The ambition of this site is to list every ‘make’ of disc record marketed in the U.K. in the early mechanical (acoustic) recording era. Nearly 300 labels are listed, illustrated by well over 1,000 images. The majority of the research work on these early record companies has already been done by the late Frank Andrews, the doyen of British discographers. References  to his writings are given. We hope this site will help you, and also be 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.

Further tabs have been added, which provide some general back-up information; and if you can help us fill any gaps, do please click on ‘Contact us’!

British disc records of the 'Acoustic' Era.