Alamar

Alamar (U.S.A.) / c. 1957

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Design: The centre hole obliterates part of the nice heraldic coat of arms. The label name, in hand-lettered Gothic, is shown reversed out of a solid black scroll. Another feature of this label is the stroboscopic border, which appeared to be stationary when the record was being played at the correct speed (see also on the Epic and Triola labels).

History: The name 'Alamar' suggests a Spanish derivation (the Arabic prefix 'al-' is also to be recognized in many Spanish place-names from the time of Moorish occupation, e.g. the Alhambra, Alcala, Almeida), but this record of Scottish music was produced in New York State.




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