This page displays the complete HMV, DB series, containing all HMV Red Seal, ‘DB’ 78rpms; beginning at DB-100 up to and including DB-21627, (which was the last issue in the British/International series) and the last 78rpm published in the DB series in our database so far.

Total Entries (of ‘DB’ recordings) [Including draft entries]: 8912

This index also includes numbers for Denmark, Russia, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and all other countries of issue as well as all known auto-coupling numbers. The index also features a very large sequence of matrix numbers (and published take numbers as well as serial numbers (from 1924 to 1934 approx.). (If you can help with missing matrix numbers – please create an account and update our editable database here.)

The DB series was initiated by H.M.V. in 1924 and continued production until the mid 1950’s, which with the introduction of the Long Play (Lp) record, ended production of the ‘DB’ 78rpm series.

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Rec. No/s
Rec. Date
DB 4-6 WEBER 6th Side: Air russe & Rondo from Violin Sonata No.3 in D Major (Weber)
DB 7-8 PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA (Stokowski) Symphony No.8 in B Minor ‘Unfinished’ (Schubert)
DB 10-13 BLOCH/CHRISTIANSEN Sonata No. 9 in A Major Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ (Beethoven)
DB 14-16 BLOCH/CHRISTIANSEN Sonata No.5 in F Major Op.24 ‘Spring’ (Beethoven)
DB 17-20 DANISH RADIO ORCHESTRA (Jensen) Symphony No.2 ‘The Four Temperaments’ Op.16 (Nielsen)
DB 100 CHALIAPIN Farewell of Boris – Boris Godounov A26101 1922
DB 100 CHALIAPIN Death of Boris – Boris Godounov Cc3197 1924
DB 101 CHALIAPIN When the King went to war (Koenemann) Cc557 1921
DB 101 CHALIAPIN Trepak (Moussorgsky) Cc560 1921
DB 102 CHALIAPIN The two Grenadiers (Schumann) Cc556 1921
DB 102 CHALIAPIN Midnight review (Glinka) Cc558 1921
DB 104 CHALIAPIN O could I but express in song (Maleshkin) Cc541 1921
DB 104 CHALIAPIN They won’t let Masha walk by the brook 2454½c 1911
DB 105 CHALIAPIN The prophet (Rimsky – Korsakov) Cc550-1 1921
DB 105 CHALIAPIN Song of the Volga boatmen (Koenemann) Cc1891-4
DB 106 CHALIAPIN Ite sul colle ‘Norma’ 613m 1912
DB 106 CHALIAPIN Donne che riposate ‘Roberto il Diavolo’ 2692c 1912
DB 107 CHALIAPIN In questa tomba oscura (Beethoven) Cc551 1921
DB 107 CHALIAPIN La calunnia ‘Barbiere di Siviglia’ A26102 1922
DB 108 CHALIAPIN Arise, red sun 2020c 1910
DB 108 CHALIAPIN Now let us depart (Strokin) 2496c 1911
DB 109 GIGLI M’appari tutt’amor ‘Marta’ A27995 1923
DB 109 GIGLI O paradiso ‘Africana’ A27531 1923
DB 110 HEIFETZ (Violin) Slavonic Dance No.2 (Dvorak-Kreisler)
DB 110 HEIFETZ (Violin) Slavonic Dance No.3 (Dvorak-Kreisler)
DB 111 CARUSO Vesti la giubba ‘Pagliacci’ A4317 1907
DB 111 CARUSO No, Pagliaccio, non son ‘Pagliacci’ A9742 1910
DB 112 CARUSO Ah si, ben mio ‘Trovatore’ A6034 1908
DB 112 CARUSO O tu che in seno ‘Forza del Destino’ A8345 1909
DB 113 CARUSO Cielo e mar ‘Gioconda’ A2343 1905
DB 113 CARUSO Che gelida manina ‘Boheme’ A3101 1906
DB 114 Record number not used in the DB Series – No record issued
DB 115 CARUSO Bianca al par ‘Huguenots’ A8351 1909
DB 115 CARUSO Uocchi celesti (de Crescenzo) A19483 1917
DB 116 CARUSO Adorables tourmentes (Barthelemy) A5009 1908
DB 116 CARUSO Chanson de juin (Godard) A18658 1916
DB 117 CARUSO O paradiso ‘Africana’ A4160 1907
DB 117 CARUSO Il fior che avevi ‘Carmen’ A8349 1909
DB 118 CARUSO Addio alla madre ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ A14202 1913
DB 118 CARUSO Ah la paterna mano ‘Macbeth’ A17197 1916
DB 119 CARUSO Mamma mia (Nutile) A8344 1909
DB 119 CARUSO Perche (Pennino) A15568 1915
DB 120 CARUSO Agnus Dei (Bizet) in Letin A12942 1913
DB 120 CARUSO Domine Deus ‘Messe solennelle’ (Rossini) A24473 1920
DB 121 CARUSO Eternamente (Masheroni) A11271 1911
DB 121 CARUSO Manella mia (Valente) A14358 1914
DB 122 CARUSO Testa adorata ‘Boheme’ (Leoncavallo) A11272 1911
DB 122 CARUSO Io non ho che una povera stanzetta ‘Boheme’ (Leoncavallo) A11276 1911
DB 123 CARUSO O Souverain, O Juge ‘Le Cid’ A17122 1916
DB 123 CARUSO Rachel quand du Seigneur ‘La Juive’ A24461 1920

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