October 8th in Gennett History…

1923: Twenty Violin Pupils of the Houchens Violin School, Dayton, Ohio recorded “Humoresque” and “The Directors Choice” in Richmond. The violinists, ages 7 – 15, were accompanied by Miss Mildred Karg on piano. It was issued as a Gennett Personal pressing #20011 with the label head Houchens Violin School. 

Gennett Recording Card, mx. 11641 – Houchens Violin School

1924: The Wolverine Orchestra recorded “Tia Juana” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5565, HRS 26, and Temple 552. The recording featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), George Brunies (tb), Jimmy Hartwell (as/cl), George Johnson (ts), Dick Voynow (p), Min Leibrook (bs), Bob Gillette (bjo), Vic Moore (d). 

1930: Willie Dukes recorded “Snake Hip Twirl” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16126 and 50055. The royalty accounting for Champion 16126 to Willie Dukes noted sales of 448 copies in 1930 and 1931 and for Champion 50055, sales of 117 copies for the period ending 9/30/36. 

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