Paramount 2

Paramount Records (U.S.A.) / c. 1949

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Design: A highly unusual perspective treatment of the label name, which appears to radiate outward from the spindle hole in overlapping layers, while the 'M' at the centre is left plain, with an inverted pyramid between its arms.

History: Whether this label is related to the previous Paramount label is unknown. Also unknown is whether the group featured here, the Jordanaires, is the same gospel-based group that acheived fame as the backup musicians for Elvis Presley on his early rock 'n' roll classics. Label scan courtesy of jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon of Canada.

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

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