Polydor 3

Polydor (Germany) / 1946

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Design: Plain typography, with no logos, a far cry from the earlier Polydor label.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes: "This 1946 Polydor label was manufactured under the auspices of the military occupation government; for some time after the end of WWII, all records manufactured in Germany had to be checked to ensure they were free of fascistic content. Some 'hot' records were made in Germany during WWII, mainly for export, though this session, originally recorded in April 1939, can hardly be categorized as 'hot'! Michael Danzi, the featured artist, was an American who, beginning in 1925, had played in many recording sessions in Germany; primarily a banjoist, he also played Hawaiian guitar and later in his career, electric guitar."

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

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