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Decca Records

Established in late 1934 by Lewis along with American Deccas first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil add

Category: Music (650)

Founded in 1929.

Countries: United States (45%), United Kingdom (21%), (9%)

Main connections: Columbia Records, London Records, Georg Solti

Linked to: Mercury Records, Deutsche Grammophon, Columbia Graphophone Company, EMI

 

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1929

Delius Festival - The 3-disc 1929 recording of Delius's "Sea Drift", arising from the Delius Festival that year, suffered by being crammed onto six sides and was withdrawn before 1936, probably as a result of the standardisation on 78 revolutions per minute add something

 

That company was eventually renamed The Decca Gramophone Co. Ltd. and sold to former stockbroker Edward Lewis in 1929 add something

 

"'Decca Records"' began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis add something


1930

Artists signed to American Decca in the 1930s and 1940s included Louis Armstrong, Charlie Kunz, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Jane Froman, The Boswell Sisters, Billie Holiday, Katherine Dunham, The Andrews Sisters, Ted Lewis, Judy Garland, The Mills Brothers, Billy Cotton, Guy Lombardo, Chick Webb, Louis Jordan, Bob Crosby, Bill Kenny & The Ink Spots, Dorsey Brothers , Connee Boswell and Jack Hylton, Victor Young, Earl Hines, Claude Hopkins, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe add something

 

Decca throughout the 1930s and early to mid-1940s was a leading label of blues and jump with such best selling artists as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Louis Jordan add something

 

Lonnie Johnson - By the late 1930s, however, he was recording and performing in Chicago for Decca Records, working with Roosevelt Sykes and Blind John Davis among others

 

Spike Hughes - Hughes' small recording group was one of the earliest artists signed to Decca Records in England, spanning the period from 1930 to 1933, including over 30 sessions


1934

In 1934, Jack Kapp established a country & western line for the new Decca label by signing Frank Luther, Sons of the Pioneers, Stuart Hamblen, The Ranch Boys, and other popular acts based in both New York and Los Angeles add something

 

In late 1934, a United States branch of Decca was launched add something

 

Its U.S. label was established in late 1934 by Lewis along with American Decca's first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil; however, owing to World War II, the link with the British company was broken for several decades add something

 

Stuart Hamblen - He was the first artist signed by the American subsidiary of Decca Records in 1934


1935

Dido and Aeneas - The first complete recording of the opera was made by Decca Records in 1935 with Nancy Evans as Dido and Roy Henderson as Aeneas, followed in 1945 by HMV's release with Joan Hammond and Dennis Noble


1936

The closest we can come to them are the 1936 film version of "Show Boat" and the 1951 studio cast album of "Porgy and Bess", both of which use many original cast members add something

 

Lefty Bates - In 1936, they relocated to Chicago, and recorded for Decca Records and played in several Chicago clubs

 

Lena Horne - Issued in 1936 on 78rpm 10" vinyl by Decca Records on Decca 778B.

 

Deanna Durbin - Between December 15, 1936 and July 22, 1947, Deanna Durbin recorded 50 tunes for Decca Records


1937

Spud Murphy - From 1937 to 1940 Murphy led a big band, and recorded for Decca Records and Bluebird Records in 1938-39

 

Teddy Grace - From 1937 to 1940 she recorded for Decca Records, and her sidemen on these recordings included Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden, Charlie Shavers, Buster Bailey, Pee Wee Russell, and Bud Freeman


1938

Dave Clark (promoter) - He began promoting for Decca Records in 1938, beginning with Jimmie Lunceford

 

EMI - In 1938 ARC-Brunswick was taken over by CBS, which sold the American Brunswick label to American Decca Records, which along with its other properties, Aeolian Records and Vocalion Records, used it as a subsidiary budget label afterward


1939

In 1939, British Decca head Edward Lewis sold his interest in American Decca because of World War II add something

 

David Mann (songwriter) - In late 1939, Mann moved to New York and became a Decca Records session musician


1940

Benjamin Britten conducted recordings of many of his compositions for Decca, from the 1940s through the 1970s; most of these recordings have been reissued on CD add something

 

From the late 1940s on, the US arm of Decca had a sizeable roster of Country artists, including Kitty Wells, Johnny Wright, Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, Wilburn Brothers, Bobbejaan Schoepen, and Red Foley add something

 

In 1940, American Decca released the first album of songs from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" add something

 

Louisiana singer/composer Jimmie Davis began recording for Decca the same year, joined by western vocalists Jimmy Wakely and Roy Rogers in 1940 add something

 

Morris Stoloff - By the late 1940s, film music was beginning to be recognized on its own, and Stoloff began recording some of the more popular numbers as singles for Decca Records

 

Conrad Thibault - Decca Records released several 78rpm sides by Conrad Thibault in the 1940s

 

Deutsche Grammophon - It is releasing some of American Decca Records' albums from the 1940s and 1950s, such as those that Leonard Bernstein made for Decca in 1953, and the classic ! Christmas album that features Ronald Colman's starring in "A Christmas Carol" and Charles Laughton's narrating "Mr

 

Suzanne Danco - Suzanne Danco made many recordings for Decca Records in the 1940s and 1950s

 

Porgy and Bess - The 1940/1942 Decca "Porgy and Bess" recording with members of the original cast was included by the National Recording Preservation Board in the Library of Congress, National Recording Registry in 2003


1941

Milt Gabler - He was recruited to work for Decca Records in 1941, leaving his brother-in-law Jack Crystal to run Commodore

 

Art Tatum - In 1941, Tatum recorded two sessions for Decca Records with singer Big Joe Turner, the first of which included "Wee Wee Baby Blues", which attained national popularity.

 

Lord Invader - Lured by Decca Records, he travelled to New York City in 1941 with other calypsonians such as Roaring Lion and Atilla the Hun to make records and promote calypso music


1942

In 1942, American Decca released the first recording of "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby add something

 

In 1942, stock in American Decca began trading on the New York Stock Exchange as Decca Records Inc. Therefore, the two Deccas became separate companies and remained so until American Decca's parent company bought British Decca's parent company in 1998 add something


1944

Jascha Heifetz - From 1944 to 1946, largely a result of the American Federation of Musicians recording ban , Heifetz went to American Decca Records to make recordings because Decca settled with the union in 1943, well before RCA Victor resolved their dispute with the musicians

 

Peter Pears - In January 1944 Britten and Pears began a long association with the Decca Record Company, recording four of Britten's folk song arrangements


1945

Anne Brown - She sang Bess for the Decca Records album "Selections from George Gershwin's folk opera Porgy and Bess" and sang some of Bess's music in an appearance in the 1945 Gershwin biography film "Rhapsody in Blue"


1946

Columbia Records followed with musical theatre albums, starting with the 1946 revival of "Show Boat" add something

 

John Culshaw, who joined Decca in 1946 in a junior post, rapidly became a senior producer of classical recordings add something

 

The Ernest Ansermet recording of Stravinsky's Petrushka was key in the development of full frequency range records and alerting the listening public to high fidelity in 1946 add something

 

Lost Horizon (1937 film) - In 1946, Ronald Colman made a three-record, 78 RPM album based on the film for American Decca Records


1947

He recorded another version of the song in 1947 for Decca; to this day, Crosby's recording of "White Christmas" for Decca remains the best-selling single worldwide of all time add something

 

In 1947, RCA Victor released the original cast album of "Brigadoon" add something

 

Until 1947, American Decca issued British Decca classical music recordings add something

 

Owen Bradley - In 1947, Bradley took a position as a music arranger and songwriter at Decca Records


1948

The long-playing record was launched in the USA in 1948 by Columbia Records add something

 

Bob Thiele - Signature folded in 1948 and he joined Decca Records in 1952, running its Coral Records subsidiary


1949

American Decca embraced the new post-war record formats adopting the LP in 1949 and the 45 rpm record around a year later while continuing to sell 78s add something

 

In both the UK and the US Decca took up the LP promptly and enthusiastically, in 1949, giving the British arm an enormous advantage over EMI, which for some years tried to stick exclusively to the old format, thereby forfeiting competitive advantage to Decca, both artistically and financially add something


