History of Jazz

History of Jazz (Italy) / c. 1950

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Design: The label name (lettered in a loose, blobby brush script) and the imprinting are contained inside the shape of a stylized music note, such large cut-out shapes being very popular in the 1950s (compare with the SRL label). Highly detailed drawings of the city of Chicago and a New Orleans riverboat also appear, suggesting the historical journey of 'hot' jazz as it migrated northward from its southern roots.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Luca Barzaghi of Italy.




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