[78-L] Swing Time, Down Beat questions

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com
Mon May 9 09:22:33 PDT 2011

Hi Phil -
In the beginning was Down Beat (c. 04/48 or earlier). And, lo, it came 
to pass that the name changeth to Swing Beat (c. 10/49) and that begat 
Swing Time (c. 03/50). All 3 labels were owned by Jack Lauderdale, out 
of Los Angeles. I knowest not from  the Swing label, but I have label 
scanneths. And, behold, there's also the " 'Swing' With The Stars" Swing 
label, which relateth to the other four not.


On 5/8/2011 6:44 PM, Philip Fukuda wrote:
> I've run across Swing Time, Down Beat, Swing and now Swing Beat (combining the 2 names!) labels from the 1940s. All with the same label design, so I'm guessing the same ownership. I can't figure out if certain artists only appeared on 1 label or several. Was the numbering system shared between the labels? Is there any rhyme or reason to all those labels?
> Thanks,
> Philip Fukuda
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