Claxtonola Records

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Claxtonola was a jazz record label founded in 1918 by the Brenard Manufacturing Company in Iowa City, Iowa.[1] It reissued Paramount, Black Swan, and Gennett Records masters on the Claxtonola and National labels.[2]


The company's recordings include:[3]

The Wolverines:

The Bucktown Five:

  • Hot Mittens

Hitch's Happy Harmonists:

  • Steady Steppin' Papa

Midway Gardens Orchestra:

  • Tin Roof Blues
  • Black Sheep Blues
  • Lots 0' Mama
  • Sobbin' Blues

Fletcher Henderson, on National:

  • Aunt Hagar's Children
  • My Sweetie Went Away

Jelly Roll Morton, on National:

  • Muddy Water Blues


  1. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). Barry Kernfeld, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 456. ISBN 1561592846. 
  2. ^ Davis, John S. (2012), Historical Dictionary of Jazz, Scarecrow Press 
  3. ^ Crane, Frederick (2003), Claxtonola and National Records: A provisional catalog