Columbia 15

Columbia (U.S.A.) / 1952

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Design: As often seen on children's records, cartoon-like images relevant to the songs appear at the top (though this particular release was obviously bought in huge numbers by adults). The record was probably manufacured in vinyl rather than shellac, the 'non-breakable' notation appealing to parents buying the record for their children, while the bright colour combination and the scalloped border also suggest light, playful content. What are usually referred to as the 'A' and 'B' sides are clearly indicated here shown as '1' and '2.'

History: Recorded by 13-year old American singer Jimmy Boyd, the above song was a #1 pop music hit in 1952. Label scans above and below courtesy of collector Lucyna Lachowicz of Poland.

Label scan below of a Canadian issue from the Sparton company courtesy of collector Jean Theriault of Canada.

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

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