Labelography

This page lists the major label variations for RCA Living Stereo classical records pressed in the United States, from their first release in 1958 until the late ’60s. Dates are approximate.

Shaded Dog (1958-1959)

Small “Living Stereo” at bottom.

Shaded Dog Label 1958-1959

Shaded Dog (1959-1960)

Large “Living Stereo” at bottom, “Trade Marks” spelled out at bottom left.

Shaded Dog Label 1959-1960

Shaded Dog (1960-1962)

“TMK(s)” at bottom left.

Shaded Dog Label 1960-1962

Shaded Dog (1962-1964)

No “Stereo-Orthophonic High Fidelity” beneath dog. Later version has only “Stereo” instead of “Living Stereo” at bottom.

Shaded Dog Label 1962-1964

Dynagroove Shaded Dog (1963-1964)

Dynagroove logo at bottom. Later version has only “Stereo” instead of “Living Stereo” on either side of Dynagroove logo.

Dynagroove Shaded Dog Label

Soria Series (1962-1968)

No dog on label. May also say “Stereo” instead of “Living Stereo” at bottom. Soria Series had deluxe packaging and fancy booklets.

Soria Series Label

White Dog (1964-1968)

No shading behind dog. Later version has “Stereo Dynagroove” instead of “Stereo” at bottom, then “Stereo Dynagroove Miracle Surface” appears on last version.

White Dog Label

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Jack January 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Not all Soria releases had the “No Dog” label. Some have the Shaded Dog.

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Mark Wieman January 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

You’re exactly right, Jack. Thanks for the contribution!

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Peter Toso May 31, 2015 at 9:57 am

Hello…I have some records that have different labels than shown in your labelography…such as the trademark is right above the center hole…no mention of RCA…also says Hayes, Middlessex, England.
Also others are a black label…no RCA….they say Victor Talking Machine Co….Camden, N.J.
any info would be appreciated
Thankyou,
Peter Toso

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Jack Hill June 11, 2015 at 9:21 am

It sounds like English pressing is an SB rather than LSC record. Check this web site for the others or:
http://ronpenndorf.com/labelography4.html

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DONNA September 1, 2015 at 4:23 am

do you have list for rca 45-silver label 1930??thanks d

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