Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy : Gennett Records and the rise of America's musical grassroots
- Rick Kennedy ; foreword by Ted Gioia.
- Revised & expanded.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 
- Physical description
- xxvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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- Includes discography (pages 253-256), bibliographical references (pages 265-266), and indexes.
- Foreword 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 Index of Songs.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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 company debuted such future stars as Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, and Hoagy Carmichael, while also capturing classic performances by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Uncle Dave Macon, 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 colorful history of one of America's most innovative record companies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- Winner of A Jazz History Online Best Book of 2013.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253007476 20190128
- 9780253007476 (pbk. : alkaline paper)
- 025300747X (pbk. : alkaline paper)
- 9780253007698 (e-book)
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