National Record Co.

National Record Co. (Canada) / 1940

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Design: A very understated layout (hardly deserving of the name 'design'), the label name being set just one type size larger (on Linotype slugs) as the song title, with only a bit of letterspacing to distinguish it.

History: Label scan courtesy of jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon of Canada. Thanks for updated info to collector David Lennick, who writes: "The National Record Co. label you show [previously guesstimated as being from c. 1922] is actually from 1940 and was a one-off production. Herbert Berliner (founder of Compo) just didn't want 'She Had to Go and Lose It At the Astor' to be issued on the Decca label -- it's also an alternate take."




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