Rex Records (1933)

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Crystalate Rex Record label

Rex Records was a United Kingdom-based record label founded in 1933 by the Crystalate Gramophone Record Manufacturing Company, also the parent of British Imperial Records. Rex released their first discs in September 1933, with the initial release bearing a catalogue number of 8000 or 8001.[1] The company was taken over by Decca Records in March 1937. Rex Records were sold at Marks & Spencer's chain stores.

The label was discontinued in February 1948. In spite of wartime limitations, they had released approximately 2,250 discs.[2]

The label name reappeared in 1965 as part of the Decca group; for more information, see Rex Records (1965).

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  1. ^ The 78rpm Community:Rex New Releases, July 1934.
  2. ^ Archived 8 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine The 78rpm Community:Rex Supplement April 1947.