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From the Land of Band Box Records

Karl Zomar – Columbine Records
Forerunner to Denver’s Band Box Records

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As far as has been determined, Band Box Records evolved from this early 1950’s mostly country label in Denver via a purchase by Victoria Morosan – Band Box owner into the early 170’s – It appears from this discography that most – if not all – of the Columbine releases occurred in 1950. Speculation has it that the label was sold in about 1953 or 1954 to Morosan – so it is not known what type of recording activity Columbine partook from 1951 through 1953 if any. The most common address for Columbine Records was 3120 Federal Blvd., in North Denver – a location which has been scraped and now a parking lot.

78 – Columbine WC 51 – Marvin Meirs with Johnny O’Neill & His Orchestra – “Will You Remember?” b/w “My Lovely Lady”

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78 – Columbine 101 – “White Caravan” b/w 12th Street Rag” – February, 1950 – Artist Unknown

78 – Columbine 102 – F. White and B. Butterfield – “Linger Awhile” b/w “South” – February, 1950

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78 – Columbine 104 – Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers – “Guess I’m Better Off Without You” b/w “When The World Has Turned You Down” – February, 1950

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78 – Columbine 105 – R. Eberhardt – “I Can Dream Can’t I” b/w “All of Me” – February, 1950

78 – Columbine 106 – Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers – featuring Bill Broadway “King of the Silver Strings” – “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” b/w “I’m Paying With A Broken Heart” – 1950

COLUMBINE 106 A - WILL GRAVES

78 – Columbine 108 – Will Graves and His Rhythm Rangers – “Iron Horse” b/w “You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often” – May, 1950

78 – Columbine 109 – Will Graves and The Rhythm Rangers – “There’s a Star in the Sky” b/w “You’re Gonna Be Sorry” – October, 1950

78 – Columbine 110 – H. Hartley and the Columbine Trio – “September in the Rain” b/w “Somebody Mentioned Your Name” – October, 1950

78 – Columbine 113 – Red Allen – “Lonesome Me” b/w “Red’s Talking Blues” – November, 1950

78 – Columbine 117 – Carl Thorn & His Saddle Pals – “Two Eyes, Two Lips But No Heart” – November, 1950

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78 – Columbine 118 – Roy Eberhart with the Musette Trio – “Out Where The West Begins” – December, 1950

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78 – Columbine 121 – Johnnie Dwyer with Billy Lee & the Rocky Mountain Boys – “Automobile Gal”

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78 – Columbine 122 – Floyd Buell with the Rhythm Kings – “My Girl” b/w “Lonesome Me”

78 – Columbine 225 – Dana LeBarron with Sonny LeBarron and His Rhythm Rodeo Wranglers – ‘Merry Christmas and Goodnight” b/w “The Garden of Forget Me Nots”

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