Kapp Album Discography, Part 11
ML/MS-7500 Kapp Medallion Series (1960-1962)
By David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, Mike Callahan, Randy Watts, Vince Miller and Tim Neely
Last update: March 15, 2013

The Kapp Medallion series was keeping with the practice of many labels to issue a "percussion series" with fold open covers and a more expensive look. Although many of the initial albums were indeed percussion/brass oriented, the series did not remain strictly for percussion. Later releases included vocals, even folk-type vocals.

The first Kapp Medallion label was black with silver print, with "MEDALLION" curving around the top edge of the label, flanked by two "blue ribbon"-type medallions. Curving around the bottom of the label was "A product of Kapp Records" and "Manufactured by Kapp Records, Inc., New York" on two lines in small caps. The stereo version (far left) had "STEREO" around the edge on either side, just below the medallions, while the mono versions had this area blank (near left). Promotional labels were white with black print (near left). This label was used for the first two dozen releases.
Starting with Kapp Medallion ML/MS-7525, the label changed to a black label with silver print, with a thin blue ring at the approximate place the ridge was in the pressing. Outside the ring at the top was "KAPP MEDALLION," with "Kapp" in red and "Medallion" in orange. Between the two words was a gold medallion with a Roman bust on it. In tiny letters at the bottom of the label was "Manufactured by Kapp Records, Inc., New York" in small caps. The stereo version (near left) had a large "STEREO" at the bottom, while the mono version (far left) had that area blank.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Kapp Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2013 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

Kapp ML/MS-7500 Kapp Medallion Series:

ML 7500/MS 7500 - The Sound of Top Brass - Peter London Orchestra [1960] Original cover at left; later cover at right. Holiday For Strings/I Can't Get Started/Poinciana/Mood Indigo/Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers/Cuánto Le Gusta/Cachita/Among My Souvenirs/Sabre Dance/Mambo 5/You Made Me Love You/The Toy Trumpet

ML 7501/MS 7501 - The Sound of Musical Pictures - Medallion Concert Band [1960] The Midnight Fire Alarm/Whistler and His Dog/Hunt in the Black Forest/In the Clock Store/Napoleon's Last Charge/Ben-Hur Chariot Race/In a Monastery Garden/Roaring Volcano/The Teddy Bear's Picnic/In a Persian Market

ML 7502/MS 7502 - The Sound of Strings - Michael Leighton & His Orchestra [1960] Cheek To Cheek/Imagination/As TIme Goes By/Just One More Chance/Sleepy Lagoon/I Had The Craziest Dream/Dancing On The Ceilling/Stars Fell On Alabama/I Only Have Eyes For You/Love Is Here To Stay/Little White Lies/Sentimental Journey

ML 7503/MS 7503 - The Sound of a Chorus - Compañeros De México [1960] Guadalajara/Cielito Lindo/Adios Muchachos/La Paloma/Mi Viejo Amor/Alma Llanera/El Relicario/Adios Mi Chaparrita/Cuatro Vidas/Adelita/Munequita Linda/Ti-Pi-Tin

ML 7504/MS 7504 - The Sound of Conversations in Music - John Parker Orchestra [1960] Makin' Whoopee/Together Wherever We Go/Go To Sleep/Baby, It's Cold Outside/Mine/Let's Call The Whole Thing Off/Anything You Can Do/Let's Put Out The Lights/Love Is The Reason/Paris Loves Lovers/Who Cares/You're In Love

ML 7505/MS 7505 - The Sound of Dynamic Woodwinds - Jack Elliott Orchestra [1960] The Trolly Song/.Play A Simple Melody/I Whistle A Happy Tune/The Song Is Ended/Rico Vacilon/..After You've Gone//Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart/The Love Nest/Fascinating Rhythm/Time On My Hands/Birth Of The Blues/Bim Bam Boom

