1895: Happy 128th Birthday, Alberta Hunter (4/1/1895). She recorded as Josephine Beatty for Gennett with the Red Onion Jazz Babies. “Texas Moaner Blues” appeared on Gennett 5594 and Silvertone 4033. The track featured Alberta Hunter (vox), Louis Armstrong (c), Aaron Thompson (tb), Buster Bailey (sax), Lil Hardin Armstrong (p), Buddy Christian (bjo).
1927: Wendell Hall recorded “Down Kentucky Way” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6084, Gennett (AUS) 6102, Champion 15256 (759 copies sold), Gaiety P-121, and Vocalion XA-18014 and featured Hall (v). This is from his Brunswick side of the same year.
1929: The Southern Blues Singers recorded “Light House Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15734, Gennett 6828, Supertone 9441, Varsity 6043, and AFCDJ A-043. The pianist on this track was Cow Cow Davenport. A royalty accounting to Harry Charles and Jack Freeman from Champion noted approx. 2,500 sales between 1929 and 1931
1929: Cow Cow Davenport recorded “Chimes Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6838, Champion 15726 (~1300 sold) & 50033, Paramount 12800, Broadway 5046, Century 3019, Jazz Collector L-34, Tempo R-14, and Vocalion 0-2792 and featured Davenport (pn).
1929: Ivy Smith recorded “Shadow Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6829, Champion 15736 (~3000 sold), Supertone 9509, and Varsity 6040 and featured Smith (v) and Cow Cow Davenport (pn).