January 22 in Gennett History…

1923: Glantz’s Metropolitan Players recorded “Saw Mill River Road” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5039 and Starr-Gennett 9348. 

1925: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Alabamy Bound” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3039 and 5648 and featured Vic d’Ippolito and Red Nichols (tpt), Miff Mole (tb), and Dick Johnson (cl). 

1929: Zack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels recorded “Mandy” in Richmond. It was released on Gennett 6781 and Supertone 9486. The band featured Sy Oliver, Bubber Whyte, and Henry Savage (c), Floyd Brady (tb), Earl Tribble, Snake Richardson, Al Sears, and Clarence Page (sax), Herman Chittison (p), Montgomery Morrison (bs), Zach Whyte (bjo), and William Benton (d). 

1929: Elmer Grosso and his Royal Mount Orchestra recorded “My Inspiration in You” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6739, Champion 15657 (566 copies sold), and Supertone 9343 and featured Harold Arlock (vox) and Grosso (vn). 

1935: Jimmie Gordon recorded “Graveyard Blues (Dead and Gone Blues) in Chicago.  It appeared on Champion 50075 and Decca 7301 and featured Gordon (vox).  

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