August 28th in Gennett History, 1927: Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians Recorded “Mean Dog Blues”

August 28th in Gennett History, 1927: Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians recorded “Mean Dog Blues” in Birmingham. It appeared on Champion 15399, Gennett 6322, and Superior 328. The Champion issue sold 842 copies in 1927 and 1928. Known musicians in the band included Bob Hamilton (c), Bill Aderholt (sax), Bob Percy (p), Worth Roberts (bs), and Dunk Rendleman (bjo).

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August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “It Won’t Be Long”

Cryin Sam Collins

Cryin Sam Collins

August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “It Won’t Be Long” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15453, Conquerer 7266, Gennett 6379, and Challenge 331. The Champion Royalty ledgers indicated to Dennis Taylor that this issue sold approx. 1,200 copies in 1928. 

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August 26th in Gennett History, 1927: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Recorded “Old Buzzard”

Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Gennett Medallion

Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Gennett Medallion

August 26th in Gennett History, 1927: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Old Buzzard” in Richmond. The recording featured Doc Roberts (v & f) and John Booker (gtr).  It appeared on Champion 15449, Gennett 6336, Silvertone 5079, Silvertone 8185, Supertone 303, and Supertone 9172. A royalty accounting to Dennis Taylor indicated the Champion issue sold approx. 3,500 copies between 1927 and 1929.

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August 26th in Gennett History, 1925: The Happy Collegians Recorded “Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue”

August 26th in Gennett History, 1925: The Happy Collegians (Nathan Glantz & His Orch) recorded “Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3122. The track featured Arthur Fields (v). 

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August 25th in Gennett History, 1927: John Hammond Recorded “Little Birdie”

August 25th in Gennett History, 1927: John Hammond recorded “Little Birdie” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Challenge 332, Champion 15356, Gennett 6256, Silvertone 5070, Silvertone 8149, and Supertone 9249. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,200 copies in 1928. 

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August 25th in Gennett History, 1934: Jack Mills and His Orchestra Recorded “Born To Be Kissed”

August 25th in Gennett History, 1934: Jack Mills and His Orchestra recorded “Born To Be Kissed” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16803. The track featured vocalist Kay Austin. 

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August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Robert Recorded “New Money”

Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Gennett Medallion

Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Gennett Medallion

August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Robert recorded “New Money” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6775 and Supertone 9355.  The track also featured Asa Martin (g).  

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