March 10 in Gennett History…

1903: Happy 120th Birthday, Bix Beiderbecke! (3/10/1903).  Here is Bix and the Wolverines’ recording of “Jazz Me Blues.”

1922: Husk O’Hare’s Super Orchestra of Chicago recorded “San”  in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5009, Brunswick 0-2213, and Temple 538. 

1924: Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians recorded “Someone Loves You After All” in Richmond. This is listed as unissued and featured Lebert Lombardo (c), Jack Miles (tb), Carmen Lombardo and Fred Higman (sax), Fred Kreitzer (p), Francis Henry (bjo), George Gowans (d), though no listing for Guy Lombardo on violin. 

1930: The Texas Cowboy Trio (listed in the ledger as The Kentucky Woodchoppers) recorded “New Harmony Waltz” in Richmond. It appeared on Supertone 9673. The likely personnel is Edward F. Showalter (f), Haskell Harkleroad (bj), and Grace Kinzele (g). All Richmond residents, they also played under the name of the Richmond Melody Boys.  

1930: Carson Robison and Frank Luther recorded “Went to See My Gal Last Night” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 7141, Champion 15947 (4,835 copies sold), and Supertone 9638 and featured Robison (v & g), Luther (v), and other musicians. 

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