Argo (UK jazz, classical, and spokenword label)

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Annotation

Founded in 1951 as an independent label, argo was taken over by British Decca in 1957, then by PolyGram in 1980 when the latter acquired British Decca. It was wound up in 1988. Decca relaunched the argo imprint in 1990. The argo catalogue is currently controlled by Universal Music Group.

Annotation last modified on 2013-05-21 08:54 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Music From BaliThe Gamelan Orchestra From Pliatan, Indonesia, Anak Anak Gde Mandera, Anak Agung Gde Mandera, John Coast12" Vinyl4
RG 1[none]
Songs From JamaicaEdric Connor and The CarribeansVinyl30
RG33[none]
Richard Burton Reads 15 Poems By Dylan ThomasRichard Burton, Dylan Thomas12" Vinyl15
RG 43
I'm Entitled To You!!Chubby Jackson Big Band12" Vinyl10
LP 625
Hear My PrayerChoir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Alastair Roberts, George GuestVinyl7
ZRG 5152[none]
The Jazztet And John LewisThe Jazztet And John Lewis Featuring Art Farmer And Benny Golson12" Vinyl6
LP 684
Tudor Church MusicThomas Tallis, Thomas Weelkes; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl13
ZRG 5237[none]
The CrucifixionJohn Stainer; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Richard Lewis, Owen Brannigan, George Guest12" Vinyl18
ZRG 5320[none]
Wind QuintetsThe London Wind Quintet12" Vinyl4
ZRG 5326
Twentieth Century Church MusicBairstow, Britten, Howells, Ireland, Orr, Tippett, Vaughan Williams, Walton; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest12" Vinyl11
ZRG 5340[none]
Hymns for all SeasonsChoir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl14
ZRG 5405
English Cathedral Music 1770 - 1860Walmisley, Nares, Goss, S. Wesley, S. S. Wesley; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl8
ZRG 5406[none]
Music for the Chapel RoyalHenry Purcell; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl6
ZRG 5444[none]
October WomanJoe Harriott12" Vinyl10
DA 33[none]
The Ballad of John AxonEwan MacColl, Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger[missing media]-
RG 474[none]
October WomanMichael Garrick Quintet12" Vinyl10
ZDA 33
PromisesMichael Garrick Sextet12" Vinyl10
ZDA 36
AnthemMichael Garrick QuintetVinyl2
ZFA 92
Rejoice in the Lamb / Missa brevis / A Ceremony of CarolsBenjamin Britten; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Marisa Robles, George GuestVinyl22
ZRG 5440[none]
Theresa MassHaydn; Erna Spoorenberg, Bernadette Greevy, John Mitchinson, Tom Krause, Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, George GuestVinyl6
ZRG 5500[none]
Before Night/DayMichael Garrick Quintet12" Vinyl6
EAF 115
Oats and Beans and Barley: Children's SongsPatrick Shuldham-Shaw, Esme Lewis & The Choir of Hampstead Garden Suburb Junior SchoolVinyl23
ZDA 44
MonteverdiMonteverdi; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl14
ZRG 5494[none]
Works for HarpsichordRameau; George Malcolm2×12" Vinyl21 + 22
ZRG 5491/2
Singing the FishingEwan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger[missing media]-
RG 502[none]
The Big HewerEwan MacColl, Charles Parker, Peggy Seeger[missing media]-
RG 538[none]
The Long Harvest (Record One)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl18
ZDA 66[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Two)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl15
ZDA 67[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Three)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl15
ZDA 68[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Four)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl13
ZDA 69[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Five)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl17
ZDA 70[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Six)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl14
ZDA 71[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Eight)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl14
ZDA 73[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Seven)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl17
ZDA 73[none]
The Long Harvest (Record Nine)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl20
ZDA 74[none]
Evensong for AscensiontideThe Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl19
ZRG 511[none]
HarmoniemesseHaydn; Spoorenberg, Watts, Young, Rouleau, Choir Of St John's College Cambridge, The Academy Of St Martin-in-the-Fields, George Guest12" Vinyl6
ZRG 515[none]
HeiligmesseHaydn; The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, George Guest12" Vinyl7
ZRG 542[none]
Songs and Dances From BulgariaVarious ArtistsVinyl16
RG 562
The Long Harvest (Record Ten)Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl14
ZDA 75[none]
The Angry MuseEwan MacColl and Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl20
ZDA 83[none]
The Amorous MuseEwan MacColl and Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl22
ZDA 84[none]
The Wanton MuseEwan MacColl and Peggy Seeger12" Vinyl19
ZDA 85[none]
Black MarigoldsMichael Garrick Septet12" Vinyl9
ZDA 88
A Meditation on Christ's NativityThe Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest, William SquireVinyl28
ZRG 550[none]
Eton Choirbook (Record 2)Purcell Consort Of Voices, Choristers Of All Saints, Margaret Street, Grayston Burgess12" Vinyl6
ZRG 557
Passion According to St. MatthewRichard Davy; Purcell Consort Of Voices, Choristers Of All Saints Margaret St., Grayston Burgess12" Vinyl2
ZRG 558[none]
Requiem Mass sex vocibus / Gaudent in coelis / O magnum mysterium / Ave Maria / Ascendens ChristusVictoria; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl12
