October 20th in Gennett History…

1890: Happy 127th Birthday, Jelly Roll Morton! Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe was born on October 20, 1890 in New Orleans. Morton recorded “Mr. Jelly Lord” with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings on July 17, 1923 in Richmond. 

 

1925: Nathan Glantz recorded “Glow Worm (Gluhwurnchen)” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3170 and featured Glantz (as) and Thomas Griselle (p). 

Gennett Recording Card for Matrix 9785 by Nathan Glantz

 

1949: Cryin’ Sam Collins passed away.

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