The "London" label also had a library of 78rpm discs for background music use.
Mostly used by the Seeburg 78/100 player and a few radio stations.
They had white labels, black lettering with the caption "London Music Library".
"London" lps were pressed (or at least released) in various countries other than the US and UK.
Beautiful Music you will never forget, at; http://www.americanbeautiful.podbean.com/
From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] US record business in the 1950s: London
On 13/01/2012, Dennis Rooney wrote:
> London records were a product of the London Gramphone Corp,
> established in the U. S. in 1948-9 to market Decca Record Co. Ltd.
> product in the U. S. market (formerly distributed by America Decca).
> Virtually all classical releases were original Decca Lps but with
> special London labels. The pressings were all U.K. Also true for the
> pop catalogue; however, some U.S. originated releases were also in
> that catalogue. Qualitatively, Decca and London Lps were indentical.
> Only with the decision to issue budget product (Richmond) on U.S.
> pressings and some other items, were the domestic pressings vastly
> inferior to their U.K. counterparts.
British Decca also released "London" records in Britain. My recollection
is that these were material recorded in the US, or perhaps licensed from
[log in to unmask]