Herwin Records

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Herwin Records
Founded1924 (1924)
FounderHerbert Schiele
Edwin Schiele
Defunct1930 (1930)
GenreJazz, blues, old-time
Country of originU.S.
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri

Herwin Records was a mail-order record label founded in 1925 by two brothers, Herbert and Edwin Schiele in St. Louis, Missouri. The name of the label comes from their first names (HERbert and EdWIN).[1][2]

Herwin sold budget jazz, blues, and old-time music discs that were pressed by Gennett and Paramount.[3] The records were advertised in farming magazines and sold through the mail.[2] The catalogue included Charley Patton, Chubby Parker, and Ernest Stoneman.[1]

Herwin closed in 1930 when it was bought by the Wisconsin Chair Company, the owner of Paramount. A second Herwin Records was started in 1971 by Bernard Klatzko, a collector who reissued rare, early-jazz discs.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Rick (2013). Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Records and the rise of America's musical grassroots (Rev. & expanded ed.). Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-253-00747-6.
  2. ^ a b c Rye, Howard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 231. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  3. ^ Oliver, Paul (2001) Yonder Come the Blues: The Evolution of a Genre, p. 287. Cambridge University Press At Google Books. Retrieved 13 July 2013.

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