Everything Sounds
26: Gennett Records
Sep 18, 2013 · 20 min
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The early recorded history of jazz, blues, and country music in America usually isn’t associated with a place like Richmond, Indiana. However, for a brief period early in the 20th century the Gennett record label based in Richmond recorded music from artists such as Gene Autry, Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Hoagy Carmichael. Learn about the history of the label from Rick Kennedy, the author of Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy. Music featured: Charley Patton – Down the Dirt Road Blues Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts – Deer Walk Bix Beiderbecke – Davenport Blues William Harris – Bullfrog Blues Hoagy Carmichael & Pals – Stardust King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band – Chimes Blues Jelly Roll Morton – King Porter Stomp Scrapper Blackwell – Blue Day Blues Recommended: Blind Lemon Jefferson – Mosquito Moan Charley Patton – Spoonful Blues New Orleans Rhythm Kings – Mr. Jelly Lord Fletcher Henderson – Honey Bunch Marion McKay – Hootenanny Sounds Used (freesound.org): ‘locomotive.wav’ by laurent, ‘Stem_Train.wav’ by knufds, Note: When the episode was originally published, we used an incorrect estimation of the number of white males in the KKK in Richmond in the 1920′s. The issue was corrected in this version of the program. We regret the error.
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