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“Take The ‘A’ Train” – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

Contributed by Dylan on Dec 7th, 2019. Artwork published in
June 1941
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    “Take The ‘A’ Train” – Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
    Source: https://ia800801.us.archive.org Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

    B-side of 78 rpm shellac single “I Guess I’ll Have To Dream The Rest” / “Take The ‘A’ Train” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, recorded on May 28, 1941.

    Released on June 20, 1941 on Bluebird, a lower-priced subsidiary label of RCA Victor founded in 1932. The two concentric rings of unequal length at the rim indicate this single was pressed in Indianapolis.

    The Bluebird logo uses Cheltenham with an enlarged initial cap. News Gothic is used for the catalog number, “For best results use Victor Needles”, and the names of the artist, song, and songwriter. Bank Gothic appears for the patent notices on the inside of the rim, and the very outside text parallel with the rings (“RCA Manufacturing Co.”) is Monotype’s version of Copperplate Gothic, without serifs in this small size casting.

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    • Cheltenham
    • News Gothic
    • Bank Gothic
    • Copperplate Gothic

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