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Entry completed by John W on August 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm and last updated August 13, 2019 at 4:09 am | Entry ID: 8978

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Name of Label Gennett
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Manufacturing Company Gennett
Key Company Personnel Ezra C.A. Wickemeyer

Start of 78rpm Label Production 1917
End of 78rpm Label Production 1947-1948
Countries of Release United States,
Website URL http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/label/gennett-us
Label History Gennett was an American record company and label founded in …more Richmond, Indiana, United States, which flourished in the 1920s. Gennett produced some of the earliest recordings of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, and Hoagy Carmichael. Its roster also included Jelly Roll Morton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, and Gene Autry.
Gennett set up recording studios in New York City and later, in 1921, set up a second studio on the grounds of the piano factory in Richmond under the supervision of Ezra C.A. Wickemeyer.
Gennett is best remembered for the wealth of early jazz talent recorded on the label, including sessions by Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings,[1] King Oliver’s band with the young Louis Armstrong, Lois Deppe’s Serenaders with the young Earl Hines,[2] Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, The Red Onion Jazz Babies, The State Street Ramblers, Zack Whyte and his Chocolate Beau Brummels, Alphonse Trent and his Orchestra and many others. Gennett also recorded early blues and gospel music artists such as Thomas A. Dorsey, Sam Collins, Jaybird Coleman, as well as early hillbilly or country music performers such as Vernon Dalhart, Bradley Kincaid, Ernest Stoneman, Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts, and Gene Autry. Many early religious recordings were made by Homer Rodeheaver, early shape note singers and others.
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Known Label Genres Popular dance music, Country, Blues, Jazz
Known Number Series 9000, 4600 / Blues, 4700
4500, 10,000 /
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