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

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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.

Renamed to: Columbia (Sony Music, worldwide except JP; formerly owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX)


Day in Hollywood, Vol. 1Doris Day7" Vinyl4
EXP 2025
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
Banda Sonora Original "Mi Marido Se Divierte"Doris Day7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.061
More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail SongsMarty Robbins7" Vinyl4
EPCG 285.569
Our Point of ViewFrank Ricotti Quartet12" Vinyl7
S 52668[none]
De mano en manoCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording)Leonard Bernstein12" Vinyl15
62058, OS 2070[none]
Deuces Wild No. 1Frankie Laine7" Vinyl4
AGG 20003
Just a Little SentimentalMarty Robbins7" Vinyl4
AGG 20004
Deuces Wild No. 2Frankie Laine7" Vinyl4
AGG 20007
I Have DreamedDoris Day7" Vinyl4
AGG 20009
Just a Little Sentimental, No. 2Marty Robbins7" Vinyl4
AGG 20013
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
Bright & ShinyDoris Day7" Vinyl4
CG 285.540
Enrique GuzmánEnrique GuzmánVinyl12
DCA 172
Enrique y el twistEnrique GuzmánVinyl12
DCA 224
BolerosCuco Sánchez12" Vinyl12
Ne Pas Déranger S.V.P.Doris Day7" Vinyl4
EP 6267
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
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) / Secret LoveDoris Day7" Vinyl2
Rawhide / The Hanging TreeFrankie Laine7" Vinyl2
Canta tangos con PiazzollaÁstor Piazzolla & Roberto Yanés10" Vinyl4
Satchmo The GreatLouis Armstrong And Edward R. Murrow With Leonard Bernstein12" Vinyl7
62.574, 62574
Deuces Wild No. 3Frankie Laine7" Vinyl4
AGG 20011
DuetDoris Day And André Previn7" Vinyl4
AGG 20018
Duet Number TwoDoris Day, André Previn7" Vinyl4
AGG 20029
Song of the Open RoadFrankie Laine7" Vinyl4
AGG 20036
'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[none]
Kind of Blue (stereo, Missprint, Reissue)Miles Davis12" Vinyl5
BPG 62066, SBPG 62066
Kind of Blue (mono, Reissue)Miles Davis12" Vinyl5
BPG 62066, CL 1355
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 StoryLeonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim7" 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
Just a Simple Melody / Pretty Boy LonelyPatti Page7" Vinyl2
CW 281162
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
Boo‐Zooh / O Twingy BabyGeorgie and the Monarchs7" Vinyl2
Rawhide / High NoonFrankie Laine7" Vinyl2
Ol' Man River / Stormy WeatherFrank Sinatra7" Vinyl2
I Hope You Learn a Lot / Not So Long AgoMarty Robbins7" Vinyl2
Big Iron / Singing the BluesMarty Robbins7" Vinyl2
Riders in the Sky / Mule TrainFrankie Laine7" Vinyl2
Anything You Can Do / The Girl That I MarryDoris Day & Robert Goulet7" Vinyl2
Anything You Can Do / The Girl That I MarryDoris Day, Robert Goulet7" Vinyl2
FingertipsLittle Stevie Wonder7" Vinyl2
High Noon / 3:10 to YumaFrankie Laine7" Vinyl2
Begging to You / Over High MountainMarty Robbins7" Vinyl2
El Paso / A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)Marty Robbins7" Vinyl2
(33013), CA 281.189
Ellis ReginaElis ReginaVinyl12
Coquetel Bossa NovaNeco12" Vinyl12
Blues for Night PeopleCharlie Byrd12" Vinyl7
Kind of Blue (mono, Reissue)Miles Davis12" Vinyl5
62 066, C.L.1355
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
62 273, 62273
TensionAlbert Mangelsdorff Quintet12" Vinyl6
Tango para una ciudadAstor Piazzolla y su Quinteto Nuevo Tango12" Vinyl10
Don't Make My Baby Blue / The Moment of TruthFrankie Laine7" Vinyl2
AAG 114[none]
And Doesn't She Roll / I'm Gonna Be StrongFrankie Laine7" Vinyl2
AAG 167
Move Over DarlingDoris Day7" Vinyl4
AGG 20048
Otra vez...!Enrique Guzmán7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.011[none]
MaybelleneLos Teen Tops7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.130[none]
CorazónLos 3 Sudamericanos7" Vinyl4
AGS 20.173[none]
La Ragazza Più Bella Del Mondo (Billy Rose's Jumbo)Doris Day7" Vinyl2
BA 121.016
Say Wonderful ThingsPatti Page7" Vinyl4
BG 225020
BomboraThe Atlantics(unknown)12
The Thundering Herds Volume OneWoody Herman12" Vinyl16
BPG 62158
The Boys Won't Leave the Girls AloneThe Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem12" Vinyl14
BPG 62164