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was a label owned by Columbia Records
Columbia Records is an American record label, owned by Japan's Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group with Aware Records. It was founded in 1888, evolving from an earlier enterprise, the American Graphophone Company — successor to the Volta Graphophone Company...
. It was originally used as a label for low-price 78 rpm records in the 1920s and 1930s; subsequently it was revived as a label for budget albums of reissued tracks during the 1950s with nine or ten songs per album. The label was most active during the 1960s and Columbia continued to issue new repackages on the label into the mid 1970s.
In the earlier period, Harmony records were acoustically recorded even though electrical recording had taken over in the record industry. It has been stated that Columbia had redesigned its acoustic recording process just before electrical recording took over, and so the Harmony sound was better than most acoustic recordings.