Down Home

Down Home (U.S.A.) / 1949

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Design: The font used for the label name is a Western-style block-serif, evocative of Victorian-era posters and appropriate for this nostalgic return to New Orleans-style jazz.

History: Thanks for updated info to collector Dave Dixon of Canada, who writes: "The Down Home label was an attempt by Norman Granz* to get a share of the 'retro-jazz' market, but he later admitted that he had little understanding of that music."

(*Norman Granz was a Jewish-American promoter who had a passion for jazz, taking it to new levels of public respect through his promotion of live concerts at the Philharmonic.)

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