1950

American Decca actively re-entered the classical music field in 1950 with distribution deals from Deutsche Grammophon and Parlophone add something

 

By the 1950s, many recording companies were releasing Broadway show albums recorded by their original casts, and the recording of original cast albums had become standard practice whenever a new show opened add something

 

Decca quickly became the main rival of RCA Records as the top label for American country music by the early 1950s and remained so for decades add something

 

During the 1950s, American Decca released a number of soundtrack recordings of popular motion pictures, notably Mike Todd's production of "Around the World in Eighty Days" with the music of veteran film composer Victor Young add something

 

In the 1950s the American Decca studios were located in the Pythian Temple in New York City add something

 

In the late 1950s, Patsy Cline was signed to the US Decca label from 4 Star Records add something

 

Nonetheless titles first issued on 78rpm remained in that form in the Decca catalogues into the early 1950s add something

 

Bob Thiele - His wife was the singer Teresa Brewer, whom he met and produced while working for Decca Records in the 1950s

 

Del Reeves - Later in the 1950s, he recorded for Decca Records, as well as Reprise Records and Columbia Records

 

London Festival Orchestra - The "'London Festival Orchestra"' was established in the 1950s as the 'house orchestra' for Decca Records


1951

In 1951, Columbia Records executive Goddard Lieberson partnered with Broadway conductor Lehman Engel to record a series of previously unrecorded Broadway musical scores for Columbia Masterworks, including what Engel, in his book "The American Musical Theatre: A Consideration", termed "Broadway opera", and in 1951, they released the most complete "Porgy and Bess" recorded up to that time add something

 

William Goetz - Universal-International was acquired by Decca Records in late 1951, and was replaced by Edward Muhl in 1953

 

Universal Television - "'MCA TV"' , was an American television production/distribution company that was founded in 1951, several years before parent MCA's purchase of the US branch of Decca Records and Universal Pictures


1952

American Decca bought Universal-International in 1952, and eventually merged with MCA in 1962, becoming a subsidiary company under MCA. Dissatisfied with American Decca's promotion of British Decca recordings and because American Decca held the rights to the name Decca in the US and Canada, British Decca sold its records in the United States and Canada under the label "'London Records"' beginning in 1947 add something

 

Because American Decca bought Universal Pictures in 1952, many of these soundtrack albums were of films released by what was called Universal-International Pictures add something

 

Mado Robin - Among her roles were Lakmé, which she recorded for Decca Records in 1952 , "Lucia di Lammermoor", Olympia in "The Tales of Hoffmann", Gilda in "Rigoletto", Rosina in "The Barber of Seville", and Leïla in "Les pêcheurs de perles"

 

Universal Studios - But at this point Rank lost interest and sold his shares to the investor Milton Rackmil, whose Decca Records would take full control of Universal in 1952

 

Julius Patzak - He was the very effective partner of Kathleen Ferrier in the recording of Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" under Bruno Walter, issued by Decca Records in 1952

 

T. Texas Tyler - Some of his 4 Star recordings were leased to US-Decca Records from 1952–1955


1953

Steve Allen - He began his recording career in 1953 by signing with Decca Records's Brunswick Records sublabel

 

Eleanor Steber - Outside the Metropolitan her career included a 1953 engagement at the Bayreuth Wagner Festival, where her performance as Elsa in "Lohengrin" was highly acclaimed and recorded by Decca Records


1954

In 1954, American Decca released "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets add something

 

The British Decca recording engineers Arthur Haddy, Roy Wallace and Kenneth Wilkinson developed in 1954 the famous Decca tree, a stereo microphone recording system for big orchestras add something

 

Jesse Stone - An even bigger success was a cover version of the song recorded later in 1954 for Decca Records by Bill Haley & His Comets

 

James E. Myers - The first recording of the song was made by an Italian-American band, Sonny Dae & His Knights; Haley finally recorded it in 1954 for Decca Records and in 1955, the song became the first No. 1 record of the Rock and Roll era

 

Danny Cedrone - He played a key role in the band's first recording session for Decca Records on April 12, 1954 when they recorded "Rock Around the Clock" in New York City


