September 20 in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Homesick” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 4979, Starr Gennett 9299, Apex 450, and Edison Bell Winner 3869.  The track featured Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards (vox), who went on to voice Jiminy Cricket in the Disney classic “Pinocchio.”  

1929: Blind Brother Graves and Brother recorded “I Shall Not Be Moved” in Richmond. It appeared on Paramount 12974. The recording featured Blind Roosevelt Graves (v & g), Uaroy Graves (v & tam), Baby Jay James ? (c), Will Ezell (pn). 

1929: Will Ezell recorded “Pitchin’ Boogie” in Richmond.  It appeared on Paramount 12855, Broadway 5102 and others.  The track featured Ezell (v & pn), Baby Jay James (?) (tpt), Blind Roosevelt Graves (g), and Uaroy Graves (tam).  

1929: Elmer Grosso’s Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra recorded “Bigger and Better Than Ever” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6997, Champion 15817, and Supertone 9482 and featured Elmer Russell (vox).  The Champion issue sold 1,253 copies in 1929 and 1930. 

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