Gennet Records


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Gennett Records was an American record company and label founded in Richmond, Indiana by the Starr Piano Company in 1917. The label flourished in the 1920s and produced several iconic labels, including Gennett, Starr, Champion, Superior, and Van Speaking. Additionally, they produced records under contract for Supertone, Silvertone, and Challenge. Some of the earliest recordings by legendary artists were produced by Gennett Records. Notable musicians who recorded with Gennett include Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, and Hoagy Carmichael. The label’s roster also featured Jelly Roll Morton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, and even Gene Autry.
Interestingly, Gennett Records was one of the few companies to have a recording facility outside of New York. Their Richmond studio allowed them to capture artists from the Midwestern and Southern regions, contributing to their diverse catalog of music. From 1916 to 1934, Gennett Records produced thousands of acoustic and electric recordings across various genres, including blues, jazz, country, ethnic, classical, and spoken word. The label’s impact on music history is significant, and Gennett Records remains a fascinating chapter in the evolution of American music.
• 100% cotton
• Fabric weight: 5.0–5.3 oz/yd² (170-180 g/m²)
• Open-end yarn
• Tubular fabric
• Taped neck and shoulders
• Double seam at sleeves and bottom hem

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