Happy 119th Birthday, Sidney Bechet! (5/14/1897) Bechet recorded with Alberta Hunter and Louis Armstrong as the Red Onion Jazz Babies for Gennett.
May 14th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Smoky Row” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6588 and Champion 15564. It featured Doc Roberts (f) and Asa Martin (g). The Champion issue sold approx. 5,400 copies between 1928 and 1931.
May 14th in Gennett History, 1930: Cliff Perrine and His Orchestra recorded “Mysterious Mose” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 7214 and Champion 15999. Cliff Perrine was the vocalist and the Champion issue sold approx. 1,200 copies between 1930 and 1932.