United Hot Clubs of America

The United Hot Clubs of America (U.S.A.) / c. 1939

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Design: The label name -- the initials beautifully drawn and perfectly adjusted for optical spacing -- are kept well clear of the large area allowed for imprinting details, jazz collectors being intensely interested in the details of the recording, such as the date and location of the original recording, the musicians involved, original matrix numbers etc.

History: According to collector Dave Dixon of Canada, "the records were only pressed by the American Record Corporation (ARC). Milt Gabler was the producer, and sold the discs through the Commodore record store in New York, which he owned. By 1941 Gabler pretty well had stopped issuing reissues, as he had his own Commodore record label going, issuing new recordings." Alternate colour label scan (below) courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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