Davis (U.S.A.) / c. 1955

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Design: A music staff floats like a delicate chiffon scarf around the world, against a starry backdrop. Bodoni Ultra, a 'fat-face' type with exteme contrasts in its thick verticals and thin horizontals, is not often seen on labels.

History: Music entrepreneur Joe Davis, who launched this label, also founded the Beacon label in the early 1940s. He also had dealings with the Gennett label, taking over their shellac ration during the war years.

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