1955

According to the "Guinness Book of Records", it went on to sell 25 million copies, returning to the US and UK charts several times between 1955 and 1974 add something

 

Produced by Milt Gabler, the recording was initially only moderately successful, but when it was used as the theme song for the 1955 film "Blackboard Jungle", it became the first international rock and roll hit, and the first such recording to go to No. 1 on the American musical charts add something


1956

American Decca began issuing its own classical music recordings in 1956 when Israel Horowitz joined Decca to head its classical music operations add something

 

Brother Dave Gardner - After a pair of demo singles for Decca Records around 1956, he had a 1958 Top-20 hit on OJ Records with "White Silver Sands"

 

Israel Horowitz (producer) - He was hired by Decca Records in 1956

 

Bobby Helms - In 1956, Helms made his way to Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee, where he signed a recording contract with Decca Records

 

Georg Solti - In the recording studios Solti's career took off after 1956, when John Culshaw was put in charge of Decca's classical recording programme

 

J. D. Crowe - He cut his first recordings with Jimmy Martin on December 1, 1956 and his last on August 17, 1960, recording a total of 33 songs on Decca Records


1957

The American RCA label severed its longtime affiliation with EMI's His Master's Voice label in 1957, which allowed British Decca to market and distribute Elvis Presley's recordings in the UK on the &RCA (RCA_Records) label add something

 

Earl Grant - Grant signed with Decca Records in 1957 and his first single "The End" reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

 

Alex Wharton - In 1957 they recorded on the Decca Records label with "Whistle Bait" and "Takes a Whole Lotta Loving to Keep My Baby Happy" before disbanding the act in 1958


1958

Since Decca had access to the stereophonic tracks of the Oscar-winning film, they quickly released a stereo version in 1958 add something

 

Kenneth Alwyn - $London Symphony Orchestra - Alwyn's recording career dates to 1958, when he recorded the first stereo version of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" for Decca Records with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Band of the Grenadier Guards

 

Roger Miller - Miller signed a recording deal with Decca Records in 1958

 

Georg Solti - The most famous of his recordings is probably Decca's complete set of Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen", made between 1958 and 1965

 

The Shirelles - Their first single, "I Met Him on a Sunday", was released by Tiara and licensed by Decca Records in 1958


1959

LP album - Decca released the stereo recordings of Ernest Ansermet conducting L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, including, in 1959, the first stereo LP album of the complete "Nutcracker", as well as Ansermet's only stereo version of Manuel de Falla's "The Three-Cornered Hat", which the conductor had led at its first performance in 1919 add something

 

Irving Fields - Fields' most famous album is "Bagels & Bongos", recorded for Decca Records in 1959 with his trio, which sold two million copies


1960

Doyle Wilburn of the Wilburn Brothers obtained a recording contract for Loretta Lynn who signed to Decca in the early 1960s and remained with the label for the next several decades add something

 

In 1960, she signed with Decca outright and released two more albums and numerous singles while she was alive and several more albums and singles produced after her untimely death in a 1963 plane crash add something

 

In 1960, they refused to release "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ray Peterson and even destroyed thousands of copies of the single add something

 

In the 1960s and 1970s, the company developed its "Phase 4" process which produced even greater sonic impact through even more interventionist engineering techniques add something

 

The turning down of The Beatles led indirectly to the signing of one of Decca's biggest 1960s artists, The Rolling Stones add something

 

" These performances were initially issued only in monaural sound; the stereo versions were finally issued in the 1960s as part of the "Stereo Treasury" series add something

 

Jackie Verdell - After further unsuccessful pop singles on Decca Records and its Coral Records subsidiary, the late 1960s and early 1970s found her contributing background vocals to records by Wilson Pickett , Dee Dee Warwick , Van Morrison , Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers, Horace Silver, and Martha Veléz, as well as a further solo single for Stax Records' Gospel Truth and Respect labels under the name of Jacqui Verdell

 

Tony Barrow - At the beginning of the 1960s, while The Beatles paid their dues in the Hamburg clubs, Barrow moved from Crosby, Merseyside to London to work for the Decca Record Company where he wrote the liner notes that appeared on the back of LP album covers

