November 24th in Gennett History, 1931: Scrapper Blackwell Recorded “Hard Time Blues”

Scrapper Blackwell Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Scrapper Blackwell Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

November 24th in Gennett History, 1931: Scrapper Blackwell recorded ‘Hard Time Blues’ in Richmond. This recording appeared on Champion 16361, Superior 2827, and Varsity 6049. A royalty statement sent to Blackwell in 1932 indicated only 189 sales. Blackwell is on vocals and guitar. Leroy Carr played piano. 

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