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.  The school was run by William B. Houchens, who recorded the first hillbilly sides for Gennett in 1922 and was a member of the Cincinnati Conservatory.

1923: Tom Ennis recorded “Cherish the Ladies” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5283, Starr-Gennett 9479, and O’Byrne DeWitt 39020 and featured Ennis (pipes) and Harry Race (piano).

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.

1934: Sam Nowlin recorded “So What” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16828 and 40012 and featured Nowlin (piano). 

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