 

Ken Dodd - Dodd has had many recording hits, charting on nineteen occasions in the UK Top 40, including his first single "Love Is Like a Violin" , produced on Decca Records by Alex Wharton, which charted at number 8 , and his song "Tears" , which topped the UK charts for five weeks in 1965, selling over a million copies

 

Tsai Chin (actress) - In the early 1960s she made records for the UK Decca Records label, notably "The Ding Dong Song" , based on a traditional Chinese song with an English lyric provided by Lionel Bart

 

Goldie Hill - In the early 1960s, she recorded two albums for Decca Records, but her singles failed to place in the chart

 

John Reed (actor) - John Reed recorded all of his major roles with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company for Decca Records between 1960 and 1979, some of them twice, and several of them complete with dialogue

 

Jussi Bjorling - One of his final recordings was the Verdi "Requiem" conducted by Fritz Reiner for Decca Records which was recorded as late as June 1960 alongside Leontyne Price, Rosalind Elias and Giorgio Tozzi


1961

In 1961, American Decca released the soundtrack album of "Flower Drum Song", Universal Pictures's film version of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical add something

 

Alex Wharton - He wrote songs with Tony Crombie before working in 1961 as A&R man at Decca Records, the youngest in the country, at 20, in the post


1962

In 1962, Decca turned down a chance to record The Beatles with the comment "Guitar groups are on the way out", a historic mistake add something

 

Bob Braun - After cutting a handful of unsuccessful pop vocal recordings for labels such as Fraternity and Torch, Braun signed to Decca Records and charted his only Top 40 hit, "Till Death Do Us Part," in 1962

 

Pete Best - Brian Epstein, who had been managing the group for less than a month, arranged a recording audition at Decca Records in London on New Year's Day, 1962

 

Jules C. Stein - Dr. Stein's biggest accomplishment came in 1962 when his company announced it was buying American Decca Records and its subsidiary Universal Pictures; however that same year, a federal antitrust suit was started against MCA. Both parties reached an agreement that MCA got rid of its worldwide talent agency business to go forward with its acquisition

 

La fille mal gardee (Ashton) - In 1962, Lanchbery recorded excerpts of music from his adaptation of Hérold's score, and in 1983 he recorded the complete work, again for Decca Records

 

MCA Inc. - In 1962, MCA entered a merger of equals with New York-based American Decca Records, with MCA as the surviving company


1963

Wayne King - He released a Christmas album on Decca Records, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", in 1963


1964

Dion McGregor - An LP of his dream diatribes – "The Dream World Of Dion McGregor " – was even released to minor acclaim by Decca Records in 1964

 

John Paul Jones (musician) - In 1964, on the recommendation of Meehan, Jones began studio session work with Decca Records

 

Jean-Louis Petit - Petit signed with Decca Records in 1964 and conducted the series Collection Grand Siècle


1965

Jan Howard - Jan Howard signed with Decca Records in 1965 and immediately had a career upswing


1966

Although Decca had set up the first of the British "progressive" labels, Deram, in 1966, with such stars as Cat Stevens and The Moody Blues, by the time the punk era set in 1977, Decca had pop success with such acts as John Miles, novelty creation Father Abraham and The Smurfs, and productions by longtime Decca associate Jonathan King add something

 

British Decca lost a key source for American records when Atlantic Records switched British distribution to Polydor Records in 1966 in order for Atlantic to gain access to British recording artists which they did not have under Decca distribution add something

 

Twinkle (singer) - After recording six singles for Decca Records she "retired" at the age of eighteen in 1966

 

Engelbert Humperdinck (singer) - Signed to Decca Records, he gained early success in Belgium after representing England in the 1966 Knokke song contest there

 

Universal Television - The first incarnation of "'Universal Television"' was an American television production/distribution company that was reincorporated from Revue Productions in 1966, 4 years after MCA bought Universal Pictures and its then-current parent Decca Records


1967

Conversely, British Decca retained a non-reciprocal right to license and issue American Decca recordings in the UK on their Brunswick Records and Coral Records labels; this arrangement continued through 1967 when a UK branch of MCA was established utilising the MCA Records label, with distribution fluctuating between British Decca and other English companies over time add something

