Rondo Album Discography, Part 1
The Chicago Years (1948-1954)

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: November 13, 2003

Early Rondo Album Label Rondo started issuing 10" albums in the early 1950s, some or all of which were issued on red vinyl. The original Chicago-based Rondo Records probably did not release 12-inch albums. The label used for the albums was green with silver print, with the same logo as used on their singles (which had red labels).

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

RLP-1 Series (10-inch LPs, Mono):

RLP-010 - Merry Christmas (Organ and Chimes) - Ken Griffin [1951?] Jingle Bells/Winter Wonderland/Hark The Herald Angels Sing//Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Up On The House Top

RLP-25 - Ken Griffin at the Organ, Volume 1 - Ken Griffin [1951] You Can't Be True Dear/Doodle-Doo-Do/Polka Pops/Ciribiribin//If I Had You/Cuckoo Waltz/Little Brown Jug/Bumble Bee On A Bender

RLP-26 - Christmas Carols (Organs and Chimes) - Elmer Ihrke [1951] Silent Night/Oh Come Ye Merry Gentlemen/Adeste Fideles/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Hark The Herald Angels Sing//The First Noel/O Holy Night/O Little Town Of Bethlehem/Jingle Bells/White Christmas

LP-27 - Ken Griffin at the Organ, Volume 2 - Ken Griffin [1951] You, You, You, Are The One/Five Foot Two/You're My Love Song/The Miller's Daughter//Ting-A-Ling (The Waltz Of The Bells) You Didn't Want Me When You Had Me/Skater's Waltz/Take Me Out To The Ball Game/And The band Played On

RLP-28 - Polka Parade - Plocar's [1951] Barbara Polka/Julida Polka/Picnic In The Woods/The Jolly Coppersmith//Beer Bucket Polka/Rain, Rain Polka/Have A Drink Polka/The Village Band

RLP-29 - Max Gordon Trio - Max Gordon Trio [1951]

RLP-30 - Songs from the Islands - Harmony Hawaiian Quartet [1951] Luana/South Sea Moon/Ulili-Hula (Hula Chant)/On The Beach At Waikiki//Aloha-Oe/Malahini-Mele (Song Of The Strangers)/Ke-Ahi-Kuo-Ipo (Love's Fire)/Kuu-Ipo-I-Ka-Hee-Pui-One (Sweetheart From The Sea)

RLP-31 - Blade's Music - Blade [1951]

RLP-32 - Don Pablo Orchestra - Don Pablo Orchestra [1951]

RLP-33 - Ken Griffin at the Organ, Volume 3 - Ken Griffin [1951]

RLP-34 - Ken Griffin at the Organ, Volume 4 - Ken Griffin [1952]

RLP-35 - Golden Album of Hymns - Elmer Ihrke on Organ and Chimes [1952] God Be With You Till We Meet Again/Blessed Assurance/Jesus Savior Pilot Me/I Love To Tell The Story/Let The Lower Lights Be Burning/Sweet Hour of Prayer/Tell Me The Old Old Story/Wonderful Words of Life/Rock Of Ages/Doxology/Softly And Tenderly/Abide With Me/Just As I Am/In The Garden/What A Friend We Have In Jesus/The Old Rugged Cross/I Need Thee Every Hour

RLP-36 - Organ Melodies - Elmer Ihrke [1952]

RLP-37 - Piano Rhythms - Mason [1952]

RLP-38 - Ken Griffin at the Organ, Volume 5 - Ken Griffin [1952]

RLP-39 - Gypsy Music - Gabor Radics [1952]

RLP-40 - Viennese Varieties - Bernard [1952]

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On to the Rondo Records Album Discography, Part 6 PRI/Kimberly Records Years (1962-196?)

On to the Rondo Records Album Discography, Part 7 Acorn Records Subsidiary

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