Victor Blue-Label Records
1910-1926

The Blue Label was launched in 1910 as ten and twelve-inch double-sided discs. It was another level between the common Black Label and exclusive Red Seal lines. Early releases included lots of imported opera but over the years Vaudeville and domestic Classical artists became well represented too. When the Purple Label was phased out, many of its old selections were doubled-up and reissued on the Blue. Imports then made another big appearance right before the line quit featuring new releases in 1926. It was then absorbed into the Red Seals in new numbering blocks.

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Venetian Love Song Minuet (Op. 14, No. 1)
Victor Herbert's Orchestra Victor Herbert's Orchestra
Victor 45054-A Victor 45054-B
Matrix# B-10573, Take 4 Matrix# B-13366, Take 2
May 28, 1913 May 28, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Narcissus Serenade
Charles Kellogg Charles Kellogg
Victor 45085-A Victor 45085-B
Matrix# B-17170, Take 1 Matrix# B-17157, Take 2
February 16, 1916 February 15, 1916
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Several hairline cracks from center, not audible.

My Castle in the Air My Old Rose
George MacFarlane George MacFarlane
Victor 45110-A Victor 45110-B
Matrix# B-19039, Take 3 Matrix# B-19040, Take 2
January 12, 1917 January 12, 1917
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Small label due to long playing time. Note: Worn. Small label due to long playing time.

Battle Hymn of the Republic Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
Reinald Werrenrath Lambert Murphy and Orpheus Quartet
Victor 45121-A Victor 45121-B
Matrix# B-19377, Take 1 Matrix# B-19635, Take 2
March 15, 1917 April 30, 1917
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Laddie Boy Over There
Nora Bayes Nora Bayes
Victor 45130-A Victor 45130-B
Matrix# B-20336, Take 2 Matrix# B-20335, Take 2
July 13, 1917 July 13, 1917
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: played at 80 RPM

Holy Night Silent Night, Holy Night
Lucy Isabelle Marsh Trinity Choir
Victor 45145-A Victor 45145-B
Matrix# B-20828, Take 2 Matrix# B-21477, Take 1
October 3, 1917 March 1, 1918
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Smiles The Radiance in Your Eyes
Lambert Murphy Reinald Werrenrath
Victor 45155-A Victor 45155-B
Matrix# B-22228, Take 4 Matrix# B-21615, Take 3
September 9, 1918 March 19, 1918
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Smilin' Through Think Love of Me
Reinald Werrenrath Reinald Werrenrath
Victor 45166-A Victor 45166-B
Matrix# B-22688, Take 3 Matrix# B-21966, Take 7
April 15, 1919 May 19, 1919
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Talking before start of song, ..."Take 3"... In-studio bump @ 1:16. Note: Talking before start of song.

Venetian Boat Song Canoe Song (Ciribiribin)
Laura Littlefield-Elsie Baker Laura Littlefield-Elsie Baker
Victor 45172-A Victor 45172-B
Matrix# B-21637, Take 8 Matrix# B-22891, Take 6
September 18, 1919 September 18, 1919
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Stop Your Tickling, Jock! She Is My Rosie
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 45197-A Victor 45197-B
Matrix# B-8446, Take 1 Matrix# B-16789, Take 2
December 12, 1909 November 20, 1915
Camden, New Jersey New York, New York
same as Victor 60002 same as Victor 60142

Trixie from Dixie She's the Lass for Me
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 45210-A Victor 45210-B
Matrix# B-12809, Take 1 Matrix# B-12810, Take 1
January 18, 1913 January 18, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
same as Victor 60110 same as Victor 60107

I Cannot Sing the Old Songs I Have a Dream
Merle Alcock Merle Alcock
Victor 45216-A Victor 45216-B
Matrix# B-24355, Take 5 Matrix# B-24624, Take 4
October 14, 1920 October 14, 1920
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Mary of Argyle Auld Scotch Sangs
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 45256-A Victor 45256-B
Matrix# B-17191, Take 1 Matrix# B-21671, Take 1
February 18, 1916 April 11, 1918
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Song of Love Serenade (from the play "Blossom Time")
Lucy Isabelle Marsh - Royal Dadmun Lambert Murphy and Orpheus Quartet
Victor 45304-A Victor 45304-B
Matrix# B-25949, Take 8 Matrix# B-26105, Take 4
February 1, 1922 February 1, 1922
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Bad shellac.

A New Slant on War Timely Topics
Will Rogers Will Rogers
Victor 45347-A Victor 45347-B
Matrix# B-27457, Take 2 Matrix# B-27458, Take 2
February 6, 1923 February 6, 1923
New York, New York New York, New York

Holy Night Silent Night
Lucy Isabelle Marsh with Trinity Choir Trinity Choir
Victor 45519-A Victor 45519-B
Matrix# BVE-33469, Take 7 Matrix# BVE-21477, Take 12
October 28, 1925 October 28, 1925
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Electrical hum on master, reduced by filtering. Also notice how many takes it took while the engineers were still getting used to the new electric microphone.

Tristan and Isolde - Isolde's Liebestod Tršume
Victor Herbert's Orchestra Victor Herbert's Orchestra
Victor 55041-A Victor 55041-B
Matrix# C-13360, Take 3 Matrix# C-13340, Take 1
May 26, 1913 May 21, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Hairline crack about one minute in, audible.

