Hindusthan Record

Hindusthan Record (India) / c. 1962

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Design: A sensitive, feminine illustration of a young musician playing a tasselled flute is positioned over a silhouetted outline of the Indian sub-continent. The label name follows the outer curve in an old-fashioned manner. The attractive sleeve (below) shows a reversed silhouette of the same piper in a forested setting, the delicate illustration contrasting well with the chunky, masculine Art Deco label name lettering.

History: Label scan above courtesy of collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. Alternate colour label and sleeve scans below courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "In 1932 Hindusthan Musical Products Ltd. was founded by Mr. Chandi Charan Saha. The actual owner of Hindustan Records is Indian Record Manufacturing Company Ltd. (INRECO) and is still active today (see their website)."




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