Blue Records

Blue Records (U.S.A.) / c. 1949

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Design: Appropriately, the background colour is blue, reflecting the label's 'blue' content of vulgarity or sexual innuendo. The calligraphic script of the label name is unusual in that it slants backward rather than forward, another (unintentional?) hint at the unorthodox nature of the content.

History: Part of the legal notation on the outer edge reads 'For Phonographs in Homes,' somewhat antiquated terminology at this time. Dootsie Williams, the listed songwriter, was a record producer and owner of Dootone, a pop record label which launched the career of The Penguins (who would score a major hit with Earth Angel). Label scan courtesy of collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.

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