King 2

King (U.S.A.) / 1952

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Design: The label name lettering and logo in the upper segment have both been skilfully updated, the serifs on the letters being thicker and more wedge-shaped; the leg of the 'K' is stronger; and the crown at the top has been attractively redesigned.

History: Launched in 1943 in Cincinnati as a 'hillbilly' music label, which moved into rhythm and blues and pop music. Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes that this release dates from November 1952.

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