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Topic (U.K.) / c. 1952

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Design: The letters WMA (for Workers' Music Association) can be seen reading downwards in this abstract design, which uses a bright red colour, often associated with the red flag of international communism. The label name follows an unusual V-shaped format.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of collector and musicologist Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who writes: "After 1958 they produced only EPs and LPs. When they started they were a very left-wing organization that specialized in pro-Russian and anti-Fascist material. Now they have the most fantastic collection of British folk music. A great and fascinating label. Their full catalogue is online at "Musical Traditions."




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