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THIS IS NOT THE ALLEGRO, Founded in 1982, based in Portland, OR

The Allegro Label is one of many labels produced by Eli "Obie" Oberstein's Record Corporation of America from 1939 through 1957
Mr. Oberstein tendered his resignation on March 1, 1939 to the R C A Victor (Radio Corporation of America), where he worked. At the time, the trade publication Variety announced that Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Larry Clinton, Sammy Kaye, Dick Todd and Buddy Clark expected to join him. Mr. Oberstein along with his partners; Phillip Kastel, Lewis A. Jaffa are forming a company, tentatively named 'Discs, Inc.' and will be releasings records by the above name artists. Those first group of labels was Variety/Varsity/Elite. Well, we now know that 'those' artists 'moved' with Mr. Oberstein but their material did, since he signed them to RCA Victor, in doing so his contract also gave him the rights to their material - so he just reissued the material under another musician's name who was not as well known at the time of the first issues on the RCA Victor label. This is a life time of what happen, but in short - 1945, "Obie" goes back to R C A Victor - as Head of Artists and Repertoire, that´s the section that 'finds' artists and who is going to be promoted. (This is a guys who took from them in the first place and is now allowed to see who is going to make them money - fox in the hen house). By May 1948, again out on his own and now with several labels that he is marketing under, using the new LP (33 1/3 rpm) format - doing nothing more than repressing the 78s into 33 1/3, in both 10" then 12" formats. By the 50s, Mr. Oberstein was reissuing material recorded for his labels on new "junk" labels such as Royale Records, the Allegro label here, Ultiphonic, Gramophone, and more.

His catalogs consisted of re-releases of Allegro Records and tapes from German radio along with masters from the old 78 RPM Sonora, Majestic and Musicraft labels. The Tops label, including masters recorded by the old Black and White label was acquired around 1955 and jazz material was obtained from Savoy and the German Climax label. When The American Federation of Musicians refused to sign a contract with Oberstein, new releases used instrumental backups recorded in Europe to back American performers. The he way around it was have artist do their thing - then have the backups to their thing - then mix the two - and press the recording.

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Label Number - Artist - Album title [Issue Date when known][Billboard listing when known]

/ Between songs // Other side [when known]

This list is incomplete

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ALL 719 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16 (1964)(England)

Molto Moderato //
Adagio / Allegro Marcato

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ALL 737 Various Artists - Jazz Greats
Marian McPartland & Jimmy McPartland - Mystery March/Herbie Mann & Joe Puma - Make Me Care/
Maxine Sullivan & Charlie Shavers - Loch Lomond/
John Kirby Sextet - Schubert´s Serenade/John Kirby Sextet - Jazz A La Classique//
Tony Scott - Over & Over/Mary Lou Williams - Jericho/Earl "Fatha" Hines - Humoresque/Rex Stewart - Stewart's Blues

Need Photo ALL 770 Various Artists - The Golden Era Of Dixieland Jazz

High Society/Yellow Dog Blues/South Rampart St./Ja Da//
Jazz Me Blues/Blues/Weary Blues/Marty's Blues

Need Photo ALL 777 The Parris Mitchell Strings - The Sound Of Music [1965]

The Sound Of Music/Maria/My Favorite Things/Do-Re-Mi/Sixteen Going On Seventeen//
The Lonely Goatherd/How Can Love Survive?/So Long, Farewell/Climb Ev&@180;ry Mountain/No Way To Stop It

Need Photo ALL 778 Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis & Tommy Roe - Roy Orbison Sings [1965]

Roy Orbison - Problem Child/Roy Orbison - You're My Baby/Jerry Lee Lewis - Bonnie B/Jerry Lee Lewis - Lewis Boogie/
Tommy Roe - Pretty Girl // Roy Orbison - I Never Knew/Roy Orbison - Domino/Jerry Lee Lewis - I'll Make It Up To You/
Jerry Lee Lewis - It Hurt Me So/Tommy Roe - The Room

Carlos Montoya - Flamenco Guitar ALL 780 Carlos Montoya - Flamenco Guitar [1965]

The Moors In Granada/Cante Jondo/Saeta In Sevilla/Allegrias//
Rumbeao/Provencal/Alhambra-Granada/Tango Flamenco

Need Photo ALL 781 Various Artists - Songs From Mary Poppins [1966][UK]

A Spoonful Of Sugar/Let's Go Fly A Kite/Fidelity Fiduciary Bank/Step In Time/Chim Chim Cheree//
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious/The Life I Lead/Feed The Birds/Jolly Holiday/Stay Awake

Need Photo ALL R 799 Tony Bennett With Count Basie Orchestra - One Night Stand [1966][UK]

Strike Up The Band/I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans/Chicago/Growing Pains/Life Is A Song//
I´ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face/Jeepers Creepers/Anything Goes/Poor Little Rich Girl/Are You Havin´ Any Fun

