October 2nd in Gennett History, 1929: Syd Valentine and His Patent Leather Kids recorded “Patent Leather Stomp” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15883, Gennett 7026, Superior 2692, and Supertone 9686. The recording featured Syd Valentine (c), Slick Helms (p), and Paul George (bjo). A Champion royalty accounting to John E. Guernsey noted sales of approx. 2,000 copies between 1929 and 1932.
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