Philips 78rpm records (non-Minigroove)

This page lists regular, non-Minigroove Philips 78rpm records, which are in my collection.


  • The fourth column in the tables below refers to the 45rpm issue if it’s known to exist (the 45rpm issue features the Minigroove logo).

  • The land of origin for the 45rpm issue corresponds with the land of origin of the 78rpm issue (so a Dutch 45rpm issue is f.i. not listed for a French 78rpm issue).

  • The number used for a 45rpm issue is the same as the 78rpm issue, except that a ‘3’ is added as the first number. Since 45rpm singles and EP’s were released first in 1955, so some 45rpm issues are in fact reissues. From 1955 onwards both formats were issued concurrently.

  • The main 317 XXX series was followed by the 318 XXX series, but it seems there were only a few 78rpm issues for this latter category. They were probably released in 1958, the last year for the 78rpm record. The 319 XXX series is not the continuation of the 318 XXX series, but a separate one.

  • The last table below lists the 12 inch 78rpm classical records I own. The third column in this table is called “Minigroove issue”; I guess most 12 inch issues have been released in the 7 inch 78rpm format as well.

Dutch 78’s (15000 series):

numberartistyear45rpm issue
P 15370 HBernard Drukker

Dutch 78’s (17000 series):
Note: For regular 78’s, the prefix P was also used for Dutch jazz records, unlike most Minigroove issues. Prefix B was used for international/western (often US) artists.

numberartistyear45rpm issue
P 17101 HKees Deenik317 101 PF
P 17182 HHotcha Trio1953
P 17145 HJan Corduwener and his Ballroom-Orchestra317 145 PF
P 17172 H3 Jacksons1953
P 17202 HPia Beck1953
P 17206 HMalando and his Orchestra317 206 PF
P 17207 HKilima Hawaiians317 207 PF
P 17215 HVocaal Kwartet
P 17216 HDutch Swing College Band317 216 PF
P 17227 HHotcha Trio1953?
P 17241 HR.K. Hilversums Gemengd Koor
P 17257 HTexas Kitty1954
P 17283 HCor Steyn1954
P 17289 HTrompetterkorps Regiment Huzaren van Boreel1954317 289 PF
P 17301 HStraatzangers1954317 301 PF
P 17305 HJan Corduwener and his Ballroom Orchestra1954
P 17343 HStraatzangers1954317 434 PF
P 17350 HMelody Sisters and Blacl And White1954
P 17364 HBietenbouwers1954
P 17367 HWilly Alberti1954317 367 PF
P 17374 HWessel Dekker and his Mandoline Orchestra1954
P 17380 H3 Jacksons1954
P 17389 HDutch Swing College Band1954317 389 PF
P 17398 HMaria Zamora y sus Muchachos1954
P 17414 HTony Vos Quartet1954
P 17419 HBernard Drukker
P 17431 HDutch Swing College Band317 431 PF
P 17440 H3 Jacksons317 440 PF
P 17507 HBlack and White and Melody Sisters
P 17528 HJan Corduwener en zijn Orkest317 528 PF
P 17544 H3 Jacksons317 544 PF
P 17550 HAethergeuzen
P 17580 HTobi Rix en zijn Toeteriks
P 17586 H2 Jantjes1956317 586 PF
P 17588 H3 Jacksons1956
P 17615 HAlie Roelvink1956
P 17616 HTwee Jochies1956
P 17640 H3 Jacksons1956
P 17652 HWilly Alberti1956317 652 PF
P 17661 HGodert van Colmion317 661 PF
P 17682 H3 Jacksons1957317 682 PF
P 17730 HWilly Alberti1957317 730 PF

Dutch 78’s (18000 series):

numberartistyear45rpm issue
P 18023 HMeeuwen318 023 PF

Dutch 78’s (19000 series):

numberartistyear45rpm issue
P 19079 HGeorge Manet1953
P 19169 HTrio “Los Paraguayos”319 169 PF
P 19186 HTrio “Los Paraguayos”1955319 186 PF
P 19291 HTrio Los Paraguayos

Dutch 78’s (21000 series):

numberartistyear45rpm issue
B 21052 HPercy Faith and his Orchestra featuring Felicia Sanders
B 21091 HBenny Goodman and his Orchestra
B 21165 HDoris Day1953-54321 165 BF
B 21176 HGuy Mitchell with Mitch Miller
B 21193 HFrankie Laine1954321 193 BF
B 21207 HBenny Goodman
B 21411 HKen Griffin
B 21476 HNeal Hefti and his Orchestra with the Ray Charles Choir
B 21524 HSammy Kaye
B 21539 HFrankie Laine1955
B 21560 HErroll Garner
B 21642 HFrankie Laine1955
B 21776 HLouis Armstrong and his All-Stars321 776 BF
B 21798 HBenny Goodman Trio (Sextet) with Rosemary Clooney321 798 BF
B 21815 HLouis Armstrong321 815 BF
B 21913 HDoris Day321 913 BF
B 21989 HGuy Mitchell1956321 989 BF

Dutch 78’s (34000 series):

numberartistyear45rpm issue
P 34208 HMerels

Dutch 78’s (55000 series, Danish artists):

numberartistyear45rpm issue
B 55065 HOve Sopp
B 55085 HArne Lamberth and his Orchestra355 085 BF

Dutch 78’s (72000 series, French artists):
Note: Prefix N was often used for French artists, which seems to be a somewhat odd choice. LP’s for these artists, when made in the Netherlands, usually carry the P prefix, which I find more logical.

numberartistyear45rpm issue
N 72101 HPatachou
N 72109 HHenri Salvador372 109 PF
N 72148 HCatherine Sauvage372 148 NF

French 78’s:
See note above.

numberartistyear45rpm issue
N 72.030 HFreddy Alberti et sa Harpe
N 72.064 HPatachou
N 72.109 HHenri Salvador
N 72.155 HPatachou
N 72.156 HPatachou
N 72.158 HHenri Salvador
N 72.175 HPatachou
N 72.191 HHenri Salvador
N 72.201 HPatachou

German 78’s:

numberartistyear45rpm issue
P 44197 HPeter Scheeben, Maria Mucke, Willy Berking u.s. Orchester
P 44393 HFranz Thon
P 44396 HAlfred Hause

Dutch 12 inch 78rpm issues (classical):

numberartistyearMinigr. issue
A 11243 GResidency Orchestra
N 12051 GResidency Orchestra
A 17901 GJosé Candel with Choir and Orchestra1952A 02900 S