Discography
The most complete listing of songs recorded by Josef Locke.
Still some gaps I'm afraid, but more information as and when it surfaces. All information gratefully received.

1947
Come back to Sorrento (Torna a Surriento)
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by George Scott Wood
(Ernesto De Curtis/Claude Aveling) Public domain
Released August 1947 - CA20331 [Recorded March 14 1947]

disk1.jpg (29859 bytes)Goodbye (from the White Horse Inn)
Josef Locke
(Robert Stolx/Harry Graham) Frank Chacksfield Music
Released October 1947 - CA20329 [Recorded March 14 1947]

My Heart and I (From Old Chelsea)
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by George Scott Wood
(Ellis/Tauber/Tysh) EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Released October 1947 - CA20329-3 [Recorded March 14 1947]

I'll Take you home again Kathleen
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(J.P. Westendorf/Arthur Parry) B.Feldman Co. Ltd/EMI
Released November 1947 - CA20503 [Recorded September 26 1947]

Holy City
Josef Locke with Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(Frederick Weatherly/Stephen Adams) Public domain
Released December 1947 - CAX10048 [Recorded September 25 1947]

Star of Bethlehem
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(Frederick Weatherly/Stephen Adams) Boosey & Co.
Released December 1947


1948
When you were sweet sixteen
Josef Locke with Melachrino Orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(James Thornton) Public domain
Released June 1948 - CA20734 [Recorded April 16 1948]

The rose of Tralee
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(SPencer/Glover) Public Domain
Released June 1948 - CA20786 [Recorded June 10 1948]

Count Your Blessings
Josef Locke with the Melachrino orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(R.Morgan/E.Temple) Ascherberg Hopwood & Crewe - MCPS
Released June 1948

Dear old Donegal (From Old Chelsea)
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Steve Graham) MCA Music Ltd
Released August 1948 - CA20785 [Recorded June 10 1948]

Galway Bay
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Debroy Somers
(Colahan) Colahan, Arthur/McCullough Pigott Ltd
Released October 1948 - CA20881 [Recorded September 9 1948]

Macushla
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(MacMurrough/Rowe) Boosey and Hawkes Music Publ;. Ltd 0 MCPS
Released October 1948 - CA20735-1 [Recorded April 16 1948]

The Rosary
Josef Locke with orchestra. Arranged by Josef Locke, conducted by Herbert Carruthers.
(Ethelbert Nevin/Robert Cameron Rogers) Public domain
Released December 1948

Ave Maria
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Charles Gounod/J S Bach) Public domain
Released December 1948 - CA20787 [Recorded June 10 1948]


1949
Hush a bye Rose of Killarney
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Ted Koehler/M Jerome) B.Feldman Co. Ltd/EMI
Released February 1949

The Old Bog Road
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Madeleine K O'Farrelly, Teresa Brayton) O'Farrelly, Madeleine King/ Brayton, Teresa
Released February 1949

Strange Music (From Song of Norway)
Josef Locke with the Melachrino orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Edvard Grieg/Wright/Forrest) Chappell Music Ltd
Released March 1949 - CA21011 [Recorded January 1949]

When you're in Love
Josef Locke with the Melachrino orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(L.Fields/John /Desmond O'Connor) Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Released March 1949 - CA21010 [Recorded January 1949]

Song of Songs
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Debroy Somers
(Lucas/Moya) Chappell Music Ltd
Released May 1949 - CA20882 [Recorded September 9 1948]

Bless this house
Josef Locke with the Melachrino orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Helen Taylor/May Brahe) Boosey and Hawkey Music Publ Ltd. - MCPS
Released May 1949 - CA20942

The Soldier's Dream (La Reve Passe)
Josef Locke
(Georges Krier/Charles Helmer/ G.Humphrey) LaFleur Sons Ltd - MCPS
Released June 1949 - CA21090 [Recorded May 11 1949]

While the angelus was ringing (Les trois cloches)
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Woolf Phillips
(Jean Villard/Manning) Peermusic (UK) Ltd/Villard, Jean/SDRM
Released June 1949 - CA21089-2 [Recorded May 11 1949]

