Modern/RPM & Associated Album Discographies
By David Edwards and Mike Callahan
Last update: February 4, 2002

Modern started as a label in 1945, and had many subsidiaries over the years. The story of the label is covered in the Modern Records Story.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Modern Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] Contents

Modern 10 Inch LP 2000 Series:

The label on the Modern 10 inch records is black with silver print. "Modern" in script above the center hole. "LONG PLAY" on the left side of the label and "33 1/3" on the right. At the bottom of the label is "Microgroove UNBREAKABLE".

MOD. 2001 - Modern Records Volume 1 - Artist Unknown [1950]

MOD. 2002 - Modern Records Volume 2 - Artist Unknown [1950]

MOD. 2003 - Modern Records Volume 3 - Various Artists [1951] The album has no printing on the back of the cover. Trust in Me - Hadda Brooks/People Have Money are Funny - Herb Fisher/Sweet Georgia Bop - Vido Musso and Wardell Gray/The Moon Is Risin' - Little Willie Littlefield//Texas Hop - Pee Wee Crayton/Empty Bedroom Blues - Saunders King/No Rollin' Blues - Jimmy Witherspoon/Big Legs - Gene Phillips

MOD. 2004 - Modern Records Volume 4 - Artist Unknown

MOD. 2005 - Modern Records Volume 5 - Artist Unknown

MOD. 2006 - Modern Records Volume 6 - Artist Unknown

MOD. 2007 - Modern Records Volume 7 - Artist Unknown

MOD. 2008 - Modern Records Volume 8 - Artist Unknown

MOD. 2009 - Modern Records Volume 9 - Ben Pollack Orchestra

MOD. 2010 - Modern Records Volume 10 - Nappy Lamare and Kid Ory

MOD. 2011 - Modern Records Volume 11 - Artist Unknown

MOD. 2012 - Modern Records Volume 12 - Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts

Modern 1200 12 Inch LP Series:

The label on the 12 inch series is black with silver print. "MODERN RECORDS" on two lines above the center hole with a stylized "M" between the Modern and Records. At the bottom of the label is "TELESONIC SOUND/ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY/MADE IN HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A.".

LMP-1201 - Swingin' Suite Red Callender and His Modern Octet - Red Callender [1956] Reissued as Crown CLP-5025 with a title change. LPMM-1201 in vinyl trail out area. Skyline/Sleigh Ride/All For You/Outlines/Walking On Air/You're Part of Me//On Again/Greenery/Pastel/October Blue/Dancers/Bihari

LMP-1202 - Groovin' High - Stan Getz [1956] Reissued as Crown 5002.

LMP-1203 - Singin' Kay Starr and Swingin' Erroll Garner - Kay Starr and Erroll Garner [1956] Reissued as Crown 5003. MMLP 1203 in vinyl trail out area. Side one Kay Starr Ain't Misbehavin'/Good For Nothing Joe/Lover/Just You, Just Me/Little Girl//Side two Erroll Garner Them There Eyes/What Is This Thing Called Love/Tenderly/Someone To Watch Over Me/Blue Lou

LMP-1204 - Way Out Wardell - Wardell Gray [1956] Reissued as Crown 5004. Blue Lou/Just You Just Me//One O'clock Jump/Tenderly

LMP-1205 - Spring Fever - Don, Dick & Jimmy [1956] Reissued as Crown 5005. MM- 1205 in the vinyl trail off area. Love in Bloom/Too Young/That's What I Like/This Is Heaven/June in January/Angela Mia//Desiree/The Touch of Your Lips/Symphony/Out in the Cold Again/The Last Time/It's Easy to Remember

LMP-1206 - Joe Houston Blows All Nite Long - Joe Houston [5/56] Reissued as Crown 5006. LPM 1206 in vinyl trail out area. All Nite Long/Celebrity Club Stomp/Candy Rock/Rockin' With Joe/Way Out/Crazy Sax//Blow Joe Blow/Sentimental Journey/Rock and Roll Boogie/Riverside Rock/Earth Quake/Joe's Gone

