Brillant

Brillant (Germany) / c. 1932

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Design: The influence of Art Deco, with its geometrical curves and non-classical proportions, is to be seen in the label name lettering. The logo above effectively suggests a spinning record.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. Thanks for info to collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "According to [German discographer] Mr. Lange, this was an independent company in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Wilhelmsaue, manufacturing cheap records for sale in chain stores between 1930 and 1936, and was the predecessor of the Tempo label -- after 1936 many Brillant recordings were reissued on the Tempo label."




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