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Grand Pree records were made in England for export to Australia during the early 1920s.
The earlier Grand Pree records are pasted over Winner records (see example 1) and have a rather crude black on red design (not unlike Curry's Westport label).

Subsequently, Grand Pree records were made by Pathe, with a properly pressed-in label, using Actuelle masters. There were two styles: a 10" one with 18000-series catalogue numbers and a 12" one with 17500-series catalogue numbers. The third image shown is from one such Pathe-styled issue.

All Grand Pree records date from the early to mid 1920s.

Thanks to John Culley (via Norman Field), Bill Dean-Myatt and Adam Miller (in order) for providing the label photos.


Please e-mail me if you have any additions or corrections to this page.
I believe there was a full listing of this label published in an Australian magazine many years ago. If anyone has access to this, I would be very grateful.

The following have helped with additional details: John Carmichael, "Discogs.com", Robert Girling

Page last updated on: July 21, 2021

First, the Winner paste-over series.

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist Winner issue
101      
102      
103      
104 4316 (396)
(397)
That Mysterious Rag
The Policeman's Holiday
Royal Military Band Winner 2199
105      
106      
107      
108      
109      
110    
     
127 6604
6605
The Road That Leads To You
Cummerland Wives [sic - should be Cumberland Wives]
Ivor Foster Winner 3478
     
136 6699
6700
Duke Of Perth
Eightsome Reel
William Hannah (accordeon) Winner 3456
     
140 6681
6682
They'll Never Know Me In Old Dahomey
Louisiana
The Elliotts Winner 3445
141 6684
6687
Evensong, selection
Regrets - Idyll
Philip Lewis' Palladium Octette Winner 3444
     
154 6450
6451
By The Camp Fire
Sand Dunes
Olly Oakley's Syncopated Five Winner 3384
155 6434
6436
That's What God Made Mothers For
Do You Remember The Time?
Stanley Kirkby Winner 3376
     
166 4575
4576
Reverie (waltz)
Soiree D'ete, selection
Bohemian Band Winner 3301
     
213 1581
1582
In A Red Rose Garden
My Old World Garden
Bohemian Band Winner 2821
     
228 3205 (916)
3206 (917)
Fantasia "Faust", part 1
Fantasia "Faust", part 2
Geo. Ackroyd (flute) Winner 2461
     
238 3132 (734)
3138 (735)
Valeta (waltz)
Mai (waltz)
Royal Court Orchestra Winner 2370
     
250 6878
6879
Virginia (waltz)
Sirens (waltz)
Bohemian Band Winner 3537
     
G-255 5626
5627
Victoryland, selection, part 1
Victoryland, selection, part 2
Band of H.M. 1st Life Guards Winner 3214
G-256 5628
5629
Victoryland, selection, part 3
Victoryland, selection, part 4
Band of H.M. 1st Life Guards Winner 3215
     
273 7177
7178
Whoa, Whoa, Mr. Eskimo
Way Down In Hokum Town
The Two Bobs Winner 3658
     
299 5266 (2122)
5267 (2123)
Somewhere A Voice Is Calling
If I Might Come To You
Ivor Foster Winner 3093
     
343 6817 ?
6822
Solita (tango)
Imagination (waltz)
Bohemian Band Winner 3551
     
355 6969
6971
I Want A Boy
Borneo
The Elliotts Winner 3586
       
367 7058
7059
Bless You
The Welcome That's Waiting For Me
Gerald Adams (tenor) Winner 3621
       
382 7145
7146
Sanctuary
Here In The Quiet Hills
Gerald Adams (tenor) Winner 3655
       
394 7245
7246
Hello, Old What's-A-Name
What D'Yer Think Of That?
Ernie Mayne (comic) Winner 3670
       
428 (672)
(673)
Reminiscences Of Sullivan, part 1
Reminiscences Of Sullivan, part 2
Royal Guards Band Winner 2339
       
462 6380
6381
A-Be, My Boy
What The Colonel Told The Adjutant
Ted Yorke (= Jack Charman) Winner 3342
     
470 6771
6772
San-Fari-Ann
Tarzan Of The Apes
Ernie Mayne (comic) Winner 3491
     
477 5612
5613
My Life Is Love
Babes In The Wood
Bijou Orchestra Winner 3211
     
481 6010
6015
Everything Is Peaches Down In Georgia
Dancing Dan, The Ragtime Battling Man
The Elliotts Winner 3296
     
485 4997
5105
Steppin' Down Along The Road
A New Little Visitor
Ivor Foster Winner 3192
     
497 5998
5999
"Hullo, America", selection part 1
"Hullo, America", selection part 2
Royal Court Orchestra Winner 3326
     
  At this point the catalogue number started including a G- prefix (presumably for "Grand Pree"). The reason for this happening is unknown. Some earlier numbers also had a G- prefix.
     
