November 19 in Gennett History…

1923: Josie Miles recorded “He Went Away and Left Me Blues” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5307 and featured Miles (vox) and Fletcher Henderson (pn).

1928: Alvin Roehr’s Hotel Alma Orchestra recorded “Don’t Be Like That” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6696 and Champion 15618 (~1200 copies sold) and featured Tony Salamack (vox).

1930: Big Bill Broonzy (Big Bill Johnson) recorded “How You Want It Done” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16172, Superior 2560, and Savoy 501. Georgia Tom Dorsey, Jane Lucas and The Hokum Boys in Richmond and Carson Robison in NYC. also recorded for Gennett on this day in 1930.

1930: Jane Lucas and the Hokum Boys recorded “Ain’t Gonna There No More, No. 2” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16193 (636 copies sold) & 50038 and Superior 2603 and featured Mozelle Alderson (vox), Georgia Tom Dorsey (v & p), Big Bill Broonzy (v & g). 

1930: Georgia Tom and Jane Lucas recorded “Terrible Operation Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16171 & 50015, Decca 7259, Gennett (Joe Davis) 5005, and Superior 2630 and featured Dorsey (v & p), Mozelle Alderson (v). 

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