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    A fascinating history of the early jazz blues and country recordings made at Gennett but also very disturbing to read that they made and sold recordings for the KKK While Gennett was a groundbreaker by giving African American musicians an opportunity any praise must be tempered by their near simultaneous production of hat

  2. says:

    I'm not a big jazz fan but I thought history would be good as I'm always soaking that up I was right The book is

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Some of the earliest performances by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton the New Orleans Rhythm Kings King Oliver Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke were preserved on recordings produced at Gennett Studios an independent company in the small city of Richmond Indiana In a primitive studio next to the railroad tracks many of America's earliest jazz blues and country musicians were captured on wax discs It was here that Hoagy Carmichael's timeless Stardust debuted as a dance stomp In 1915 the Gennett family the enterprising owners of Starr Piano Company created a small record division to supplement their income In the early 1920s Gennett's victory

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Jelly Roll Bix and Hoagy Gennett Studios and the Birth of Recorded Jazz

In a landmark patent case involving the mighty Victor Records changed the competitive nature of the young record industry The Gennetts made music history by recording young jazz pioneers in the Midwest and folk musicians from the Appalachian hills at a time when major record labels in the East couldn't be bothered Gennett featured such country music stars then known as old time musicians as Gene Autry Chubby Parker and Bradley Kincaid and early blues artists Big Bill Broonzy Blind Lemon Jefferson and Roosevelt Sykes During a period of rigid segregation Gennett freely recorded black musicians Ultimately issuing discs with several different la

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Bels Gennett had a major impact particularly on the emerging jazz movement both in the United States and abroad Today these recordings are valued collector's items and some have been reissued in anthologies on LP and CD Jelly Roll Bix and Hoagy is the first detailed account of the people and events behind this uniue company Personalized by anecdotes from musiciansemployees and family members it traces the colorful history of this innovative business until its demise during the Great Depression As Steve Allen predicts in the Foreword even those with no special involvement with jazz will be stimulated by the combination of the many cultural an