G-538 6887
6888
Margie
Castles In The Air
The Elliotts Winner 3538
G-539 6882
6883
Waltzing
My Wife Makes Me Call Her Teacher
Ernie Mayne Winner 3539
       
G-566 6865
6866
When You Love, You Live (waltz)
Fountain Of Youth (waltz)
Corelli Windeatt's Orchestra Winner 3566
       
G-580 6958
6959
Patchwork, part 1
Patchwork, part 2
Bohemian Band Winner 3580
       
G-617 7043
7045
Whose Baby Are You?
Oh, Reuben, What' A Juben Doin' ?
Corelli Windeatt's Orchestra Winner 3617
       
G-632 7054
7055
So Long, Lucy
Memories Of Home
The Elliotts Winner 3632
       
G-651   Kathleen Mavourneen
The Last Rose Of Summer
Grace Ivell
Jeanne Brola
Winner
       
G-678 7227
7238
Ma!
Uncle Sambo
Blackpool Tower Orchestra Winner 3678
     
G-684 7228
7229
Bits And Pieces
Rainbow (waltz)
Blackpool Tower Orchestra Winner 3684
     
G-830 4566 (1599)
4567 (1600)
Floradora, selection, part 1
Floradora, selection, part 2
Band of H.M. Irish Guards Winner 2830
     
G-835 7846
7847
Oh, Jimmy (Come And Do The Shimmy Wi' Me)
Brown (Father's Father's Father)
Fredk. Granger Winner 3835
     

These are the Pathe-produced issues. There was a listing published by Mike Sutcliffe in an Australian discographical magazine many years ago. It's a lot to ask, but if anyone can copy those pages for me to republish here, I'd be very grateful.

Firstly, the 12" series.

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist Actuelle issue
17500 N-5226 Poet And Peasant, overture, part 1 (Suppe)
Poet And Peasant, overture, part 2 (Suppe)
Grand Pree Military Band
17501  
17502 94199
94200
Recondita Armonia
E Lucevan Le Stelle
Harold Taylor
17503      
17504      
17505      
17506      
17507      
17508      
17509      
17510      
17511      
17512      
17513      
17514      
17515      
17516      
17517      
17518      
17519      
17520      
17521      
17522 94437
94438
Thanks Be To God
Coming Home Along
Olive Maxwell (contralto, with piano accmp)
17523      
17524      
17525      
17526      
17527      
17528      
17529      
17530      
17531 79656
79657
Gems From The Mikado, part 1 (Sullivan)
Gems From The Mikado, part 2 (Sullivan)
Grand Pree Light Opera Company
17532      
17533      
17534      
17535      

Now the 10" series.

Cat No Matrix No. Title Artist Actuelle issue
18000      
18001      
18002      
18003      
18004      
18005    
18006 69249
69250
Sweet Hawaiian Girl Of Mine
Oahu
Hawaiian Serenaders
18007    
18008    
18009    
18010    
18011    
18012 69144
69145
Carnival Of Venice
Sorrisi De Culla
Casani Brothers (accordion duet)
18013    
18014    
18015      
18016      
18017      
18018      
18019      
18020    
18021 69272
69273
Sweet Adeline
Soldier's Farewell
Male Quartette (= The Shannon Four)
18022    
18023      
18024      
18025      
18026      
18027      
18028      
18029      
18030      
18031      
18032      
18033      
18034      
18035      
18036      
18037    
18038   Smile Through Your Tears
Look Down Dear Eyes
Charles Arnold
18039    
18040    
18041    
18042    
18043 79300
79301
Scenes That Are Brightest ("Maritana" - Wallace)
I Dreamt That I Dwelt ("Bohemian Girl" - Balfe)
Marion Moore (soprano, with orch accmp)
18044    
18045    
18046    
18047 92820
92821
The Old Windmill
My Dutch Flo'
Harry Voyce (yodelling, with orch accmp)
18048    
18049    
18050 69572
69573
One Sweetly Solemn Thought
I Need Thee Every Hour
Lewis Barry (tenor, with orch accmp)
18051      
18052      
18053      
18054      
18055    
18056 94534
94535
Little Town In Old County Down
In Lavender Time
Tudor Evans (tenor, with orch accmp)
18057    
18058    
18059 69617
69618
The Bird And The Saxophone
Beyond The Clouds
Nora Vivian (whistling, with orch accmp)
18060      
18061      
18062      
18063      
18064      
18065      
18066      
18067      
18068      
18069      
18070      
18071    
18072 78528
78529
That's The Reason Noo I Wear A Kilt
The Wedding O' Sandy McNab
Will Burns (baritone, with orch accmp)
18073      
18074      
18075      
18076      
18077      
18078      
18079      
18080      
18081    
18082 94562
94563
The Punter
That'll Do, McIndoo
Rob MacNeil (Scottish comedian, with orch accmp)
18083    
18084 70068
70069
After Every Party
Once Little Smile (Before We Say Farewell)
Hawaiian Serenaders
18085    
18086 69833
69834
Espana Waltz (Waldteufel)
Les Patineurs waltz (Waldteufel)
Casani Brothers (accordion duet)
18087    
18088    
18089 93022
93023
Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep
When The Ebb Tide Flows
Kenneth Douglas (bass, with orch accmp)
18090      
18091      
18092      
18093 78479
78484
The Bandolero
The Trumpeter
Eric Balfour (bass, with orch accmp)
18094      
18095      
18096      
18097      
18098      
18099      
18100      
     
