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Rex Records (Decca) (UK)

Based on the discography originally compiled by Eddie Kelly.

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According to the Seventies Sevens site, the Rex label dates as far back as 1933, to the days of 78rpm discs. Rex was acquired in 1937 by Decca Records who promptly retired the label. The name was revived in 1965 by Irish Record Factors, the Irish distributor for Decca Records at that time, and was used for releases by Irish artists. It was retired when Decca was taken over by Polygram in the late 70s.

The repertoire includes a few showbands but also ballad singers, cabaret groups, solo performers, and some pop/rock acts. The labels' most notable success was Dana's 1970 Eurovision winner, but the label was also home to The Memories from 1967 until 1975. Potentially interesting records not included in the main pages are indicated in bold.

Note: Rex Heritage was an unrelated, American independent label. See here for details.



SINGLES

R 11000 Series R 11001 Carousel Showband - I'm Waiting For You / Why Do I [1965] R 11002 Eddie Mack and The Columbia Showband - Before This Day Ends / In Your Arms [1965] R 11003 Syd And The Saints - With This Ring / The Day You Said Goodbye [1965] R 11004 The Chessmen - Exodus / The Fightin' [1965] R 11005 The Arran Showband - Words / Nadine [1965] R 11006 Shay Hutchinson and The Melody Aces - Highway To Nowhere / Oft In The Stilly Night [1965] B-side credited to The Melody Aces R 11007 Pat McGeegan - Remember Me (I'm The One) / Till Then My Love [1965] R 11008 Art Supple and The Victors - Showbands On Parade / If She Asks [8/1965] R 11009 Dick Rivers and The Escorts - How's The World Treating You / Doin' The Best I Can [1965] R 11010 The Hillsiders - Hello Trouble / Every Minute Every Hour Every Day R 11011 Phil Brady and The Ranchers - Little Rosa / Just One More Time [1965] country & western R 11012 The Crackaways - What In The World / Tennessee Wig Walk [1965] R 11013 The Woodpeckers - They Call Her Gigolette / Eileen [1965] R 11014 Art Supple and The Victors Showband - La Yenka / New Orleans R 11015 Majella - Light In My Window / Under The Bridge [1965] R 11016 Pat McGeegan and The Victors - What Time Will Santa Be Coming / Danny Dear [1965] R 11017 Shay Hutchinson and The Melody Aces - From Nowhere At All / David Coyle and The Melody Aces - The Holy City [1965] R 11018 Eddie Mack and The Columbia Showband - Way Out Of Reach / The Spinning Wheel [1965] R 11019 The Woodchoppers - Walk On Boy / Close Your Eyes [1965] R 11020 The Grehan Sisters - Patsy McCann / Woman Of Our Town [1966] also recorded for Transatlantic R 11021 The Gamblers Showband - Black Rose / Kevin Barry [1966] R 11022 Majella - Do They Still Remember Me / Acting Crazy [1966] R 11023 Lee Lynch - Answer Me / Margaret [1966] R 11024 Patricia Cahill - Edelweiss / Scarlet Ribbons [1966] R 11025 Arklow Boys Choir - Hear Dem Bells / Joy Joy [1966] R 11026 David Coyle and the Melody Aces - Stand Beside Me / Lay My Head Beneath The Rose [1967] R 11027 Patricia Cahill - Back To The Hills / Canavaun [1967] R 11028 The Memories - A Summer Song / Words I Remember R 11029 Brendan Shine with Ciaran Kelly's Band - Treat My Daughter Kindly / Banks Of The Roses [1967] R 11030 Dana - Sixteen / Little Girl Blue [1967] R 11031 Patricia Cahill - One And One Are Two / In My Life [1967] R 11032 Willie Brady - Where Are You Going And What Are You Doing / Down In The Cane Break [1967] R 11033 Patrick O'Hagan - I've Just Been Back To Erin's Isle / The Blind Ballad Singer [1968] R 11034 Dana - Come Along Murphy / Patrick O'Donnell [1968] R 11035 The Memories - OH! No / The Wearing Of The Green [1968] R 11036 Patricia Cahill - More And More Each Day / A Taste Of Honey [1968] R 11037 Willie Brady - When McGee Draws A Full Weeks Pay / Real Old Mountain Dew [1968] R 11038 Brendan Shine - Ould Ballymoe / The Hymns I Sang As A Boy [1968] R 11039 The Memories - Indian Lake / Be My Girl [1968] R 11040 Patrick O'Hagan - Stronger Than Hate / Dear Little Boy Of Mine R 11041 Arthur Murphy (backed by The Strangers) - Shovellin' Clay / It Only Hurts For A Little While [1969] R 11042 Dana - Heidschi Bumbeidschi / Ten Second Girl [1969] R 11043 Austin Gaffney - I'll Return / Killarney Blue [1969] R 11044 Dana - Look Around / No Road Back [1969] R 11045 Brendan Shine - High Germany / The Glen Of Aherlow [1969] R 11046 Maureen Miller - Bonnie Boy / You're Free To Go [1969] R 11047 Nigel Denver - Forget The Old Orange And Green / Johnson's Motor Car [1969] Scottish folkie R 11048 Patricia Cahill - Over And Over / Olive Tree [1969] R 11049 The Memories - Where's The Playground Susie / I'm Losing You [1969] R 11050 Austin Gaffney - You're In Ireland / Child And The Vision [1/1970] R 11051 Brendan Shine - Tumbling Water / Maid With The Bonny Brown Hair [3/1970] R 11052 The Sandmen - Mister Sunshine / Anymore [3/1970] R 11053 The Memories - Exodus / A Summer