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Wisconsin Chair Company in Port Washington, WI

WCC engine house.jpg

10 files, last one added on Jul 18, 2007

Designs inspired by the original Paramount Logo

Wisconsin Blues Connection.jpg

5 files, last one added on Dec 03, 2007

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207 viewsChair factory #2 in Port Washington 1914. This building housed Paramount records at the third floor and phonographs and furniture. The building stood next to the railroad line. courtesy Ambrose Mayer
Mike Hatfield146 viewsParamount historian presents a slide show at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on the history of Paramount.
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Grafton pressing plant/recording studio postcard262 viewsOn the left of this postcard is where the records were pressed in masses in Grafton. On the right (2nd floor) is where the recording artists recorded. Postcard property of Patrick and Angela Mack
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Lena and Angela163 viewsTwo music teachers/mentors/gospel pianists very like minded
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Delta Big Four159 viewsLiner notes from Document Records

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Wisconsin Blues Connection.jpg
Wisconsin Blues Connection508 viewsLecture and concert presented at the Wisconsin State Museum in Madison, WI Fall 2006. Featuring Catfish Stevenson and Patrick/Angela Mack lecturing.Dec 03, 2007
Paramount Blues Festival.jpg
Paramount Blues Festival logo456 viewsDec 03, 2007
Puritan fake sleeve by Mike Stewart for auction guide.jpg
Puritan fake sleeve by Mike Stewart for auction guide12261 viewsDec 03, 2007
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Paramount GIG (Grooves in Grafton) original logo idea1088 viewsdesigned by Angela MackDec 03, 2007
Paramount label for Texas Blues Radio.jpg
Paramount label for Texas Blues Radio429 viewsDec 03, 2007
Blue Jay Singers in Sheboygan, WI in 1953.jpg
Blue Jay Singers in Sheboygan, WI in 1953702 viewsA note from Alex:
Here's an article from the Sheboygan Press from 1953 mentioning a performance of the Blue Jay Singers. This is the male quartet that recorded in November 1931 in Grafton, during the same session with King Solomon Hill, Ben Curry and Marshall Owens. Originally from the Birmingham, Alabama area the Blue Jays moved to Chicago and broadcast over the radio and toured the midwestern states in the 1940s and 1950s, esp. univeristy/college circuit. Of the men mentioned being part of the group, only Charles Beal was an original member who recorded in Grafton. One wonders if he was aware that he was at close range of the location where he recorded 22 years before.
Dec 02, 2007
Broadway Records advertisement 8 June 1926.jpg
Broadway Records advertisement 8 June 19262892 viewsFound by Alex van der TuukDec 02, 2007
Paramount Records November 1920 releases.jpg
Paramount Records November 1920 releases1776 viewsFound by Alex van der TuukDec 02, 2007

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