Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)

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Annotation

Polydor logo evolution since 1924: http://logos.wikia.com/wiki/Polydor_Records

Editors quick "where to fill what"?

  • this is the only Polydor imprint to be used globally regardless of the country of release. do not confuse this imprint with national subsidiary companies which invariably would be named as rights holders of the release.
  • do not create national versions of this imprint; none exist.
  • if you have any doubts, or think the Polydor you have in hand should be filed separately, ask for help.

Please be aware, though, that Polydor was also a distributor for many smaller labels, and such releases usually should not be filed under Polydor. Be sure to read the documentation about labels for more about all that.

History

Polydor was originally founded as a branch of Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, as an export label, first used in 1924, and will still be used for that until the end of the LPs.

Polydor introduced its well known design in 1954, and during the 60s signed such artists as Tony Sheridan and the soon to become The Beatles (then signed to Parlophone).

Polydor merged with Phonogram Records in 1972 and gave birth to PolyGram in the United States, the Polydor imprint still being used as a subsidiary label under Polygram, though progressively shadowed by Mercury (another Polygram imprint), and started declining during the 90s.

As of 1994, it was axed and most of its assets moved under the PolyGram Label Group, soon to be moved again under Island Records.

At that time, Polydor and Atlas briefly merged as "Polydor/Atlas", before becoming Polydor again in 1995, this time under A&M Records, just to slowly sink.

The Seagrams merge occurred in 1998, and as a consequence Polydor operations in the United States were discontinued - the continental branch still operating under A&M and Interscope. The American back catalog before 1998 on the other hand was handled directly by Universal Records, and the Polydor imprint in the US is used for 60s and 70s reissues.

Polydor is still very vivid in the UK, and recently launched Fascination Records, dedicated to pop music. Fascination artists include Girls Aloud, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jonas Brothers, Lee Mead & The Saturdays.

Note that the company name was parodied in "This Is Spinal Tap", as "Polymer Records".

