Old Homestead Records

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Old Homestead Records
Founded1971 (1971)
FounderJohn W. Morris
Defunct2014 (2014)
GenreCountry, bluegrass
Country of originU.S.
LocationBrighton, Michigan

Old Homestead Records was a record label based in Michigan specializing in preserving and reissuing recordings of traditional country and bluegrass artists.


John W. Morris launched Old Homestead Record company in 1971 to release new and archival recordings by country singer and banjoist Wade Mainer.[1]

Sublabels included Broadway Intermission, Collectors Series, and Rutabaga Records.

On Broadway Intermission, Morris released Bing Crosby's 1945 "Seventh Air Force Tribute" to vinyl from transcripts of a World War II Armed Forces Radio broadcast. Broadway Intermission also released music by Tommy Dorsey, Bix Beiderbecke, The Mills Brothers, and others.[2]

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  1. ^ Kennedy, Rick (1999). Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Studios and the Birth of Recorded Jazz (1 ed.). Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Scearce, Phil (2011). Finish Forty and Home: The Untold World War II Story of B-24s in the Pacific (1 ed.). Retrieved August 15, 2017.