June 21 in Gennett History…

1907: Happy 115th Birthday to Bud Dant! (6/21/1907). The trumpeter recorded four sides with Hoagy Carmichael’s Collegians on 4/27/1928 in Richmond. The recordings included “March of the Hoodlums,” “Walking the Dog” (Gennett 6474, Champion 16453, and Champion 40001) and two unreleased sides, “Shimmy Shawobble,” and “Smile.” 

1923: Henry Moeller recorded “I Hear a Thrush at Eve” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 10082 and featured Moeller (v).

1926: Duke Ellington and his Washingtonians recorded “Animal Crackers” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3342, Champion 15118 (1,439 copies sold), Buddy 8063, Challenge 135, AFCDJ A-01, and Tempo R-17.  The recording featured Bubber Miley (t), Charlie Johnson (t), Joe Nanton (tb), Otto Hardwick (as/bs), Harvey Boone (cl), Ellington (pn), Fred Guy (bjo), Sonny Greer (d), and Mack Shaw (tu). 

1929: Winston Holmes and Charlie Turner recorded “Rounder’s Lament” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Paramount 12798.  

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