January 13 in Gennett History…

1930: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Hawk’s Got a Chicken” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 7110, Champion 16026 (~1,900 copies sold), Superior 2762, and Supertone 9659 and featured Roberts (f) and Asa Martin (g). 

1932: Howard Thomas Orchestra recorded “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16387 & 40080 and Superior 2801.  

1933: Turner Parrish recorded “Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog No More” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion S-16629 and 50027 and featured Parrish (v & p).  

1953: Clarence Gennett passed away at 73. He was the Starr Piano Company’s treasurer, the son of Henry and Alice, and brother of Fred, Harry, and Rose Gennett. This image is from the 1940 census, which noted he worked as a refrigerator manufacturer for Gennett Refrigeration. 

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