RCA Victor 3

RCA Victor (U.S.A.) / c. 1945

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Design: The design here, introduced shortly after the RCA takeover, remained more or less the same for the next 20 years, with only slight variations in detail, such as the series title, Hot Jazz Classic.

History: RCA bought Victor in 1929 and soon began to diversify its product lines into electronics, radio, TV etc. A 33 1/3 speed record was introduced by RCA in 1931 but failed to catch on; the 45 rpm record was also introduced by them in 1947 as a competitor to the LP, which Columbia had successfully marketed; and the 8-track tape recording system was also promoted by RCA. The corporation underwent significant dismemberment in the mid-1980s.

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

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