2023-03-07T16:21:39+01:00März 7th, 2023|

In 1920 Ferdinand Ingold, a poor but visionary Swiss settler in the small Wisconsin town of Monroe, audaciously launched a record label, HELVETIA — invoking his homeland’s ancient name and celebrating its musical heritage.

Praised in the immigrant press yet beset by fiscal challenges, Helvetia issued a scant 36 sides.

Rollicking and somber, sentimental and lusty, these Swiss, German, and Tyrolean tunes and songs feature virtuoso instrumental combos, vocal quartets, and especially yodelers from Swiss communities in New Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Illuminating one of the first American record labels established by an immigrant for his own community, Alpine Dreaming both recalls a bygone era and resonates with all who seek better New World lives while remembering their homelands.

Source: Archephone


2021-10-15T10:07:36+02:00Oktober 15th, 2021|

US label from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It was started by David A. Bensman (1913-1963) in the 1949.



2019-11-27T10:07:40+01:00November 13th, 2019|

A short lived record company from Baraboo, Wisconsin. Owned by Andy Anderson. Released an early and possibly earliest recording by Dick Ruedebusch (Reudebusch). Contracted with RCA Victor to press shellac and vinyl (45rpm).

Earliest establishment date was 1954.

Source: Discogs



2018-12-17T11:56:58+01:00Dezember 17th, 2018|

Pfau was a record label and recording studio (Pfau Sound And Recording Studios) from Milwaukee active in the 1940’s and the 1950’s, issuing mostly polkas and dance songs of bands based in Wisconsin, U.S.


2023-03-08T15:30:00+01:00November 2nd, 2018|

West’s seem to be a subsidiary of the well known Gennett Record label.