DeLuxe Album Discography
by David Edwards, Mike Callahan and Patrice Eyries
Last update: August 24, 2012





The DeLuxe label was founded by brothers David and Jules Braun in Linden, NJ, in 1944. Syd Nathan bought into the company in the late 1940s and finally bought out the Braun brothers in 1951. From that time, DeLuxe operated as a King subsidiary.

DeLuxe's biggest hit was "Hearts of Stone" by the Charms in 1954. In the 1970-72 period, DeLuxe had the Manhattans under contract, the same group who would have the platinum hit "Kiss and Say Goodbye" a few years after they left DeLuxe for Columbia.

DeLuxe did not release a lot of albums. There were no stereo albums or stereo singles known before the label was revitalized by Starday-King in 1970.


The DeLuxe label for the 10-inch albums (far left) was green with two thin concentric rings intersecting the label name at the top. The (mono) label used in the 500 series (near left) was black with silver print.
The label for the 1970-72 reincarnation of the DeLuxe label was similar to the 500 series label, with the logo a bit larger. The label was black or dark grey with silver print.



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 DeLuxe Records, which is currently owned by Gusto. Should you want to contact Gusto, or 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 1998, 1999, 2012 by Mike Callahan.




DeLUXE ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents



DeLuxe Albums in the King 295-1 (10-inch LP) Series:

DeLuxe 265-6 - Rhumba Party - Ruth Wallis [1953] Issued with a Deluxe label, may have been reissued with a King label. Down In The Indies/Pull Down The Shade Marie/Senorita What's Her Name/It's a Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba/The Fishing Song/Jose Is Living The Life of Reilly

DeLuxe 265-9 - House Party - Ruth Wallis [1953] Issued with a Deluxe label, may have been reissued with a King label. Johnny Had A Yo-Yo/Too Many Men In My Life/Your Daddy Was A Soldier/The Dinghy Song/An Oil Man From Texas/Tonight You Sleep In The Bathtub

DeLuxe 265-12 - The Great Mr. B - Billy Eckstine and His All-Star Band [1953] Issued with a Deluxe label, may have been reissued with a King label. Blowing The Blues Away/If That's The Way You Feel/I Want To Talk About You//I Got A Date With Rhythm/Good Jelly Blues/Opus X

DeLuxe 199-14 - The Inimitable Betty Reilly - Betty Reilly [1953] Issued with a Deluxe label, may have been reissued with a King label. Ich Vill A Chusin/De Greene Kousenee/Ich Vill Zich Sphielen//Estoy Acabando/Tierra Va Tembia/Sebastian

DeLuxe 295-84 - Benny Carter - Benny Carter [1954] Issued with a Deluxe label, may have been reissued with a King label. Twelve O'clock Jump/Diga Diga Doo/Looking For A Boy/Who's Sorry Now//Re-Bop Boogie/Rose Room/Your Conscience Tells You So/Mexican Hat Dance

DeLuxe 295-101 - Dixieland - Preacher Rollo [1955] Issued with a Deluxe label, may have been reissued with a King label. Indiana/JaDa/Carolina In the Mornin'/Sugar/If I Had You/Big Butter And Egg Man



DeLuxe Albums in the King 395-500 (12-inch LP) Series:

DeLuxe 395-522 - Borrah Minevitch and the Harmonica Rascals - Borrah Minevitch [1956] Borrah and the Harmonica Rascals had been very popular in the 1940s; by this time Borrah was in his mid-50s. Original issue was on the DeLuxe label with a DeLuxe cover, a drawing of three harmonicas and blue and red graphics on a white cover. September Song/What Is This Thing Called Love/Tea For Two/Lullaby/Donkey Serenade/Le Grisbi//In A Little Spanish Town/I'll See You In My Dreams/Jazz Pizzicato Boogie/Indian Summer/Prelude In C Sharp Minor/Tuxedo Junction