 

Mendl was a driving force in the establishment of Decca's progressive Deram label, most notably as the executive producer of The Moody Blues' groundbreaking 1967 LP "Days of Future Passed" add something


1968

British Decca released on LP, in 1968, the most complete version of "Man of La Mancha" ever put on vinyl records, a 2-LP album featuring most of the dialogue and all of the songs, performed by the show's original London cast add something

 

Donna Summer - In 1968, Summer released on Polydor her first single, a German version of the title "Aquarius" from the musical "Hair," followed in 1971 by a second single, a cover of The Jaynetts' "Sally Go 'Round the Roses", from a one-off European deal with Decca Records

 

Isidore Godfrey - He retired from the D'Oyly Carte company in February 1968 and was succeeded as musical director by his deputy, James Walker, formerly of Decca Records


1969

Before Deutsche Grammophon founded its own American branch in 1969, it had a distribution deal with American Decca until 1962 when distribution switched to MGM Records add something

 

Jeanne Pruett - She took another shot at recording in 1969, this time with Decca Records


1970

Even after stereo became standard and into the 1970s, Decca boasted a special, spectacular sound quality, characterised by aggressive use of the highest and lowest frequencies, daring use of tape saturation and out-of-phase sound to convey a lively and impactful hall ambiance, plus considerable bar-to-bar rebalancing by the recording staff of orchestral voices, known as "spotlighting add something

 

In Canada, the Compo Company was reorganised into MCA Records in 1970 add something

 

Starting in the late 1970s, British Decca developed their own digital audio recorders used in-house for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering albums add something

 

The Rolling Stones left the label in 1970, and other artists followed add something

 

The company's fortunes declined slightly during the 1970s, and it had few major commercial successes; among those were Dana's 1970 two-million selling single, "All Kinds of Everything", issued on their subsidiary label, Rex Records add something

 

Katia and Marielle Labeque - Between 1970 and 1997, they recorded many albums for Erato , Philips Records, EMI Classics, Sony Music Entertainment, and Decca Records

 

Cal Smith - In 1970, Smith signed with Decca Records, and his popularity quickly soared, starting off with his 1972 top 10 hit, "I've Found Someone of My Own." He began recording songs written by some of the biggest names in the industry; for instance, in March 1973, his rendition of Bill Anderson's "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking" became his first number-one country hit

 

Gerry Rafferty - It included three tracks cowritten with Rafferty's brother Jim, a singer-songwriter, who had been signed to Decca Records in the 1970s


1971

American Decca shut down its classical music department in 1971 add something

 

Decca's deals with numerous other record labels began to fall apart: RCA Records, for instance, abandoned Decca to set up its own UK office in 1971 add something

 

Georg Solti - He ensured that it was engaged for many of his Decca sessions, and he and Giulini led it in a European tour in 1971, playing in ten countries

 

Cyril Tawney - It reappeared in 1971 on the Decca Record Company Ltd album The World of Folk

 

Warner Music Group - In April 1971, thanks mainly to the influence of Ahmet Ertegun, the Warner group announced a major coup with its acquisition of the worldwide rights to The Rolling Stones' new label Rolling Stones Records, following the expiration of the band's contract with Decca Records and the acrimonious end to their business relationship with controversial former manager Allen Klein

 

Neil Reid - Reid won "Opportunity Knocks" on 13 December 1971 singing his version of "Mother of Mine", which, when released commercially by Decca Records shortly afterwards, went to number two on the UK Singles Chart following a performance on "Top of the Pops


1972

Dobie Gray - In 1972, he won a recording contract with Decca Records to make an album with producer Mentor Williams---Paul's brother---in Nashville, Tennessee


1973

The Decca name was dropped by MCA in America in 1973 in favour of the MCA Records label add something

 

Jan Howard - In 1973, she left Decca Records and recorded for several smaller labels, hitting the back of the country charts several times into the late 1970s


1975

Graeme Edge - The first was "Kick Off Your Muddy Boots" in September 1975 on the Threshold record label, a subsidiary of Decca Records, catalogue number THS 15