18175 105248
.
Don't Mind The Rain
It Had To Be You
Western Serenaders
     
18228 70334
105337
When Dixie Stars Are Playing "Peek-A-Boo"
A New Kind Of Man With A New Kind Of Love
The Malvina Trio (vocal trio, with orch accmp)
Hugh Turner (baritone, with orch accmp)
     
18237 105553
105554
Moana Chimes
Under The South Sea Palms
Hawaiian Serenaders
     
18323 70144
70224
Dreams Of India
Love Tales
Lennox Dance Orchestra
18324    
18325 79041
92713
An Old Garden
Unless
Alice Dawson (contralto, with orch accmp)
     
18334   Aloha Land Waltz
My Old Kentucky Home
Hawaiian Serenaders
     
18353 94660
105394
Spain
I Wonder What's Become Of Sally?
The "Salvador" Dance Band
The "Salvador" Dance Band (= Lido Venice Dance Orchestra)
     
18392 69439
69440
Kitten On The Keys
Cho-Piano
Dennis Brooks (piano)
     
18411 94831
94832
Listening (waltz)
TheMelody That Made You Mine (waltz)
The Maestro Waltz Orchestra
     
18418 106061
106062
Pango Pango Maid
Yes, Sir? That's My Baby [sic]
Grand-Pree Novelty Dance Orchestra
     
18472 106119
106120
Keep On Crooning A Tune
Carolina Sweetheart
Wood and Turner (vocal duet)
     
18474 105608
105610
Evening
Choo Choo
Kentucky Five
     
18500 94928
94929
The More I See Of Mary Seymour
All Scotch
The Salvador Dance Band
     
18513 66051
66052
Der Josem Of Mutters Keiver
SjenKt A Neduwe
H. Levinsky (tenor)
18514    
18515 106368
106369
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Say, Who Is That Baby Doll?
Martin's Dance Orchestra (= Sam Lanin & his Orchestra)
     
18528 94977
94985
Smile All The While
What Did I Tell Ya ?
Jack Charman
     
18534 94982
94983
In The Gloaming Of Wyoming
Smile A Little Bit
Gilbert Austin (baritone, with orch accmp)
       
18543 95019
95020
You've Got Those Wanna-Go-Back-Again Blues
Feelin' Kind O' Blue
Bert Rayner's Dance Band (= Victor Sterling (Wag Abbey) & his Band) Actuelle 11089
       
18567 106447
106448
Kentucky's Way Of Saying "Good Morning"
Don't Wake Me Up (Let Me Dream)
Grand-Pree Novelty Dance Band
       
18585 95065
95094
Anyone Can Smile
Summer Rain Brings The Roses Again
Bertram's Dance Orchestra (= Victor Sterling (Wag Abbey) & his Band)
       
18591 106804
107036
Hello! Aloha, How Are You?
On The Riviera
Grand-Pree Novelty Dance Band
       
18596 106950
107039
In A Little Garden
Any Ice Today, Lady?
Martin's Dance Orchestra
     
18600 106974
107029
Baby Face
And Then I Forget
King's Dance Band
     
18635 105497
107339
Tell Me You'll Forgive Me
High-High-High Up In The Hills
Lee and Allen (vocal duet, with orch accmp)
Clare and Allen (vocal duet)
     
18668 E-2354
E-2355
I Wish I Had My Old Girl Back Again
I'd Climb The Highest Mountain
Leonard Spencer (grand pipe organ)
       
  From here on, the Grand Pree records were manufactured in Australia. This actually means they are not appropriate here, but I will include them for completeness.
       
18706 2626
2627
Old Fashioned Waltzes, part 1
Old Fashioned Waltzes, part 2
Grand Pree Concert Orchestra (= George Hall & his Arcadians) Cameo 1243
18707      
18708 2682
2799
Kiss Of Spring
Tales From The Vienna Woods
Royal Palladium Orchestra
       
18723 2804
3042
Henry's Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie
When A Blonde Makes Up Her Mind
Rex Lambert
       
18737   Oh, Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night
Isle Of Man Choir Quartette
       
18740   Silver Threads Among The Gold
A Perfect Day
Colorado Quartette