Cabezas

A. Cabezas (Argentina) / c. 1912

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Design: The line-shaded boxes at either end of the label name are similar to the design in the Homokord label, and the same fonts are used for imprinting and numbering.

History: Thanks to Roberto Ruiz of Argentina for the following info: "Avelino Cabezas was at one time a famous department store, which added to their usual multi-article sales the novelty of phonograph records. In the early 20th century it became usual for some big firms to add the selling of records under their own name. Because there were no studios or pressing plants in Buenos Aires until 1919, it was usual for European technicians to come with portable recording machines to make recordings of local artists, for their own companies or for local producers. The original masters were then sent by sea to Europe for the corresponding pressings to be made, the pressed records then being returned to Buenos Aires for selling. Avelino Cabezas and Gath y Chaves, the other competing department store, had a very short cast list of local artists but made several recordings of them (both firms disappeared many years ago). German pressing plants in those days were very active in Brazil and Argentina, offering every kind of business aids such as the licensing, recording and pressing of records and the sale of recording machines and gramophones etc."




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