Felsted Records was the name of two record labels. The UK version began as a subsidiary of Decca Records in July 1954 with music mainly in the jazz and dance band genres and recordings leased from the French Blue Star, Riviera, and Classique labels. The label took its name from the village where Sir Edward Lewis, the head of UK Decca, lived. The British label's only release of note was "Smokie", the first single by Bill Black's Combo, Black having been Elvis Presley's bassist, licensed from Hi Records.
|Parent company||Decca Records|
|Country of origin||U.S., UK|
Late in 1957, Felsted Records US opened, operating from London Records' office in New York and was marketed as a pop label. Releases included Kathy Linden's "Billy" and "Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye"; Jimmy Wisner's 1961 instrumental "Asia Minor", credited to "Kokomo, his Piano and Orchestra" on the London label in the UK; and The Flares' 1961 release "Foot Stompin' Part 1", which reached No. 20 on the Black Singles chart and No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100
In 1958 Felsted was reinstated in the UK leasing US material contracted through its US office. Neither label had much commercial success; the UK label was closed in 1964 and its roster transferred to London Records.
7500 Popular SeriesEdit
|FL-7501||Kathy Linden with Joe Leahy and His Orchestra||That Certain Boy|
|FL-7502||Joe Leahy Orchestra||It's Never Too Late for Dancing|
|FL-7503||Various Artists||A Night at the Boulevard|
|FL-7504||Robert Trabucco||Musette Catch|
|FL-7505||Antobal's Cuban All-Stars under the direction of Obdulio Morales||Agua!-Agua!|
|FL-7506||Émile Stern||All the Way|
|FL-7507||Billy Eckstine||Mr. B. in Paris|
|FL-7509||Jimmy Wisner Trio||Blues for Harvey|
|FL-7510||Antobal's Cuban All-Stars directed by Obdulio Morales||Dia de Reyes|
|FL-7511||Antobal's Cuban All-Stars directed by Obdulio Morales||Mango Mangűé|
|FL-7512||Howard McGhee||Music from the Connection|
7000 Jazz SeriesEdit
|FAJ-7001||Rex Stewart||Rendezvous with Rex|
|FAJ-7002||Earl Hines / Cozy Cole||Earl's Backroom and Cozy's Caravan|
|FAJ-7003||Buster Bailey||All About Memphis|
|FAJ-7004||Buddy Tate||Swinging Like Tate|
|FAJ-7005||Coleman Hawkins||The High and Mighty Hawk|
|FAJ-7006||Dicky Wells||Bones for the King|
|FAJ-7007||Budd Johnson||Blues a la Mode|
|FAJ-7008||Billy Strayhorn Septet||Cue for Saxophone|
|FAJ-7009||Dicky Wells||Trombone Four-in-Hand|
45 rpm singles, New YorkEdit
|45-8673||The Classmates (arranged and conducted by Alan Lorber)||"Theme From A Summer Place" / "Cotton Picken', Pickle Packin', Fish Strippin', Claw Hoppin' Hands"|
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- Unterberger, Richie. "The Flares". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- Edwards, David; Callahan, Mike (9 April 1999). "Felsted Album Discography". www.bsnpubs.com. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
- Rye, Howard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 750. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.