Philadelphia's Grand Recordscompiled by JCMarion


Grand Records was formed in Philadelphia in 1953 and was located on Lancaster Avenue. It was founded by Herb Slotkin and recorded a number of R & B vocal groups and a few solo acts and gospel artists. It is today mostly remembered for the recordings by The Castelles who embodied the "Philly Sound" in the early nineteen fifties. In June of 1955 Stan Pat a Philadelphia area radio personality (broadcasting from Trenton, New Jersey) became head of A & R for the label. He was also manager for Screamin Jay Hawkins who made some early sides for the Grand label. Also having some early success on the label were Philadelphia stalwarts Lee Andrews & The Hearts, and The Silhouettes.

The catalog of rand Records :

100 : Belltones - Carol / Tell Me Dear

101 : Castelles - My Girl Awaits Me / Sweetness

102 : Belltones - Estelle / Promised Love

103 : Castelles - This Silver Ring / Wonder Why

104 : Eddie Winters - Don;t You Know / 1601 Stomp

105 : Castelles - Do You Remember / If You Were The Only Girl

106 : Cherokees - Rainbow Of Love / I Had A Thrill

107 : Carter Rays - Everything But You / Cool Wailin Papa

108 : Chris Powell & Blue Flames - Sweey Sue Mambo / Uh Oh baby

109 : Castelles - Over A Cup Of Coffee / Baby Can't You See

110 : Cherokees - Please Tell Me So / Remember When

111 : Fay Simmons : Making A Fast Get-A-Way / Where When

112 : Chris Powell & Blue Flames - Secret Love Mambo / I Love Paris Mambo

113 : Blue Flames : Skylark / There Is No Greater Love

114 : Castelles - Marcella / I'm A Fool To Care

115 : Angels - Wedding Bells / Times Have Changed

116 : Chris Powell & Blue Flames - Dinah / Song Of The vagabond

117 : Gene Casey & Cubanos - Hey There / Avalon Mambo

118 : George Castelle - It's Christmas Time / Over The Rainbow

119 : Bill Franklin - Love For Sale / Mona Lisa

120 : Chris Powell & Blue Flames - Mister Sandman / Mambo Gunch

121 : Agels - A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening / You're Still My Baby

122 : Castelles - Heavenly Father / My Wedding Day

124 : Chris Powell & Blue Flames - Anniversary Waltz / Sweet Georgia Brown

126 : Tri-Tones - Sweet And Lovely / Blues In The Closet

127 : Chris Powell & Blue Flames - Mandolin Mambo / Whiffenpoof Song

128 : Lawrence Peel & Fil-A-Tones - Song Of Sador / Fila mambo

130 : Eunice Davis - Let's Have A Party / Everytime Your Lips Meet Mine

131 : Dreamers - Tears In My Eyes / 535

132 : Ray Rivera - I'll Be There / Love Stay Away From Me

135 : Screamin Jay Hawkins - Tale Me Back / I Is

137 : Points - Strange Chance / Babaluzza And Cheese

138 : Chris Powell - Billy Boy / I Came From Jamaica

139 : Rockin Horses - House Rocker / Blarney Rock

140 : Johnny Latore - Red Hot / The Roof Is Coming Down

141 : Marquees - The Bells / The Rain

142 : Silhouettes - Move On Over / Wish I Could Be There

156 : Lee Andrews & Hearts - Teardrops / Girl Around The Corner

157 : Lee Andrews & Hearts - Long Lonely Nights / The Clock

161 : Pat Hunt - Good Things Come To Those Who Wait / Why You Do Me Like You Do

162 : Bobby Peterson - Christmas Presents / Glory To The New Born King

163 : Anthony & Sophomores - Embraceable You / Beautiful Dreamer

164 : Bobby Peterson - C.C. Rider / It's Been So Long baby

165 : Oxfords - It Serves You Right / Only Me

166 : Fingers - Did You Ever Get My Letter / I'm Only A man

167 : Oxfords - Don't Play That Song / Don't Be A Drop Out

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