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Archeophone Records

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Jazz, pop, spoken word

Champaign, Illinois

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Richard Martin Meagan Hennessey


Archeophone Records is a record company and label founded in 1998 to document the early days of America's recording history. It was started by Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey, a husband and wife who run the company in Champaign, Illinois. Archeophone restores and remasters audio from cylinders and discs of jazz, popular music, vaudeville, and spoken word.

The company has released recordings by Billy Murray, Bert Williams, Guido Deiro, Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth, Eddie Morton, and by jazz ensembles the Six Brown Brothers, the Benson Orchestra of Chicago, and Art Hickman's Orchestra.

Compilations feature Vess Ossman, Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan, Henry Burr, Bob Roberts, Ada Jones, Fred Van Eps, Sophie Tucker, Harry Lauder, and the American, Peerless, and Haydn Quartets.

The company is not affiliated with the Archéophone manufacturer Henri Chamoux.

Awards and honors

  • Best Historical Album, Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1891–1922, 2006
  • Grammy nominations (two), Actionable Offenses: Indecent Phonograph Recordings from the 1890s, 2007
  • Grammy nominations, Best Album Notes and Best Historical Album, Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph, 1890–1990, 2017
  • References

    Archeophone Records Wikipedia

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