Decca Bibliography

The Decca Labels: A Discography - compiled by Michel Ruppli.

The following sources have been used throughout the set:

 Reference Books

The American Dance Band Discography 1917-1942 by Brian Rust (Arlington House, 1975)

Blues & Gospel Records 1902-1943 by Robert Dixon and John Godrich (Storyville Publications, 1982)

Blues Records Vol. 1 by Neil Slaven and Mike Ledbitter (Record Information Services: London, 1988)

Blues Records Vol. 2 by Mike Ledbitter, Leslie Fancourt and Paul Pelletier (Record Information Services: London, 1994)

British Dance Bands on Record 1911 to 1945 by Brian Rust and Sandy Forbes (Gramophone Publications, 1989)

Complete British Directory of Popular 78/45 rpm Singles 1950-1980, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Paul Pelletier (Record Information Services: London, 1986)

The Decca Hillbilly Discography, 1927-1945 by Cary Ginell (Greenwood Press, 1989)

Collectable EPs (The Vintage Record Centre: London, 1982)

Die Deutsche 78er Discographie der Hot Dance und Jazz Musik (1903-1958/ by Horst H. Lange (Colloquium Verlag: Berlin, 1978)

Disco-File by Ferdie Gonzalez (Fernando L. Gonzalez: Flushing, NY, 1977)

The Complete Entertainment Discography from 1897 to 1942 by Brian Rust and Allen G. Debus (Da Capo Press, 1973 and 1989)

Gospel Records 1937-1971 by Cedric J. Hayes (Karl Emil Knudsen: Copenhagen, 1973)

Gospel Records 1949-1969 by Cedric J. Hayes & Bob Laughton (Record Information Services: London, 1992)

A Guide to Oldies on Compact Disc by Mike Callahan (Both Sides Now: Fairfax Station, VA, 1991)

The Illustrated Discography of Hot Rod Music 1961-1965 by John Blair and Stephen J. McPartland (Popular Culture Ink: Ann Arbor, MI, 1990)

The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music 1961-1965 by John Blair (Pieran Press: Ann Arbor, MI, 1985)

Jazz Directory by Albert McCarthy (Cassell & Co., Ltd.: London 1950-1957)

Jazz Records 1897-1943 by Brian Rust (Storyville Publications: London, 1970)

Jazz Records 1962-1968 by J. G. Jepsen (K. E. Knudsen: Copenhagen, 1962-1968)

Jazz Records 1942-1980 by Erik Raben (Jazzmedia: Copenhagen, 1990-1993)

Record Information by Paul Pelletier (Record Information Services: London, 1985-1992)

60 Years of Recorded Jazz by Walter Bruyninckx (Bruyninckx-Mechelen: Belgium, 1977-1985)

Stak-0-Wax by Ken G. Clee (Stak-O-Wax: Philadelphia, 1981-1985)



Bim Bam Boom                                                            Jazz Hot

Blues & Rhythm                                                           Jazz Journal

Blues & Soul                                                                Jazz Magazine

Boss                                                                            Jazz Monthly

Collector's Items                                                           Jazz Times

Compact                                                                      The Journal of Country Music

La Discographie de la France                                          Latch On

Down Beat                                                                    Micrography

Fact Files                                                                      Now Dig This

The Golden Age                                                             Record Exchanger

Goldmine                                                                      Record Research

Hillbilly Magazine                                                           Roll Street Journal

The Hillbilly Researcher                                                  Shout

Hot Buttered Soul                                                          Soul Bag

In Tune International



Alphabetical Catalogue of EMI Records (EMI Records, 1976-1977)

Bear Family Catalogs

Bielefelder-Jazz Katalog

Decca Master Listings (Joyce Publications)

Decca Record Catalogues

Document and Associated Labels CD Catalogs

The Gramophone Record Catalogue (Master Edition) (yearly issues 1955-1980)

Jazz Catalogues



MCA Record Catalogs (1974-1979)

Music Master Albums & CDs Catalogues

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalogues

Wolf Records LP & CD Catalogs


Other Useful References

Louis Armstrong on Records-Boy from New Orleans by Hans Westerberg (Jazzmedia: Copenhagen, 1981)

Brunswick Catalogue Listing E1 (Issues 1000-02000) by Jim Hayes (J. G. Hayes: Liverpool, 1984)

Bing: A Voice For All Seasons by Sheldon O'Connell (Kerryman Publications, 1984)

Bing Crosby, A Discography by Timothy A. Morgereth (McFarland Publishers, 1987)

Joe Daniels Discography by Tony Middleton (Tony Middleton: London, 1982)

Directory and Instrumentation-Local 802 (American Federation of Musicians: New York, 1973)

The Cliff Edwards Discography by Larry F. Kiner (Greenwood Press, 1987)

Erma Franklin Discography by Rob Hughes (with Peter Gibbons) (Rob Hughes: London, 1992)

Hendersonia (The Music of Fletcher Henderson) by Walter C. Allen (W. C. Allen: Highland Park, NJ, 1973)

Jazz Discography 1958 by Albert J. McCarthy (Cassell, 1960)

Jazz Records 1942-1980 Vol. 6 (Ole J. Nielsen) (Jazzmedia, 1992)

The Al Jolson Discography by Larry F. Kiner (Greenwood Press, 1983)

The Ricky Nelson Story by John Stafford and lain Young (Finbarr International, U.K., 1988)

Jackie Paris Discography by J. D. Ehrhard (Ehrhard: Los Angeles, 1992)

Little Richard Discography by Pierre Daguerre, in "La Rocambolesque Histoire de Little Richard" by Charles White (CLARB: France, 1990)

The Roy Rogers Book by David Rothel (Empire Publishing, 1987)

Hear My Song-The Story of the Celebrated Sons of The Pioneers by Ken Griffis (Griffis, 1986)

Jo Stafford Discography by Jim Marshall (Jim Marshall: Brighton, U.K., 1995)

Art Tatum Discography by Arnold Laubich and Ray Spencer (Scarecrow Press and Institute of Jazz Studies, 1982)

The Rudy Vallee Discography by Larry F. Kiner (Greenwood Press, 1985)

Discographies of The Andrews Sisters/Sonny Burke/Jimmy Dorsey/Tommy Dorsey/Helen Forrest/Jerry Gray/Guy Lombardo/The Merry Macs/The Mills Brothers (Joyce Record Club: Zephyr Hills, FL, 1985-1995)