With the invention of the reed organ
, the German colonials living in Russia had an alternative and began importing or building on site the less expensive reed organs
He made noteworthy contributions to the development of gospel music, to the acceptance and popularization of reed organs
in churches, to the use of the Harvest Bells collections that featured Southern Baptist thought and doctrine, and to renewed interest in church music reform in the late nineteenth century.
Jenkins Music Company was founded in 1878 by John Woodward Jenkins, who operated his music store while also selling reed organs
and other music instruments from the back of a wagon.
Yamaha Corporation -- Since 1887, Yamaha Corporation has grown from producing reed organs
to becoming one of the world's largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional audio products.
Now aged 23, with a harp, an assortment of reed organs
and an unfailingly haunting voice, Georgia presents a new collection of songs which recall those early inherited sounds to startling effect.