January 15 in Gennett History…

1882: Happy 141st Birthday, Henry Burr! (1/15/1882) The vocalist recorded several sides for Gennett with the Sterling Trio. He recorded “Just Like the Rose” (Gennett 1504) in 1919 with Albert Campbell and John H. Meyers.  

1923: Lanin’s Famous Players recorded “Ivy (Cling to Me)” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5039 and Starr-Gennett 9343.  

1924: Edna Johnson recorded “A Woman Gets Tired of One Man All the Time” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5367 and Silvertone 4046 and featured Johnson (vox) and Charles Booker (pn).  

1925: The Tweedy Brothers recorded “Cripple Creek” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5635, Champion 15148 (Jennings Brothers), Silvertone 4008, and Buddy 8016. Champion reported sales of 1,532 copies in 1926 and 1927. The Tweedy Brothers were Charles W. Tweedy (piano) & Harry Tweedy (fiddle). 

1931: Asa Martin recorded “The Contented Hobo” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16299 (358 copies sold) and Superior 2607 and featured Martin (v & g).  

1936: Bob Terry and his Orchestra recorded “It’s Been So Long” in NYC.  It appeared on Champion 40094.  

1964: Jack Teagarden passed away. He recorded “Happy Days Are Here Again” with The University Orchestra (Under The Direction of Sam Lanin) in NYC on 2/10/1930. It appeared on Gennett 7117, Champion 15930, and Supertone 9615. 

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