DeLuxe 522 - Borrah Minevitch and the Harmonica Rascals - Borrah Minevitch [1958] Reissue of DeLuxe 395-522 as DeLuxe 522 with a new cover with a photo of five harmonicas on the cover. Cover and label are DeLuxe. The album may also have been later released on the King label. September Song/What Is This Thing Called Love/Tea For Two/Lullaby/Donkey Serenade/Le Grisbi//In A Little Spanish Town/I'll See You In My Dreams/Jazz Pizzicato Boogie/Indian Summer/Prelude In C Sharp Minor/Tuxedo Junction

DeLuxe 534 - Yiddish Songs - Jennie Goldstein & Betty Reilly [1957] Label gives the title as "Yiddisha Songs." Later released on King label with a new cover and title. Gin - Jennie Goldstein/Three Hotel Keepers - Jennie Goldstein/Ich Hob Zich Gelozt - Jennie Goldstein/Platinum Fox - Jennie Goldstein/The Baby Sitter - Jennie Goldstein/Here Is The Bride - Jennie Goldstein//Ich Vill A Chusin - Betty Reilly/Die Greene Kouseene - Betty Reilly/Ich Vill Zich Shipielen - Betty Reilly/Mahzel - Betty Reilly/Palestina Unzer Heim, Parts 1 & 2 - Betty Reilly

DeLuxe 570 - Otis Williams and the Charms Sing Their All-Time Hits - Otis Williams & Charms [1958] Original issue had a red DeLuxe cover with DeLuxe label record. "Sing their all time hits" is in a brownish airbrushed area at the bottom of the photo. Photo is in color. Hearts Of Stone/Bazoom (I Need Your Loving)/Ivory Tower/Ko-Ko-Mo/Friends Call Me A Fool/Gum Drop//Ling Ting Tong/Walking After Midnight/Creation Of Love/.That's Your Mistake/Pardon Me/Two Hearts


DeLuxe DLP-12000 Series (Distributed by Starday-King):

DLP-12000 - With These Hands - Manhattans [1970] Can't Take My Eyes Off You (S)/Loneliness (S)/By The Time I Get To Phoenix (S)/Straight From My Heart (S)/It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back(S)//If My Heart Could Speak (S)/With These Hands (S)/Georgia On My Mind (S)/Give Him Up (S)/People Get Ready (S)

DLP-12001 - Soul Fever - Marie "Queenie" Lyons [10/70] See And Don't See/Daddy's House/You Used Me/Your Thing Ain't Good Without My Thing/Snake In The Grass/Your Key Don't Fit It Anymore//Fever/I Don't Want Nobody To Have It But You/We'll Cry Together/I'll Drown In My Tears/I Want My Freedom/Try Me

DLP-12002 - Lovin' Blues - Earl Gaines [10/70] My Woman/The Things I Used To Do/Three Wishes For A Fool/Fruit From Another Man's Tree/From Warm To Cool To Cold/24 Hours A Day//My Pillow Stays Wet/The Door Is Still Open/The Meaning Of A Sad Song/Don't Deceive Me/Everyday I Have The Blues

DLP-12003 - Have I Sinned - Donnie Elbert [1972] Have I Sinned/Hear My Plea/My Confession of Love/I Want to Be Loved/Someone Make You For Me/When You're Near Me//What Can I Do/Believe It or Not/Tell Me So/Just a Little Bit of Lovin'/I Want To Be Near You/Come on Sugar

DLP-12004 - A Million To One - Manhattans [11/72] A Million To One/It's The Only Way/Back Up/You On My Mind/Fever/Do You Ever//Strange Old World/One Life To Live/Blackbird/Cry If You Wanna Cry/Teenage Liberation/I Can't Stand For You To Leave Me



Bootleg LP:

DeLuxe 570 - Otis Williams and the Charms Sing Their All-Time Hits - Otis Williams & Charms [197?] This is a 1970s-vintage bootleg. It has "Sing their all time hits" in a red band at the bottom of the album cover (the legitimate album has that phrase in a brownish airbrushed area). Photo is black and white (as opposed to the color photo in the actual album). Hearts Of Stone/Bazoom (I Need Your Loving)/Ivory Tower/Ko-Ko-Mo/Friends Call Me A Fool/Gum Drop//Ling Ting Tong/Walking After Midnight/Creation Of Love/.That's Your Mistake/Pardon Me/Two Hearts





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