Blue Disk

Blue Disc (U.S.A.) / 1948

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Design: Stymie, the block-serif font used for the label name, was designed in 1931 for American Type Foundries, and quickly became popular for newspaper and magazine advertising.

History: As noted on the label, this Duke Ellington session was originally recorded in 1925, but re-released in 1948 in Glendale, California. Label scan courtesy of collector and jazzologist Dave Dixon of Canada.

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