Vogue Picture Records
The Vogue picture records occupy a brief chapter in the history of recorded sound, from 1945 to 1947, when post-war optimism and a replenishing of formerly scarce materials rejuvenated the recording industry. Each pressing featured colorful, occasionally campy illustrations, visible through the clear vinyl coating. Musical offerings ranged from popular, jazz, country, Latin, and spoken word. Fewer than 100 discs were made, and of these, most were 10-inch 78 rpm discs.
The discs in the gallery below are held in UT’s Historical Music Recordings Collection. The Charlie Shavers Quintet performs the first four songs: “She’s Funny That Way” and “Dizzy’s Dilemma” (R754), “Broadjump” and “Serenade to a Pair of Nylons” (R755). The Hour of Charm All Girl Orchestra plays “Blue Skies” and “Rhapsody in Blue, Part II” (R726).
Brooks, Tim. “Vogue, the picture record.” Record Research, July 1977, Issue 148, p. 1-8.