Peter Pan

Peter Pan (U.S.A.) / c. 1955

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Design: A lively illustration occupies the whole of the upper segment. The colours are bright, appealing to the children's market. The label name typography, all in lowercase, adds to the informal and childlike quality of the image.

History: Thanks to Carlos Coello of Venezuela for the following updated information: "Peter Pan Records was a record label created in the late 1940s by the brothers Kasen, specializing in children's music. Synthetic Plastics Company ("SPC") was born in the 1920s as a plastic manufacturer for the garment industry; technological advances in the decades to come allowed the company to expand its repertoire to include products such as dice, poker chips and other plastic-molded products. Following World War II, the Kasens discovered that their presses could be adapted to make phonograph records and this was the begining of Peter Pan Records, which eventually became the largest manufacturer of children's records in the U.S. These first offerings bore the label of Peter Pan Records and contained perennial children's song favorites such as Old MacDonald's Farm, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and the Nine Billy Goats Gruff. These recordings often featured a vocal group called the Caroleers. Other singers appeared also and were sometimes accompanied by the Peter Pan Orchestra. Soon after, the following labels were created under the Peter Pan name: Spin-O-Rama Records, Pirouette Records, Mother Goose Records, Ambassador Records, Clan Records, Diplomat Records and Humpty Dumpty and Rocking Horse children's record labels, all published under Kasen Music."




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