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Here you will find an interesting assortment of articles that relate to Paramount by acknowledged experts in the field. Each article, ParamountsHome.Org has received explicit permission by the author to reprint the article on the site.

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The Anatomy of a "Race" Label Part II
By Stephen Calt

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used with permission by Stephen Calt, Pete Whelan, and 78 Quarterly Magazine


Paramount's Legacy
article as published in Blues and Rhythm 223.

Used with permission of Blues & Rhythm and Alex van der Tuuk

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Paramount Sings the Blues
By Judy Jepson
Reprinted with permission from
Exclusively Yours Magazine
(c) 2006

Click here to read the article which is an overview of the history of Paramount Records, the work of Paramount GIG, and an interview with Patrick and Angela Mack, and Jim Brunnquell.



The Paramount Story Part One: The Sheboygan Genesis

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published in "In the Groove" A Publication of MAPS.

Michael S. Hatfield is well-renowned for his research and education on Paramount.

"The Social Context of Black Swan Records"
by Ted Vincent.

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Photo courtesy of John Tefteller from his museum collection.


"The St. Louis Labels HARMOGRAPH and HERWIN"

from Playback August 1949 by John Randolph.

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From Alex van der Tuuk's collection.






"The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records" By Sarah Filzen

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Sarah Filzen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received her master's degree in history with a certification in public history. Her interests in music, business, and oral history led her to explore little-known record companies in Wisconsin. Sarah has given exclusive permission for this fascinating writing to be made available on ParamountHome. Used with permission by the Wisconsin Magazine of History.






"Paramount Jazz Connections"

Concert notes by Norrie Cox.

Click Here to read his Tune List, and biographical information on the artist.

On October 28, 2005 Mr. Norrie Cox performed a concert in Grafton Wisconsin dedicated to New Orleans Jazz. In that concert, Norrie gave a history of some of the jazz greats that recorded for Paramount. He has given ParamountsHome permission to post his notes from his concert.

"1924 Paramount Catalog"

Click Here to read the catalog as a .PDF file.
The catalogue is courtesy of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thanks to Amy Davis

The 1924 Paramount Catalog listing all of the releases and giving descriptions.

Golden State
Phonograph Society
California Chapter
of the


In the April 2006 newsletter of the Golden State Phonograph Society, there is a review of ParamountsHome.Org enititled "Paramount Records Hits the Web" with a brief history of Paramount.

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"Articles by Hawkeye"



Click Here to read some of his best articles including "Embracing the Blues Legacy From South to North/Part 2. Grafton and Paramount Records"

Michael "Hawkeye" Herman tore Grafton upside down with his "Awaken the Sleeping Giant" speech on September 30, 2005. Known throughout the world as a blues writer, educator, composer and performer, he has become influential in bringing the blues alive in Grafton, WI. His "Embrace the Legacy" concert and "Blues in the Schools" program for all 3 Grafton elementary public schools gave Grafton a taste of what they'd been missing.


From Gayle Dean Wardlow,

Never heard on the Internet before:

Gayle Dean Wardlow interviews Alfred Schultz (Pressing Foreman for Paramount) and H.C. Speir (Talent Broker for early Blues). Click
Here for the interview


Paramounts Decline and Fall Part 5 by STEPHEN CALT
used with permission by Gayle Dean Wardlow, Pete Whelan, and
78 Quarterly Magazine

(Write Pete Whelan at 626 Canfield Ave. in Key West, etc for more information and prior copies of articles on PM and back issues of 78 Quarterly..)

Telephone Interview with talent scout
J. Mayo Williams from July 28, 1970

Click here for Part 1

Click here for Part 2

Bringing the Blues
An article hi-lighting the life and career of
J. Mayo Williams

Bringing the Blues
An article hi-lighting the life and career of
J. Mayo Williams


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