September 17 in Gennett History…

1927: Chubby Parker recorded “Oh Dem Golden Slippers” in St. Paul, Minnesota. It appeared on Gennett 6287, Champion 15430, Silvertone 5102, Silvertone 25102, and Supertone 9190. The Champion release sold approx. 3,400 copies between 1927 and 1929. 

1927: Cornelius Maffie recorded “Waiting for a Rainbow” in Chicago.  It appeared on Gennett 6268, Silvertone 5106 & 8291, Supertone 9116, Angelus 3046, Sterling F-1129, and Worth 7023.  The track featured Maffie playing an organ solo on a Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at WENR in Chicago.  The recording begins at 9:47 in the video.  

1928: Carl Fenton and His Orchestra recorded “Talkin’ to Myself” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6609 and Champion 15576 and featured Norman Wallace (vox).  The Champion issue sold 3,674 copies in ’28 and ’29.  

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