Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded Six Sides in Richmond

Georgia Tom Dorsey Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Georgia Tom Dorsey Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. The recording of “Maybe It’s the Blues” was released on Champion 15994 and 50054. Performer royalties sent to Thomas Dorsey, noted sales of approx. 1,400 copies between 1930 and 1932 of Champion 15994 and 207 copies of Champion 50054 for the period ending 9/30/36.

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