Aida, Celeste Aida (Heavenly Aida) (Act 1) Stšndchen (Serenade)
Paul Althouse Paul Reimers
Victor 55045-A Victor 55045-B
Matrix# C-14786, Take 1 Matrix# C-14617, Take 3
May 1, 1914 March 26, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Messiah - I Know that My Redeemer Liveth Oh, for the Wings of a Dove
Lucy Isabelle Marsh Lucy Isabelle Marsh
Victor 55053-A Victor 55053-B
Matrix# C-11593, Take 2 Matrix# C-12593, Take 2
February 14, 1912 November 7, 1912
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Same as Victor 70071. Same as Victor 70083.

Lucia Sextette - Chi mi frena Rigoletto Quartet - Bella figlia dell' amore
Victor Opera Sextette Victor Opera Quartet
Victor 55066-A Victor 55066-B
Matrix# C-10101, Take 3 Matrix# C-10720, Take 14
December 8, 1915 March 29, 1912
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Take 1 on Victor 70036. same as Victor 70073.

Die Meistersinger - Prize Song Ave Maria (Op. 52, No. 4)
Beatrice Harrison Beatrice Harrison
Victor 55067-A Victor 55067-B
Matrix# C-16936, Take 1 Matrix# C-16937, Take 1
December 27, 1915 December 27, 1915
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Hairline cracks near center, slightly audible from 2:26 to end.

A Dream of Love Madame Butterfly - Fantasie
Victor Herbert's Orchestra Victor Herbert's Orchestra
Victor 55094-A Victor 55094-B
Matrix# C-10574, Take 7 Matrix# C-10570, Take 13
May 23, 1918 May 22, 1918
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

It's Nice to Get Up in the Mornin' but It's Nicer to Lie in Bed! Doughie the Baker
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55115-A Victor 55115-B
Matrix# C-14327, Take 1 Matrix# C-16798, Take 1
January 15, 1914 November 20, 1915
Camden, New Jersey New York, New York
same as Victor 70107 same as Victor 70112

A Wee Deoch an' Doris Bonnie Maggie Tamson
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55120-A Victor 55120-B
Matrix# C-11125, Take 1 Matrix# C-17180, Take 1
October 18, 1911 February 18, 1916
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
same as Victor 70062 same as Victor 70116

There is Somebody Waiting for Me The Bounding Bounder or "On the Bounding Sea"
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55121-A Victor 55121-B
Matrix# C-21046, Take 2 Matrix# C-8448, Take 1
November 2, 1917 December 12, 1909
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
same as Victor 70119 same as Victor 70010

I Think I'll Get Wed in the Summer Ta Ta, My Bonnie Maggie Darling
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55124-A Victor 55124-B
Matrix# C-23746, Take 1 Matrix# C-14328, Take 1
February 20, 1920 January 15, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
same as Victor 70125 same as Victor 70108

Roamin' in the Gloamin' The Wee Hoose 'Mang the Heather
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55129-A Victor 55129-B
Matrix# C-11122, Take 2 Matrix# C-12813, Take 1
October 18, 1911 January 18, 1913
New York, New York Camden, New Jersey
same as Victor 70061 same as Victor 70076

I'm Going to Marry 'Arry on the 5th of January O'er the Hill to Ardenteny
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55138-A Victor 55138-B
Matrix# C-21043, Take 1 Matrix# C-23743, Take 1
November 2, 1917 February 20, 1920
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
same as Victor 70124
Note: Big scratch in center.
no previous release
Note: Worn.

Waggle o' the Kilt Bella McGraw
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55153-A Victor 55153-B
Matrix# C-21044, Take 2 Matrix# C-22456, Take 2
November 2, 1917 December 10, 1918
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Bella the Belle o' Dunoon The Sunshine of a Bonnie Lassie's Smile
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55179-A Victor 55179-B
Matrix# C-27041, Take 2 Matrix# C-27040, Take 2
October 19, 1922 October 19, 1922
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Worn.

It's a Fine Thing to Sing Saturday Night
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55180-A Victor 55180-B
Matrix# C-27042, Take 2 Matrix# C-27039, Take 2
October 19, 1922 October 19, 1922
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Festival Overture - Part 1 Festival Overture - Part 2
Rudolph Ganz and The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Rudolph Ganz and The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Victor 55202-A Victor 55202-B
Matrix# C-28857, Take 4 Matrix# C-28858, Take 6
October 30, 1923 October 31, 1923
St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis, Missouri
Instrumentation: 7 first violins, 5 second violins, 4 violas, 2 cellos, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 3 flutes, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 4 horns, 4 string basses, 2 tubas, harp and 2 traps.
Note: Click Here to listen to them together.

Ohio Dixie Girls are Good Enough for Me
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55221-A Victor 55221-B
Matrix# C-23744, Take 3 Matrix# C-29466, Take 1
February 12, 1924 February 12, 1924
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Several little digs and scratches.

Love Makes the World a Merry-Go-Round I Like My Old Home Town
Sir Harry Lauder Sir Harry Lauder
Victor 55222-A Victor 55222-B
Matrix# C-29462, Take 2 Matrix# C-29463, Take 2
February 12, 1924 February 12, 1924
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Off-center swishing.

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