June 3rd in Gennett History, 1927: Eddie Carlew’s Baby Aristocrats Orchestra recorded “Darktown Shuffle” in St. Paul, MN. It appeared on Gennett 6198 and Champion 15308 (which sold 730 copies in 1927 and 1928).
June 3rd in Gennett History, 1922: Starr Piano president and Gennett records founder, Henry Gennett passed away in Dayton, Ohio.
June 3rd in Gennett History, 1931: Roy Harvey & Jess Johnston & the West Virginia Ramblers recorded “John Hardy Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16281 and sold 617 copies between 1931 and 1933.