Tailgate

Tailgate (U.K.) / c. 1949

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Design: A very well-drawn illustration in which the left-angled trumpet balances the right-leaning banner carrying the label name. The lettering in the upper half-circle ('Public performance prohibited') is positioned to work with the label name rather than being centred.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that each side was numbered consecutively, and that all issues were by British jazz groups.




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