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Thread #94023   Message #1833691
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Sep-06 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and parodies
Stewie, all I know about Perfect records is that it was a label of Pathe (U. S._ used in the 1920's. One website says they were known for the red-brown color of their records as opposed to the black color of the others.
"The Perfect Dance and Race Catalogue" by (Alden) Perry Armagnac and Carl A. Kenziora (Record Research # 51/52) apparently has the information but I have no way of assessing this reference.
Roger D. Kinkle, "The Complete Encyclopedia of popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950," may be another source.

Vernon Dalhart recorded for Perfect under the names Clifford Ford, Guy Massey and others. Cliff Edwards ('Ukelele Ike) also recorded for them, as did Gene Autry and Cab Calloway.

The label seems to have died about 1930 (Columbia took over in 1928).