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Revised 3/9/13

STARDAY
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1953-1975

Labels

101 - 1953
to
150 - 1954
156 - 1954
to
403 - 1958
418 - 1959
to
570 - 1961
573 - 1961
to
616 - 1962
The label was founded in Beaumont, Texas, by local businessmen Jack Starnes
and Houston record distributor Harold W. Daily (better known as "Pappy"). 
Starday was the largest exclusively country label of the period and released the first major recordings of George Jones and country stars like the Willis Brothers, Dottie West, Dave Dudley, and Roger Miller.
Starday
No perimeter print
Starday-King
Starday-King
618 - 1962
to
803 - 1967
804 - 1967
to
863 - 1969
872 - 1970
to
931 - 1971
935 - 1971
to
952 - 1972
Starday-King
Gusto
967 - 1972
to
979 - 1973
Reissues 1975/1976
by Gusto Records
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1959
to
570 - 1961
"Exclusively Country..."
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 Curved top   Inside glued  
No 2
1959
to
570 - 1961
"Exclusively Country..."
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   Slightly curved top   Inside glued  
No 3
573 - 1961
to
.
"Founded 1952"
"Exclusively Country..."
Short "The Musical..."
   Curved top   Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
.
"Founded 1952"
"Country Sacred..."
Short "The Musical..."
   Curved top   Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
803 - 1967
"Founded 1952"- new font
"Country Sacred..."
Long "The Musical..."
   Curved top   Inside glued  
No 6
804 - 1967
to
863 - 1969
Free printed listings
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
872 - 1970
to
931 - 1971
Starday/King distribution
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
Reissues by
Gusto Records
Gusto Record Co.Inc., 
220 Boscobel St. 
Nashville, Tenn. 37213
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Middle-Earth Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for scans in this section
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Thanks to Rick Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio for scans in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bill Eaton, Tulsa, Oklahoma  for scans in this section
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