Savoy (U.S.A.) / c. 1950

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Design: The distorted music note is similar to that seen on the Reo label. As befitting a jazz label, the label name is lettered with the stress (thicker lines) applied in unconventional ways, sometimes vertically, sometimes horizontally.

History: Launched in 1942 as a label specializing in 'bebop' music, which followed the 'swing' style of jazz. Note the name of the material used: 'Sav-O-Flex,' suggesting the use of flexible vinyl rather than shellac. Alternate scans (below) courtesy of collectors Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A. and Georg Richter of Germany.

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