April 19th in Gennett History…

1927: Lizzie Washington recorded “Skeleton Key Blues” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6134, Champion 15282, and Herwin 92021.  The track featured Lizzie Washington (v), James Johnson (p/celeste), Henry Moon (g), George Thomas (g).  The Champion issue sold about 700 copies in 1927 and 1928.


1944: Clarinetist Jimmie Noone passed away. He recorded “Lonely Little Wallflower” with Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra on 1/21/1924 in Richmond. 

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