The familiar blue REGAL ZONOPHONE SALVATION ARMY RECORD label first appeared in May 1935. Previously, recordings of various headquarters and corps musical sections had appeared on the maroon REGAL (1927) and the green and red REGAL ZONOPHONE (1932) labels. These earlier records were incorporated into the REGAL ZONOPHONE - SALVATION ARMY RECORD catalogue with series numbers, starting at MF200. A total of 220 78 rpm records were issued between 1927 and 1957. The label was also used by EMI Ltd for Salvation Army 33rpm and 45rpm Discs until August 1969 when it was discontinued.
In February 1907, after protracted negotiations regarding the payment of a royalty on each record sold, William Booth recorded four speeches for The Columbia Gramophone Company Ltd. These were released as both phonographic cylinders and single sided disc records but despite good initial sales were soon withdrawn. Following The Founder's death in 1912, Columbia re-released the speeches on two double sided records on the RENA label and such was the demand that the records, 2074 and 2075, remained in the catalogue until the mid 1930's. Please Sir, Save Me tells the story of a miner, who forsakes his fortune of gold to save a small child from drowning and draws parallels between this heroic, unselfish act and Salvationist rescuing humanity and saving souls.