Beneath thy window (O sole mio)
Josef Locke with the Melachrino orchestra conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Edouardo Di Capua/Edward Teschemacher) Public domain
Released August 1949 - CA20943 [Recorded November 1948]

Toselli's serenade (Serenata)
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Eric Robinson
(Enrico Toselli/Elkin) H Freeman & Co/EMI - MCPS
Released August 1949 - CA20736 [Recorded April 16 1948]

Will the angels play their harps for me ?
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Woolf Phillips
(D.White/Hirsch) Keith Prowse & Co
Released September 1949 - CA21111 [Recorded May 21 1949]

Lay my head beneath a rose
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Wolf Phillips
(Madison/Falkenstein) Francis Day
Released September 1949

How can you buy Killarney?
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Geraldo
(Hamilton Kennedy/grant/Morrison/Steele/Grundland) Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd/EMI
Released November 1949

A shawl of Galway Grey
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Geraldo
(Hamilton/Kennedy) Campbell & Connelly Co Ltd
Released November 1949

Silent night, holy night
Josef Locke with chorus and orchestra and organ conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Gruber/Anthony Praga) EMI records UK
Released December 1949

Adeste Fideles
Josef Locke with chorus and orchestra and organ conducted by Herbert Carruthers
(Traditional) Public domain
Released December 1949


1950
We all have a song in our hearts
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Lew Stone
(Roger Yale/Carl Yale) Kassner Associated Publ. Ltd
Released January 1950 - CA21298 [Recorded December 3 1949]

In the Chapel of San Remo
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Lew Stone
(Peterson/ Barberis) Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd
Released January 1950 - CA21297 [Recorded December 3 1949]

Down in the Glen
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Danny Walters
(Gordon/Connor) EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Released March 1950

Within this heart of mine
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Danny Walters
(Noel Gay) Noel Gay Music Music Co Ltd
Released March 1950

Ireland must be heaven
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Woolf Phillips
(Johnson/Fisher/McCarthy) EMI United Partnership Ltd
Released May 1950

It happened at the Festival of Roses
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Woolf Phillips
(Manning/ Al Goodhart) B.Feldmn & Co. Ltd
Released May 1950

Christopher Robin is saying his prayers
Josef Locke
(Harold Fraser Simpson/ A.A. Milne) Ascherberg Hopwood & crewe - MCPS
Released June 1950 - CA21412

The story of the sparrows
Josef Locke: piano Gerald Moore
(Newell/ Green) Boosey & Co
Released June 1950 CA21413

The garden where the praties grow
Josef Locke with piano accompaniment
(Johnny Paterson/ Liddle) Waltons Ltd
Released July 1950

Eileen O'Grady
Josef Locke with piano accompaniment
(W.Cormack) Kerr's Music Corp Ltd - MCPS
Released July 1950

Teddy Bear's picnic
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Jimmy Campbell (recorded in the Opera House, Blackpool)
(Kennedy/ Bratton) B. Feldman Co Ltd/ EMI
Released November 1950 - CA21562

If I were a blackbird
Josef Locke with Jimmy Campbell and his orchestra
(Delia Murphy/ Arthur Darley) Box & Cox Publications Ltd
Released November 1950 - CA21563

1951
When you talk about old Ireland
Josef Locke with Jimmy Campbell and his orchestra
(L. Carr/ Connor) Chappell Music Ltd
Released January 1951 - CA21598

If I can help somebody
Josef Locke with Jimmy Campbell and his orchestra
(Androzzo/Zabra) Boosey and Hawkes Music Publ. Ltd - MCPS
Released January 1951

March of the grenadiers (from The Love Parade)
Josef Locke with male chorus and orchestra conducted by Ray Martin
(Victor Scertzinger/ Clifford Grey) Public domain
Released March 1951

You are my heart's delight
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Ray Martin
(graham/ Lehar) Chappell Music Ltd
Released March 1951

Take a pair of sparkling eyes
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Arthur Sullivan/ WIlliam Gilbert) Public domain
Released June 1951

Nirvana
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Frederick Weatherly/ Stephen Adams) Public domain
Released June 1951

It is no secret
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Geraldo
(Stuart Hamblen) MCA Music Ltd
Released October 1951

