April 26th in Gennett History…

1926: Alberta Jones recorded “It Must be Hard” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3306, Champion 15101, and Buddy 8033.  The recording featured Alberta Jones (vox) and Carroll Boyd (piano) . The Champion issue sold 402 copies in 1926 and 1927.  

1927: Taylor’s Kentucky Boys recorded “Forked Deer” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6130, Champion 15300, Challenge 302, Silverstone 5082, Silverstone 8183, and Supertone 9170.  The recording featured Willie Young (guitar), Marion Underwood (banjo), and Jim Booker (fiddle).  The Champion issue sold approx. 800 copies in 1927 and 1928. 

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