May 24 in Gennett History…

1922: Henry Moeller recorded “Sorter Miss You” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 10062 and Starr-Gennett 9264 and featured Moeller (v), Thomas Griselle (pn), and Ruth Stickney (vn). 

1926: Porter Grainger’s Jubilee Singers recorded “Wish I Had-A Died in Egypt Land” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3349, Silvertone 3837, and Bell 1163 and featured Bert Howell (v), