The Decca Labels [6 volumes]: A Discography

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This six-volume discography lists full available details (dates, titles, personnel) on all recording sessions made between 1934 and 1973 by the Decca label, as well as its subsidiary labels, Brunswick, Coral, and Vocalion. Material from other sources (Brunswick recordings of the 1920s and the Signature label, for example) reissued by Decca are covered. Included in the discography are details on most of the big bands of the pre-war era (Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Jimmy Lunceford, Chick Webb) as well as such jazz stars as Louis Armstrong and Art Tatum and such singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. In addition, Guy Lombardo's dance band, great pop stars like Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, and legendary vocal groups like the Andrews Sisters and the Mills Brothers are covered. Country hit makers such as Jimmy Davis and the Sons of the Pioneers are detailed as well.

Each volume contains an index of artists, with the last volume providing numerical listings of issued recordings, including sections on 78/45 rpm singles, 45 rpm extended plays, 33 rpm albums, and compact discs. This Decca set is essential to all collectors and music libraries concentrating on the era, the key artists, and groups of the period.

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Meet the Author

MICHEL RUPPLI is a renowned discographer whose earlier projects include Atlantic Records, The Prestige Label, The Savoy Label, Verve Labels, Mercury Labels, and The Blue Note Label (all issued by Greenwood Press).

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Table of Contents






Volume 1 - The California Sessions

The Los Angeles Sessions

The San Francisco Sessions

Appendix 1: Al Jolson Broadcasts

Appendix 2: Bing Crosby Broadcasts

Appendix 3: Additional California Recordings

Appendix 4: World Transcriptions

Index of Artists

Volume 2 - The Eastern and Southern Sessions (1934-1942)

Part 1: The Chicago Sessions

Part 2: The New York Sessions (1934-1942)

Part 3: The Southern Sessions (1934-1941)

Part 4: The Caribbean Sessions (1935-1940)

Part 5: Reissues from Other Labels

Additional Sessions Issued by Decca

Index of Artists

Volume 3 - The Eastern Sessions (1943-1956)

Part 1: The Decca/Coral Sessions

Part 2: Signature Label

Part 3: World Transcriptions

Part 4: Other Transcriptions

Index of Artists

Volume 4 - The Eastern Sessions (1956-1973)

The New York Popular Sessions (1956-1973)

Additional Plays

Additional Poems and Readings

Additional Recordings from Film Soundtracks

Additional Recordings Issued by Decca

Index of Artists

Volume 5 - Country Recordings, Classical Recordings and Reissues

Part 1: Country Sessions (1946-1973)

Part 2: Classical Recordings

Part 3: Reissues from Foreign Recordings

Composer Index

Index of Artists

Volume 6 - Numerical Listings and General Artist Index

Part 1: Single Numerical Listings

Part 2: Album Numerical Listings

Part 3: Composer Index

Part 4: General Artist Index

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