November 25 in Gennett History…

1925: Pinkie’s Birmingham Five recorded “Headin’ For Louisville” in NYC. This recoding appeared on Gennett 3208 and in England on Scala 761. Brian Rust supposed Pinkie was Pinky Gerbrecht on cornet. 

1931: Jess Hillard recorded “Doggone Them Blues” in Richmond. It was released on Champion R-16368, Champion 45047, and Superior 2760. Jess Hillard sang and played guitar, accompanied by an unknown second guitarist. A royalty statement for Champion 45047 noted sales of 41 copies for the period ending 9/30/36. 

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