Le Soleil

Le Soleil (France) / c. 1923

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Design: Although the basic idea of having a large golden ball at the centre (representing the sun) is sound, the multitude of lines representing sun-rays are none too effective. The panels used for the label name and the imprinting area are also rather clumsy. The spiky-serifed font used for the song title is one of the Latin family, which made its appearance in the late 19th century.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who writes: "This label (which survived into the 1950s) issued over 400 records of Auvergne folk music played on the cabrette and accordion, as well as vocals in dialect."




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