November 17 in Gennett History…

1922: Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) recorded “You Tell Her – I Stutter” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5007. This YouTube video states that the Happiness Boys recorded this version in October and it appeared on Edison. Whether this is the Gennett or the Edison, it’s still good. 

1922: Aileen Stanley recorded “Don’t Bring Me Posies (It’s Shoesies That I Need)” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5007, Starr-Gennett 9322, and Apex 449 and featured Stanley (vox). 

1928: Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra’s recorded “Doin’ the New Lowdown” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6697, Champion 15638 (George Tucker and His Novelty Orch.) The Champion issue sold approx. 700 copies between 1928 and 1932. 

1930: Goebel Reeves, the Texas Drifter, recorded “The Hobo’s Last Letter” in NYC.  It appeared on Champion 16189 (1,440 copies sold) & 45194, and Melotone 45194 and featured Reeves (v & g). 

1933: The Sound Effects Team recorded “Continuous Running of Stern Paddlewheel (Tom Greene).  It appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1129-A.  The Steamer Tom Greene was “constructed for the Cincinnati–Huntington trade, the hull of the boat was 200 feet in length and 38 feet in width, with a depth of 6 feet.” 

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