- Jerome F. Weber
American record company and label. The company was owned by the firm Brunswick-Balke-Collender of Dubuque, Iowa, which was originally a piano manufacturer but by this time was primarily involved in producing bowling and billiards equipment. Records were first issued in 1916; four years later the company released its first discs manufactured using lateral cutting methods. Among the jazz musicians who recorded with the company during its early years were the Original Memphis Five (under the pseudonym the Cotton Pickers) and Fletcher Henderson. Around ...