1977

Ben-Hur (1959 film) - In 1977, Decca Records recorded an album of highlights from the score featuring the United Kingdom's National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus


1979

Kit Watkins - In June 1979, Watkins traveled to England to join Camel, and the band recorded a new album, "I Can See Your House From Here" for Decca Records, with Rupert Hine as producer


1980

PolyGram acquired the remains of Decca UK within days of Sir Edward Lewis's death in January 1980 add something


1984

Paul Harrison Taylor - He worked as a recording engineer and producer at Decca Studios in West Hampstead, London , before finishing his studies at the City and Guilds of London art school in 1984


1985

L'histoire de Manon - There is a 1985 commercial recording available, conducted by Massenet champion Richard Bonynge on the Decca label, as well as three DVD releases: a 1982 Royal Ballet production and a 2000 Australian Ballet production, both from Kultur Video, and a 2009 Royal Ballet production released on the Decca label


1990

The London Records pop label that was established in the UK in 1990, run by Roger Ames, and distributed by PolyGram became part of WEA in 2000 when he was hired to run that company add something

 

These digital systems were used for mastering most of Decca's classical music releases to both LP and CD, and were used well into the late 1990s add something

 

Adriana Lecouvreur - In Decca's 1990 complete performance of the work, with Dame Joan Sutherland as the female lead, the Australian conductor Richard Bonynge made sure that he restored a long-lost passage that Cilea had cut originally from the score


1994

Decca's country music branch was revived in 1994, with Dawn Sears being the first act signed to the newly reformed label add something


1998

Other artists signed to the label would include Rhett Akins, Gary Allan, Mark Chesnutt, and Lee Ann Womack; of these, all but Sears would be shifted to the MCA Nashville roster after parent Universal Music absorbed PolyGram in 1998 and shut down Decca Nashville add something


1999

In 1999, Decca absorbed Philips Records to create the Decca Music Group add something

 

When the MCA and PolyGram labels merged in 1999 and created Universal Music, the practice was no longer necessary add something

 

Frank Liddell - A former artists and repertoire director at Decca Records, he founded Carnival Music in 1999


2003

Matt Dusk - In March 2003, he signed a major record deal with Decca Records


2007

In 2007 they won the race to sign English teen jazz sensation Victoria Hart and released her first album "Whatever Happened to Romance" in July add something

 

Alexander Romanovsky (pianist) - In 2007 he was invited to perform a Mozart concerto for Pope Benedict XVI, and signed a recording contract with Decca Records

 

Georg Solti - In September 2007, as a tribute on the 10th anniversary of his death, Decca published a recording of his final concert

 

In December 2007, it was announced that Morrissey would be joining the Decca roster add something


2008

In 2008, the Decca country division was revived, with One Flew South becoming the first act signed to the newly re-established label add something

 

It reentered the American country music scene in 2008 add something


2009

Laura Jansen - Jansen's debut album "Bells" was released on Universal Music in The Netherlands in 2009, on Decca Records in the USA in March 2011 and in the rest of the world in May 2011 on Universal Music Group

 

In August 2009, it was revealed that American Idol alum, Clay Aiken, had signed with Decca add something


2010

Liza Minnelli - In May 2010, Playbill.com reported Minnelli would be releasing an album on the Decca Records label entitled "Confessions", which was released on September 21, 2010


2011

On 10 January 2011, Universal Music Group, which owns the masters to Decca Records, announced that it was donating 200,000 of its master recordings from the 1920s to the 1940s to the United States Library of Congress add something


2012

Valentina Lisitsa - In the spring of 2012, before her Royal Albert Hall debut, Lisitsa was signed on to Decca Records, who later released her Rachmaninov CD. By mid 2012 she had nearly 50 million views on her YouTube videos

 

Rita Wilson - Wilson's long-standing interest in singing led her to record a debut solo album, "AM/FM," which she released May 8, 2012, on the Decca Records label

 

Valentina Lisitsa - Her complete album of Rachmaninoff concertos was released in October 2012 by Decca Records


2017

In 2017, Universal Music revived Decca's American classical music arm as Decca Gold under the management of Verve Music Group add something