78rpm label design (2)

Another in an occasional series of record labels: 78rpm records often had florid labels as a way of drawing attention to themselves in shops - there were no illustrated records sleeves, just brown paper cases with a cut-out to show the label and sometimes an advertisement. This is a typical example - it's noticeable that it's often the small labels which had the most complicated designs.

The recording is of the music-hall artist Charles Coborn singing the chorus of his most famous song, 'Two Lovely Black Eyes', in an assortment of languages.

Click here to listen to the recording: Beltona seem to have paid more attention to the label design than the recording quality, and the record is quite noisy, but I have cleaned it up as best I can. It was recorded in London around November 1924. The recording lasts 3m 13s and the file size is 2.2MB

Posted: Tue - September 16, 2008 at 08:54 AM by Roger Wilmut          



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