Sources / Bibliography

Note: I started this page in April 2015 and is by no means a complete accounting.  I am constantly updating and revising this page.


Dixon, Robert,  Godrich, John, and Rye, Howard.  Blues and Gospel Records: 1890-1943. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Kennedy, Rick. Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy, Revised and Expanded Edition: Gennett Records and the Rise of America’s Musical Grassroots. (Bloomington, IN: University of Indiana Press, 2013).

Russell, Tony.  Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921 – 1942. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Rust, Brian. The American Dance Band Discography 1917-1942 (Two Volume Set) (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1975).

Rust, Brian. The Complete Entertainment Discography, from the mid-1890s to 1942. (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1976).

Rust, Brian. Jazz Records, 1897-1942 Vol. 1&2 (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1978).


Archive of Traditional Music (University of Indiana) – Starr Gennett Foundation Collection

Berea College Archives (Berea College) – Fiddlin Doc Roberts Papers

Center for Popular Music (Middle Tennessee State University) – Sound Recording Collection, Library, Gayle Dean Wardlow Collection, and Charles K. Wolfe Collection

Indiana Historical Society (Indianapolis, IN) – John Mackenzie Collection

Institute for Jazz Studies (Rutgers University at Newark) – Bill Grauer Collection and Gennett Records Business Files, 1922  – 1928.

UCLA Music Library Special Collections (University of California at Los Angeles) – Gennett Sound Recording Collection, 1917-1930

Wayne County Historical Society / Archives (Richmond, Indiana) – Starr Piano and Gennett Records Collection

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