Royal Roost

Royal Roost (U.S.A.) / c. 1944

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Design: The clunky block lettering is typical of 1940s advertising and poster lettering, while the flowing script beneath it is more representative of the 1950s, when lettering like this was often used on futuristic-looking cars.

History: Established in 1949, primarily to record jazz music, and taking its name from the New York club with which it was associated (Wikipedia). Label scan courtesy of jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon of Canada.

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