List Of Decca Top Quartet/Chorus Recordings

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Decca released albums with the top quartets from the International Competition starting in 1953.[1].

Decca released albums with the top chourses from the International Competition starting in 1954.[2]

Between 1953-1955 the releases were alternately (sometimes more than one) 7", 10" or 12" records. Between 1956-1969 it was a single LP (top 10 for quartets, top 5 for choruses).

Releases were mono or stereo (stereo releases appended with a '7' at the front of the catalog number) until 1969 when they were stereo only.

Below is a list of catalog numbers from these releases.

Year Quartet Chorus Notes
1953 ED 567-568/DL 5495 n/a 2x7" or 1x10" (quartet only)
1954 DL 5545 ED 688-689/DL 5543 1x10" (quartet) / 2x7" or 1x10" (chorus)
1955 DL 8177/ED 2294-2296 DL 8175/ED 2288-2290 1x12" or 3x7" (quartet/chorus)
1956 DL 8372 DL 8373
1957 DL 8615 DL 8616
1958 DL 8800 DL 8788
1959 DL 8927 DL 8928
1960 DL 4069 DL 4067
1961 DL 4189 DL 4185
1962 DL 4314 DL 4313
1963 DL 4402 DL 4403
1964 DL 4512 DL 4513
1965 DL 4650 DL 4649
1966 DL 4787 DL 4786
1967 DL 4870 DL 4869
1968 DL 5060 DL 5061
1969 DL 75118 DL 75117

References

  1. http://www.discogs.com/lists/Decca-Top-10-Barbershop-Quartet-Albums-1953-1969/227901
  2. http://www.discogs.com/lists/Decca-Top-Barbershop-Chorus-Albums-1954-1969/231997