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April 15th in Gennett History, 1919: Gennett Advertised Its Defiance of Victor’s Lateral Patent in Talking Machine World

April 15th in Gennett History, 1919: Gennett announced via an ad in Talking Machine World, that it was defying Victor’s patent claim to the lateral process. Victor immediately sued and lost each case between 1919 and 1923, when the Supreme … Continue reading

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April 7th in Gennett History, 1922: Variety Reports on the Victor vs. Starr Case

April 7th in Gennett History, 1922: Variety reported that the Victor Talking Machine Co. lost their lawsuit against Starr Piano for Starr’s use of their patented lateral recording and pressing process. This ruling threw the patent into the public domain … Continue reading

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Nov. 29th in Gennett History, 1920: the Putnam Theatre in Brooklyn ran a newspaper ad for Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds, proclaiming her an “Attraction Extraordinary.”

Nov. 29th in Gennett History, 1920: the Putnam Theatre in Brooklyn ran a newspaper ad for Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds, proclaiming her an “Attraction Extraordinary.” A few weeks earlier Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” was released an sold extremely … Continue reading

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