ML 7506/MS 7506 - Mr. Interlocutor: The Sound of a Minstrel Show - Medallion Minstrel Men [1960] Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight, Are You From Dixie?, Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, When the Saints Go Marching In/Blue, Georgia Camp Meeting, Long Time Ago, The Bomia Song, Dixie/Clare de Kitchen, Old Dan Tucker, Aida Lee, Old Folks at Home/I Wish I Had a Girl/Tha Natchez and the Robert E. Lee/De Boatman's Dance, De Camptown Races/Carnival of Venice//The Tioga Waltz/La Donne E Mobile, The Man on the Flying Trapeze/Roll Dem Bones, Melinda May, In the Evening by the Moonlight/When the Bell in the Lighthouse Rings Ding Dong/By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Kentucky Baby, Oh Susannah, Rose of Alabama, Blue Tail fly, Some Folks/Ring de Banjo, Oh Dem Golden Slippers, Goodbye My Lady Love, After the Ball, Dixie

ML 7507/MS 7507 - The Sound of the Marching Band - Medallion Marching Band [1960] The National Emblem March/The Victors/Across The Field/Victory March/76 Trombones/Fight On/The Golden Bear/The Cardinal Is Waving/Colonel Bogey/Roar Lion Roar/Fight On Pennsylvania!/Down The Field/Caissons Go Rollin' Along/The U.S. Air Force/Anchors Aweigh/King Cotton/On Wisconsin/Illinois Loyalty/Go U Northwestern/The Thunderer/Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech/Oklahoma Hail/Hark The Sound Of Tarheel Voices/Washington Post March

ML 7508/MS 7508 - The Sound of Top Brass Volume 2 - Peter London Orchestra [1960] Original cover at left; later covers at right. Beyond the Blue Horizon/The Continental/Tenderly/Bugler's Holiday/No Other Love/Night Train//Tico- Tico/The More I See You/Ce Soir La/Strike Up the Band/Getting Sentimental Over You/Granada

ML 7509/PMS 7509 - The Sound of Strings Volume 2 - Frank Hunter Orchestra [1960] Dancing in the Dark/Avalon/Fools Rush In/Moonlight Cocktail/Bali Ha'i/The Man That Got Away//L'Arleguin de Toledo/Something to Remember You By/Love in Bloom/But Beautiful/Jeepers Creepers/Belle of the Ball

ML 7510/MS 7510 - The Sound of 8 Hands on 4 Pianos - Bernie Leighton, Moe Wechsler, Buddy Weed, Warner Schilkret [1960] I Could Have Danced All Night/Carousel Waltz/Ritual Fire Dance/Sophisticated Lady/Ebb Tide/Holiday for Strings//Slaughter on 10th Avenue/All the Things You Are/The Wrong Note Rag/Intermezzo/The Waltz in Swing Time/Sabre Dance

ML 7511/MS 7511 - Surprise Party Latin Style, The Sound of Latin Brass - Tarragano Orchestra [1960] El Cumbanchero/In a Little Spanish Town Cha Cha/Tabu/Rockambo Baby/Besame Mucho/Anna//Carioca/Fascination/Orchids in the Moonlight/Mama Inez/Baia/Mambo Jambo

ML 7512/MS 7512 - The Sound of Christmas, Deck the Halls - Medallion Orchestra and Chorus, John Paul Krance [1960] Joy to the World/Deck the Halls/Carol of the Bells/The Little Drummer Boy/The Christmas Song/Hark the Herald Angel's Sing/Away In a Manger/It Came Upon the Midnight Clear/White Christmas/Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem/The First Noel/Oh, Tannenbaum/Angels We Have Heard on High/Silent Night/Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland/We Three Kings of Orient Are/What Child is This?/The Coventry Carol/Adeste Fideles

ML 7513/MS 7513 - The Sound of Hollywood - Medallion Strings [1960] Theme fromThe Sundowners/Never on Sunday/Theme from Spellbound/Theme from a Summer Place/Theme from Black Orpheus (Carnaval)/Midnight Lace//The Green Leaves of Summer/Theme from Sons and Lovers/Suzie Wong/Theme from the Unforgiven/Theme from Picnic-Moonglow/Theme from Apartment

