October 9th in Gennett History…

1924: The Sioux City Six recorded “Flock O’ Blues” and “I’m Glad” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5569, Brunswick 02207, and Session 7. The recording featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), Miff Mole (tb), Rube Bloom (p), Min Leibrook (bs), and Vic Moore (d).

1928: William Harris recorded “Kansas City Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6707 and Supertone 9428 (as Alonzo Boone).  Written by Jim Jackson in 1927, it’s melody found its way into Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over,” Charley Patton’s “Going to Move to Alabama,” Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock,” and many other.  

1928: William Harris recorded “Electric Chair Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6752 and Supertone 9428 (as Alonzo Boone).

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2 Responses to October 9th in Gennett History…

  1. Mark McDaniel says:

    Great stuff! Thank you.

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