Imperial Records [US]

Imperial Records [US]
Country
United States
Active
from 1946
Comments
Label founded in Los Angeles and originally concentrating on ethnic folk artists and local Mexican groups. In August 1947, the label commenced issuing a series of rhythm and blues records. In 1963, Liberty Records purchased the label. When Liberty merged with United Artists in 1970, use of the Imperial label was phased out. At present, EMI owns the Imperial catalogue, and has issued compilations of Imperial artists since the 1990s. In 2006, EMI revived Imperial as an active label specializing in the urban music market.

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Album

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
50 9991 56145 1 3  T-Bone Walker Hot Leftovers 1985 12" LP
IRL 374 The Fantastic Baggys Ride the Wild Surf with The Fantastic Baggys November 1966 12" LP
LP 16001 Johnny Rivers Slim Slo Slider 1970 12" LP

LP 12xxx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
LP 12014 Joe Loco and His Orchestra "Let's Go Loco" 1959 12" LP
LP 12016 Ralph Flanagan Ralph Flanagan Plays Your Request 1959 12" LP
LP 12023 The Lancers Concert in Contrasts September 1959 12" LP
LP 12030 Ricky Nelson Songs by Ricky September 1959 12" LP
LP 12032 Slim Whitman I'll Walk With God December 1959 12" LP
LP 12034 Tony Randall Tony Randall 1960 12" LP
LP 12037 Wingy Manone The Wildest Horn in Town 1960 12" LP
LP 12040 Henri René and His Orchestra The Swinging 59 1960 12" LP
LP 12044 Sandy Nelson Sandy Nelson Plays Teen Beat 1960 12" LP
LP 12055 April Stevens Teach Me Tiger 1960 12" LP
LP 12059 Ricky Nelson More Songs by Ricky July 1960 12" LP
LP 12066 Fats Domino ... A Lot of Dominos! October 1960 12" LP
LP 12071 Ricky Nelson Rick Is 21 May 1961 12" LP
LP 12072 Tony Almerico featuring Molly Duncan French Quarter Jazz 1961 12" LP
LP 12073 Fats Domino Let the Four Winds Blow June 1961 12" LP
LP 12081 Ernie Freeman Twistin' Time January 1962 12" LP
LP 12083 Sandy Nelson Drums Are My Beat! 1962 12" LP
LP 12193 Ernie Freeman The Stripper May 1962 12" LP
LP 12198 Leroy Kirkland Mashin' and All That Jazz 1962 12" LP
LP 12202 Sandy Nelson Golden Hits August 1962 12" LP
LP 12203 Sandy Nelson Country Style September 1962 12" LP
LP 12224 Sandy Nelson The Best of the Beats 1963 12" LP
LP 12225 Johnny Gilbert That's All 1963 12" LP
LP 12239 Fats Domino Let's Dance with Domino May 1963 12" LP
LP 12241 Johnny Gilbert Trio It Happens Here 1963 12" LP
LP 12245 Slim Whitman Irish Songs the Slim Whitman Way November 1963 12" LP
LP 12249 Sandy Nelson Sandy Nelson Plays November 1963 12" LP
LP 12258 Sandy Nelson Be True to Your School 1963 12" LP
LP 12263 Tom Tedesco The Electric Twelve String Guitar 1964 12" LP
LP 12264 Johnny Rivers Johnny Rivers at Whisky A-Go-Go June 1964 12" LP
LP 12266 Irma Thomas Wish Someone Would Care June 1964 12" LP
LP 12270 The Fantastic Baggys Tell 'Em I'm Surfin' 1964 12" LP
LP 12273 Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas I'll Keep You Satisfied [Album] September 1964 12" LP
LP 12274 Johnny Rivers Here We à Go Go Again! September 1964 12" LP
LP 12276 Sonny Curtis Beatle Hits Flamenco Guitar Style 1964 12" LP
LP 12277 Slim Whitman Love Song of the Waterfall January 1965 12" LP
LP 12278 Sandy Nelson Teen Beat '65 1965 12" LP
LP 12280 Johnny Rivers Johnny Rivers in Action! January 1965 12" LP
LP 12283 Sandy Nelson Drum Discothéque June 1965 12" LP
LP 12284 Johnny Rivers Meanwhile Back at the Whisky a Go Go May 1965 12" LP
LP 12285 Jimmy McCracklin Every Night, Every Day May 1965 12" LP
LP 12286 Jackie De Shannon This Is Jackie DeShannon 1965 12" LP
LP 12288 Slim Whitman Reminiscing September 1965 12" LP
LP 12292 Cher All I Really Want to Do September 1965 12" LP
LP 12293 Johnny Rivers Johnny Rivers Rocks the Folk September 1965 12" LP
LP 12298 Sandy Nelson Boss Beat November 1965 12" LP
LP 12300 Mel Carter (All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings December 1965 12" LP
LP 12301 Cher The Sonny Side of Cher April 1966 12" LP
LP 12303 Slim Whitman More than Yesterday - More Country Songs & City Hits February 1966 12" LP
