The Gennett Record Company was significant to the music careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Earl Hines, who were all signed to the label. The first commercially released recordings of a white jazz band with a black featured soloist happened at Gennett Records: Jelly Roll Morton with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Gennett was under the Starr Piano company and founded in 1917. It was under the leadership of Harry, Fred and Clarence Gennett, but was kept afloat by the Ku Klux Klan.

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