Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy : Gennett Records and the rise of America's musical grassroots
- Kennedy, Rick, 1956- author.
- Revised & expanded.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 
- Physical description
- xxvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ML3792 .S73 K45 2013
- Unknown ML3792 .S73 K45 2013
- Gioia, Ted.
- Includes discography (pages 253-256), bibliographical references (pages 265-266), and indexes.
- Forward by Ted Gioia-- Gennett Records Timeline Introduction-- 1. A Music Dynasty in Victorian Indiana-- 2. A New Wind is Blowing through Chicago-- 3. Jazz Hysteria in the Hoosier State-- 4. Old-Time Music in the New Electronic Era-- 5. When Gennett Records Gets the Blues-- 6. Yet the Music Lives On Suggested Listening: Fifty Classics by Gennett Records-- Notes-- Selected Bibliography-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- In a piano factory tucked away in Richmond, Indiana, Gennett Records produced thousands of records featuring obscure musicians from hotel orchestras and backwoods fiddlers to the future icons of jazz, blues, country music, and rock 'n' roll. From 1916 to 1934, the studio debuted such stars as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Biederbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, and Gene Autry. While Gennett Records was overshadowed by competitors such as Victor and Columbia, few record companies documented the birth of America's grassroots music as thoroughly as this small-town label. In this newly revised and expanded edition of Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy, Rick Kennedy shares anecdotes from musicians, employees, and family members to trace the colourful history of one of America's most innovative record companies.
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- Publication date
- Rick Kennedy ; foreword by Ted Gioia.