COLUMBIA RECORDS EXCLUSIVELY
An artist named Sparber created some joyful and humorous caricatures of big band stars -- including Count Basie, Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Ray Noble, and Tommy Tucker -- who recorded for Columbia Records. Though each 17"x21" standee, intended for promotional use in record stores, read "Columbia Records exclusively," some discs by Basie, Krupa, and Tucker had, in fact, been released on Columbia's subsidiary, OKeh. But, starting in November 1944, all new sessions were heard on the parent label, Columbia.
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