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Jacob KAPP  ("Jack")1901 - 1949 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Jacob KAPP  ("Jack")1901 - 1949

aka J. Kapp, Jack Kapp
nationality
occupation
birth 15 June 1901, Chicago, Illinois
baptism
death 25 March 1949, Manhattan, New York, NY
burial Temple Israel Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
marriage
Frieda ("Fritzi") J. LUTZ

b. 25 Nov 1901, Chicago, Illinois
d. 16 Jan 1996, New York, New York, NY) (obituary in NYT of 21 Jan 1996

children
  • Myra Joan

    b. 19 Apr 1932, New York
    d. ..............

  • Jonathan

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


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, 5 Apr 1930) :
Jack Kapp (28y) Director / Musical
Frieda Kapp (28y)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --
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



Brother of David KAPP (1904-1976)
joined RCA ca 1954 or earlier
VOCALION
Head of BRUNSWICK
Brunswick went bankrupt in 1934, bought out by COLUMBIA
left Brunswick in 1933
joins/founds the AMERICAN DECCA COMPANY in 1934 (American subsidiary of British DECCA of Edward LEWIS) in 1974 purchased by MCA MUSIC CORPORATION of AMERICA)
president (American) DECCA RECORDS (A Fonotipia Fragmentia, p. 79; also GUINNESS)



Jack KAPP
+ Frieda KAPP (46y)
+ Myra Joan KAPP (45y)
SS "QUEEN MARY" (15y)
dep. Southampton: 20 Aug 1947
arr. New York: 25 Aug 1947
residence: 131 E 64th Street, NY

Kapp Records was an independent record label started in 1954 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934)


NOTES

  • Jack Kapp Collection Author: Karen Fishman, with contributions from Samuel Brylawski and Marsha Maguire (Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress Washington, D.C., 2008)
  • Recorded Music in American Life. The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945 by William Howland Kenney. Oxford University Press, New York & London, 1999 (pp. 159-173)
  • Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy by Rick Kennedy, pp 194-195
  • Music: Feathered Kapp (in: Time of 1 July 1940) online article
  • Kapp Records (WIKIPEDIA)


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