Label of a Romeo Record by the Mills Brothers

Romeo Records was an American jazz record label that started in 1926 as a subsidiary of Cameo Records. The discs were sold exclusively at S. H. Kress & Co. department stores[1] and retailed for .25 cents each.

In 1931 Romeo was acquired by the American Record Corporation and continued through 1938 until the cessation of ARC's dime-store labels: (Perfect, Melotone, Banner, and Oriole).

From the beginning, Romeo discs had a maroon label. It was changed to a black label in 1931 and then became blue in 1935.

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  1. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 448. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.

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