Atlas (U.S.A.) / c. 1946

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Design: The upper half of a grid-style globe supposedly floats in the heavens, but could equally be half-submerged in an ice-field. The label name lettering is set in a bold Art Deco display font.

History: Label scan courtesy of Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "This session was recorded in 1945 but not issued until March 1947. According to internet sources, an Atlas Record Co. started 1946 in California, whose predecessor was listed as being Premier Record. The company had also pressed records for the MacGregor label." Alternate colour label scan (below) courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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