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Coral Records was a Decca Records subsidiary based in the United States of America. Various jazz and swing band recordings were issued on Coral in the 1940s. Coral's A&R manager Bob Thiele would marry Coral artist Teresa Brewer. Coral Records is fondly remembered by early rock & roll fans as the home of the incomparable Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Coral was swallowed up by MCA Records in the late 1960s. Coral Records 78 label; presumed fair use for Coral Records article This work is copyrighted. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and solidified as a distinctive style during the 1930s in the United States. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Bob Thiele (July 27, 1922 - January 30, 1996) was an American record producer. ... A drawing of Teresa Brewer on the cover of her 1991 collection 16 Most Requested Songs Teresa Brewer (born as Theresa Breuer, May 7, 1931) is a United States singer. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ... The Crickets were the backing band formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


In the late 1950's Debbie Reynolds briefly recorded for Coral, with such songs as "Tammy". Portrait of Debbie Reynolds by Philippe Halsman on cover of Life magazine, 1951 Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress and singer. ...


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Coral Records, like UNI and Decca, were distributed by MCA for years. The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ...


In 1973, Coral, Uni, Decca, Vocalion (the budget subsidiary of Decca) all got swallowed up by MCA.


From this point on, all records that were still selling, like albums by Elton John (Uni) and the WHO (Decca) were reissued on the new MCA label.


On the record jackets, the new MCA catalog number was listed with the catalog number of the pervious label in fine print).


I do not recall ever seeing stickers with the new label & catalog number afixed to the jackets, of old stock, like I did when US record labels dumped their mono albums in favor of "stereo only" in early 1968. But then again, that is another story altogether.


(submitted by Mike McKenna (e-mail [email protected])


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Coral Records was a Decca Records subsidiary based in the United States of America.
Coral Records is fondly remembered by early rock and roll fans as the home of the incomparable Buddy Holly and The Crickets.
Coral was swallowed up by MCA Records in the late 1960s.
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