September 15 in Gennett History…

1922: Lt. Matt’s 106th Infantry Orchestra recorded “Thru the Night” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4973 and Starr-Gennett 9297. 

1924: William B. Houchens recorded “Wagner” in Richmond.  The solo old-time fiddling recording appeared on Gennett 5553 and Silvertone 4015. 

1925: Wilson Harper recorded “In The Evening By The Moonlight” in NYC. The recording was rejected because of “Poor Dialect” according to the ledger book.  His other recording that day was rejected because of “Too Much Vibrato.” 

1930: A.J. Green’s String Band recorded “Pickaway” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16503 and sold 203 copies. The track featured Ila Bassett (g), Preston Green (bs), A. Judson Green (f), and Herman Green (f). 

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