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Revised 9/7/13

BRUNSWICK
US Labels and company sleeves 1949-1977

Labels

80000 - 1949
to
80244 - 1953
84000 - 1952
to
84032 - 1953
Mostly Decca reissues of
78 RPM material
55000 - 1957
to
55166 - 1960
98063 - 1959
STEREO
Not an EP, but strereo issue of 55149
55024 - 1957
to
55053 - 1958
Right side blank
Brunswick records was started by Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, which had been manufacturing products ranging from pianos to sporting equipment since 1845. In January 1920, a new line of Brunswick Records were introduced in the US and Canada that employed the lateral cut system that was then becoming the default cut for 78 RPM disc records. The parent company marketed them extensively, and within a few years Brunswick became one of the USA's Big Three record companies, along with Victor and Columbia Records. In April 1930, Brunswick-Balke-Collender sold Brunswick Records to Warner Brothers, who leased Brunswick to the American Record Corporation (ARC) in December 1931.
In 1939, ARC was bought by the Columbia Broadcasting System for $750,000, which discontinued the label in 1940. This violated the Warner lease agreement, resulting in the Brunswick trademark being transferred to American Decca. In 1944, Decca revived the Brunswick label, mostly for reissues of recordings from earlier decades (80000 series). From 1957 and into the 1960s, it was primarily used for African-American acts with Jackie Wilson its only major recording star.
55167 - 1960
to
55250 - 1963
55167 - 1960
to
55250 - 1963
Decca
Brunswick
Brunswick
55251 - 1963
to
55299 - 1966
55299 - 1966
to
55486 - 1972
55489 - 1972
to
55539 - 1977
Label discontinued
1000 series
Reissues
EB 71044
EP
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1949
to
1953
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2
55000 - 1957
to 
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Albums 54019-54022 / 1957
. Ref 106A  Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2 x
.
to 
1960
Hole guidelines ?
Albums 54019-54022 / 1957
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 3
1960
to
.
Large hole
Large notch
Albums 54030-54054
from 1957 to 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
.
Smaller hole
Large notch
Albums 54030-54054
from 1957 to 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
1961
Smaller hole
Small notch
Albums 54030-54054
from 1957 to 1960
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 6
1961
to
.
Albums 54042-54100
from 1959 to 1961
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
1964
Albums 54042-54110
from 1959 to 1963
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 8
1964
to
.
Jackie Wilson singles and
 albums from 1958 to 1964
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 9
.
to
.
Jackie Wilson singles and
 albums from 1958 to 1964
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10
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to
.
. Ref 106  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
1974
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12
1974
to
1977
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Brunswick Records from Global Dog Productions
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