February 9th in Gennett History…

Jimmy Durante Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

Happy 125th Birthday, Jimmy Durante! (2/10/1893). Durante recorded “Gypsy Blues” with Ladd’s Black Aces in 1921 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4794, Connorized 3030, Rich-Tone 7014, and Starr Gennett 9177. In addition to Durante on piano, the track featured Phil Napoleon (c?), Moe Gappell (tb), Loring McMurray (sax), Doc Behrendson (cl), John Cali (bjo) & Jack Roth (d). 

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