Joe Davis

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

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Design: As per the Davis label, the fine print around the edge is clumsily cut-and-pasted on to the artwork; this label bears reference to the Gennett Record Division of the Starr Piano Co. Inc., Richmond, Indiana.

History: Music entrepreneur Joe Davis, who launched this label (see the virtually identical Davis label), also founded the Beacon label in the early 1940s; the similarity of design treatment can easily be seen. He also had dealings with the Gennett label, taking over their shellac ration during the war years. Label scan courtesy of collector Kjell Thorsen of Norway.

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