Record labels

An explanation of the record label abbreviations used in the discography.

Click on any record label to be taken to the releases for that label.

Abbreviation Record Label
(F)RCA French RCA
A-Vi A Vision
AFRS Armed Forces Radio Service
AJ Avenue Jazz
AMSC Avid
AR Aarhus Rundskue
Acr Acrobat
Af Affinity
Ai Aircheck
Al Alto
Ar Ariston
At Atlantic
Att Attic
Az Azure
BD Blu Disc
BFR Bear Family Records
BJ Black Jack
BJa Blu Jazz
BL Blue Label
BMG BMG
BN Blue Note
BR Bandstand Records
Ba Banner
Bb Bluebird
Be Bethlehem
Bo Bonsard
Br Brunswick
Bu Buddah
By Byg
C3K Duke 100 Years (Columbia)
CBS Columbia Broadcasting System
CC Collector's Classics
CCo Compact Collection
COL Collectables
COPS MCA Coral (Germany)
CR Canby Records
CRC Cornell Rhythm Club
CSP Columbia Special Products
Ca Caracol
CaR Caprice Records
Can Candid
Ce Century
ChR Charly Records
Ci Circle
Cl(F) Classics (France)
Cm Camay
Co Columbia
CoT Columbia Tristar (DVD)
Cp Capitol
Cr Crescendo
Cs Cosmopolitan
Ct Contact
DBD Dance Band Days
DC Discos Continental
DE Drive Entertainment
DESS Duke Ellington Society of Sweden
DESW Duke Ellington Society (Washington Chapter)
DETS D.E.T.S.
DJ Doctor Jazz
DJD DJM Records
DRC Dooji Record Club
De Decca
DeM Decca MCA
Df Definitive
Di Discovery
Dk Duke Records
Ds Desor
Du Durium
Dur Docurama DVD
Dy Dynaflow
ER Extreme Rarities
EV Eagle Vision
Ea Emarcy
Ec Echo Jazz
Ej Enja
El Ellington
Em Ember
En Enigma
Ep Epic
Ev Everybodys
F Flying Dutchman
FA Frémeaux & Associés
FDC For Discriminate Collectors
FEEC Field Enterprises Educ. Corp.
FMRS Franklin Mint Recording Soc.
FR Family Records
FSR Fresh Sound Records
Fa Fantasy
Ff Fanfair
Fk Folkways Records
Fm Fairmont
Fo Foxy
GC Grinnell College
GE Golden Era
GRE Guthy Renker Entertainment
GS Guest Star
GY Goodyear
Ga Gambit Records
Ge Gennett
Go (Unknown)
GoJ Giants of Jazz
Gp Gaps
Gt Gotham
HMV His Master's Voice
HS Hollywood Soundstage
Har Harmony (Columbia)
He Hep Records
Hi History
HnS Hot'n Sweet
HoF Hall of Fame
HoW Hit of the Week
Hs Hindsight
Hu Hurricane
IAJRC Int. Assoc. Of Jazz Record Collectors
IGDJ I Giganti del Jazz
IJ Impro-Jazz (DVD)
IMDJ I Maestri del Jazz
IMV (Unknown)
Im Impulse!
J&J Jazz & Jazz
JA Jazz Archives
JB Jazz Band
JBP Jean B. Piazzano
JBi J-Bird
JBt Jazz Beat
JC Jazz Connoisseur
JCl Jazz Club
JCt Jazz Collector
JG Jazz Guild
JH Jazz House
JHP Jerry Haendiges Productions
JI Jazz Information
JIc Jazz Icons
JM Jazz Moderne
JMY Jazz Music Yesterday
JO Jazz Oracle
JP Jazz Panorama
JS Jazz Supreme
JSo Jazz Society
JT Jazz Track
JU Jazz Unlimited
Jo Joyce
Jpo Jazz Portraits
Jz Jazzy
KAZ Kaz Records
Kl Klon
Ko Koala
LJB Little Jazz Bird Records
LLR Louis La Rue
LMR LMR
LRC Lester Recording Catalog
LS Lost Secret Records
La LaserLight Digital
Ld London
Lu Lucky
M&A Music & Arts
MCA MCA
MDD La Maison Du Duke
MFD M.F. Distribution
MJ Musica Jazz
MM Music Masters
MP Marlor Productions
MPS MPS
MR Moon Records
MSS Master Sound System
MVD Music Video Distributors
Ma Master
Me Membran
Mg Magic
Ml Melotone
Mn Magnetic
Mo Montage
MoJ Masters of Jazz (Media 7)
Mr Marriott
Ms Mosaic
Mt Merritt
Mu Musicraft
Mx Montreux
NG National Guard
NI Natashua Imports
NSP New Sound Planet
NTR Neon Tonic Records
Nw Neatwork
OC Optimum Classics
OJC20 Original Jazz Classics
Od Odeon
Ok Okeh
Or Oriole
Oz Ozone 12
P30 Palm 30
PA Pristine Audio
Pa Parlophone
Pb Pablo
Pe Perfect
Pf Perfidia
Ph Phontastic
Pi Pirate
Pk Pickwick
Pr Prestige
Pri Prima
Pt Pathé
Pu Pumpkin
Pv Privateer
QD Queen Disc
R/V R/V Records
RB Red Baron
RCA RCA Victor
RCA-B RCA-Bluebird
RRRR Reel To Reel Radio Recordings
RRe Rare Records
RTE RTE Europe 1
Ra Raretone
Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana
Rdi Reader's Digest
Re Reprise
Rl Roulette
Rm Radlex Music
Ro Rosetta Records
Roan (Unknown. Used for Check and Double Check DVD.)
Rt Rarities
Ry Ryko
SD Steiner Davis
SDi (Unknown)
SE Special Editions
SG Sounds Great
SH Swing House
SK Sister Elizabeth Kenny Foundation
SMSP Sony Music Special Products
SP Salt & Pepper
SR Stardust Records
ST Swing Treasury
STJ Sarpe Top Jazz
SYY Sounds of Yester Year
Sa Saja
Sd Soundies
SdS Solid State
Sdi Session Disc
Se Sesac Recordings
ShF Shout! Factory
Si Signature
Sk Skata
Sn Sunbeam
So Soundcraft
SoP Stars on Parade
Sp Spokane
Sq Squatty Roo Records
Ss Status
St Standard Programme Library
Su Sunburst
Sv Storyville
Sw Swing
TCB TCB
TCM Turner Classic Movies
TJC The Jazz Collection
TOM The Old Masters
TSC The Smithsonian Collection
TSP Treasury Star Parade
Te Temple
Ti Timex
ToE Toshiba EMI
Tx Tax
UA United Artists
UJ Unique Jazz
UtD Up to Date
VD V-Disc
VJC Vintage Jazz Classics
Va Variety
VaI Varèse International
Ve Verve
Vg Vogue
Vi Victor
Vo Vocalion
VoA Voice of America
WL White Label
WRC World Record Club
WW West Wind
Wo World Programme Service
X (No label applicable)
X-YT YouTube (used for videos with multiple tracks)