ML 7514/MS 7514 - My Fair Lady On Fire - Percussion Unlimited [1961] On The Street Where You Live/Wouldn't It Be Loverly/I Could Have Danced All Night/Show Me/Ascot Gavotte/With A Little Bit Of Luck//You Did It/Just You Wait/Get Me To The Church On Time/Without You/The Rain In Spain/I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face

ML 7515/MS 7515 - New Shows in Town, 1961 - Percussion Unlimited [1961] Camelot: Camelot, If Ever I Would Leave You/Tenderloin: Artificial Flowers, Little Old New York/Wildcat: Hey, Look Me Over, Tall Hope/The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Dolce Far Niente/Do Re Mi: Make Someone Happy/The Conquering Hero: Rough Times, Hail, the Conquering Hero/Irma La Douce: Irma La Douce, Our Language of Love

ML 7516/MS 7516 - The Sound of Hawaii Percussive Pineapples - Lani Royal with the Diamond Head Band [1961] Harbor Lights/Hawaiian War Chant/Hawaiian Wedding Song/Drifting and Dreaming/My Little Grass Shack in Kealakakua Hawaii/Beyond the Reef//The Hukilau Song/Sweet Leilani/Beyond the Sea/The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai/Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon

ML 7517/MS 7517 - The Sound of Midnight, the Naked City - Paul Phillips & His Band [1961] Tenderly/Harlem Nocturne/Stardust/I Only Have Eyes for You/Theme from The Naked City/Fever//Theme from Route 66/In the Still of the Night/I Cover the Waterfront/All Through the Night/Small Hotel/Dancing in the Dark

ML 7518/MS 7518 - The Sound of the Asphalt Jungle - Joe Harnell & His Orchestra [1961] Blue in the Night/That Old Black Magic/You and the Night and the Music/Love for Sale/Night and Day/Asphalt Jungle/Midnight Madness/Take the "A" Train/Lullaby of Broadway/Easy to Love/Solitude/In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning

ML 7519/MS 7519 - The Sound of the Blue Danube: Wine, Women and Waltzes - Eric Vaughn [1961] Vienna Life/Gold and Silver/Artists' Life.Skater's Waltz/Emperor Waltz/You and You/Two Hearts in Time/Wine, Women and Song/Blue Danube Waltz/Tales of the Vienna Woods/Merry Widow Waltz/Love's Own Sweet Song

ML 7520/PMS 7520 - The Battle of the Dixieland Bands - Various Artists [1961] Muskrat Ramble/Limehouse Blues/High Society/St. Louis Blues/At The Jazz Band Ball/Sweet Georgia Brown/Beale Street Blues/Tin Roof Blues/St. James Infirmary/When The Saints Go Marching In

ML 7521/PMS 7521 - Pilsner, Pretzels, Polkas - Vardi & The Medallion Strings and Percussion [1961] Tinker Polka/Maxim's/Playroom Polka/Beer Barrel Polka/Barbara Polka/Hop Scotch Polka/Pizzicato Polka/Helena Polka/Little Brown Jug/Clarinet Polka/Offenbach Polka/Jolly Coppersmith/Tritsch-Tratsch Polka/Pennsylvania Polka/Buffalo Gal/Music! Music! Music!/Papa, Won't You Dance With Me?

ML 7522/MS 7522 - The Sound of Hollywood Volume 2 - Emanuel Vardi & The Medallion Strings [1961]

ML 7523/MS 7523 - Double Exposure: The Sound of Two Big Bands - Les Brown & His Band of Renown/Vic Schoen & His All Star Band [1961] Reissue of Kapp KDL 5003 and KDS 7001. Ballet In Brass/Four Score And Seven/109 Station Road/The Sorcerer And The Latin/Oh, Those Martian Blues/Pipe Dreams/The Fire And The Flame/The Strange And Stirring Romance Of The Inebriated Owl And The Insubordinate Teacup/Symphonie Pour L'orchestre Americain

ML 7524 -

At this point, label changes from black and silver label to black label with gold medallion.

