Kicks (U.S.A.) / c. 1947

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Design: Following the outer curve, the label name widens as it radiates outward, in a very large size, which contrasts well with the miniaturized, semi-naked female reclining suggestively on the spindle hole.

History: Kicks ('get your kicks' being a slang expression for sensual enjoyment) was one of several labels owned and operated by maverick record producer Eli Oberstein. Active between the mid- to late 1940s, it was a vehicle for the release of previously-unreleased sexually suggestive material, this white-label version being the earliest of two designs. Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.

Design variations of this label in this decade (click on image to view page):

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