Coral Records

For the label that owned Coral Records, see Decca Records.

Coral Records was a Decca Records subsidiary formed in 1949. It recorded pop artists McGuire Sisters and Teresa Brewer as well as rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly.

It was 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. In 1973, MCA amalgamated Decca, Kapp Records, Uni Records and Vocalion Records under the single MCA Records banner, and the MCA Coral label became the company's mid-line and budget reissue label in the USA and internationally throughout the 1970s.

In the late 1950s Debbie Reynolds briefly recorded for Coral, with such songs as "Tammy".

Coral Records artists


External links


  • Hall, Claude: "MCA Drops Vocalion, Decca, Kapp and Uni", Billboard, February 10, 1973 - reference to Coral becoming reissue label.

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