ML 7525/PMS 7525 - New York, New York: It's a Wonderful Town - Dave Terry Orchestra [1961] Lullaby Of Broadway/Italian Street Scene/Greenwich Village/St. Patrick's Day, Bugle & Drum, Irish Washerwoman/Jewish Wedding/Chinatown My Chinatown/Coney Island/Old Vienna/Spanish Harlem/Yorkville/Ride Through Central Park/Take The "A" Train

ML 7526/MS 7526 - The Thundering Pipe Organ - Richard Ellsasser [1961] Pomp and Circumstance March #1/March of the Siamese Children/Great Gate at Kiev//Bacchanale/The Fantom Regiment/Dance of the Comedians

ML 7527/MS 7527 - Maggie's Theme - Emanuel Vardi & The Medallion Strings [1961] Maggie's Theme/The Bilbao Song/Fabiola/Theme from Goodbye Again/Sundown/Lovely Day//Main Theme from Exodus/Theme from The Return of Peyton Place (The Wonderful Season of Love)/Summer Love/La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life)/Gloria's Theme from Butterfield 8/Full Moon and Empty Arms

ML 7528/MS 7528 - The Great Songs of Old Russia - Cappella Russian Male Chorus [1961] The Volga Boatmen/From a Far, Far Country/Stenka Razin/At the Blacksmith's/Homeland/By the River, By the Bridge//Polyanka/An Autumn Night/The Legend of the Twelve Robbers/A Gypsy Song/Overcast Saturday/Seven Sons-In-Law

ML 7529/PMS 7529 - The Greatest Sax in the World - Mr. Phil B. (Phil Bodner) [1961] I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good/Ol' Man River/Misty/S'Posin'/Georgia On My Mind/Lover Come Back To Me/Liebestraum/In Other Words/Sweet Low, Sweet Chariot/Makin' Whoopee/Them There Eyes/Farewell Blues

ML 7530/MS 7530 - Great Movie Hits of the Thirties - Emanuel Vardi & The Medallion Strings [1961] Thanks for the Memory/Beyond the Blue Horizon/Over the Rainbow/Pennies from Heaven/Carioca/September in the Rain/Paradise/Lover/Two Sleepy People/Cocktails for Two/Twilight on the Trail/Wishing

ML 7531/MS 7531 - Great Movie Hits of the Forties - Jack Elliot Orchestra [1962] Springtime in the Rockies/Blues in the Night/The Dolly Sisters/Dixie/Sweater Girl/Orchestra Wives/Three Little Girls in Blue/Hello, Frisco, Hello/Romance on the High Seas/Diamond Horseshow/Golden Earrings

ML 7532/MS 7532 - Dixie Minstrels Greatest Hits - Medallion Banjo and Minstrell Band, John Krane [1961] There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight/Are You From Dixie?/Waiting for the Robert E. Lee/When the Saints Go Marching In/Overture-Longtail Blue/Georgia Camp Meeting/Long Time Ago/Bonja Song/Dixie/Chorus Medley: Clare de Kitchen, Old Dan Tucker, Aura Lee, Old Folks at Home/Tenor Solo-I Wish I Had a Girl/Orchestra Medley: Natchez and the Robert E. Lee, Boatman's Dance, Camptown Races/Olio-Carnival of Venice/Orchestra Medley: Tioga Waltz, Donna E Mobile, Man on the Flying Trapeze/Chorus Medley: Roll dem Bones, Melinda May, In the Evening by the Moonlight/Bass Solo: When the Bell in the Lighthouse Rings Ding, Dong/Dance Numbers: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Kentucky Babe/Chorus Medley: Oh! Susanna, Rose of Alabama, Blue Tail Fly, Some Folks/Orchestra Finale: Ring de Banjo, Oh! Dem Golden Slippers, Goodbye My Lady Love, After the Ball, Dixie

