Originally produced a series of pressings by the American Record Corporation of out of print jazz classics for the Hot Record Society, a group of traditional jazz enthusiasts. Later Hot Record Society releases include some original recordings and reissues of American Record Corporation and Brunswick Record Corporation material. Early ARC-produced issues show the 303 Fifth Avenue address. Later issues, produced after Columbia Broadcasting System purchased American Record Corporation, credit variously the Empire Record Corp. or H. R. S. Recordings at 827 Seventh Avenue address.
Prior to introduction of conventional catalog numbers, releases were using a "Month Year" pattern as catalog number.