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Gennett Records (site)

South of Route 40
Richmond, IN 47374

Gennett Records

Gennett Records began in October, 19171, in Richmond, Indiana, by the Starr Piano Company. The record company was a Mecca for jazz musicians and over the years they recorded the likes of sessions by Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, "King" Joe Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael. They also recorded legendary blues musicians Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charlie Patton and Big Bill Broonzy.

In the 1930s, the company was sold to Decca. By the mid 1940s Gennett had all but disappeared.

The site of the old recording studio is just south of the new Route 40 bridge over the Whitewater River.

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