July 20th in Gennett History (1923, 1927, and 1934)

July 20, 1923: Nina Reeves recorded “Indiana Avenue Blues” in Richmond. The recording appeared on the personal label “Indianapolis” and featured Jesse Crump on piano. The reverse side was “Ain’t Yu Comin’ Back, Mary Ann, To Maryland.”

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Pace Jubilee Singers Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Pace Jubilee Singers Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

July 20, 1927: The Pace Jubilee Singers recorded “Certainly Lord” in Chicago.  The recording appeared on Black Patti 8043 and Paramount 12678.  The recording featured Sarah Williams (v).

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July 20, 1934: The Gennett sound effects team spent a productive day outdoors.  They recorded three records worth of sound effects.  They recorded rowboats (Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1152), and various birds (Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1153 and Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1154).  On Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1153, they captured the songs and calls of a Tufted Titmouse, Indigo Bunting, American Crow, Red-winged Blackbird, and Barn Swallow.

Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1153 - B

Gennett Electrical Transcriptions 1153 – B

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