Kapp Records was an independent record label started in 1953 by David Kapp in New York
City. David Kapp was the brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in
1934). David Kapp founded his own label after stints with Decca Records and RCA Victor
Records. Kapp licensed its records to London Records (British Decca) for release in the
UK. The sales manager for Kapp was Randall Wood, A & R was by David Hill and Dick Wolfe.
The label recorded pop, classical, jazz, country and western, children's and folk music.
In December, 1967, David Kapp sold his label to MCA Inc. and the label was placed under UNI Records management but stayed independent for most purposes. Kapp was consolidated with MCA's other record labels in February, 1973, when MCA Records discontinued Kapp, Uni, Decca, and Vocalion, and made Coral a budget imprint..
This discography does not cover the Kapp 6000 or 9000 series of classical records.
Kapp records purchased the Trend label in 1956, the Trend discography is included, but Kapp never issued any albums after the purchase.
Kapp records purchased the Congress label in 1963.
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.