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From the Land of Band Box Records

Custom Record Budget Long Play Records
(Bihari Family – California)

Here are most of the Custom Records catalog from the Bihari family of budget labels – a real mixed bag – Many obscure orchestras and solo artists and some of note.   Custom was a innovation of the California-based Bihari family who owned Modern, Flair and RPM – all great solid independent labels as well as the budget label Crown, Kent and Riviera.  Once again, Brian McFadden’s two excellent volumes caused me to gather these images into a collection.

Lots of pretty girls displayed on many of the covers – probably several of them making many appearances.  The Bihari’s were brothers Lester, Joe, Saul, Jules.

The following are most of the long play records released by the Los Angeles based Bihari Family – who also owned  the Budget labels Crown, Riveriera,  and United Superior.  The Bihari family recorded music as well and owned the independent labels Modern and RPM home to many rhythm and blues artists.

Records are listed here in descending label catalog number order:

Custom LP 2 – Robert Evans Choir – “O’ Come All Ye Faithful”

Custom LP 5 – George Jenkins – “White Christmas”

Custom LP 5 – George Jenkins – “White Christmas” (version 2)

Custom LP 6 – Johnny Cole – “12 Days of Christmas”

Custom LP 7 – “Silent Night – Organ and Chimes Favorites”

Custom LP 8 – “Joy to The World”

Custom LP 9 – The Voices of Christmas – “The Little Drummer Boy”

Custom LP 10 – The Mexicali Brass – “Christmas With”

Custom LP 1001 – “My Fair Lady”

Custom LP 1002 – Don Juan Orchestra – “Latin for Lovers”

Custom LP 1003 – Pierre Legemore & the Lush Strings – “I Remember Paris”

Custom LP 1004 – “Organ Goes South of the Border”

Custom LP 1005 – Laurindo Almeida & Jose Barroso – “Flamenco”

Custom LP 1006 – The Lush Strings – “Sweet Leilani”

Custom LP 1007 – The Lush Strings – “Spellbound”

Custom LP 1008 – The Lush Strings – “Imagination”

Custom LP 1009 – The Lush Strings – “Autumn Leaves”

Custom LP 1011 – “The Era of Jim Reeves”

Custom LP 1012 – The Lush Strings – “Fascination”

Custom LP 1013 – The Lush Strings – “Ebb Tide”

Custom LP 1015 – “In the Still of the Night”

Custom LP 1016 – “From Jimmy Dean”

Custom LP 1016 – “Johnny Horton and Sonny James Favorites”

Custom LP 1019 – Johnny Rivers/Trini Lopez – “Go Go”

Custom LP 1020 – The Lush Strings – “Heart of Spain”

Custom LP 1021 – Members of Glenn Miller Orchestra – “Dance to the Sound of Glenn Miller”

Custom LP 1022 – The Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra – “1812 Overture”

Custom LP 1023 – Johnny Williams – “Hank Williams Favorites”

Custom LP 1024 – Randy Scott Orchestra – “The Roaring 20’s”

Custom LP 1025 – Knuckle Fingers Joe – “Honky Tonk Piano”

Custom LP 1025 – Jimmy Smith with the Don Gardner Trio – “The Exciting Jimmy Smith”

Custom LP 1033 – California Pops Orchestra – “The Sound of Music”

Custom LP 1034 – “A Toast to Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey”

Custom LP 1035 – The Lush Orchestra – “Temptation”

Custom LP 1037 – California Pops Orchestra – “West Side Story”

Custom LP 1035 – Various Artists – “Come to a Shindig Dance Party”

Custom LP 1039 – Earl Krause – “Ragtime Piano”

Custom LP 1043 – B.B. King – “Easy Listening Blues”

Custom LP 1045 – Coleman Hawkins – “The Hawk Swings”

Custom LP 1046 – B.B. King – “Blues For Me”

Custom LP 1047 – Stan Getz – “Groovin’ with Getz”

Custom LP 1048 – John Lee Hooker – “Driftin’ Thru the Blues”

Custom LP 1051 – Lightning Hopkins – “Sings the Blues”

Custom LP 1054 – Elmore James – “The Blues In My Heart”

Custom LP 1055 – Howling Wolf – “Big City Blues”

Custom LP 1058 – Jesse Belvin – “But Not Forgotten”

Custom LP 1060 – Wardell Gray – “Shades of Gray”

Custom LP 1062 – The Lush Strings – “Go Polka”

Custom LP 1063 – The Lush Strings – “Holiday for Strings”

Custom LP 1064 – The Lush Strings – “Play for Listening”

Custom LP 1066 – The Lush Strings – “Old Favorites”

Custom LP 1067 – The Lush Strings – “More for Lovers”

Custom LP 1069 – “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Custom LP 1071 – George Mann Orchestra – “Georgy Girl”

