The first reference in Billboard to Palda Records in Philadelphia was as a pressing plant. The Millers placed a general advertisement in the March 1, 1947, issue of the magazine indicating their availability to press records. “Palda” was a short form of “Paul‐Albert‐David,” the Millers, who created the company. Albert Miller was the father of Paul and David; the sons usually ran the company, and later on it would be Dave Miller whose name would be synonymous with the company. Their offices and plant were at 3208 S. 84th Street in Philadelphia.

Palda started up a new series with 1001 and would later introduce a series of “race” records (by African‐American artists) beginning with 2001.

Palda was defunct in 1950 after a charge of selling obscene records in Denver.

Source: Essex History


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