Produced by Swing Records Manufacturing Co. 513 13 N.E., Paris, Texas from 1947 to 1950, owned by Jimmy Mercer and his wife Dorothy. Red label with silver print usually shows master numbers but no catalog numbers except for a (lucky?) number 700 reported. Swing produced a number of other labels not exclusively devoted to the party genre, including Royalty. Operations ceased suddenly in 1950 and it is rumored that the manufacture of risqué discs was the cause. Swing products use an archaic newspaper-style typeface which can also be seen on some unacknowledged labels like Zest and early Town Lounge Club pressings. It is no coincidence that there is a considerable body of unlabeled, anonymous party records displaying the same typeface and the crude pressing characteristic of this outfit.
Dale Belmont: DB-1/? Row Row Row DB-2DB/DB5 Down Argentene Way/Mrs. Rip Van Winkle DB-4DB/8DB Red Ridding Hood/He Don't Wanna