March 26 in Gennett History…

1923: Justin Huber’s Hotel Gibson Dance Orch. of Cincinnati, Ohio recorded “Japanese Lullaby” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5129, 5131, 5140, and Edison Bell Winner 3876.

1926: Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra recorded “When Spring Comes Peepin’ Through” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3285. The recording featured Russell Smith and Joe Smith (c), Charlie Green (tb), Buster Bailey (cl,as), Don Redman (cl/as), Coleman Hawkins (cl/ts), Fletcher Henderson (p), Charlie Dixon (bj), and Kaiser Marshall (d). 

1932: The Vaughan Trio recorded “Death Is Only A Dream” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett Chapel Transcription 510.  Gennett created this label series for the following reason: “Realizing the need for suitable Mortuary Music, The Gennett Record Company offers these recordings – made especially for the services they are intended to render.”  

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