Design: On the earliest Okeh label, the name-style had the O and H as the largest letters, but when transformed into script, the O and K were emphasized. The script has been updated here to a more commercially slick style. Originally red, the label's background colour became black in the 1930s and mauve, as here, in the 1940s.
History: Launched in 1920, the Okeh label was sold to Columbia in 1926. Discontinued in 1935, it was revived in 1940 and continued into the 1950s.
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