I’m staring at a cheapie Golden Tone Artie Shaw LP and an address pops out at me on the back:
Same address of the infamous Bihari record factory known as Cadet Records where Jerry Cole recorded under hundreds of pseudonyms. Was Golden Tone just another Bihari label? Maybe, as the GT LPs cover the Crown gamut including Hawaiian, swing bands, Ink Spots & Twist LPs. Never heard anyone mention Golden Tone when I was interviewing Crown employees though Contessa was never mentioned and it was a two fold quality product apparently put out by Bihari in the psych era when Crown/Cadet was on its last legs.
Rare screening of our Crown Records doc on June 27th – email us for details.