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Blue Hen Records:
The Sound of Delmarva

English  |  2024

Director: Michael Oates

Narrator: Michael Polo

Copyright: Greater Harrington Historical Society, 2024

Blue Hen Records: The Sound of Delmarva
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70 years ago Sam Short, a grocery store owner in quiet Harrington, Delaware had a passion for making records.


His company, Blue Hen Records, produced records for a variety of local and regional artists. Among his recordings are the first rock and roll records produced in Delaware, performed by a high school group, Jimmy Stayton and the Country Cats.


Today, Blue Hen Records is largely forgotten, but it's legacy remains---that of introducing rock and roll to Delaware.


Funded by the Greater Harrington Historical Society and Delaware Humanities.

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