Starr Records

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Starr Records
Parent companyStarr Piano Company
Founded1915 (1915)
FounderStarr Piano Company
Defunct1917 (1917)
Country of originU.S.
LocationRichmond, Indiana

Starr Records was a record label founded by the Starr Piano Company of Richmond, Indiana. Gennett Records was also owned by Starr Piano.[1]

Starr's first discs were vertical-cut records in the mid 1910s based on Edison Records standard found in the Edison Disc Record. They were discontinued in 1917. The Starr label was continued through much of the 1920s in Canada, pressed and distributed by Compo Company Ltd., mostly issuing sides that were released in the U.S. on Gennett.

An unrelated Starr Records made records in Australia which were sold in the Coles chain.

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  1. ^ Rye, Howard (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Vol. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 651. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.