1946 –1951

Fogg Record was a private record label operating in Warsaw from 1946 –1951, founded by singer Mieczysław Fogg and Czesław Porębski.

Recordings were made in Fogg's apartment at Koszykowa 69, Warsaw, Poland.

According to Filip Łobodziński, Ignacy Singer (nicknamed Ivo Wesby) had a large role in acquiring the apparatus, and thus the establishment of the label. He was a composer and music director of the Qui Pro Quo cabaret, as well as orchestra conductor in the recording studios of Odeon and Syrena Rekord. There he often met Mieczysław Fogg, managing musical groups during his recordings. According to Łobodziński, the equipment was given to Fogg by Singer as an expression of gratitude. Fogg "helped Singer get out of the ghetto," "organized him to transfer abroad".

According to Mieczysław Fogg's great-grandson, Michał, some of the equipment for disc production was bought back from Singer after the war and brought from Germany (where, moreover, she returned shortly before the official and actual liquidation of the label, because Fogg "sold the equipment for pressing the discs, where he bought it, i.e. in Germany.
Fogg himself only mentions hiding Singer, his wife and daughter in his apartment after their escape from the ghetto, and later help in obtaining false documents, thanks to which Singer could go to Vienna.

Lack of catalogs (lost) does not allow to accurately determine the number of albums issued by Fogg Record.
Mieczysław Fogg writes in his book "From palanta to belcanta", that there were about one hundred recordings made. The label was shut down in 1951 as part of the state's struggle against a private economic initiative. Approximately at the same time and in exactly the same way, two other record labels operating after the war in Poland ended: Mewa (in Poznań) and Gong (Krakow-Katowice).

Source: Wikipedia


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