Hot Record Society
1937 - 1947
Hot Record Society was an American jazz record label, founded in 1937 for the purposes of reissuing out-of-print early hot jazz music. It was founded by Steve Smith.
The company initially issued out-of-print works, especially from the ARC and Decca catalogs, and collected biographical and discographical information.
In 1938 it began issuing newly recorded jazz as HRS Records, and continued in this capacity until 1947.
It also operated its own record store in midtown Manhattan from 1939, which sold both used and new records.
The label's output was later collected and released on LP by Riverside Records and Atlantic Records.