November 30 in Gennett History…

Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Gennett Medallion

1928: Green Bailey recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6702, Champion 15652, and Supertone 9320. The recording featured Green Bailey (v), Asa Martin (g), and Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f). Performers royalties sent to Doc Roberts noted sales of approx. 1,500 copies of Champion 15652 in 1929. 

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