March 8 in Gennett History…

1922: The Taylor Trio recorded “By the Old Ohio Shore” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 4845. 

1923: Viola McCoy recorded “If You Want to Keep Your Daddy Home” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5108 and Starr-Gennett 9374 and featured McCoy (v) and Porter Grainger (p). 

1927: Ralph Waldo Emerson (W.L.S. Starr Organist) recorded “The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise” in Chicago.  It appeared on Gennett 6073, Champion 15236 (~10,000 copies sold), Black Patti 8023, Gennett Rayo 40126, Supertone 9120, and Silvertone 5026, 8210, 8295, & 25026 and featured Emerson (organ). 

1928: Alberta Jones recorded “Shake a Little Bit” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6439, Champion 15471, Supertone 9290, and Superior 370. The Champion release sold 855 copies in 1928 and 1929. 

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