June 14th in Gennett History…

1895: Happy 123rd Birthday, Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards! (6/14/1895). He recorded ‘Homesick’ with Bailey’s Lucky Seven on 9/20/1922. It appeared on Gennett 4979. The track featured Edwards (vox), poss. Phil Napoleon (c), Vincente Grande or Charlie Panelli (tb), Gus Sharpe (sax), Doc Behrendson or Johnny Costello, Gus Sharpe (cl), John Cali (bjo), and other unknown musicians. 

 

1929: Charley Patton recorded thirteen sides in Richmond for Paramount Records. Included in this master’s repertoire that day was “Shake It and Break It” which appeared on Paramount 12869.

 

Here is another super one, “Pea Vine Blues,” which appeared on Paramount 12877. 

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