Lucky 2

Lucky (Japan) / c. 1937

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Design: A completely different design approach to the previous label, making it a more expensive production following the horizontally-striped style of Columbia releases, such as subsidiary Regal Zonophone (right).

History: Produced by Columbia, the pre-WWII Lucky label was devoted to jazz music, being marketed exclusively to U.S. citizens residing in Japan. It folded in 1940, when the Japanese government made anything deemed to be of foreign influence illegal. Label scan courtesy of jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon of Canada.


Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):


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