May 10 in Gennett History…

1923: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Yes, We Have No Bananas” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5154 and Starr-Gennett 9395 and featured Irving Kaufman (v). 

1924: Daddy Stovepipe recorded “Sundown Blues” in Richmond. Daddy Stovepipe’s real name was Sam Jones and this recording appeared on Gennett 5459, Silvertone 4042, and Claxtonola 40335.

 

1927: Irving Kaufman recorded “Just Like a Butterfly (That’s Caught in the Rain) in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6153, Champion 15287, Bell 529, Silvertone 5156, Challenge 715, and Vocalion XA-18020 and featured Kaufman (v) with Nathan Glantz’s Orchestra.

1928: Ted Chestnut recorded “The Rowan County Feud” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6513 and Champion 15524 (~4,500 sold) and featured Chestnut (v), Asa Martin (g), and Fiddlin Doc Roberts (f). 

1933: The Sound Effects team recorded “Team and Wagon on Gravel Road (Three Cuts) (First Train Whistle in Background)” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1099B. 

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