78 rpm Record Labels - Ca to Cha
Labels compiled from the collection of Glenn Longwell. Page last updated on November 15, 2010.
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Cardinal from The Cardinal Phonograph Co. (left), 1921-24. This is unrelated to the Cardinal above. Cardinal made phonographs and their records, over time, drew from many sources. However, one of those was the Clarion Record Corporation (see Clarion below). I am currently unsure this particular record came from Clarion.
Celebrity. This is one of the Joe Davis labels. See B and D pages for Beacon, Davis and Joe Davis. 1940s and 1950s.
Carnival Toy. Division of Lorraine Industries. Bridgeport, CT. This is a 4.75" disc. Very interesting in that they didn't start producing 78 rpm records until the 1960s. The slotted hole is meant for the Carnival player they also produced.
Cadence. Cadence Records. New York, NY. Founded by Archie Bleyer. The first example is their first release, #1230 and the second example is their 3rd release, both from 1953. Third example is from 1954 and is the same record as that at left, which is the DJ copy. The fourth example is also from 1954 is was a number one hit for Cadence by the Chordettes with Mr. Sandman (opposite side shown). Story about Cadence at http://www.bsnpubs.com/cadence/cadencestory.html
Cadet. Cadet Record Co. Hollywood, CA. This record is from the mid-1940s. This label looks very similar in style to the Co-Art label. I don't know if they are related though.
Calcord. I believe this is a California label from the mid 1950s.
Cam Records. 1950s?
Caravan. Caravan Records, Inc. New York. This would appear to be from the late 1950s.
Cameo. Cameo Record Corporation. 1922-1931. The first two labels were short lived. The more common one I find is the third one. This particular example is from 1927. The next two are, I believe, when they combined operations with Pathe. In 1929 Cameo merged with Regal and Scranton Button to form the American Record Corporation. Tis last example is from that era. Note it no longer states Cameo Record Corporation along the bottom.
Cardinal. Cardinal Records, Inc.. New York and Hollywood. This record is from 1947.
Castle Records. Portland, OR. Jazz label from the late 1940s until 1950 or 1951. Most issues are by the Castle Jazz Band.
Castle. Hollywood, CA. Late 1940s. The president of Castle was David X. Miller, who is also the artist on this record from 1948.
Catholic Children's Record Club. Looks to be 1950s. Red "vinylite" record set telling "The Story of Jesus."
CCCP. Haven't researched this label. Do not know date range.
Celtic. Celtic Record Company, Inc. Later 1940s/early 1950s.
Center Records. Royersford, PA. 1950s.
Challenge. This was a budget Sears label from 1926-1930 selling for 24 cents. This particular record is from 1926 and was produced by Starr Piano. At least one side is also found on Champion. Later Challenge records were produced by Scranton Button Company and American Record Corporation.
Campus Christians. Los Angeles, CA. Date ?.
Candy. Candy Records, New York City, NY. This disk is from February 1949.
Cardinal. Blasco Music Inc. Kansas City, MO. 1950s.
Camp Recordings. New York, NY. Children's record. Has a copyright date of 1947.