November 24 in Gennett History…

Happy Thanksgiving from Gennett Records! While I cannot find any recordings, I do have a recording card to show you from Gennett 5273. Here Miss Amy Ellerman with Orchestra recorded “Thanksgiving Hymn” in NYC written by none other than Mrs. William Jennings Bryan. 

1930: Gene Autry recorded “Yodeling Hobo” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16166, Champion, 45172, Decca 5527, Melotone 45172, Melotone 45254, Montgomery Ward 4932, Montgomery Ward 8013. Champion 45172 sold 439 copies for the period ending 9/30/36. Champion 16166 sold 2,424 copies between 1930 and 1932. 

1930: Cliff Carlisle (v & sg) and Wilber Ball (g) recorded “No Daddy Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16165, Champion 45150, Decca 5398, Melotone (Canada) 45208, and Superior 2638. Champion 16165 sold 1,548 copies between 1931 and 1933 and Ch 45150 sold 59 copies for period ending 9/30/36. 

1931: Scrapper Blackwell recorded “Hard Time Blues” in Richmond. This recording appeared on Champion 16361, Superior 2827, and Varsity 6049. A royalty statement sent to Blackwell in 1932 indicated only 189 sales. Blackwell is on vocals and guitar. Leroy Carr played piano. 

1933: The Sound Effects Team recorded “US Lock 37 Gate Opening – Ready Whistle – Steamer – Chris Greene – Start – Whistle – Pass – Recede” on the Ohio River.  It appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1129 – B and was recorded courtesy of the Greene Line Steamers. 

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