A dream
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Geraldo
(Cory/Bartlett) Copyright control
Released October 1951

The keys to heaven
Josef Locke and Maureen Rose with orchestra conducted by Geraldo
(Trad: A.Sharpley) Copyright control
Released December 1951

I'll walk beside you
Josef Locke
(Murray/ Lockton) Chappell Music Ltd
Released December 1951

1952
At the end of the day
Josef Locke with Frank Chacksfield and his orchestra
(Donald O'Keege) Chappell Music Ltd
Released June 1952  - CA22202

Love me little, love me long (from And so to bed)
Josef Locke with Frank Chacksfield and his orchestra
(Vivian Ellis) Chappell Music
Released June 1952

Tonight beloved (Ritorna amore)
Josef Locke with Frank Chacksfield and his orchestra
(Manlio Di Veroli/ Jack Popplewell) Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd/ EMI
Released July 1952

Charmaine
Josef Locke with Frank Chacksfield and his orchestra
(Rapee/ Pollack) Keith Prowse Music Publ. Co./EMI - MCPS
Released July 1952

Isle of Innesfree
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Ray Martin
(D.Farrelly) Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd/ EMI
Released November 1952

Mother Machree
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Woolf Phillips
(Ernest R Ball/ Chauncey Olcott/ Rida Johnson-Young) Public domain
Released November 1952


1953
Love's last word is spoken
Josef Locke with Ray Martin and his orchestra
(C.A. Bixio/ Siever/Neri) Edward Kassner Music Co Ltd
Released February 1953

Love me and the world is mine
Josef Locke with Ray Martin and his orchestra
(Ball/David reed) B. Feldman Co Ltd /EMI
Released March 1953

It's a grand life in the army
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Prentic/ Murrells) Francis Day & Hunter Ltd/ EMI
Released March 1953

Wonderful Copenhagen
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Frank Loesser) MPl Communications Ltd
Released April 1953  - CA22454

One little candle
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Roach/ Mysels) J & W Chester Ltd
Released April 1953  - CA22453

You'll never forget about Ireland
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Hamilton Kennedy/ John Turner) Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd /EMI
Released May 1953

We'll pray for you
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Morrow/ Freer) Chappell & Co Ltd
Released May 1953

A tear, a kiss, a smile
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Gilbert/Insetta) Peter Maurice Music Co Ltd /EMI
Released June 1953

You're just a flower from an old bouquet
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Lucien Denni/ D.Parsons/ Gwynne Denni) Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Released June 1953

When you hear Big Ben
Josef Locke accompanied by Reginald Dixon on the Tower organ, Blackpool
(Scott/ Leon/ Malloy) Box & Co Publications Ltd
Released July 1953

The queen of ev'ryone's heart
Josef Locke accompanied by Reginald Dixon on the Tower organ, Blackpool
(Turner/ L.Carr) World Music Co/ Leeds Music Ltd/ NCB/ BIEM
Released July 1953

Shades of old blarney
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Ray Martin
(Sam Stept) EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Released October 1953

Tobermory Bay
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor
(Harper/ Reine/ North) Peermusic (UK) Ltd
Released October 1953

The daughter of Rose of Tralee
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor
(O'Hara/ Murtagh) EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Released November 1953

The Melba Waltz (Dream time)
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor
(Norman Newell/ Mischa Spoliansky) Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Released November 1953

The bard of Armagh
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Traditional) Copyright control
Released December 1953

The rose of Slievenamon
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor
(Farrelly) Northern Songs NCB
Released December 1953


1954
When it's moonlight in Mayo
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Kavanagh/ Ryan) Box & Cox Publications Ltd/ Walton Ltd
Released July 1954

Cara Mia
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(T.Trapari/ L.Lange) Robbins Music Corp. Ltd/ EMI - MCPS
Released July 1954

The drinking song
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor; Ernest Broadbent piano
(Sigmund Romberg/ Dorothy Donnelly) Chappel Music Ltd/ Redwood Music Ltd
Released September 1954 - CA22966

In the chapel in the moonlight
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor; Ernest Broadbent piano
(Billy Hill) Public domain
Released September 1954 - CA22965