LP 12305 Sandy Nelson "In" Beat 1966 12" LP
LP 12307 Johnny Rivers And I Know You Wanna Dance March 1966 12" LP
LP 12312 The Hollies Beat Group! May 1966 12" LP
LP 12313 Slim Whitman A Travelin' Man August 1966 12" LP
LP 12314 Sandy Nelson Superdrums! 1966 12" LP
LP 12316 Jimmy McCracklin The New Soul of Jimmy McCracklin August 1966 12" LP
LP 12319 Mel Carter Easy Listening September 1966 12" LP
LP 12320 Chér Chér [1966] 1966 12" LP
LP 12323 Sue Raney Alive and in Love 1966 12" LP
LP 12327 George Semper Makin' Waves 1966 12" LP
LP 12328 Jackie De Shannon Are You Ready for This? September 1966 12" LP
LP 12329 Sandy Nelson Beat That #?!@* Drum 1966 12" LP
LP 12334 Johnny Rivers Changes November 1966 12" LP
LP 12335 Baby Ray Where Soul Lives January 1967 12" LP
LP 12340 Sandy Nelson Cheetah Beat March 1967 12" LP
LP 12341 Johnny Rivers Rewind June 1967 12" LP
LP 12344 Jackie DeShannon New Image April 1967 12" LP
LP 12345 Sandy Nelson The Beat Goes On 1967 12" LP
LP 12348 Buddy Cagle Mi casa tu casa July 1967 12" LP
LP 12352 Jackie DeShannon For You September 1967 12" LP
LP 12353 The Total Eclipse Symphony for Soul 1967 12" LP
LP 12354 Larry Butler Take Me 1967 12" LP
LP 12355 Sue Raney New And Now! 1967 12" LP
LP 12356 Slim Whitman Country Memories November 1967 12" LP
LP 12358 Cher With Love, Cher November 1967 12" LP
LP 12359 The Sunshine Company Happy Is The Sunshine Company September 1967 12" LP
LP 12361 Buddy Cagle Longtime Traveling January 1968 12" LP
LP 12362 Sandy Nelson Soul Drums November 1967 12" LP
LP 12363 Santo & Johnny The Brilliant Guitar Sounds of Santo & Johnny 1967 12" LP
LP 12365 The Piano, Orchestra & Voices of Larry Butler The 12 Top Country Hits of the Year February 1968 12" LP
LP 12366 Santo & Johnny Golden Guitars 1967 12" LP
LP 12367 Sandy Nelson Boogaloo Beat March 1968 12" LP
LP 12371 Classics IV Spooky March 1968 12" LP
LP 12372 Johnny Rivers Realization June 1968 12" LP
LP 12373 Cher Backstage 1968 12" LP
LP 12374 Buddy Cagle Through a Crack in a Boxcar Door 1968 12" LP
LP 12375 Slim Whitman In Love the Whitman Way March 1968 12" LP
LP 12376 Sue Raney With a Little Help from My Friends May 1968 12" LP
LP 12378 Glen Garrison If I Lived Here - The Country Soul of Glen Garrison 1968 12" LP
LP 12380 Johnny Carver You're in Good Hands with Johnny Carver 1968 12" LP
LP 12386 Jackie DeShannon Me About You March 1968 12" LP
LP 12399 The Sunshine Company Sunshine and Shadows October 1968 12" LP
LP 12400 Sandy Nelson Rock 'n Roll Revival 1968 12" LP
LP 12405 Danny Wagner The Kindred Soul of Danny Wagner 1968 12" LP
LP 12407 Classics IV Mamas and Papas/Soul Train 1968 12" LP
LP 12410 Larry Butler A Thing Called Love August 1968 12" LP
LP 12411 Slim Whitman Happy Street November 1968 12" LP
LP 12412 Johnny Carver Leaving Again November 1968 12" LP
LP 12413 Kim Fowley Born to Be Wild 1968 12" LP
LP 12415 Jackie DeShannon Laurel Canyon October 1968 12" LP
LP 12418 Santo & Johnny On the Road Again December 1968 12" LP
LP 12419 Jimmie & Vella Heartbeat 1969 12" LP
LP 12420 Bobby and I Bobby and I 1968 12" LP
LP 12422 The Les Williams Orchestra The Les Williams Orchestra Plays the Collected Works of Donovan 1968 12" LP
LP 12423 Kim Fowley Outrageous 1968 12" LP
LP 12424 Sandy Nelson Rebirth of the Beat 1969 12" LP
LP 12428 Albert Collins Love Can Be Found Anywhere (Even in a Guitar) 1968 12" LP
LP 12429 Classics IV Traces 1969 12" LP
LP 12435 Santo & Johnny The Best That Could Happen 1969 12" LP
LP 12436 Slim Whitman Slim! May 1969 12" LP
LP 12438 Albert Collins Trash Talkin' August 1969 12" LP
LP 12439 Sandy Nelson Manhattan Spiritual 1969 12" LP
LP 12440 Dick Rosmini A Genuine Rosmini 1969 12" LP
LP 12441 Billy Mize This Time and Place November 1969 12" LP
LP 12443 Kim Fowley Good Clean Fun 1969 12" LP
LP 12447 Ray Sanders Feelin' Good Is Easy October 1969 12" LP
LP 12448 Slim Whitman The Slim Whitman Christmas Album November 1969 12" LP
LP 12449 Albert Collins The Compleat Albert Collins 1970 12" LP
LP 12453 Jackie deShannon To Be Free 1970 12" LP
LP 12456 Warren Zevon Wanted Dead or Alive 1970 12" LP