ZRG 570
Veni Sponsa ChristiPalestrina; Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl14
ZRG 578
Serenade for Strings / Souvenir de FlorenceTchaikovsky, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner12" Vinyl8
ZRG 584[none]
Creation MassHaydn; April Cantelo, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, Forbes Robinson, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Choir of St. John’s College Cambridge, George GuestVinyl6
ZRG 598
Italian and English Church MusicChoir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl9
ZRG 621
The Heart Is a LotusMichael Garrick Sextet12" Vinyl8
ZDA 135
Oak, Ash & ThornPeter Bellamy12" Vinyl12
ZFB 11
Keep A-Runnin'-It's The Yetties!The Yetties12" Vinyl16
ZFB 16[none]
The Jason Lodge Poetry BookGothic Horizon12" Vinyl13
ZFB 26
O Quam GloriosumVictoria; Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl12
ZRG 620
PaukenmesseJ. Haydn; April Cantelo, Robert Tear, Helen Watts, Barry McDaniel, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl7
ZRG 634[none]
Luytens: Suddenly It's Evening / Bedford: Music For Albion MoonlightElisabeth Lutyens, David Bedford12" Vinyl2
ZRG 638[none]
The Four SeasonsAntonio Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Alan Loveday12" Vinyl4
ZRG 654[none]
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings / Grieg: Holberg SuiteDvořák, Grieg; Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner12" Vinyl10
ZRG 670[none]
January ManDave Goulder & Liz Dyer12" Vinyl14
ZFB 10[none]
Scotia!The Clutha12" Vinyl18
ZFB 18[none]
The SongwainersThe Songwainers12" Vinyl13
ZFB 31
O Sacrum Convivium. Modern French Church MusicChoir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl15
ZRG 662[none]
Visions de l'AmenOlivier Messiaen; John Ogdon, Brenda Lucas12" Vinyl7
ZRG 665[none]
Songs of Love and War: Music of the CrusadesEarly Music Consort of London, David MunrowVinyl19
ZRG 673[none]
The World of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Volume 2Ewan MacColl & Peggy SeegerVinyl14
SPA-A 216
Edge of TimeNorma Winstone12" Vinyl7
ZDA 148[none]
Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo / Holy MosesThe King’s Singers12" Vinyl16
ZDA 149
Tomorrow’s Another Day.....Gothic Horizon12" Vinyl12
ZDA 150[none]
Cold MountainMichael Garrick Trio12" Vinyl7
ZDA 153
Home Stretch BluesMichael Garrick BandVinyl8
ZDA 154
Solo FlightEwan MacColl12" Vinyl16
ZFB 12[none]
Dorset Is BeautifulThe Yetties12" Vinyl17
ZFB38[none]
Bonnie DobsonBonnie Dobson12" Vinyl12
ZFB-79
Merlin's Isle of GramaryePeter Bellamy12" Vinyl15
ZFB 81
Assumpta est Maria / Missa brevisPalestrina; Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl15
ZRG 690[none]
Music for the Royal Fireworks / Water Music (1971 recordings)Handel; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner12" Vinyl21
ZRG 697
Poèmes pour Mi / Chants de Terre et de CielOlivier Messiaen; Noelle Barker, Robert Sherlaw Johnson12" Vinyl15
ZRG 699[none]
Ceremonial MusicPurcell; The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, The English Chamber Orchestra, Symphoniae Sacrae, Charles Brett, James Bowman, Ian Partridge, Forbes Robinson, George GuestVinyl8
ZRG 724[none]
Gile's Farnaby's Dream BandGile's Farnaby's Dream BandThis artist credit has pending edits.12" Vinyl16
ZDA 158[none]
The Triumphs of Maximilian IEarly Music Consort of London & David Munrow2×Vinyl10 + 8
ZRG 728
L'estro armonicoVivaldi; Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner2×12" Vinyl6 + 6
ZRG 733-4[none]
Liszt: Missa Choralis / Bruckner: Five MotetsLiszt, Bruckner; The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl11
  • -1973
ZRG 760[none]
Up In ArmsThe Yetties12" Vinyl16
ZDA 100[none]
Hip Hooray for Neville Chamberlain!Ian Whitcomb12" Vinyl13
ZDA 162
TroppoMichael Garrick12" Vinyl6
ZDA 163
Mass in C major opus 86Beethoven; Felicity Palmer, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, Christopher Keyte, Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, George GuestVinyl6
ZRG 739[none]
Christmas at Saint John'sThe Choir of Saint John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest12" Vinyl16
ZRG 782[none]
The HobbitJ.R.R. Tolkien read by Nicol Williamson4×12" Vinyl2 + 2 + 2 + 2
The Yetties of YetminsterThe Yetties12" Vinyl15
ZDA 168[none]
Life in the Old Dog YetStanley Holloway12" Vinyl14
ZDA 170[none]
Requiem / Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'AlainDuruflé; Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, George GuestVinyl9
ZRG 787
Symphony of Psalms / Canticum SacrumIgor Stravinsky; The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, The Philip Jones Ensemble, Simon Preston12" Vinyl7
ZRG 799
Mass in E flatSchubert; Felicity Palmer, Helen Watts, Kenneth Bowen, Wynford Evans, Christopher Keyte, Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, George GuestVinyl11
ZRG 825[none]
Of Glad Tidings: A Celebration of Christmas Music Across the YearsVarious Artists3×12" Vinyl18 + 10 + 19
90-5732[none]
Verse Anthems for Choir, Soloists and StringsPurcell; The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George GuestVinyl5
ZRG 831[none]
Messe de Requiem op. 48 / Cantique de Jean Racine op. 11Fauré; Benjamin Luxon, Jonathon Bond, The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, George GuestVinyl8
ZRG 841[none]
Barber: Adagio for Strings / Ives: Symphony no. 3 / Copland: Quiet City / Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune no. 10 / Creston: A RumorBarber, Ives, Copland, Cowell, Creston; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner12" Vinyl7
ZRG 845