Decca Records compiled by JCMarion


In early January, a holdover from the previous year does well for Decca - Ragg Mopp by Lionel Hampton with vocal by The Hamp-Tones and For You My Love with vocal by Sonny Parker.

48124 - Roosevelt Sykes - 44 Blues / Have You Seen My Ida B?

48125 - Fat Man Robinson - My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Blues Stay Away From Me

In February Decca ads tout the recordings of Sister Rosetta Tharpe,some with Marie Knight and some with the Lucky Millinder band.

48131 - Paula Watson - I Want A Short Fat Papa / I'll Be Glad Glad Glad

48126 - Joe Morris - Broken Hearted Blues / Low Down Baby

48130 - Fat Man Robinson - Bye Bye Roberta / Was I Right ?

48129 - Grant "Mr. Blues" Jones - They Call Me Mr. Blues / For You My Love

48135 - Joe Morris - Wig Head Mama / Ooh That's Good

Decca also recorded R & B on their 24000 series :

24815 - Louis Jordan - School Days (parts one & two)

24824 - Buddy Johnson Orchestra-vocal by Arthur Prysock - Because (parts one & two)

24864 - Lionel Hampton Orchestra - I've Been A Fool:voc-Jimmy Scott / I Almost Lost My Mind

:voc- Sonny Parker

In March Decca's new R & B releases are :

24877 - Louis Jordan - Push-Ka-Pee-She-Pie

25473 - Louis Jordan - Honeysuckle Rose / T-Bone Blues

48139 - Cecil Payne - Ham Hocks / The Worse Is Yet To Come

48141 - Ray-O-Vacs - Sentimental Me / Once Upon A Time

48142 - Harry Dial - Prince's Boogie Woogie / Diddy Wa Diddy

Decca begins the month of April by signing Timmy Rogers

24972 - Billy Holiday - God Bless The Child / This Is Heaven

24992 - Lionel Hampton - The Turkey Trot (parts one & two)

48145 - Fat Man Robinson - Kangaroo's Birthday Party / Gimmee A Pound Of Ground Round

48148 - Delta Rhythm Boys - It's All In Your Mind / Fan Tan Fannie

In May Decca emerges victorious in a court suit brought by Supreme Records, contending that Decca stole the arrangement in covering Paula Watson's original version of "A Little Bird Told Me" with their version of the song by Evelyn Knight. Also in May Joe Thomas, saxist, arranger, and composer,is named head of Decca's R & B department. Decca's Buddy Johnson recording of "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?" is to be used by Eagle-Lion Films in the promotion for the soon to be released motion picture "The Jackie Robinson Story"

24996 - Buddy Johnson Orchestra - You've Got To Walk The Chalk Line / Keep Me Close To You

voc-Ella Johnson

48152 - Paula Watson - I'm Gonna Paper All My Walls With Your Love Letters / Don't Worry Me

No More

48149 - Rosetta Perry - Worry Worry Worry / I Tried So Hard

48153 - Johnny Brown - My Luck Is Bound To Change / You Can't Run My Business

48156 - The Blenders - Honeysuckle Rose / Gone

48157 - Cousin Joe - Chicken A La Blues / Poor Man's Blues

In June The Blenders return with #48158 - Count Every Star / Would I Still Be The One In Your Heart?

48159 - Helen Marina with the Otis Tucker Orchestra - Leaving On The Midnight Train / You're Gonna Break Your Baby's Heart

48162 - The Ray- O - Vacs - Besame Mucho / You Gotta Love Me Baby, Too leads off in July

48163 - Grant "Mr. Blues" Jones - Hospitality Blues (parts one & two)

48167 - Gunter Lee Carr (Cecil Gant) - My House Fell Down / Goodnight Irene

27114 - Louis Jordan - Blue Light Boogie (parts one & two)

In September: - 48168 - Vivianne Green - Honey Honey Honey / Get To Gettin'

48170 - Gunter Lee Carr (Cecil Gant) - We're Gonna Rock / Yesterday

In October Decca Records renews its contract with long time star vocal group The Inkspots

27200 - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan - Ain't Nobody's Business / I'll Never Be Free

48172 - Jake Vaughn - Why Oh Why / Sittin'On Top Of The World

48175 - Harold Burrage w/the Horace Henderson Orchestra - I Need My Baby / Hi-Yo

In November Lionel Hampton is featured on #27305 - Oh Babe / Who Cares?

The label signs Cecil Gant under his own name to a recording contract. He had released records for the label under the name Gunter Lee Carr.

48176 - Helen Marina w/The Otis Ducher Orchestra - Talkative Baby / Do Me A Favor

48179 - Grant "Mr. Blues" Jones w/Brown's Blues Blowers - Michigan Water Blues / The Night Time Is The Right Time

48181 - Lester Harris & The Ray-O-Vacs - A Kiss In The dark / I've Got Two Arms

48183 - The Blenders - I'm So Crazy About Love / What About Tonight?

In December Louis Jordan begins his 13th consecutive year with Decca Records

48184 - Tom Fletcher - Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning / When It's All Going Out And Nothing's Coming In

27325 - Sonny Parker w/ Lionel Hampton's Orchestra - Merry Christmas Baby / The Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

48187 - Jake Vaughn - Since You've Been Gone / How Long How Long Blues

48191 - Cecil Gant - Train Time Blues #2 / It Ain't Gonna Be Like That

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