Puritan Records

Puritan was a sister label of Paramount Records and actually the original trade name used for the phonographs made by their parent, the Wisconsin Chair Company of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Both labels started out using the vertical cut on 9-1/2" discs before switching to the standard lateral type in 1919. Paramount soon became the dominant label with Puritan simply paralleling the catalog. In 1922, Wisconsin Chair contracted with the Bridgeport Die and Machine Company to press Puritans for the northeastern states market while Wisconsin's New York Recording Laboratories pressed discs for sale elsewhere. Each company placed their credit on the bottom of the label. This arrangement also led to NYRL material being issued on other labels pressed by BD&M, like the Plaza Group. BD&M went bankrupt in 1925 but Puritan continued on until 1929. However, at this time NYRL shifted its focus to the Broadway label as its secondary brand. Throughout its life, Puritan releases were mostly popular and dance numbers while the more groundbreaking blues, jazz and country recordings were reserved for Paramount.

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The Sheik of Araby Ty-Tee (Tahiti)
Vincent Lopez and His Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra Vincent Lopez and His Hotel Pennsylvania Orchestra
Puritan 11086-A Puritan 11086-B
Matrix# 956^2 4 Matrix# 957^2 1
December 1921 December 1921
New York, New York New York, New York

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