March 21 in Gennett History…

1924: Ladd’s Black Aces recorded “Unfortunate Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5422 and Starr-Gennett 9532. The recording featured Vernon Dalhart (vox), Harry Gluck (c), Miff More (tb), Ken “Goof” Moyer (sax/cl), and the rest are unknown. 

1930: Elmer Grosso’s Mount Royal Orchestra recorded “I’m Climbing a Rainbow” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 7173, Supertone 9633, and Champion 15957. The Champion side sold 843 copies in 1930. Jerry Macy and Ed Smalle are the vocalists.  

1932: Michael Hauer and his Orchestra recorded “Let That Be A Lesson To You” and “Whistle And Blow Your Blues Away” in Richmond. They appeared on Champion 16405 (168 copies sold) and Superior 2802. Here is an ad promoting the touring outfit and its connection to Gennett / Champion circa 1930 (though they misspelled Gennett). 

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