January 9 in Gennett History…

1928: Les Backer acc. By the Emil Seidel Orchestra recorded “Beautiful” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6359, Champion 15424 (~2800 copies sold), Angelus 3013, Electron 5089, Paramount 2569, Silvertone 8004, Superior 341, and Supertone 9037 and featured Backer (vox).

1929: Willie Baker recorded “Mama Don’t Rush Me Blues” in Richmond. The track appeared on Gennett 6766, Champion 15694 (Steamboat Bill and His Guitar), Supertone 9366 (Willie Jones). The Champion royalty ledger noted sales of approx. 1,100 copies in 1929 to Harry Charles.  

1935: Georgia Pine Boy recorded “One More Greasing” in Chicago.  It appeared on Champion 50009 and featured Joe McCoy (v & 9) and poss Jimmie Gordon (pn). Joe McCoy is better known as Kansas City Joe who recorded many hits with his wife Memphis Minnie before this recording.

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