Record 1

Record (France) / c. 1932

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Design: A Procrustean approach to the label name, which appears within a flowing banner (in Greek mythology, the bandit Procrustes had an iron bed on which he insisted visitors lie down; he would then proceed to hack off parts of their limbs or stretch them on a rack until they fit). The lettering is somewhat in the contemporary hard-edged Art Deco style, but the banner is much more old-fashioned. The gold on purple colour combination is barely legible.

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.


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