Custom LP 1073 – “Songs for Truck Drivers”

Custom LP 1074 – George Mann Orchestra “Casino Royale”

Custom LP 1077 – Scotty Howard Orchestra – “More Truck Drivers Songs”

Custom LP 1078 – “Psychedellic Guitars”

Custom LP 1081 – George Whiteman – “Hammond Organ Favorites”

Custom LP 1083 – Charles Camaron Orchestra – “Lover’s Rhapsody”

Custom LP 1084 – The Charles Camaron Orchestra – “Spanish Rhapsody”

Custom LP 1085 – Chris Terrie – “Ode to Billie Joe”

Custom LP 1086 – “Camelot”

Custom LP 1089 – “The Magic of Hawaii”

Custom LP 1090 – “Hoe Down Fiddle Hits”

Custom LP 1091 – John Stellini and the Fascinating Strings – “Music for the Jet Set”

Custom LP 1092 – “Country & Western Jamboree”

Custom LP 1093 – “Beer Drinking Songs”

Custom LP 1094 – “Sounds of the Famous Big Bands”

Custom LP 1095 – “Country and Western Golden Goodies”

Custom LP 1096 – “More Psychedellic Guitars”

Custom LP 1097 – Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond – “Moods and Grooves”

Custom LP 1098 – Dave Clark Five/Playbacks – “It’s Happening”

Custom LP 1099 – Dennis Hromek – “It’s Such a Pretty World Today”

Custom LP 1100 – Johnny Rivers/Steve Alaimo

Custom LP 1101 – “The Memory of Jim Reeves”

Custom LP 1101 – The Hollywood Studio Orchestra – “Famous Hits from Famous Shows”

Custom LP 1102 – The Larry Schaffer Orchestra – “Mission Impossible”

Custom LP 1103 – Earl Ball – “Love of the Common People”

Custom LP 1104 – Trini Lopez/Johnny Tores

Custom LP 1105 – George Whiteman – “Hammond Organ Favorites Vol. 2”

Custom LP 1106 – Pierre Moreau – “Love is Blue”

Custom LP 1107 – Jose Barroso – “The Flamenco Guitar”

Custom LP 1108 – Johnny Meeks  – “Skip a Rope”

Custom LP 1109 – Ray Waters Orchestra – “Bonnie and Clyde”

Custom LP 1110 – Jerry Cole – “Hey Little One”

Custom LP 1111 – Don and Jerry – “Scarborough Fair and Sounds of Silence”

Custom LP 1112 – “Music from Walt Disney’s Jungle Book”

Custom LP 1113 – The Projection Company – “Give Me Some Lovin'”

Custom LP 1114 – Jerry Cole – “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”

Custom LP 1115 – T. Swift and the Electric Bag – “Are You Experienced”

Custom LP 1116 – Billy J. Tyler – “Honey”

Custom LP 1117 – Joan Harris – “Country Girl”

Custom LP 1119 – Gordon Calcote – “Going Home for the Last Time”

Custom LP 1120 – The Polynesians – “Aloha Hawaii”

Custom LP 1120 – The Generation Gap – “Up Up and Away”

Custom LP 1122 – “The Good Bad and the Ugly”

Custom LP 1123 – “Here Comes the Judge”

Custom LP 1124 – The Stone Canyon Rock Group – “Mac Arthur Park”

Custom LP 1126 – Don Lee – “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife”

Custom LP 1127 – “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Custom LP 1130 – Joan Harris – “Harper Valley P.T.A.”

Custom LP 1131 – Don Hughes – “Gentle on My Mind”

Custom LP 1132 – “In Memory of Red Foley”

Custom LP 1135 – Gordon Calcote – “Folsom Prison Blues”

Custom LP 2002 – Don Juan Orchestra – “Latin For Lovers”

Custom LP 2007 – “Spellbound”

Custom LP 2018 – Johnny Horton and Sonny James Favorites

Custom LP 2018 – “Dance to the Sound of Glenn Miller”

Custom LP 2029 – Stan Jaffe – “Banjo-Rama”

Custom LP 2030 – The Don Gardner Trio with Jimmy Smith – “The Exciting”

Custom LP 2032 – “Theme From Goldfinger”

Custom LP 2034 – The Lush Orchestra – “On the Sunny Side of the Street”

Custom LP 2040 – B.B. King – “A Heart Full of Blues”

Custom LP 2050 – Etta James – “Sings”

Custom LP 2052 – B.B. King – “The Soul Of”

Custom LP 2053 – Jimmy Witherspoon – “A Spoonful of Blues”

Custom LP 2054 – Jimmy McCracklin – “My Rockin’ Soul”

Custom LP 2059 – B.B. King and the Charioteers – “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”

 

 

 

 

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