August 3 in Gennett History…

1927: Frankie ‘Half-Pint’ Jaxson recorded “Corrine” in Chicago.  It appeared on Black Patti 8048 and featured Jaxson (v). 

Sometime in August in Gennett History, 1931: The Dixie Serenaders recorded “Cho-King” in Los Angeles. It appeared on Champion 16365 & 40003, and Superior 2771.  The ledger notes that Gennett purchased the Sonny Clay Orchestra track from Brunswick. The recording featured Doc Hart & James ‘King’ Porter (tpt), Leon White (tb), Sherman Williams & Leonard Davidson (as/cl), Carlton Wade (ts), Sonny Clay (pn), Bert Holliday (bs), Frank Watkins (bjo), and David Lewis (d). 

1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go” in Richmond. The recordings appeared on Champion 16615 and Varsity 6025. A performers royalty accounting to J. L. Wooten, noted sales of 123 copies in 1933 and 1934. The recordings featured Charlie Burse (v & g), Vol Stevens (v & md.), Otto Gilmore (d), Will Shade (harmonica), and Jab Jones (jug). 

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