March 30 in Gennett History…

1923: Albert Katz’s Hotel Sinton Dance Orchestra of Cincinnati, Ohio recorded “Rose of the Rio Grande” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5131 and 5140.

1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3291 and Buddy 8010. The track featured Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Harrison (v), LeRoy Rutledge and Harry Cooper (c), Jimmy Harrison (tb), Prince Robinson, Otto Hardwick, and George Thomas (cl/sax), Bass Edwards (bs), Fred Guy (bjo), and Sonny Greer (d). 

1927: Vernon Dalhart and Carson Robison recorded “My Blue Ridge Mountain Home” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6076, Champion 15246 (16,048 copies sold), Supertone 9230, Black Patti 8028, Challenge 271 & 730, Herwin 75544, and Silvertone 5087 & 8143 and featured Dalhart (v) and Robison (v & g). 

1933: Archie Lewis recorded “Miss Handy Hanks” in Richmond.  It appeared on Champion 16677 and Varsity 6069 and featured Lewis (v & g). 

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