Cosmopolitan (U.S.A.) / c. 1949

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Design: A plain, cheaply produced label using the Goudy Bold (extremely popular in the 1940s) for the label name. Possibly a subscription label, the records being mailed to jazz enthusiasts. Vinylite was introduced during WWII as a substitute for shellac, which was in short supply during the war years.

History: Label scan courtesy of jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon of Canada.

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