Carl Lindsrom A.G., Germany.
The label derived
from Germany, one of the Carl Lindsreomm group of companies, after World
War 1, but established it name as a major recording company in England.
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. Behind the British pound currency sign was a ‘morning glory' accoustic horn as used on early 78rpm disc players. The horn was phased out in early 1936, leaving just the £ sign.
Artists: British Parlophone released a huge number of excellent jazz and blues recordings, all from the Okay label. But again, there was extensive use of psuedonyms (but not overwhelmingly so, with most jazz artists featured under their own names). Errors, or perhaps ‘managerial discretions' were also found - Clarence William's Washboard Four was issued as Louis Armstrong and his Original Washboard Beaters! This was, apprently, because Clarence Williams, on this issue at least, sang in a gutteral-style like Satchmo, which one critic suggested sounded like someone singing in a dentists chair with a mouth full of wadding. Even an Ellington original, Black and Tan Fantasy, was released under Louis Armstrong's name. And Miff Mole came out as Sam Lanin's Famous Players and Singers - not just pseudonym but an outright lie as band-leader Sam Lanin did exist.
There was also a USA Parlophone label, which derived from the Okeh company, but it lasted only from 1929 to 1931, with about 200 issues. Once again, as is so prevelent with mahy labels, pseudonyms were used extensively, and rather ridiculously - Louis Armstrong morphed into Ted Shawne, Miff Mole was Gilbert Marsch, and the Casa Loma Orchestra was Hal Laska and his Orchestra. I do not have an example of this label. The USA label had the same trademark of a gold circle with a player horn and £ sign enclosed. The records were produced by the Okeh Phonograph Company, but I have no knowledge of the relatiionship with British Parlophone.
Records in collection (British):
L12-045 PARLOPHONE. British Made E10095
O032 sc4 PARLOPHONE
The Parlophone Co. Ltd., Made in England.
O120 c4 PARLOPHONE
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. Made in England.
|L083 c3 PARLOPHONE
Record made by Parlophone Co.Ltd., London.
E3032 (4509A). ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR . Ferera & Franchini. Hawaiin Guitar Duet.
E3032 (4509B). PUA CARNATION Ibid.
sc4 PARLOPHONE. The Parlophone Co. Ltd, London
O033 sc3+ PARLOPHONE
The Parlophone Co.Ltd., Made in Great Britain.
L055 sc3 PARLOPHONE
Made in Australia.
L153 c3 PARLOPHONE
J0107 sc4 PARLOPHONE.
J0033 sc3 PARLOPHONE.
Made in Australia for Parlophone Co.Ltd. Hot Jazz Classic No. 10
|V225 c4 PARLOPHONE
Made in Australia
AR142 (Be9321) GOODBYE (Stolz, Reisch)
From Eric Charell's ‘White Horse Inn'.
Richard Tauber, Tenor With Orchestra Conductor: Dr. Weissmann. Sung in German.
AR142 (Be9320) THE SONG IS DONE (Stolz, Reisch, Robinson). From ‘The Song is Ended'.. Ibid.
sc4 PARLOPHONE Made in Australia
A2801 (A412-1) E PARIRA (arr. L.Rowe)
Ana Hato & Deane Waretini, with violon and piano accompaniment. Recorded in Australia.
A2801 (A413-1) POKAREKARE (Alfred Hill) Ibid.
V228 c4 PARLOPHONE
See Odeon label.