CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)

~ Label


In 1961, CBS Inc. ended its decade-long distribution deal with Philips Records, and from 1962, began to release recordings internationally beyond the US and Canada under its new CBS label. Managed by a newly set up internal division named CBS Records that did not formally become the CBS subsidiary known as CBS Records Inc. until ca. 1966, the label was first introduced to the UK and Ireland in May 1962, and in July its debut in Japan was announced. It was also introduced to Columbia's wholly-owned subsidiaries in Latin-America: Columbia Argentina S.R.L., Columbia do Brazil, S.A., Discos Columbia de Mexico (later renamed Discos CBS, apparently) in August 1962; in Greece in September 1962; in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, and Italy by December of 1962.

In Feb 1963, the CBS label was further introduced to Spain, France and the Benelux nations after distribution deals with Hispavox, S.A. (ES) and Artone Gramophone (NL) were announced/sewn up between Oct–Dec the previous year. The CBS label was also introduced to Australia in 1963.

On Nov 17, 1987, Sony Corporation of America acquired CBS Records Inc. Between then and the end of 1990, CBS Inc. (later CBS Corporation) still retained the rights to the CBS name for music recordings, but granted Sony a temporary license to use the CBS name. In 1990, Sony's newly-acquired CBS Records renamed the CBS Records Masterworks classical music label as Sony Classical Records.

On Jan 1, 1991, after it had acquired the international rights to the "Columbia" brand from EMI by 1990, Sony Corporation renamed CBS Records Inc. as Sony Music Entertainment Inc., and reintroduced the Columbia imprint for worldwide use, except in Spain (where Sony only acquired the rights by 2004 through its brief merger with BMG) and Japan. Japan remains the only country where Sony does not have rights to the Columbia name, as it is controlled by Nippon Columbia, an unrelated company.

CBS Corporation subsequently founded its own new CBS Records in 2006.

Annotation last modified on 2015-02-27 05:34 UTC.


