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Thread #168926   Message #4080758
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Nov-20 - 02:57 AM
Thread Name: Stinson Records Revisted
Subject: RE: Stinson Records Revisted
If jazz historians remember Charles “Charlie” Stinson (c.1890 - 1938) at all it's as the founder of Stinson Records, also not true.

Before there was a Stinson Records label there was a Stinson Trading Company. This is what Proskey et al took over when Charlie Stinson died in 1938.

It was at the Trading Company that Charlie Stinson created the modern “bargain bin” record outlet concept and, along the way, brokered the United Hot Club jazz reissues with Milt Gabler (aka: Roy Ilene of Wimoweh fame/notoriety.) First of their kind.

Strange how few early American jazz & folk music producers were operating in their “native” genre.

More to follow.