December 5th in Gennett History, 1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra Recorded “Black And Blue Rhapsody”

December 5th in Gennett History, 1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra recorded “Black And Blue Rhapsody” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6710, Champion 15656, and Supertone 9487. Champion 15656 (pseudonym Deacon Foster and His boys) sold approx 400 copies in 1929. This recording featured Chester Clark & Irving Randolph (c), Leo ‘Snub’ Moseley (tb), James Jeter, Charles Pillars, Lee Hilliard & Hayes Pillars (sax), Alphonse Trent (p), Eugene Crooke (gtr/bjo), Robert “Eppie” Jackson (bs), Leo “Stuff” Smith (vn), and A.G. Godley (d).  

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