La Voix des Notres

La Voix des Nôtres (France) / c. 1950

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Design: The label name ("Our Voice") is hand-lettered in a bulbous pseudo-brush script which through extensive retouching has become distorted and uneven in weight and alignment.

History: Label scan courtesy of musicologist and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K. Alternate colour label scan (below) courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "La Voix des Nôtres was founded in 1930 by 'Jean-Lorris' (a pseudonym for the Frenchman Léon Leroy, 1879-1932, right), who was active as an editor for the Socialist party. The content of the records varies from political youth songs to common socialistic songs. The American folk musician Joe Glazer (1918-2006) was known as 'Labor's troubadour.' He recorded The Mill Was Made Of Marble several times, first in 1950. It is obscure why a record made after WWII was being advertised as an 'electric recording' 25 years after the introduction of electric recording technology."




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