EARLY BRITISH DISC RECORD LABELS 1898-1926.

The ambition of this site is to illustrate each and every ‘make’ of disc record marketed in the U.K. in the period stated. They are often referred to (loosely) as 78 rpm records, and we think that nearly 300 labels may have existed during this time period. The majority of the research work on these has already been done by the late Frank Andrews, the doyen of British discographers. References  to his writings are given. We hope you will find this site of help, and also of some slight entertainment value – the author believes that very long  ‘dry-as-dust’ presentations almost always become tedious. 8^)

If you’re looking for a specific label, click the Main Index tab & then select the initial letter of the label. Or, if you would just like to browse, go to the Main Index, and click on any letter that takes your fancy!

If you’re absolutely new to 78s, you could start by clicking the tab ‘Stuff about 78s’ and find out things about them. You can listen to some early recordings there too. But the core of this site is in the Main Index tab above.

British disc records of the 'Acoustic' Era.