Romeo Records

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.

Label of a Romeo Record by the Mills Brothers
Romeo Records
Industryrecord label (1926-1938)
Entertainment (1926-present)
United States
DefunctApril 1938 Edit this on Wikidata
FateActive as an Entertainment Company
HeadquartersUnited States
Number of locations
United States
Area served
ParentIndependent (1926-1931)
American Record Corporation (1931-1938)
S. H. Kress & Co. (1938-1981)
Kmart City Products (1981-present)
WebsiteRomeo Records on the Internet Archive's Great 78 Project

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. Vol. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 448. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.

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