Musical selection “Origins of Jazz”. The Vocalion record label

The label was founded in 1916 by the Aeolian Company, a maker of pianos and organs, as Aeolian-Vocalion; the company also sold phonographs under the Vocalion name. The name comes from one of the divisions – “Vocalion Organ Company”. The label shows vertically engraved discs, first single-sided, then double-sided. They released records that were in high demand among black Americans, thus preserving for us the great jazz of various directions of the 1920s.

The Sound Library of the museum Collection features more than two dozen gramophone records of the Vocalion label, on which popular jazz compositions of the first half of the 20th century are recorded.

Musical selection "Origins of Jazz", compiled from digitized recordings of the "Vocalion" label is posted in the museum Sound LibraryThe history of the company "Vocalion" is in the section "Authors / Producers".