LMP-1207 - The Swingin'st - Vido Musso [1956] Reissued as Crown 5007. LPM-1207 in vinyl trail off area. Sing, Sing, Sing/Back Street/Jersey Bounce/Movin' In/Emaline/Rockin' Time//Vido's Boogie/Sherry Pink/On Stage/Rollin'/Rock House Blues/Russian Lullabye

LMP-1208 - Jazz Surprise - Modern Jazz Stars [1956] Reissued as Crown 5008. MMLP 1208 in the vinyl trail off area. Fall Out/C-Jam Blues/Moonlight/Perdido//Wailin'/High Time/Cherokee/Scratch/Off Nite

LMP-1209 - Jazz Masquerade - Modern Jazz Stars [1956] Reissued as Crown 5009.

LMP-1210 - Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party - Various Artists [Unissued] Released as RPM 3001. RPM 3001 has "MMLP 1210" in the vinyl trailoff area, indicating that this release was originally to be Modern 1210. Also reissued as Crown CLP-5001. Dance With Me Henry - Etta James/Ko Ko Mo - Marvin and Johnny/Don't Be Angry - Cadets/Eddie My Love - Teen Queens/Don't Feel Sorry For Me - Jimmy Beasley/Cherry Pie - Marvin and Johnny//I Got a Gal - Joe Turner/Church Bells May Ring - Cadets/All Nite Long - Joe Houston/A Casual Look - Little Clydie/How Soon - Jacks/Heartbreak Hotel - Cadets

LMP-1210 - Femme Fatale - Hadda Brooks [1956] Reissued as Crown 5010. "LPM 1210" is written in the vinyl trail out area. The Thrill is Gone/Take Me/Please Be Kind/How Do You Speak to An Angel/My Ideal/Don't You Think I Ought To Know//Dream/There is No Greater Love/My Romance/Stolen Love/Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

LMP-1211 - Hollywood R and R Record Hop - Various Artists [5/56] Reissued as Crown 5011. "MMLP 1211" is written in the vinyl trailoff area. Stranded In the Jungle - Cadets/Oop Shoop - Shirley Gunter/Why Don't You Write Me - Jacks/Rollin' Stone - Cadets/Blow Joe Blow - Joe Houston/Teen Age Prayer - Dolly Cooper//Good Rockin' Daddy - Etta James/Tick Tock - Marvin and Johnny/The Girl In My Dreams - Cliques/I Want You - Cadets/Mary Lou - Young Jessie/Kansas City Blues - Joe Turner

LMP-1212 - Red Callender Speaks Low - Red Callender [1956] Reissued as Crown 5012.

LMP-1213 - Stars of Rock and Roll - Various Artists [1956] Reissued as Crown 5013.

LMP-1214 - The Fabulous Jimmy Beasley - Jimmy Beasley [1956] Reissued as Crown 5014. "LPM-1214" is written in the vinyl trailoff area. My Happiness/I'm So Blue/She's Good to Me/Little Coquette/I'm Not Free/No Love For Me//Don't Feel Sorry For Me/Jambalaya/Don't Break This Heart of Mine/Good Lovin'/Once More/Ella Jane

LMP-1215 - Rockin' and Rollin' - Cadets [1956] Reissued as Crown 5015. "LPM-1215" is in the vinyl trailoff area. Stranded in the Jungle/I Want You/So Will I/I'll Be Spinning/Fools Rush In/Annie Met Henry//Heartbreak Hotel/Dancin' Dan/Church Bells May Ring/I Got Loaded/Rollin' Stone/Smack Dab in the Middle

Modern 7000/800 Series:

Even though this series was released in both monaural and stereo, clearly the emphasis was on the stereo releases. Today you will rarely find a monaural copy. This series was an early attempt by the Bihari Brothers to cash in on the demand for stereo with a low priced line of albums. The label on this series is black with white printing. "MODERN" with a stylized "M" in red, followed by a yellow "O", blue "D" red "E" green "R" and blue "N'. "HIGH FIDELITY" in yellow on the left side of the label and "LONG PLAYING 33 1/3" in yellow on the right. At the bottom of the label is "STEREO" again in multiple colors.

