When British Decca was split from American Decca in World War 2, British Decca formed a new North
American subsidiary called London in 1947. The headquarters of London Records was at 521-539 West
25th Street in New York City. The President of the company was Ted Lewis. The A&R Director was Joe
Delaney, and A&R was handled by Berle Adams, Remy Farkas, Eddie Kissack, Tawny Neilson and Jack
Pleis. The Musical director was Tutti Camarata. The output of the label was pop, classical, international,
country and western, rhythm and blues, jazz, Latin, sacred, gospel and folk. London established a
budget label called Richmond in the late 1950's and brought a spoken word label called Argo to the US
in the mid-1960's.
The material on London included music recorded by British Decca and music recorded in the United States by London itself. The name London was also used in the United Kingdom to issue recordings leased from American record companies for distribution in Europe.
The London and associated label discography was compiled using our record collections, Schwann Catalogs from 1949 to 1982, a Phono-Log from 1963, and various other sources including the Internet. Tracks are listed in the order they appear on the albums, when known. The double slash (//) is indication of the separation between sides. Titles listed without a double slash (//) are listed as printed in the Schwann catalog or Phono-Log, and the separation between side one and side two is unknown. Titles with an asterisk (*) in front of the number have the titles listed alphabetically since track order is unknown. For those albums where the track-by-track stereo content is indicated, (S) means true stereo, (E) means electronic (fake) stereo, and (M) means mono.
The discography covers the London label and it's subsidiaries or distributed labels: Argo (spoken word label not US jazz label), Buk, Chapter One, Coliseum, Deram, Group, Lejoint, Mam, Orphic Egg, Palomar, Parrot, Press, Richmond, Threshold, Tribe, and UK. We are including in this discography albums released in the United Kingdom on London as part of their American series. This discography does not include London series of strictly classical recordings, it does include classical recordings that are contained in series that include popular music.
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 London 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 2012 by Mike Callahan.