Parrot (U.S.A.) / c. 1955

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Design: A loose and lively drawing of a parrot, perched on the label name, and squawking while ruffling its wings. The typestyle, in a bold brush script running upward, matches the line quality of the drawing quite well.

History: Label scan courtesy of collector Charles Mannisto of the U.S.A. The Parrot label, which specialized in blues, jazz, doo-wop and gospel, was founded in 1952 in Chicago by disc jockey Al Benson. It lasted until mid-1956 (Wikipedia).

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