April 28th in Gennett History…

1930: Bill Cox recorded “My Rough and Rowdy Ways” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 7226, Champion 16009, and Supertone 9724. The track featured vocalist Bill Cox on guitar.

1934: Charley Patton passed away. He recorded 14 sides in Richmond for Paramount Records on 6/14/1929, including “Shake It and Break It (But Don’t Let It Fall Mama).” It appeared on Paramount 12869. The fourteen sides were: mx. 15211 – “Mississippi Boweavil Blues” mx. 15214 – “Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues” mx. 15215 – “Down the Dirt Road Blues” mx. 15216 – “Pony Blues” mx. 15217 – “Banty Rooster Blues” mx. 15220 – “It Won’t Be Long” mx. 15221 – “Pea Vine Blues” mx. 15222 – “Tom Rushen Blues” mx. 15223 – “A Spoonful Blues” mx. 15224 – “Shake It and Break It (But Don’t Let It Fall Mama)” mx. 15225 – “Prayer of Death – Part 2” mx. 15225 A – “Prayer of Death – Part 1” mx. 15226 – “Lord I’m Discouraged” mx. 15227 – “I’m Going Home.” 

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April 27th in Gennett History…

1927: Marion Underwood recorded “Coal Creek March” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6240, Supertone 9167, Silvertone 5080, and Silverstone 9167. 

 

Hoagy Carmichael Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

1928: Carmichael’s Collegians recorded “March of the Hoodlums” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6474, Champion 16453, and Champion 40001.  The recording featured Bud Dant (c), Chauncey Goodwin (as/cl), Harold Keating (ts/cl), Hoagy Carmichael (p), Jack Drummond (bs), Arnold Habbe (bjo), Eddie Wolfe (vn), and Andy van Sickle (d). 

 

1934:  The Gennett Sound Effects team recorded “Walking In Snow + Thin Underbrush (2 Cuts): (1) 1 Man; (2) 2 Men” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1139.  

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April 26th in Gennett History…

1926: Alberta Jones recorded “It Must be Hard” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3306, Champion 15101, and Buddy 8033.  The recording featured Alberta Jones (vox) and Carroll Boyd (piano) . The Champion issue sold 402 copies in 1926 and 1927.  

1927: Taylor’s Kentucky Boys recorded “Forked Deer” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6130, Champion 15300, Challenge 302, Silverstone 5082, Silverstone 8183, and Supertone 9170.  The recording featured Willie Young (guitar), Marion Underwood (banjo), and Jim Booker (fiddle).  The Champion issue sold approx. 800 copies in 1927 and 1928. 

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April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Sam Collins Recorded “Jailhouse Blues”

April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “Jailhouse Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6167, Black Patti 8025, Bell 1173, Champion 15320, Herwin 92043, Silvertone 5127, and Supertone 9291. The Champion issue sold about 8,000 copies between 1927-1929, though the performers royalties were sent to Dennis Taylor. 

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April 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Lillian Miller Recorded “Dead Drunk Blues”

April 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Lillian Miller recorded “Dead Drunk Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6518. It featured George W. Thomas and was also released as Champion 15550 as by Helen Harris.

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April 23rd in Gennett History…


1894: Happy 123rd Birthday to Charles “Cow Cow” Davenport! (4/23/1894). He recorded “Atlanta Rag” on 4/1/1929 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6869, Supertone 9517, Champion 15728, and Champion 50033.

 

1895: Happy 122nd Birthday, Jimmie Noone! (4/23/1895). Noone recorded with Doc Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra for Gennett. Tim Gracyk writes on this YouTube video page that “Doc Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra plays “So This Is Venice” on Gennett 5360 (recorded in Richmond, Indiana, on January 21, 1924). Freddie Keppard is on second cornet, Jimmy Noone on clarinet.”

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April 21st in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “Runaway Train”

Vernon Dalhart Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

April 21st in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “Runaway Train” in NYC with Carson Robison on guitar. It appeared on Gennett 3051, Champion 15017, Challenge 162, Challenge 311, Buddy 8011, Herwin 75511, and Silvertone 4018. The Champion issue sold approx. 9,000 copies between 1925 and 1930. 

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