July 5th in Gennett History, 1928: Herbert Sweet Recorded “Prisoner’s Lament”

Ernest and Hattie Stoneman's Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Ernest and Hattie Stoneman’s Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

July 5th in Gennett History, 1928: Herbert Sweet recorded “Prisoner’s Lament” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15565, Gennett 6567, Supertone 9185, and Supertone 9305. The recording featured Herbert Sweet (v & f) and Ernest Stoneman (g). The Champion issue sold approx. 1,700 copies between 1928 and 1929. 

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