MLP-7000/MST-800 - Era of Tommy Dorsey - Members of the Dorsey Orchestra [1960] On the Sunny Side of the Street/I'll Never Smile Again/Swing Low Sweet Chariot/Boogie Woogie/Hawaiian War Chant/Somebody's Knocking at My Door/plus 2 more

MLP-7001/MST-801 - Era of Benny Goodman - Members of the Goodman Orchestra [1960] Sing Sing Sing/When the Saints Go Marching In/Down Hill Special/Loch Lomand/Jersey Bounce/Carry Me Back/Careless Love/plus 1 more

MLP-7002/MST-802 - Era of Charlie Barnet - Members of the Barnet Orchestra [1960]

MLP-7003/MST-803 - Era of Glenn Miller - Members of the Miller Orchestra [1960]

MLP-7004/MST-804 - Era of Woody Herman - Members of the Herman Orchestra [1960]

MLP-7005/MST-805 - Era of the Big Bands - Various Artists [1960]

MLP-7006/MST-806 - Dixieland - K.C. Bearcats [1960]

MLP-7007/MST-807 - Polka Party Time - Polka Dots [1960]

MLP-7008/MST-808 - Honky Tonk Piano - Studio Artist [1960]

MLP-7009/MST-809 - The Strauss Waltzes - Studio Group [1960]

MLP-7010/MST-810 - Day Dreams - Golden Strings [1960]

MLP-7011/MST-811 - Organ Gems - George Wright [1960]

MLP-7012/MST-812 - Cha Cha Cha - Jose Martinez and his Orchestra [1960]

MLP-7013/MST-813 - Sing A Long with the Blenders - Blenders [1960] Careless Love/Cindy/I've Been Working On the Railroad/Clementine/You're a Grand Old Flag/She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain/Yankee Doodle/On Springfield Mountain/Little Liza Jane/All Through the Night/Oh Susanna/Reneli/Camptown Races/Billy Boy/Oh No John/What Did Deleware/On Top of Old Smoky/Down in the Valley

MLP-7014/MST-814 - Rock and Roll Party - Don & Eddie [1960] Shuffle Boogie/Night Rock/When the Lights Are Low/Jivin' at the Savoy/Stompin' at the Crossroads/Diggin' the Blues//Mambo Boogie/South Hampton/Bolero Boogie/Duck Walk/Oop Shank/Drifting

MLP-7015/MST-815 - Heart of Spain - Studio Group [1960]

MLP-7016/MST-816 - More Sing Along with the Blenders - Blenders [1960] There'll Be a Hot Time Tonight/I Want a Girl/She Wore a Yellow Ribbon/East Side West Side/The Bowery/My Wild Irish Rose/Deep River/There Is a Tavern in the Town/Blue Tail Fly/Shine on Harvest Moon/I've Been Working on the Railroad/On Top of Old Smokey/Little Annie Rooney/Bill Bailey/Daisy Bell/Oh Dem Golden Slippers/America the Beautiful/For He's a Jolly Good Fellow/Shortnin' Bread/There's Where My Money Goes/After the Ball/Goodnight Ladies/On the Banks of the Wabash/In the Eve By the Moonlight/Sweet Rosie O'Grady/The Old Grey Mare

MLP-70017/MST-817 - Percussion - Percussion All Stars [1960]

MLP-7018/MST-818 - Hawaiian Holiday - Kane Kai [1960]

MLP-7019/MST-819 - The Era of Hank Williams - Luke Williams & Rangers [1960]

MLP-7020/MST-820 - Tradewinds To Hawaii - Studio Group [1960]

MLP-7021/MST-821 - Dynamic Percussion - Percussion All Stars [1960]

MLP-7022/MST-822 - Mambo Cha Cha Cha - Luis Mendosa and his Orchestra [1960]

MLP-7023/MST-823 - The Fabulous Ink Spots - Ink Spots [1960] If I Didn't Care/I Love You Truly/To Me/Frankie and Johnnie/Shine On Harvest Mood//It's a Sin to Tell a Lie/Sorrento/When You Were Sweet Sixteen/When the Saint's Go Marching In/Ida

Modern 100/1000 Series:

Label on this series is gray with black printing. "MODERN" with a stylized "M" above the center hole. "HIGH FIDELITY" on the left side of the label and "LONG PLAYING 33 1/3" on the right.