LP 9xxx

Catalog nr. EAN Performer Title Date Format
LP 9004 Fats Domino Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino March 1956 12" LP
LP 9006 Sonny Criss Jazz - U.S.A. 1956 12" LP
LP 9009 Fats Domino Rock and Rollin' August 1956 12" LP
LP 9020 "Sonny Criss" and Modern Jazz Go Man! 1956 12" LP
LP 9024 Sonny Criss Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter 1956 12" LP
LP 9025 Frankie Ortega The Piano Styling of Frankie Ortega 1956 12" LP
LP 9028 Fats Domino This is Fats Domino! December 1956 12" LP
LP 9029 Bill McGuffie Mademoiselle From Paree! Music Of Bill McGuffie 1956 12" LP
LP 9038 Fats Domino Here Stands Fats Domino March 1957 12" LP
LP 9040 Fats Domino This Is Fats August 1957 12" LP
LP 9047 Bill McGuffie Goodnight 1957 12" LP
LP 9050 Ricky Nelson Ricky Nelson July 1958 12" LP
LP 9055 Fats Domino The Fabulous "Mr. D" August 1958 12" LP
LP 9056 Slim Whitman Slim Whitman Sings 1958 12" LP
LP 9059 Frances Faye Frances Faye Swings Fats Domino 1958 12" LP
LP 9061 Ricky Nelson Ricky Sings Again January 1959 12" LP
LP 9064 Slim Whitman Slim Whitman Sings 1959 12" LP
LP 9065 Fats Domino Let's Play Fats Domino September 1959 12" LP
LP 9067 The Teddy Bears The Teddy Bears Sing! February 1959 12" LP
LP 9078 Peggy King Lazy Afternoon October 1959 12" LP
LP 9095 The Paul Smith Trio Saratoga 1959 12" LP
LP 9110 Bo Rhambo Tender Moments 1960 12" LP
LP 9135 Slim Whitman First Visit To Britain 1961 12" LP
LP 9136 Sandy Nelson He's a Drummer Boy! 1961 12" LP
LP 9137 Slim Whitman Just Call Me Lonesome October 1961 12" LP
LP 9138 Fats Domino I Miss You So January 1961 12" LP
LP 9156 Slim Whitman Once in a Lifetime 1961 12" LP
LP 9158 Frances Faye Frances Faye Sings the Blues 1961 12" LP
LP 9159 Sandy Nelson Let There Be Drums November 1961 12" LP
LP 9164 Fats Domino What a Party October 1961 12" LP
LP 9167 Rick Nelson Album Seven by Rick 1962 12" LP
LP 9170 Fats Domino Twistin' the Stomp February 1962 12" LP
LP 9171 Slim Whitman Forever 1962 12" LP
LP 9180 Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Hopkins on Stage 1962 12" LP
LP 9186 Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Hopkins Sings the Blues 1962 12" LP
LP 9189 Sandy Nelson Drummin' Up a Storm June 1962 12" LP
LP 9191 Erskine Hawkins 25 Golden Years of Jazz, Vol. 1 1962 12" LP
LP 9194 Slim Whitman Slim Whitman Sings June 1962 12" LP
LP 9208 Fats Domino Just Domino September 1962 12" LP
LP 9235 Slim Whitman Yodeling 1963 12" LP
LP 9247 The Harold Land Quintet Jazz Impressions of Folk Music 1963 12" LP
LP 9268 Slim Whitman Country Songs / City Hits 1964 12" LP
LP 9287 Sandy Nelson Drums à Go-Go September 1965 12" LP
LP 9289 Mel Carter Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 1965 12" LP
LP 9291 Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas Trains and Boats and Planes 1965 12" LP
LP 9302 Irma Thomas Take a Look 1966 12" LP
LP 9318 Buddy Cagle The Way You Like It August 1966 12" LP
LP 9347 Johnny Carver Really Country 1967 12" LP