A.R.A. 2

ARA (American Recording Artists) (U.S.A.) / 1945

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Design: An interestingly arranged, stylized scroll contains the full label name, in a very understated type size. Part of an album set, the label features the name of the artist (legendary jazz pianist Art Tatum, 1909-1956) in an appropriately loose, jumpy lettering style.

History: Thanks to collector Georg Richter of Germany for updated info: "Launched in 1944, ARA went bankrupt in 1946."

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

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