September 19 in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Tomorrow (I’ll Be In My Dixie Home Again)” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4975, Apex 461, Winner 3812, Gennett S-5036, Starr-Gennett 9298, and Westport 2117.

1923: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists recorded “Home Brew Blues” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5286 and featured Fred Roll-on (tpt), Jerry Bump (tb), Dewey Neal (bs), Harry Wright (cl), Curtis Hitch (pn), Maurice Mays (bjo), and Earl McDonnell (d).  

1924: Bernie Cummins and his Orchestra recorded “Keep on Dancing” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5546 and the known players included Karl Radlach (pn), Walter Cummins (bjo), and Bernie Cummins (d).  

1929: Walter Coon and his Joy Boys recorded “Huskin’ Bee” in Richmond.  Its appeared on Gennett 7002, Champion 15828, Superior 2671, and Supertone 9543 and featured Walter Coon (v).  The Champion issue sold over 8,500 copies between 1929 and 1932. 

1930: Wingy Manone and his Orchestra recorded “Up the Country Blues” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 7320, Champion 16127 & 40054, Decca 7366, Brunswick 0-3520, and Savoy 500.  The track featured Manone (v & tpt), Miff Frink (tb), Joe Dunn (ts), George Walters (cl), Maynard Spencer (pn), Orville Haynes (bs), unknown (bjo), and Dash Burkis (d).  Champion 16127 sold 1,566 copies between ’30 and ’32.  

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