Santo Natale
Josef Locke with Norrie Paramor and his orchestra
(Al Hoffman/ Manning/ Nardone) memory Lane Music Ltd/ H & B Webman & Co Ltd
Released December 1954

Mairie my girl
Josef Locke with Norrie Paramor and his orchestra
(Casey/ Aitken) Chappell Music Ltd
Released December 1954



image courtesy Joe McPartlandT-235A - Thistle, New York
Mary of Argyle
(Traditional)
Josef Locke with orchestra
T-235B - Thistle, New York
My Bonnie Lassie
(McClurg-Tepper-Bennett)
Josef Locke with orchestra



1955
A brown bird singing
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor
(Wood/ Barrie) Chappell Recorded Music Library
Released April 1955

Bonny Mary of Argyle
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Ray Martin
(Sydney Nelson/ Charles Jeffreys) Public domain
Released May 1955

People like us
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor
(Bob Music/ Heft) B. Feldman Co Ltd/ EMI
Released May 1955

O maiden, my maiden
Josef Locke with orchestra composed, arranged and conducted by Ray Martin
(Franz Lehar) Glocken Verlag (England)
Released May 1955

Blaze away
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green
(Kennedy/ Abe Holzmann)B. Feldman Co Ltd/ EMI
Released December 1955

My mission
Josef Locke with orchestra conducted by Philip Green/ arranged by Josef Locke
(Harrison/ Tibsen/ Michael Reine) Peermusic (UK) Ltd
Released December 1955


1969
Stereo Decca

How small we are, how little we know
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Wilson Jnr) Peers Music
Released May 1969

St Christopher
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Rudd) Francis Day & Hunter Ltd (EMI Music Ltd)
Released May 1969

Blaze Away
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Holzmann / Kennedy) B. Feldman & Co Ltd (EMI Music Ltd)
Released June 1969

Danny Boy
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Traditional/ Arr Weatherley) Williamson Music
Released June 1969

Edelweiss
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Rodgers / Hammerstein II) Boosey & Hawkes Ltd
Released June 1969

Try a little tenderness
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Woods/ Campbell/ Connelly) Campbell Connelly & Co Ltd
Released June 1969

Just Loving You
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Springfield) Springfield Music
Released June 1969

A tear, a kiss, a smile (from Dixiana)
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Tierney/ Caldwell) Chappell Music
Released June 1969

Galway Bay
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Colahan) MCPS/ Box & Cox
Released June 1969

Marta
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Simons/ Gilbert) Lawrence Wright Music Co Ltd (EMI Music Ltd)
Released June 1969

How can you buy Killarney
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Kennedy/ Grundland/ Morrison/ Steels) Peter Maurice Music Ltd (EMI Music Ltd)
Released June 1969

The Last Waltz
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Reed/ Mason) Donna Music Ltd (EMI Music Ltd)
Released June 1969

Little altar boy
Musical director Ivor Raymonde
(Smith) MCPS/ Pat Music
Released June 1969



Unknown - educated guess, early 70s
Josef Locke's Singalong

Medleys of timeless songs in quick-fire succession, backed by an easy-listening ensemble.


1973
Let there be peace album. Orchestra conducted by Noel Kelehan

featuring: Blaze Away, Sweet Sixteen, O Sole Mio, Oft in the stilly night, My Way,
Without a dsong, Let there be peace, She moved thro' the fair
Where is my heart tonight?, I'll take you home again Kathleen, When you and I were young, ||||||Where the Blarney roses grow.

Estimated 1980s
Hymns we all love

featuring: All people that on earth do dwell, When the roll is called up yonder, The old rugged cross, lead kindly light, One love everlasting, There's a great new prospect in the sky, Onward Christian soldiers, It is no secret what God can do, Nearer my God to thee, Shall we gather at the river, Abide with me, God be with you till we meet again.

1985
Hear My Song album. Recorded live at the Braemor Rooms, Churchtown, Dublin

featuring: Blaze Away, The Old Bog Road, Slievenamon, I'll take you home again Kathleen, Danny Boy, Little grey home in the West, Sweet sixteen, The bold gendarmes (duet with Rose Tynan), The town I loved so well, She moved through the fair, The old house, Lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle, On the street where you live, My Way, The mountains of Mourne, Goodbye.

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