Biograph Records

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Biograph Records
Parent company Shout! Factory
Founded 1967 (1967)
Founder Arnold S. Caplin
Genre Jazz, blues, ragtime
Country of origin U.S.
Location Somerville, Massachusetts

Biograph Records is a record label founded in 1967 by Arnold S. Caplin that specialized in early American ragtime, jazz, and blues music. Its reissues includes Bunny Berigan, Bing Crosby, The California Ramblers, Ruth Etting, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, George Lewis, Ted Lewis, Jimmy O'Bryant, Jabbo Smith, Jack Teagarden, Ethel Waters, and Clarence Williams.[1]

In 1970 Biograph bought the rights from QRS Records to release records made from piano rolls, and these included the work of Scott Joplin and Fats Waller. It also bought Melodeon Records and Dawn Records.[1]

In 2002, Biograph Records was acquired by Shout! Factory. Between 2007 and 2008, Collectables Records reissued forty compact discs' worth of Biograph recordings.

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  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (1998). "Labels". In Erlewine, Michael; Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Yanow, Scott. All Music Guide to Jazz: the experts' guide to the best jazz recordings (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. p. 1326. ISBN 0-87930-530-4. 

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