1944 - 1957
American label founded by William Russell in 1944.
The label specialized in traditional New Orleans jazz, both reissues and new recordings of elderly New Orleans pioneers such as Bunk Johnson and George Lewis. First releases were 12" vinylite discs that appeared in early 1945. Starting in 1946, the label released standard 10" shellacs.
Later address appearing on mid-century releases from Chicago.
1637 N. Ashland
Chicago, 22 Illinois