Imperial 3

Imperial (U.S.A.) / 1955

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Design: While the U.S. version of the label is in general very similar to its Canadian counterpart, there are several differences in the drawing of the crown, which here does not extend into the line of five stars. Here again, silver is now being used instead of gold, as on earlier records.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes that Imperial was one of the most influential of all R&B labels.

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