Recording Pioneers


David KAPP  1904 - 1976 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

David KAPP  1904 - 1976

aka D. Kapp
nationality
occupation record executive / music producer
birth 7 Aug 1904, Chicago, Illinois
baptism
death 1 March 1976, Doctors Hospital, New York
burial
marriage
Anneliese GMELCH (= Anna GMELCH ?)

b. 19 May 1922, ......., GERMANY
d. 19 Jan 2009, Bronx, New York (86y)

children
  • Michael

    b. ............
    d. ................

remark Anneliese came to New York in 1938 (NYT of 1 Feb 2009)

PARENTS

father Meyer KAPP

b. .... <1878>, .........., RUSSIA
d. ............

mother Minnie LEADER

b. .... <1878>, ........., RUSSIA
d. ................

remark Year of immigration: 1899.
remark KAPP family not found in 1900, 1910 and 1920 Censuses.
children
  • Jacob/Jack

    b. 15 June 1901, Chicago, Illinois
    d. 25 March 1949, Manhattan, New York, NY

  • David

    b. 7 Aug 1904, Chicago, Illinois
    d. 1 March 1976, Doctors Hospital, New York

  • Bertha ("Bert")

    b. 9 July 1906, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    d. .........) aka Adrienne Garblik, Howard Richards, Glenn Gibson, Billy Scott Jones, Rinky Scott Jones, Bert Kapp, Bert Davis, and Phoebe Snow

  • Paul

    b. 5 Aug 1907, ........., Illinois
    d. 15 May 1984, nursing home in Scarsdale, N.Y. (residence: Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York)) Director of General Music Publishing Company


LIFE


1930 CENSUS (Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 10 Apr 1930) :
Meyer KAPP (52y) music dealer / own store
Minnie KAPP (52y)
- Bertha (26y)
- Paul (22y) routine worker / radio store
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1930 CENSUS ((Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 5 Apr 1930) :
Jack Kapp (28y) Director / Musical
Frieda Kapp (28y)



Started Kapp Records in 1954 or 1955


NOTES

  • Kapp Records (WIKIPEDIA)
  • Recorded Music in American Life. The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945 by William Howland Kenney. Oxford University Press, New York & London, 1999 (pp. 1598-173)


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