Need Photo ALL 817 Russ Henderson And His Caribbean Boys - Caribbean Carnaval! [1966][UK]

Walking The Dog/Coconut Woman/Yellow Bird/Stone Cold Dead In De Market/Peanut Vendor//
Sammy Dead Oh!/Non Ho L'eta' Per Amarti/Marianne/Jamaica Farewell/West Indian Drums

Need Photo AL-2 Not Given - Beethoven's Wonderful Sonata Opus 96

Need Photo AL-5 Not Given - Bach's Italian

Need Photo 1412 Not Given - Wagner - Lohengrin-Arios

Need Photo and Information 1413 Not Given - An Hour Of The World´s Greatest Overtures

Need Photo 1414 Not Given - Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Need Photo 1415 Not Given - Bach: The Clavierutbung-Partita No. 1 & 2

Need Photo 1416 Not Given - Bach: The Clavierutbung-Partita No. 4

Need Photo 1417 Not Given - Bach: The Clavierutbung-Partita No. 5 & 3

Need Photo and Information 1418 Not Given - Bach: The Clavierutbung-Partita No. 6

Need Photo and Information 1419 Not Given - Another Hour Of Light Concert Music

Need Photo and Information 1420 Not Given - Prokofieff: Classic Symphony

Need Photo 1421 Not Given - The Two Great Favorites - Tschaikowsky: Nutcracker Suite/Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Need Photo and Information 1422 Andres Segovia - Andres Segovia plays Bach Suite Rey De La Torre

Need Photo and Information 1423 Not Given - The Hit Songs

Need Photo and Information 1424 Not Given - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 1, & 15 - Rumanian Rhapsody

Need Photo and Information 1425 Not Given - Arthur Murray Teaches - The Rhumba/The Fox Trot

Need Photo and Information 1426 Not Given - William Shakespear - The Merry Wives of Windsor

Need Photo and Information 1427 Not Given - An Hour of "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World"

Need Photo and Information 1428 Not Given - Boris Godounov: Arias

Need Photo and Information 1429 Not Given - Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg-Arias

Need Photo and Information 1430 Not Given - Von Weber: Der Freischutz-Arias

Need Photo and Information 1432 Not Given - Mozart: Co Fan Juttl-Arias

Need Photo and Information 1432 Not Given - Another Hour Of Instrumental Favorites

Need Photo and Information 1433 Not Given - The Heart Of The Islands In Song

Need Photo and Information 1434 Not Given - 16 Brahms Hungarian Dances

Need Photo and Information 1435 Not Given - Bruch: Violin Concerto-G Minor/Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 "Spring"

Need Photo and Information 1436 Not Given - An Hour Of "Soft Lights And Sweet Music"

Royal Concert and Dance Orchestra - Victor Herbert Concert

1494 Royal Concert and Dance Orchestra - Victor Herbert Concert (Allegro Royale)
Gypsy Love Song/I'm Falling In Love With Someone/A Kiss In The Dark/Sweethearts/Kiss Me Again/
When You're Away/Thine Alone/The Willow Plate Suite-Chang, The Lover-The Mandarin's Garden/
A Wedding Procession/The Little Garden House/Kong Shee/Spanish Serenade/Indian Summer/
Fleurette/Streets Of New York/I Want What I Want When I Want It/Mascot Of The Troop

Need Photo and Information L1510-A7 Various Artists - Tops in Pops

Echoes of Italy 1572 Kurt Maier - Echoes of Italy (Allegro Royale)

Torna A Surriento/Chitarra Romano/Ticta ticta/Anema E Core/Oh, Marie/Luna Rossa/No Cara Piccina/Mama; ll Bacio//
Mattinata/Ciribiribin/Vieni, Vieni, Vieni/Operatic Fantasy: Boheme, Traviata, Rigoletto, Aida, Barber of Serville

Need Photo and Information 1903 Kurt Maier Pianist with Rhythm - Sampler of 10 Encore Records (Allegro Royale)

Need Photo and Information 1904 Varied - Opera Sampler (Allegro Royale)

Sarah Vauhgan Sings

3080 Sarah Vauhgan - Sarah Vauhgan Sings [Allegro Elite] [1953] [Mono]
I'm Through With Love/Don't Worry About Me/September Song/Gentleman Friend/I Feel So Smoochie/
Trouble Is A Man/It's Magic/The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else/It's You Or No One/Love Me Or Leave Me/
Hundred Years From Today/Time After Time/Everything I Have Is Yours/Lover Man

Need Photo and Information 4106 Sarah Vauhgan - Sarah Vauhgan Sings 10" (8 tracks)

Need Photo ACS 8034 K. Perkins/American Radio Symphony Orchestra/M. Brown, conductor - Rhapsody in Blue / An American In Paris (Cassette)

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