March 13th in Gennett History…

New Orleans Rhythm Kings Gennett Medallion

1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded “Tin Roof Blues” in Richmond. This historic session appeared on Gennett 5105, Buddy 8001, Starr-Gennett 9435, Temple 521, and UHCA 87. The track featured Paul Mares (c), George Brunies (tb), Leon Rappolo (cl), Mel Stizel (p), and Ben Pollack (bjo). 

 

1991: Jimmy McPartland passed away. He recorded two tracks on Gennett with the Wolverine Orchestra. They appeared on Gennett 5620, Starr-Gennett 9611, and Tempo R-24. Both recordings featured Dave Harmon (vox), Jimmy McPartland (c), George Brunies (tb), Jimmy Hartwell and George Johnson (sax), Dick Voynow (p), Min Leinbrook (bs), Bob Gillette (bjo), and Vic Moore (d). Bix Beiderbecke is not on this recording. 

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