January 17 in Gennett History…

1922: Nathan Glantz and his Orchestra recorded “Thrills” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 4824, Starr-Gennett 9208, Edison Bell Winner 3734, and Connorized 3051. 

1923: Ladd’s Black Aces recorded “Runnin’ Wild” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5035, Starr-Gennett 9343, and Cardinal 557 and featured Arthur Fields (v), Phil Napoleon (tpt), Charlie Panelli (tb), Jimmy Lyell (cl), Frank Signorelli (pn), and Jack Roth (d). 

1924: Josie Miles recorded “You Don’t Know My Mind Blues” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5359 and Silvertone 4048 and featured Miles (vox), Fletcher Henderson (pn), and Joseph Smith (tpt). 

1928: Otto Gray’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band recorded “Adam & Eve” in Richmond. The recording card indicated that this was remade from an earlier matrix #13408. It appeared on Gennett 6376 (Owen Gray), Champion 15482 (McGinty’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band), Challenge 396 (Art Coffee), Silvertone 8147, and Supertone 9242 (Otis Stewart). The band featured Owen Gray (v and g), Lee ‘Zeke’ Allen (vc), ‘Chief’ Sanders (f),  Wade ‘Hy’ Allen (bjo). Here is a video of them performing in 1929. 

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