January 23 in Gennett History…

1923: Tom Ennis’ Irish Band recorded “Connaughtman’s Rambles: Frost is All Over” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5040, Starr-Gennett 9364, and O’Byrne DeWitt 39039 and featured John Muller (pn), Tom Quigley (f), Johnson (acc), and Ennis (pipes). 

1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey (Thomas A. Dorsey) passed away. He recorded “Maybe It’s The Blues” in Richmond on 2/5/1930. It appeared on Champion 15994, Champion 50045, and Gennett 7190. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of approx. 1,400 copies between 1930 and 1932. 

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