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Cameo Records are noted for a wealth of jazz-influenced 1920s dance music. While there is little of outstanding importance on Cameo, a high percentage of Cameo Records have fairly good hot music. New York based musicians such as Red Nichols, Miff Mole, Adrian Rollini, and Frank Signorelli made many trips to the Cameo studios. Cameo also featured a series of recordings by noted early blues singer Lucille Hegamin. In 1926, Cameo started recording using a microphone-electrical process. An interesting blues number is 583, "Crazy Blues", by Salt & Pepper. Listen to the podcast at 26:46, where the disc is mentioned as an "early electric".
Cameo also owned the Lincoln Records and Romeo Records labels, as well as a subsidiary for making records for children, Cameo-Kid. Cameo was purchased by Pathé Records in 1928; the label continued in use until 1930. Pathé was in turn acquired by the American Record Corporation.
- "The Cameo Discography". The Mainspring Online Discography Project. Mainspring Press. November 24, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2010.