June 14 in Gennett History…

1895: Happy 127th Birthday, Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards! (6/14/1895). He recorded ‘Homesick’ with Bailey’s Lucky Seven on 9/20/1922. It appeared on Gennett 4979. The track featured Edwards (vox), poss. Phil Napoleon (c), Vincente Grande or Charlie Panelli (tb), Gus Sharpe (sax), Doc Behrendson or Johnny Costello, Gus Sharpe (cl), John Cali (bjo), and other unknown musicians. 

1924: The Tweedy Brothers recorded “Chicken Reel” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5488 and Silvertone 4006 and featured Charles W. Tweedy (pn) and Harry Tweedy (f). 

1929: Charley Patton recorded thirteen sides in Richmond for Paramount Records. Included in this 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s repertoire that day was “Shake It and Break It” which appeared on Paramount 12869. 

1929: Elder JJ Hadley recorded “Prayer of Death (Parts 1 & 2) in Richmond.  It appeared on Paramount 12799 and featured Charley Patton (v & g).  

93 Years Ago today (6/14/1929) Charley Patton recorded 13 sides in the Richmond studio for Paramount. Here is another super one, “Pea Vine Blues,” which appeared on Paramount 12877. 

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