Con el Mariachi Perla de OccidenteJavier Solís12" Vinyl12
DCA 43[none]
MilestonesMiles Davis12" Vinyl6
Encores in Hi FiErroll Garner12" Vinyl9
My Fair LadyLerner & Loewe12" Vinyl15
BRG 70005, S 70005[none]
Los 5 LatinosLos Cinco Latinos12" Vinyl12
Barbara chante BrassensBarbara10" Vinyl8
De mano en manoCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Leonard Bernstein12" Vinyl15
62058, OS 2070[none]
A Study In Frustration (The Fletcher Henderson Story), Volume 1Fletcher Henderson12" Vinyl16
BPG 62001[none]
A Study In Frustration (The Fletcher Henderson Story), Volume 2Fletcher Henderson12" Vinyl16
BPG 62002[none]
A Study In Frustration (The Fletcher Henderson Story), Volume 3Fletcher Henderson12" Vinyl16
BPG 62003[none]
A Study In Frustration (The Fletcher Henderson Story), Volume 4Fletcher Henderson12" Vinyl16
BPG 62004[none]
West Side Story (1961 film cast)Leonard Bernstein12" Vinyl15
BPG 62058
“Danny Boy″ and Other Songs I Love to SingAndy Williams12" Vinyl12
BPG 62183[none]
Time Further OutThe Dave Brubeck Quartet12" Vinyl9
CBS 62078[none]
Enrique Guzmán, vol. 2Enrique GuzmánVinyl12
Enrique GuzmánEnrique GuzmánVinyl12
DCA 172
Enrique y el twistEnrique GuzmánVinyl12
DCA 224
BolerosCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
Conquistando el mundoLos Cinco Latinos12" Vinyl12
Susie / Triste e abandonadoRoberto Carlos10" Vinyl2
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasRay Conniff and The Ray Conniff Singers12" Vinyl6
SBPG 62092[none]
MariaAndy Williams12" Vinyl12
  • MX1962-11-02
Mixed Up Confusion / Corrina, CorrinaBob Dylan7" Vinyl2
  • US1962-12-14
'S ContinentalRay Conniff, su orquesta y coros7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.013[none]
¿Quién puso el bomp? / Una gran fiesta / Mucho, mucho amor / Zapatos de ante azulLos Teen Tops7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.032[none]
Presumida / Pensaba en ti / El blues de la mujer cruel / Rock del Río RojoLos Teen Tops7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.095[none]
This Is Dana ValeryDana Valery12" Vinyl12
ALD 6658
Hearty and Hellish! A Live Nightclub PerformanceThe Clancy Brothers and Tommy MakemVinyl15
BPG 62020
Billy Rose's JumboDoris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye12" Vinyl9
BPG 62118
Symphony No. 9 (in memoriam Bruno Walter)Gustav Mahler; Bruno Walter, conducting The Columbia Symphony Orchestra3×12" Vinyl2 + 2 + 2
BRG 72068-9[none]
Mack the Knife / The Faithful HusarLouis ArmstrongVinyl2
CA 281.144
West Side StoryVarious Artists7" Vinyl4
CG 145 004
Old Folks / I Thought About YouMiles Davis7" Vinyl2
CG 285.509
Saturday Night at the BlackhawkMiles Davis7" Vinyl2
CG 285.510
Fire & JealousyAndre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra12" Vinyl9
CS8698, SBP-233008
Afectuosamente, Cuco SánchezAgustín Lara, Cuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
DCA 221[none]
Enrique Guzmán, vol. 4Enrique GuzmánVinyl12
DCA 239
BluesCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
DCS 266[none]
Hawaiian Wedding Song and Other Sounds of ParadiseGordon Jenkins and His Orchestra with The Ralph Brewster Singers12" Vinyl12
KLL 1734[none]
Silent Night: Songs for ChristmasMahalia Jackson12" Vinyl10
S 62130[none]
The Electrifying Aretha FranklinAretha FranklinVinyl12
SBP 153.009 (CS 8561)[none]
México cantaTrío Los Panchos12" Vinyl12
Mario TellesMario TellesVinyl12
The Freewheelin' Bob DylanBob Dylan12" Vinyl13
  • PT1963-05-27
CBS 8786
Splish SplashRoberto Carlos12" Vinyl12
  • BR1963-11-13
Blues for Night PeopleCharlie Byrd12" Vinyl7
Can't Get Used To Losing YouAndy Williams12" Vinyl12
The Boys Won't Leave the Girls AloneThe Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem12" Vinyl14
Yogi JazzJoki Freund12" Vinyl6
62273, 62 273
TensionAlbert Mangelsdorff Quintet12" Vinyl6
Don't Make My Baby Blue / The Moment of TruthFrankie LaineVinyl2
AAG 114
Otra vez...!Enrique Guzmán7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.011[none]
MaybelleneLos Teen Tops7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.130[none]
BomboraThe Atlantics(unknown)12
The Boys Won't Leave the Girls AloneThe Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem12" Vinyl14
BPG 62164
The Return of the GunfighterMarty Robbins12" Vinyl12
BPG 62190
In Person at Carnegie HallThe Clancy Brothers and Tommy MakemVinyl11
BPG 62192
At the Star-Club HamburgFats and His Cats12" Vinyl12
BPW 82000
Concerto No. 1 / Concerto No. 4 (For The Left Hand)Rudolf Serkin - Bartók, Prokofiev12" Vinyl2
BRG 72109
We Gotta Shout!The Dukes of Dixieland and Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers12" Vinyl11
CL 2042
FingertipsBill Doggett & His Combo12" Vinyl12
CL 2082[none]
Don’t Try to Fight It, Baby / Theme from „Light Fantastic“Eydie Gormé7" Vinyl2
CW 281.204
Enrique Guzmán, vol. 5Enrique GuzmánVinyl12
DCA 289
Boleros con guitarras y mariachisCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl11
On est heureux à 16 ansBilly Bridge7" Vinyl4
EP 5516
Seven Steps to Heaven / JoshuaMiles Davis7" Vinyl2
EP 5.589
MélocotonColette Magny7" Vinyl4
EP 5601[none]
La Rose de RilkeColette Magny7" Vinyl4
EP 5622[none]
Plus il est indifférentJean‐Michel Rivat7" Vinyl4
EP 5636[none]
Tutti frutti / Muchacho triste y solitario / Lucila / Rey criolloLos Teen Tops7" Vinyl4
EPC 155[none]
The Golden HornBilly Butterfield12" Vinyl12
Seven Steps to Heaven / JoshuaMiles Davis7" Vinyl2
LSS 126
This Is All I AskTony Bennett12" Vinyl12
SBPG 62205
We Shall OvercomePete Seeger12" Vinyl13
SBPG 62209[none]
Andre Previn in HollywoodAndré Previn12" Vinyl12
SBPG 62219
Canciones para mirarMaría Elena Walsh(unknown)12
Elis ReginaElis ReginaVinyl12
MéxicoCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
O bem do amorElis ReginaVinyl12
Splish Splash / Baby, meu bemRoberto CarlosVinyl2
Let's Pray TogetherMahalia Jackson12" Vinyl11
  • US1964-01-13
CS 8930
Dis, quand reviendras‐tu ? (mono)Barbara12" Vinyl12
62 660[none]
Le Paris de Yves MontandYves Montand12" Vinyl12
CBS 72.207
I Walk the LineJohnny Cash12" Vinyl12
SBPG 62371[none]
É proibido fumarRoberto Carlos12" Vinyl12
The Best of Les BrownLes Brown And His Band Of Renown12" Vinyl12
YS 349-C
Another Side of Bob Dylan (stereo)Bob Dylan12" Vinyl11
SBPG 62429[none]
It Hurts To Be In Love / HawaiiGene Pitney7" Vinyl2
  • NL1964-12-07
In Mijn KalenderChris Wijnen7" Vinyl2
I’m Gonna Be StrongGene Pitney7" Vinyl2
Mama, verzeih' mirMary Roos7" Vinyl2
The Third AlbumBarbra Streisand12" Vinyl10
Le canzoni di Sanremo 1964Various Artists7" Vinyl4
… et la fête continueYves Montand12" Vinyl14
My Fair LadyLerner & Loewe12" Vinyl16
BRG 72237[none]
Folklore mexicanoCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
DCA 337[none]
A bailar la cumbiaCarmen Rivero y su Conjunto12" Vinyl12
DCA 377[none]
RomanceJavier Solís12" Vinyl12
DCS 322[none]
NantesBarbara7" Vinyl4
EP 5 645[none]