Annotation last modified on 2017-12-28 09:28 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Wie heeft die arme neger zwart gemaakt ? Duo Hofmann 10" Vinyl 2 H 45132
Points roses / Un instant d'infini Nina Rette et son trio ‘Hot’ 10" Vinyl 2 F-524108
Mon cœur reste près de toi / [unknown] Nina Rette et son trio ‘Hot’ 10" Vinyl 2 F-524111
La Julie jolie / Va danser Edith Piaf 10" Shellac 2 524.185 [none]
Daar kan een ronde zeeman niet om treuren Willy Derby Vinyl 2 4029
Je n’en connais pas la fin / C’est lui que mon cœur a choisi Édith Piaf 10" Shellac 2 524.594 [none]
L’Accordéoniste Édith Piaf 10" Shellac 2 524 669 [none]
Am Montag fängt die Woche an / Traumorchester Rudi Schuricke Vinyl 2 R2983
Mondnacht auf Cuba / On the Sunny Side of the Street Die Cherokees 10" Shellac 2 47965
Duschenka / Abends in Napoli Rudi Schuricke Vinyl 2 48 193 H
Die Fischerin vom Bodensee / Der kleine Eisbär (Eisbär Song) Die Cyprys & Horst Wende mit seiner kleinen Tanzbesetzung 10" Shellac 2 48558 [none]
Der kleine Eisbär (Eisbär Song) / Alle kleinen Englein Die Cyprys & Horst Wende mit seiner kleinen Tanzbesetzung mit Kinderchor / Friedel Hensch & Die Cyprys & Michael Lanner mit seinen Tanz-Solisten 10" Shellac 2 48652 [none]
1ère série: Félic Leclerc chante ses derniers succès sur disque longue durée Félix Leclerc 10" Vinyl 9 LP 530.001 [none]
Nº1 : Georges Brassens chante... les chansons poétiques (... et souvent gaillardes) de... Georges Brassens Georges Brassens 10" Vinyl 8 LP 530.011 [none]
Nº2 : Georges Brassens interprète ses dernières compositions Georges Brassens 10" Vinyl 11 LP 530.024 [none]
Kurt Edelhagen mit seinen Orchestern Kurt Edelhagen mit seinen Orchestern 7" Vinyl 3 20 024 EPH
O Mama, O Mama, O Mamajo Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 2 22 197
Hochzeitsglocken / Du weißt ja, wie sehr ich dich liebe Gerhard Wendland 10" Shellac 2 49 126 [none]
Ganz Paris träumt von der Liebe Caterina Valente 10" Shellac 2 49 392
Nº3 : Georges Brassens, sa guitare et les rythmes Georges Brassens 10" Vinyl 10 LP 530.033 [none]
Holiday in France Vol. 1 Ricardo Santos And His Orchestra 7" Vinyl 4 20 524 EPH
O Karina, Spiel' Okarina / Ich Möcht' Heut' Ausgehn Margot Eskens 7" Vinyl 2 23 015
Es ist so schön bei dir Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 2 23 029
Der Mond hält seine Wacht Peter Alexander 7" Vinyl 2 23 050, 23 050 NH
Steig in das Traumboot der Liebe Caterina Valente & Silvio Francesco 7" Vinyl 2
Blende auf Werner Müller und sein RIAS Tanzorchester 7" Vinyl 4 20 101
Tanz mit Kollo und Raymund Orchester Kurt Edelhagen 7" Vinyl 4 20 105, 20105 EPH
Chante Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 4 20503 EPH
Dance Time, Vol.1 Oscar-Gautschi-Quintett 7" Vinyl 4 20515 EPH
Route to Romance Benny De Weille And His Orchestra / Max Greger And His Band 7" Vinyl 4 20 537 EPH
Holiday in New York, Vol. 1 Werner Müller Und Sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 20539 EPH
Tiritomba Margot Eskens 7" Vinyl 2 23 139
Cindy, Oh Cindy Margot Eskens 7" Vinyl 2 23 363, 23 363 NH
Eventuell Caterina Valente & Peter Alexander 10" Shellac 2 50 061
Im Hafen unserer Träume / Ich weiß, was dir fehlt Peter Alexander, Kurt Edelhagen mit seinem Orchester 10" Shellac 2 50 299
Auf der Piazza von Milano / Mamma-Di-Mandolin (Das ist Italia) Peter Alexander 10" Shellac 2 50 301
Cindy, Oh Cindy / In Dem Kleinen Café Margot Eskens 10" Vinyl 2 50 363
Was Frauen träumen Peter Alexander Vinyl 20 835 777 - 2
Der schräge Otto Gerhard Wendland 7" Vinyl 4 20 261 EPH
Presents Kurt Edelhagen and His Band Kurt Edelhagen and His Band 12" Vinyl 12 46 052 LPHM
Heimweh auf grosser Fahrt Freddy, Horst Wende Tanzsolisten 7" Vinyl 4 20 217 EPH [none]
Das letzte Paradies Angelo Francesco Lavagnino 7" Vinyl 6 20308 EPH
De Paris à Grenade avec Caterina Valente Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 4 20 547 EPH
La Bella Monica Nuccia Bongiovanni 7" Vinyl 4 20 569 EPH
Meet Me at Pepito's Fabian Andre And His Orchestra 7" Vinyl 4 20 570 EPH
Seize tonnes / Bonjour Paris Les Bass' Harmonistes 7" Vinyl 2 22 711 [none]
Tipitipitipso / Amadeo, ich will warten Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 2 23 403, N H 23 403
In der Taverne von Santa Marie (Die Italiener) / Das tu' ich alles aus Liebe Peter Alexander 7" Vinyl 2 23 432
