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Gennett Records and Starr Piano / Charlie B. Dahan and Linda Gennett Irmscher.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 781.64 DAHAN (Text) 34706001539438 Non-Fiction 700-799 Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library IC 791.64 Dahan (Text) 31208912283977 new local history & genealogy Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781467117258
  • Physical Description: 127 pages ; illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, 2016

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Summary, etc.: The Starr Piano Company, based in Richmond, Indiana, quickly became one of the largest piano manufacturers in the United States during the 19th century. In 1915, the Starr Piano Company opened a recording division, Gennett Records, that led to a dynamic change in the music industry and American culture. Gennett embraced the vastly under-recorded genres of jazz, blues, and country music in the 1920s. They recorded artists who were groundbreakers and innovators in both popular and vernacular music, including Louis Armstrong, Charley Patton, Gene Autry, Hoagy Carmichael, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Uncle Dave Macon, and Jelly Roll Morton, often for the first time. The company, like many others, suffered a steep decline in the sale of their pianos and records due to the Great Depression, but the music recorded at Gennett continues to reach new generations and influence musicians as they discover it on reissues and streaming media services.
Subject: Starr Piano Company Gennett Record Division.
Sound recording industry > Indiana.

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