Meritt Records (1925)
Meritt Records was a jazz and blues record company and label that existed from 1925 to 1929. It was founded in Kansas City by Winston Holmes, the owner of a music store. Records were made in his studio and sold only in his store.
Holmes produced about 20 double-sided acoustically recorded gramophone records in the mid and late 1920s. Most of the sides are of locally based jazz and blues performers, plus some gospel music and sermons.
2201 City Of The Dead / Cabbage Head Blues
Lena Kimbrough / Sylvester & Lena Kimbrough
2203 I've Even Heard Of Thee / The Downfall Of Nebuchadnezzer
Rev. J.C. Burnett
2204 The Well Of Salvation
Rev. H.C. Gatewood
2206 Down Home Syncopated Blues / Meritt Stomp
George E. Lee And His Novelty Singing Orchestra
George E. Lee, ts, v, dir: Sam Utterbach, t / Thurston Maupins, tb / Clarence Taylor, ss, as / Jesse Stone, p, a / George Rousseau, bj / Clint Weaver, bb / Abe Price, d / Julia Lee, v.