Esquire Records (UK)

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Esquire Records
Founded 1947 (1947)
Founder Carlo Krahmer
Peter Newbrook
Genre Jazz, blues
Country of origin UK

Esquire Records was a UK jazz record company and label founded by Carlo Krahmer and Peter Newbrook in 1947. It issued recordings by British musicians and others, under licence, from the American Prestige label,[1] the Chicago blues label Delmark, and the Swedish Metronome label. The company lasted until the mid-1970s; after Krahmer's death it was run by his widow, Greta Krahmer. In the 1980s, Newbrook (died 2009) reissued much of the Esquire jazz catalogue in an "Esquire Treasure Chest" series of LPs.

The company had a subsidiary, Starlite Records, for non-jazz recordings, including skiffle.[2]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  2. ^ "Starlite - Biography". Retrieved 2016-10-04.