September 22 in Gennett History…

1926: Johnny Clesi’s Areoleans recorded “Ain’t I Got Rosie?” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3380 & 6061, Champion 15174 (2,085 sold), and Herschel Gold Seal 2010.  The track featured Red Nichols (tpt), Miff Mole (tb), Vic Berton (d), and others.  

1930: Cliff Carlisle recorded “Hobo Blues” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16140 (sold 2,500+ copies) & 45179 (sold 307 copies), Decca 5379, Supertone 9772, and Melotone 45179 and featured Carlisle (v & sg) and Wilbur Ball (g).  

1932: Mary Johnson recorded “Rattlesnake Blues” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 16570 and Champion 50062. It featured Mary Johnson (vox) and Roosevelt Sykes (p). The 16570 issue sold 108 copies between 1932 and 1933.  

1932: Roosevelt Sykes recorded “Highway 61 Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S-16586, Champion 50012, and Decca 7280. 

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