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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|Composition(s) / Composer(s)||Printemps qui commence ‘Samson et Dalila’|
|Additional Info on Album|
|Auto Coupling No/s|
|Alternative Auto Coup. No/s|
|Country of Issue|
|Additionally Issued on…|