We’re aiming to develop a searchable database of 78rpm record labels and we need your help.
Can you add a 78rpm label to our database – along with some information about?

This page displays all 78rpm labels in our database so far.
Clicking on a label name will display its metadata.

Total Entries (of 78rpm labels) [Including draft entries]: 9

Add a label to the database

Go Back to ‘Label Database – Main’

Label Scan: default_catalog_record_label

Entry completed by Nathan Davis on November 17, 2018 at 1:55 am and last updated January 14, 2019 at 11:15 pm | Entry ID: 19

Categories MetaData
Name of Label Parlophone
Subsidiary label of..?
Manufacturing Company The Parlophone Company Ltd
Key Company Personnel Carl Lindström

Start of 78rpm Label Production 1923
End of 78rpm Label Production
Countries of Release Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom,
Website URL
Label History The label derived from Germany, one of the Carl Lindstrom …more group of companies, after World War 1, but established its name as a major recording company in England in 1923. In 1925, UK Columbia acquired control of Carl Lindstrom’s record companies and thus had control of the Parlophone trademark and label. Columbia, along with its Parlophone label, was one of the companies merged to form the conglomerate Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI) in April 1931.
Label: The trademark was a distinctive £ sign enclosed within a circle. This symbol was in fact a German script ‘L’ for Lindstrom. Behind the £ symbol was a ‘morning glory’ acoustic horn as used on early 78rpm disc players. The horn was phased out in early 1936, leaving just the £ sign.
Pre/Suffixes F-, ROX- L-, J- E-, A- R-
Known Label Genres Popular dance music, Big band, Swing, Country, Blues, Jazz, Opera, Lieder/Art song, Instrumental, Classical
Known Number Series 0001- /
10000- /
Additional Info about label

British Parlophone released a huge number of excellent jazz and blues recordings, all from the Okay label. There was also a USA Parlophone label, which derived from the Okeh company, but it lasted from 1929 to 1931, with about 200 issues.

Data Quality / Accuracy

Go Back to ‘Label Database – Main’

Add a label to the database

1 Comment

Leave a Reply