June 5th in Gennett History…

1900: Happy 118th Birthday, Asa Martin! (6/25/1900). The 2014 Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, guitarist, Asa Martin, recorded “Jake Walk Blues” with Roy Hobbs on 4/5/1933 in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16627 and Champion 45034. 

 

1925: Calloway’s West Virginian Mountaineers recorded “Cornshucker’s Frolic” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6546 and Supertone 9177.  The recording featured John McGhee (g), David Miller (g), Miller Wikel (f), and Bill Charles (f).

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