac2
8455[none]
Willie the Weeper / Alligator CrawlLouis Armstrong and His Hot SevenVinyl2
8482
T-B Blues / No. 12 Let Me RoamVictoria Spivey10" Shellac2
8494[none]
Potato Head Blues / Put 'em Down BluesLouis Armstrong and His Hot Seven / Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five10" Shellac2
8503
Sweet Woman You Can't Go Wrong / St. Louis Cyclone BluesLonnie Johnson10" Shellac2
8512[none]
Devil in a Flying Machine / God’s Wrath in the St. Louis CycloneRev. J.M. Gates assisted by Deacon Leon Davis & Sisters Jordan & Norman10" Shellac2
8515[none]
Black and Tan Fantasy / What Can a Poor Fellow Do?Duke Ellington And His Orchestra10" Shellac2
  • US1927-12-05
8521
Wringin' an' Twistin' / In a MistTram, Bix & Lang10" Shellac2
40916[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 & Norman10" Shellac2
8508[none]
Arkansas Blues / The Wang Wang BluesThe Goofus Five10" Shellac2
40817
Ostrich Walk / Riverboat ShuffleFrankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra10" Shellac2
40822
Doin’ Things / Goin’ PlacesJoe Venuti & Eddie LangVinyl2
40825
Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues / Lazy WeatherThe Goofus Five10" Shellac2
40841
Kickin’ the Cat / Beatin’ the DogJoe Venuti’s Blue Four10" Shellac2
40853
How Long Has This Been Goin' On? / The BeggarThe Okeh MelodiansVinyl2
40941
Levee Camp Moan Blues / Section Gang BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8498[none]
Corn‐Bread Blues / Long Lonesome Day BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8511[none]
Farm Hand Blues / Range in My Kitchen BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8526[none]
Mama, I Heard You Brought It Right Back Home / Sabine River BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8542[none]
Dope Head Blues / Bloody Thirsty BluesVictoria Spivey10" Shellac2
8531[none]
Hotter Than That / Savoy BluesLouis ArmstrongShellac2
8535
Life Saver Blues / Blue Ghost BluesLonnie Johnson10" Shellac2
8557[none]
Take It Easy / Jubilee StompDuke Ellington And His Orchestra10" Shellac2
  • US1928-04-25
41013
Frankie / Nobody's Dirty BusinessMississippi John HurtVinyl2
8560
Struttin' With Some Barbecue / Once in AwhileLouis Armstrong and His Hot FiveShellac2
8566
Way Down That Lonesome Road / Crowing Rooster BluesLonnie Johnson10" Shellac2
8574[none]
Nightmare Blues / Murder in the First DegreeVictoria Spivey10" Shellac2
8581[none]
Boa Constrictor Blues / Sneakin' Lizard BluesBlue Belle10" Shellac2
8538[none]
Ghost Creeping Blues / My Daddy's Coffin BluesBlue Belle10" Shellac2
8588[none]
West End Blues / FireworksLouis Armstrong and His Hot FiveShellac2
8597
Diga Diga Doo / Doin' the New Low DownDuke Ellington And His Orchestra10" Shellac2
8602
My Handy Man / Organ Grinder BluesVictoria Spivey10" Shellac2
8615[none]
The Mooche / Hot and BotheredDuke Ellington & His Orchestra10" Shellac2
8623
Careless Love / When You Feel for Someone That's Not Your OwnLonnie JohnsonVinyl2
8635
Tight Like This / Heah Me Talkin' to Ya?Louis Armstrong and His Savoy Ballroom Five10" Shellac2
8649
Lovesick Blues / I Ain't Got NobodyEmmett Miller10" Shellac2
41062
Take Your To-Morrow (And I'll Give You To-Day) / Dusky StevedoreEmmett Miller (Acc. By His Georgia Crackers)10" Shellac2
41135
I'm Sorry I Made You Cry / Makin' FriendsEddie Condon and His Footwarmers10" Shellac2
41142
Rhythm King / LouisianaBix Beiderbecke and His Gang7" Vinyl2
  • -1928
41173
Death Bed Blues / Mama’s Bad Luck ChildAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8578
Bantam Rooster BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8591
Don’t You Wish Your Baby Was Built Up Like Mine? / Bell Cow BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8603
No More Women Blues / Sittin’ on a LogAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8624
Blue Devil Blues / Penitentiary Moan BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8640[none]
Frisco Train Blues / Work Ox BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8658
Sweet Black Woman / Good Feelin' BluesBlue Belle10" Shellac2
8659[none]
Tell Me Woman Blues / The Risin’ SunAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8673[none]
Evil Woman Blues / St. Louis Fair BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8688
No Papa No / Basin Street BluesLouis Armstrong and His Hot FiveShellac2
8690
I Am Calling Blues / Yellow Girl BluesAlger “Texas” Alexander10" Shellac2
8801
My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now / Sonny BoyThe Goofus Five and Their Orchestra10" Shellac2
41138