Bands/Musicians Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Gennett Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Gennett Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Gennett Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Gennett Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Gennett Records.

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Aileen Stanley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Aileen Stanley Aileen Stanley, born Maude Elsie Aileen Muggeridge, was a popular American singer.

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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Blues Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, ...more

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Amanda Randolph is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Amanda E. Randolph was an American actress, singer and musician. She was the first African-American performer to star in a regularly scheduled network television show, appearing in DuMont's The ...more

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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw ...more

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Asa Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Asa Martin Country Asa F. Martin was an American old time musician, singer and guitarist who made many recordings during the 1920s and '30s and was closely associated with renowned fiddle player Doc Roberts, for ...more

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Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Chicago blues, Folk music, Spiritual Big Bill Broonzy was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the ...more

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Bix Beiderbecke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
White jazz, Jazz, Dixieland Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of ...more

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Blind Lemon Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues "Blind" Lemon Jefferson was an American blues and gospel blues singer and guitarist from Texas. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s, and has been called ...more

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Bradley Kincaid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Bradley Kincaid William Bradley Kincaid was an American folk singer and radio entertainer. He was born in Point Level, Garrard County, Kentucky but built a music career in the northern states. His first radio ...more

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Carl Fenton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Carl Fenton Carl Fenton born as Walter G. Haenschen, was an American bandleader, composer, and radio musician.

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Carmen Mastren is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Carmen Mastren Jazz Carmen Mastren was an American jazz guitarist, banjoist and violinist born in Cohoes, New York. Mastren is best remembered for his work from 1936–1941 with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra as a

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Chubby Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Chubby Parker Folk music, Old-time music, Country Frederick R. "Chubby" Parker was an American old-time and folk musician and early radio entertainer.

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Clarence Ashley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music Clarence "Tom" Ashley was an American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar. He began performing at medicine shows in the Southern Appalachian region as ...more

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Cleve Chaffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Cleve Chaffin Cleve Chafin was a carnival musician who recorded old-time music during the 1920s.

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Cliff Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Country Cliff Carlisle was an American country and blues singer. Carlisle was a yodeler and was a pioneer in the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country music. He was a brother of country music star ...more

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Coleman Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Bebop Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes "Bean", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. One of the first prominent jazz musicians on his instrument, as Joachim E. ...more

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Daddy Stovepipe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Jug band, Traditional pop music, Cajun music Johnny Watson was an African American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, best known for his recordings under the name Daddy Stovepipe. Watson also recorded as Jimmy Watson, Sunny Jim ...more

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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Orchestral jazz, Swing music, Big band Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. ...more

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Earl Hines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band, Jazz Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl "Fatha" Hines, was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano ...more

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Edna Hicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Edna Hicks Edna Hicks was an American blues singer and musician. She is best remembered for her recordings of "Hard Luck Blues" and "Poor Me Blues". She also recorded "Down Hearted ...more

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Ernest Stoneman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Country Ernest Van "Pop" Stoneman ranked among the prominent recording artists of country music's first commercial decade.

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Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Stride, Ragtime, Swing music Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an influential American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the ...more

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Fess Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Fess Williams Swing music, Jazz Fess Williams was an American jazz musician.

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Fletcher Henderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Jazz James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific ...more

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Frank Ferera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Frank Ferera was a Hawaiian musician who recorded successfully between 1915 and 1930. He was the first star of Hawaiian music and influenced many later artists.

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Fred Hall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Fred Hall Fred Hall was an American pianist, bandleader and composer. Hall was born in New York and began his musical career working as a song-plugger for various music publishers. As a bandleader Hall ...more

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G. B. Grayson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
G. B. Grayson Gilliam Banmon Grayson was an American Old-time fiddle player and singer. Mostly blind from infancy, Grayson is chiefly remembered for a series of sides recorded with guitarist Henry Whitter ...more

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Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Western music, Country Orvon Grover Autry, better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in ...more

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Guy Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist. Forming The Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor, and other musicians ...more

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Hitch's Happy Harmonists is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Hitch's Happy Harmonists Jazz Hitch's Happy Harmonists was an early white jazz band from Evansville, Indiana most famous for being the group playing on the first two recordings of Hoagy Carmichael, which were "Bone Yard ...more

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Hoagy Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Popular music, Musical Howard Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He is best known for composing the music for "Stardust", "Georgia on ...more

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Irving Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Irving Kaufman born Isidore Kaufman Syracuse, New York was a prolific early twentieth century singer, recording artist and Vaudeville performer. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was a ...more

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Rev. J.M. Gates is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
The Reverend J.M. Gates was an American Christian preacher and Gospel music singer.

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Jelly Roll Morton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...more

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Johnny Stein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Stein John Philip Hountha "Johnny" Stein was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Stein's surnames are the subject of much confusion; his mother's name was Stein from a previous ...more

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Joseph Samuels is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Joseph Samuels Joseph Samuels was an American musician and bandleader, who is today virtually only known through his recordings.

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Josie Miles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Josie Miles Josie Miles was an American vaudeville and blues singer. She was one of the classic female blues singers popular in the 1920s. She was born in Summerville, South Carolina, United States. By the ...more

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King Oliver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Dixieland Joseph Nathan Oliver better known as King Oliver or Joe Oliver, was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of ...more

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Lawrence Welk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Lawrence Welk was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large number ...more

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Leon Roppolo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Leon Roppolo Leon Joseph Roppolo was a prominent early jazz clarinetist, best known for his playing with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. He also played saxophone and guitar.

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Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist, violinist and songwriter who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and jazz violin, and is recognized as the first ...more

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Lottie Kimbrough is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues Lottie Kimbrough was an American country blues singer, who was also billed as Lottie Kimborough, Lottie Beaman, and Lena Kimbrough. Kimbrough was a large woman, and was nicknamed "the ...more

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

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New Orleans Owls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
New Orleans Owls Jazz The New Orleans Owls were an early jazz band from New Orleans that descended from The Invincibles String band and recorded 23 sides for Columbia from 1925 to 1927 on 78 rpm Gramophone record. ...more

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New Orleans Rhythm Kings is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
New Orleans Rhythm Kings Jazz The New Orleans Rhythm Kings were one of the most influential jazz bands of the early to mid-1920s. The band was a combination of New Orleans and Chicago musicians who helped shape Chicago Jazz ...more

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Original New Orleans Jazz Band is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Original New Orleans Jazz Band Jazz The Original New Orleans Jazz Band was one of the first jazz bands to make recordings. Composed of mostly New Orleans musicians, the band was popular in New York City in the late 1910s. The ...more

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Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cow... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Western music Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys were the first nationally-famous cowboy western music band in the United States, and the first cowboy band to appear on the cover of The Billboard. Formed in ...more

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Red Perkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Big band, Jazz, Country Frank Shelton "Red" Perkins was a bandleader of one of the oldest Omaha-based territory bands, The Dixie Ramblers. Born in Muchakinock on December 26, 1890, Perkins' band was based in ...more

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Richard M. Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Richard M. Jones, born Richard Marigny Jones, was a jazz pianist, composer, band leader, and record producer. Numerous songs bear his name as author, including "Trouble in Mind". Jones ...more

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Roosevelt Sykes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Gennett Records Complete Artist Roster
Boogie-woogie, Blues Roosevelt Sykes was an American blues musician, also known as "The Honeydripper". He was a successful and prolific cigar-chomping blues piano player, whose rollicking thundering ...more