Story of the labels : F-J

The record labels, commerical and private, who issued church music recordings
and in so doing, preserved this precious heritage​
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John King
78rpm & LP records

An independent record company based in Brighton of which little else is known.    The company produced privately pressed solid-stock shellac records, either recorded at their own studio or from a choirs own reel-to-reel tape and appeared to speicalise in public school chapel choirs. 

The company survived the changeover from 78s to LP (many did not) and produced privately pressed LPs from the customers on reel-to-reel tapes, again mainly of school chapel choirs but also of church and cathedral choirs.

The Archive has numerous John King 78rpm and LP recordings and the quality of recording and pressing is always very good.

Listen a 78rpm recording on the John King label of the Royal Wanstead School Chapel choir in 1948.