Song [3/1970] R 11054 Dana - All Kinds Of Everything / Channel Breeze [3/1970] R 11055 Sonny Knowles - Tell Me / The Dying Rebel [4/1970] R 11056 Dave Mills - Love Is A Beautiful Song / Theresa [4/1970] R 11057 John Edmond - Fairy Tales / ? [4/1970] R 11058 Johnny McCauley - Destination Donegal / Whispering Shannon [7/1970] R 11059 Dana - I Will Follow You / With A Little Love [9/1970] R 11060 Sonny Knowles - I'll Take Care Of Your Cares / Isadora [9/1970] R 11061 Judy Woodworth - Give A Damn / Doonalee [4.12.1970] R 11062 Dana - Who Put The Lights Out / Always A Few Things [1/1971] R 11063 Angela Farrell - One Day Love / How Near Is Love [3/1971] R 11064 Dana - Today / Don't Cry My Love [5/1971] R 11065 Sonny Knowles - The World Is Such An Empty Place / Forgive Me [7/1971] R 11066 Arthur Murphy - Please Remember Me / The Reason Why [8/1971] R 11067 Judy Woodworth - Who Knows Tomorrow / Silent Spring [8/1971] R 11068 Dana - Isn't It A Pity / Swallow Fly Away [11/1971] R 11069 The Memories - She / Wish And Want And Wonder [10/1971] R 11070 The Fontana - Little Play Soldiers / Open Up Your Heart [11/1971] R 11071 Angela Farrell - I Am / Somewhere In The Shadow Of My Dreams [12/1971] R 11072 Dana - New Days..New Ways / Love Is A Friend Of Mine [2/1972] R 11073 Joe Cuddy - Sticks And Stones / Coming Home To Stay [3/1972] R 11074 Hugo Duncan & The Tall Men - Three Leaf Shamrock / Poplar Bluff [3/1972] R 11075 The Memories - Say Good Morning / Sing Me A Happy Song [3/1972] R 11076 Dana - Crossword Puzzles / Where Is He [6/1972] R 11077 Sonny Knowles - Do I Love You / I'm Just A Country Boy [6/1972] R 11078 Joe Cuddy - The Lonely Beachboy / Give Me A While [7/1972] R 11079 The Memories - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me / Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms [1972] R 11080 Angela Farrell - Top Of The world / Dusty [1972] R 11081 Family Pride - King Of The Fairies / I'll Remember [6/1973] reached #16 in July 1973 R 11082 Sonny Knowles - Colours Of Our Mind / Sleep Well My Love [6/1973] R 11083 Dana - Do I Still Figure In Your Life / A Ticket To Nowhere [7/1973] R 11084 Fintan Stanley - The West's Awake / St. Patrick's Day Medley [7/1973] R 11085 Sonny Knowles - Music From Across The Way / While We're Still Young [11/1973] R 11086 Joe Cuddy - I'm Gonna Make It / If [11/1973] R 11087 Dana - Sunday Monday Tuesday / Corner Of The Sky [12/1973] R 11088 Anne Bushnell - Fall In With The Band / Why Don't They Understand [12/1973] R 11089 The Memories - Don't Pretend Anymore / The House Fell Down [12/1973] R 11090 Joe Cuddy - Any Dream Will Do / Close Every Door To Me [3/1974] R 11091 The Memories - Lay It On Me / D'ja Gerra [5/1974] R 11092 Family Pride - Bonapartes Retreat / Sweet Dreams [9/1974] R 11093 The Memories - The Likes Of Heffo's Army / Never Goodbye [8/1974] R 11094 Joe Cuddy - Daddy Let's Play / Love Me Love Me Love [9/1974] R 11095 The Monks - Roller Coaster Rock 'n' Roller / It's A Cryin' Shame [1974] R 11096 Des Smyth - I'm Singing My Song / Remembering [10/1974] R 11097 Barbara and The Heartbeats - I Wanna Go Back Home / Once Bitten [1974] R 11098 Cathal Dunne - Shalom / ?? [1974] R 11099 The Memories - Part Of The Road / Sing A Long Song [11/1974] R 11100 Anne Bushnell - Old Folks / Marieke [1974] R 11101 Sonny Knowles - Not That I Care / Trust In Me [1974] R 11102 Cathal Dunne - Hey Noddy Day / Chelsea Girl [1974] R 11103 Des Smyth - Keep Me In Mind / Lovin' Man [1975] R 11104 Chips - Twice A Week / Reelin' In The Years [1975] R 11105 Des Smyth - Roulette / Be My Wife Again [1975] R 11106 The Monks - Penny (The Millionaires Daughter) / Marianne [1975] R 11107 Family Pride - Play Some Ragtime Mr Jackson / Then I Miss You [1975] R 11108 Eileen Reid (ex Capitol Showband) - Lizzie Leonard / My Love Goes On [1976] R 11109 Joe Cuddy - Don't Let Life Get You Down / Now You've Left Me [4/1976] R 11110 The Meagher Family - Five O'Clock Friday / Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller [1976] R 11111 Simon May - Never Ever Could I Leave You / Don't Let Life Get You Down [1976] R 11112 Joe Cuddy - The Best Is Yet To Come / Love Makes The World Go Round R 11113 Eileen Reid (ex Capitol Showband) - Roadshow / Country Girl [1976] R 11114 Sonny Knowles - The Only Couple On The Floor / Forgive Me [1976] R 11115 Chips - (I'm A Song) Sing Me / We Can Fly [1977] R 11116 Chips - Good-Bye Good-Bye / Just A Little Bit Longer [1977] R 11117 Tommy Mulvihill - Ha'penny Bridge / Days In Old Donegal [1977] R 11118 Chips - Here In My Arms / Our Love Will Grow And Grow [1978] R 11119 Joe Cuddy - I Could Cry / Father Of Girls [6/1978] R 11120 Joe Cuddy - Love Is A Song / I'll Never Love This Way Again [1979] EPR 5000 Series (EPs) EPR 5001 EPR 5002 Hank Walters with his Dusty Road Ramblers - s/t EP (Sweet Liverpool+3) [1965] EPR 5003 EPR 5004 Carl Goldie - Liverpool Goes Country EP 7" EPR 5005 The Grehan Sisters - s/t EP [1966] (PS) EPR 5006 Lee Lynch - Sings EP [1966]