Dich werd' ich nie vergessen / Frag' mich nie, was heimweh ist Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 2 23 453
L'ultimo paradiso Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Vinyl 15 46055 LPHM
Spiel noch einmal für mich, Habanero / Bei dir ist alles anders Caterina Valente 7" Vinyl 2 NH 22960
Tanzlaune Jan Garber und sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 20 373 EPH
Casino de Paris Caterina Valente Vinyl 4 20 770 EPH
Pikant-Pikant Horst Wende und seine Tanz-Solisten, Friedel Hensch 7" Vinyl 4 20.315 [none]
Tanzmelodien flott serviert Max Greger und sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 20 348 EPH
Vergessene Träume Wayne King und sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 20 381 EPH
Kurt Edelhagen spielt zum Tanz Kurt Edelhagen 7" Vinyl 4 20 429 EPH
Wunderbares Mädchen / Bambina Peter Alexander 7" Vinyl 2 23 710
Two Million Strings Ricardo Santos & Zacharias 12" Vinyl 14 46 097 LPHM
Tam... Tam... Tam...! José Prates 12" Vinyl 11 LPNG 4016
Teenager-Melodie Peter Kraus, Micky Main, Orchester Werner Scharfenberger 7" Vinyl 4 20 438 EPH [none]
João e Maria / Fóra do tom Roberto Carlos 10" Vinyl 2 B 330-A, B 330-B
Ich zähle täglich meine Sorgen / Nimm mich mit nach Cheriko Peter Alexander 7" Vinyl 2 220 174
Mondschein und du Margot Eskens, Silvio Francesco, Peter Alexander, Orchester Erich Werner 7" Vinyl 4 20 456 EPH [none]
Souvenir Party Roger de Foy und sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 21 020 EPH
12: Bleu, blanc, blond Marcel Amont 7" Vinyl 4 21 706 [none]
Donna Ritchie Valens Vinyl 4 21901
Tanzorchester im Haus durch Stereo, Folge 2 Max Greger und sein Orchester / Bert Kaempfert und sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 224 003 SEPH
Hubert Deuringer spielt Paul Abraham und Emmerich Kálmán Orchester Hubert Deuringer 7" Vinyl 2 224 005 SEPH
Latin Dance Party (Conchita, tanz mit mir) Erwin Halletz And His Orchestra 7" Vinyl 4 224 510 SEPH
Laß mich nie, nie, nie mehr allein / Mandolinen und Mondschein Peter Alexander 7" Vinyl 2 23 870
Die Geschwister Fahrnberger Geschwister Fahrnberger 10" Vinyl 8 45 148 LPH / 33722-23 [none]
Songs of Old Russia Zacharias 12" Vinyl 12 46 326 LPHM
Zacharias Plays Strauss - Heut' spielt der Strauss Helmut Zacharias 12" Vinyl 12 46 340 LPHM
Onkel Satchmo's Lullaby Louis Armstrong und Gabriele 7" Vinyl 2 NH 24 034
Onkel Satchmo's Lullaby Louis Armstrong und Gabriele 7" Vinyl 2 NH 24 034
More Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens Vinyl 4 21904
Heiße Gitarren Robert Delgado und sein Orchester, Ladi Geisler 7" Vinyl 4 224 055 SEPH
New York am Abend Joni Sandor mit seiner Rhythmusgruppe 7" Vinyl 4 224 087 SEPH
In einer Bar in Wien Fritz Schulz-Reichel Vinyl 12 2416-011
Schlafe mein Prinzchen / Wiegenlied (Guten Abend, gute Nacht) Byllie Longstreet's Jazz Band 7" Vinyl 2 24 265
The Fantasticks (original cast) Harvey Schmidt CD 16 821 943-2 042282194329
Combo Capers Bert Kaempfert Vinyl 16
My Bonnie Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers 7" Vinyl 2 NH 24 673 [none]
Bist du einsam heut' Nacht? (Are You Lonesome Tonight?) Peter Alexander 7" Vinyl 2 24 420
Holiday in Spain Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins 12" Vinyl 12 46 096 LPHM
Heute Abend Schlager-Quiz Orchester Willy Berking 12" Vinyl 12 46 602 LPHM
Wunderland bei Nacht Bert Kaempfert & Sein Orchester 7" Vinyl 4 E 76 528
My Bonnie Tony Sheridan & The Beatles 7" Vinyl 2 NH 66833 [none]
My Bonnie (2nd press) Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers 7" Vinyl 2 NH 24673 [none]
Mister Twist Tony Sheridan 7" Vinyl 4 21 914 [none]
My Bonnie (mono) Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 12" Vinyl 12 LPHM 46 612 [none]
My Bonnie (stereo) Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 12" Vinyl 12 SLPHM 237 112 [none]
Ya Ya Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers 7" Vinyl 3 EPH 21 485 [none]
Heimweh Nach St. Pauli Freddy Quinn Vinyl 13 46 765
4 X Twist Orchester Werner Scharfenberger 7" Vinyl 4 21396 EPH
Le Mexicain / Dans mon pays / Pigalle / Flamenco Rock (- 17 -) Marcel Amont 7" Vinyl 4 21 839
Le Petit Gonzalès Danyel Gérard et Les Danger's 7" Vinyl 4 21 850
Im strikten Tanz-Rhythmus (Twist) Tanzorchester Horst Wende 7" Vinyl 4 224 338 SEPH
Kaempfert á la Carte Bert Kaempfert Vinyl 10 236 222