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This label was the UK outlet for the American King Jazz recordings. They were available from late 1949 onwards, but not for very long, it seems. They were pressed by Decca. The first record, KJ-1, was also issued on Vogue with this catalogue number; whether others were also, I don't know.

Thanks to Bill Dean-Myatt for providing the label image.

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Thanks to the following who have provided details for this page: Martin Gunton, Albert Pattison

Page last updated on: February 23, 2021

These are mainly 10" records, but those marked * are 12" size.

Cat No Matrix No Title Artist Recording Date
KJ-1 KJ-25
Ole Miss
Out Of The Gallion
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet 29. Aug. 1945
30. Aug. 1945
KJ-2 KJ-26
Bowin' The Blues
Old School
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet 29. Aug. 1945
30. Aug. 1945
KJ-3     Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet  
KJ-4 KJ-28-2
Perdido Street Stomp (Mezzrow, Bechet)
Deluxe Stomp
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet 30. Aug. 1945
KJ-5* KJ-45-1
Chicago Function, part 1
Chicago Function, part 2
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet Dec. 1947
KJ-6 KJ-33-1
Breathless Blues
Groovin' The Minor
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet 18. Sep. 1946
Sep. 1946
KJ-7* KJ-44-1
Tommy's Blues
I'm Going Away From Here
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet Dec. 1947
18. Dec. 1947
KJ-8     Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet  
KJ-9 KJ-34-1
Really The Blues, part 1
Really The Blues, part 2
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet 18. Sep. 1946
KJ-10 KJ-27-2
Jelly Roll
Gone Away Blues
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet 29. Aug. 1945