ALBUMS

LPR/SPR 1000 Series LPR = mono, SPR = stereo LPR 1001 Liverpool Ceili Band - Champions Twice [1965] LPR 1002 LPR 1003 LPR 1004 Country Singers - Favourite Songs Of Ireland LPR 1005 v/a - Rebellion at Easter [1966]TV soundtack) LPR 1006 Liverpool Ceili Band - Off To Dublin S/LPR 1007 Patricia Cahill - With Love LP [1967] S/LPR 1008 Austin Gaffney - To My Dearest Dear LP [1969] LPR 1009 LPR 1010 Martin Dempsey - My Name is Martin Dempsey And I Sing [1969] comedian makes trad folk LP - beware! S/LPR 1011 Patricia Cahill - Warm and Tender with Patricia Cahill [1969] SPR 1012 Fintan Stanley - On Tour LP [Sept 1973] accordionist SPR 1013 Sonny Knowles - s/t LP SPR 1014 v/a - Innish. A Special Recording of The Abbey Theatre's Hit Musical LP [1975] SPR 1015 Joe Cuddy - Any Dream Will Do LP [1976] SPR 1016 v/a - Siamsa - National Folk Theatre Of Ireland LP + booklet (also issued in USA) SPR 1017 Sonny Knowles - Shades of Sonny LP SPR 1018 Chips - s/t [1978] SPR 1019 Fintan Stanley - Back Again LP [1977] SPR 1020 Joe Cuddy - About Time [1978] SPR 1021 Sandie Jones - s/t SPR 1022 Sonny Knowles - How Are Ya Flower LP RPS 100 Series RPS 101 Dana - All Kinds of Everything [1970] [also mono RPL 101] RPS 102 RPS 103 RPS 104 Patricia Cahill - Patricia Cahill's Ireland [1972] RPS 105 Sonny Knowles - The Wind In My Hands [1972] RPS 106 The Memories - The Time Is Now [1972] RPS 107 RPS 108 Family Pride - s/t [Sept 1973] RPS 109 v/a - The Rex All Stars - For Your Easy Listening Pleasure LP [1976] RPS 110 RPS 111 Des Smyth - Reflections [1976] 12 tracks incl Hello Mary Lou, The Tennessee Stud, Danny Boy tracks: Just A Little Bit Of Love / Whatever Happened To Randolph Scott / Beneath The Lights Of Home / Domani / Got 2 Again / Until // You Are / She / Hello, Mary Sue / Danny Boy / The Tennessee Stud / One More Mountain To Climb RPS 112 Louis Browne (with Patrick Healy, piano) - Louis Browne Recalls [1978] Other series: SPA 415 Dana - The World of Dana [1974]


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