MM-1000/MMST-100 - Little Richard Sings His Greatest Hits Recorded Live - Little Richard [1966] Introduction/Tutti Frutti/Keep a Knockin'/Saturday Night Rock/Jenny Jenny/Bamba Lama Bama Loo/Long Tall Sally/Ready Teddy/Slippin' and Slidin'/True Fine Mama//Bonnie Marone/Lucille/Bring It Back Home to Me/Do You Feel It/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On


MM-1002/MST-102 - Soul Hits - Ikettes [1966]

MM-1003/MST-103 - The Wild and Frantic Little Richard - Little Richard [1966] Baby What You Want Me To Do/Do the Jerk/Directly From My Heart/I'm Back/Holy Mackeral//Good Golly Miss Molly/Send Me Some Lovin'/Groovy Little Suzy/Baby Don't You Want a Man Like Me/Miss Ann

Modern 1000 Series:

1001 - Tender Emotions - Otto Cesana [1964]

1002 - Otto Cesana - Otto Cesana [1965]

1003 - Backgrounds For Romance - Otto Cesana [1966]


CH-22 - Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm - Ike Turner [1980] UK pressing. Troubles Heartaches/You're Driving Me Insane/Whole Heap of Mama/If You Feel Froggish/Gypsy Blues/The Dream/Early Times//I Miss You So/You Got Me Way Down here/I Ain't Drunk/The Road I Travel/Goodbye Baby (Going on Down the Line)/Suffocate/The World is Yours

CH-59 - Get Out of the Car - Richard Berry [1982] UK pressing. Mad About You/Angel of My Life/Yama Yama Pretty Mama/Next Time/Rockin' Man/Oh! Oh! Get Out of the Car//Crazy Lover/I'm Still in Love With You/Jelly Roll/Big John/One Little Prayer/The Big Break

CLP-5021 - Jumpin' with the Jacks - Jacks [1959?] Issued in monaural only. Reissue of Crown 5021 by American International Industries Inc., Phila. Pa. Cover is identical to the Crown issue with a sticker on the cover over the Crown logo, which says "BEST BY A I I HIGH FIDELITY" The Best label is black with silver printing with "BEST" above the center hole. "CLP 5021" and "LRP 3006" are written in the vinyl trailoff area. Why Don't You Write Me/Oo Wee Baby/Let's Make Up/Dream a Little Longer/This Empty Heart/So Wrong//Wiggle Waggie Woo/You Belong To Me/Sugar Baby/Why Did I Fall In Love/Do You Wanna' Rock/My Clumsy Heart

Kent KLP-2025 - Marvin and Johnny - Marvin and Johnny [1984] Cherry Pie/Ain't That Right/Tell Me Darlin'/Sometimes I Wonder/Sweet Potato//Tick Tock/Mercy Miss Percy/Dear One/Will You Love Me/I Wanna

SO-2018 - 12 Original Artists Hits, Vol. 2 - Various Artists [197?] Budget reissue label located in Beverly Hills. This is notable for the true stereo original version of "Rock Me Baby." Rock Me Baby - B.B. King (S)/Daddy Daddy - Richard Berry (E)/Cherry Pie - Marvin & Johnny (E)/My Desire - Jesse Belvin (E)/Lovey Dovey - Jacks (E)/S.K. Blues - Saunders King (E)//Crazy Feeling - Etta James (E)/Kansas City Blues - Joe Turner (E)/Billy Boy - Teen Queens (E)/Rollin' Stone - Cadets (E)/T-99 - Jimmy Nelson (E)/Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon (E)

Thanks to Peter Grendysa.

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