February 27th in Gennett History…

Freddie Keppard

Happy 129th Birthday, Freddie Keppard! (2/27/1889). Keppard recorded with Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra on 1/24/1924 in Richmond. “So This is Venice” appeared on Gennett 5360. In addition to Keppard and Elwood Graham (c), the track featured Fred Garland (tb), Joe Poston and Jerome Pasquall (sax), Jimmy Noone and Clifford King (cl), Clifford King (p), Bill Newton (bs), Stan Wilson (bjo), Jimmy Bell (f), and Berte Green (d). 

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