October 28th in Gennett History,

Hoagy Carmichael Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion

1927: Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals recorded “One Night In Havana” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6311, Champion 15420 (as Malcolm Webb and His Gang), and Sentry 4011. It featured Hoagy Carmichael (p), Andy Secrest (c), Bob Mayhew (c), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Jimmy Dorsey (as), Nye Mayhew (ts), and Mischa Russell (f). The Champion release sold approx. 700 copies. The B-side? Oh, that was “Star Dust.”

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