ML 7533/MS 7533 - Moon River - Pete King Orchestra [1961] Moon River/Ebb Tide/The Wayward Wind/Sleepy Lagoon/The Day the Snow is aMeltin'/The Day the Rains Came/Willow Weep for Me/Beyond the Sea/You've Come Home/Lullaby of the Leaves/Far away/High on a Windy Hill

ML 7534/MS 7534 - Song of the Nairobi Trio - Fortune Tellers [1962] Song Of The Nairobi Trio/Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life/The 3rd Man Theme/Pagliacci Cha Cha Cha/Deep In The Heart Of Texas/Jungle Twist/From The Land Of The Sky Blue Water/Nairobi Moonlight/Spaghetti Twist/Rosebud/Camel Train/Carioca/Bing Bang Boomerang/Home On The Range Twist

ML 7535/MS 7535 - A Pocketful of Hits - Pete King Orchestra and Chorus [1962] A Little Bitty Tear/The Surrey With The Fringe On Top/The One Two Three Waltz/Smile/Theme From "Judgement At Nuremberg"/The Trolley Song/Shadrack/Bye Bye Blues/Getting To Know You/For The First Time (I've Fallen In Love)/It Might As Well Be Spring/Just In Time

ML 7536/MS 7536 - The Lincolns - Lincolns [1962] The Minstrel Boy/Pallo Pallo (The Sheik of Montego Bay)/Ride the High Country/The Fox/Kevin Berry/Manitou//Little Zulu Boy (Hamba Lala)/Kari Waits for Me/Hot Crawfish/Blue Mountain/Summer's Come and Gone/and Poor Boy

Kapp Medallion Samplers:

MSS 1 - Medallion Musical Masterpieces - Various Artists [1960] From the Sound of Top Brass: Cachita - Peter London Orchestra/Holiday For Strings - Peter London Orchestra/Among My Souvenirs - Peter London Orchestra/From The Sound of Musical Pictures: The Midnight Fire Alarm - Medallion Concert Band/A Hunt In The Black Forest - Medallion Concert Band/The Whistler And His Dog - Medallion Concert Band/The Sound of Strings: Sentimental Journey - Michael Leighton & His Orchestra/Imagination - Michael Leighton & His Orchestra/I Had The Craziest Dream - Michael Leighton & His Orchestra/From The Sound of a Chorus: Guadalajara - Compañeros De México/Adios Mi Chaparrita - Compañeros De México/Alma Llanera - Compañeros De México

MS 1 - The New Sound of Music-Percussive Stereo on Medallion - Various Artists [1961] Issued in stereo only. Sentimental Journey - Michael Leighton & His Orchestra/Play a Simple Melody - Jack Elliott Orchestra/Strike Up the Band - Peter London Orchestra/The Apartment - Medallion Strings/Anything You Can Do - John Parker Orchestra/On the Street Where You Live - Percussion Unlimited//Caissons Go Rollin' Along, U.S. Air Force, Anchors Aweigh - Medallion Marching Band/Dancing in the Dark - Frank Hunter Orchestra/Harbor Lights - Lani Royal with the Diamond Head Band/Tenderly - Paul Phillips & His Band/I Could Have Danced All Night - Bernie Leighton, Moe Wechsler, Buddy Weed & Warner Schilkret/El Cumbarachero - Tarragano Orchestra

MSS 4 - A Medallion Demonstration of Percussive Stereo: For Sound Bugs and Lovers of Great Entertainment - Various Artists [1961] On the Street Where You Live - Percussion Unlimited/You Did It - Percussion Unlimited/Harbor Lights - Lani Royal with the Diamond Head Band/Hawaiian War Chant - Lani Royal with the Diamond Head Band/Harlem Nocturne - Paul Phillips and his Band/Tenderly - Paul Phillips and his Band/Camelot - Percussion Unlimited/Hey! Look Me Over - Percussion Unlimited

Back to the The Kapp Records Story

Back to the Kapp Discography, Part 10 Deejay LPs, Demonstration LPs and Gift Sets

Back to the Discography Listings Page

Back to the Both Sides Now Home Page