Cameo 1

Cameo (U.S.A.) / c. 1958

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Design: The lettering used for the name on this understated label is of the Tuscan family, with the stems splitting into curlicued serifs. The ornamentation is applied inside the bowls of the 'C' and 'O,' rather than on the main stroke. The cameo is a delicate little silhouette.

History: Launched in Philadelphia in 1956, this label survived until 1967. This Canadian release was distributed by London Records of Canada. Alternate label scan below left courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.; right, courtesy of Owen Burgess of Canada.




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