January 25 in Gennett History…

1929: Pie Plant Pete recorded “Boston Burglar” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6748, Champion 15752 (~7,200 sales), and Supertone 9351 and featured Claude Moye (v, h, & g). 

1947: Albert Campbell of the Sterling Trio passed away. Along with Henry Burr and John Meyer, he recorded “Just Like the Rose” in 1917 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 1504.  

1950: Jaybird Coleman passed away. He recorded “Ah`m Sick And Tired Of Tellin`You” on 7/8/1927 in Birmingham, Alabama. It appeared on Gennett 6276, Conqueror 7268 (George Alexander), and Champion 15379 (Rabbits Foot Williams). A Champion royalty statement sent to B. C. Coleman, noted sales of 1,455 copies in 1927 and 1928. 

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