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Challenge Records


Challenge Records

From Wikipedia

Challenge record from 1920s

Challenge Records was a record label sold by the Sears-Roebuck Company.  Releases were drawn from other recordings on other labels in the late 1920s, such as BannerGennettParamount Records and others. Sears also had the Silvertone label and the same recording of “Black Bottom” by Joe Candullo & his Everglades Orchestra was released on both labels. Around 1929 Sears did away with Challenge and Silvertone, replacing them with Conqueror Records. Challenge discs generally sold for less than Silvertone ones because they seldom used songs requiring royalty payments and the label generally assigned pseudonyms to the artists.

Conqueror Records


Conqueror Records

From Wikipedia

Conqueror Record in original paper sleeve

Label of Conqueror Record

Conqueror Records was a United States-based record label, active from about 1926 through 1942. The label was sold exclusively through Sears, Roebuck and Company.

The record sleeves state that the proper playing speed for Conqueror Records is 80 rpm.

Conqueror was originally owned by the Plaza Music Company, then became part of the American Record Corporation family of labels. Most of the issues are of standard dance tunes and popular songs of the era, although there is also some jazz, including recordings byLouis Armstrong.

The audio fidelity of Conquerors is about average for the era, pressed into somewhat below average shellac.

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