Glory

Glory (U.S.A.) / c. 1956

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Design: The calligraphic script font used for the label name, a hot-metal typeface called Grayda, was released in 1939 by the American Type Founders company. The capitals are very stylish, while the lowercase is also distinctive because of the filled-in counters to its ascending and descending loops. Metal type being susceptible to physical damage, the cap G here has acquired a slight dent at the bottom of its descending loop.

History: Founded in 1955 by Phil Rose, a former executive of Coral and Derby record labels, and surviving until 1959. The Four Fellows, a smooth-singing doo-wop vocal group, had a major 1955 hit on this label with the song "Soldier Boy"; this release came shortly thereafter but did not reach the same heights of success. Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.




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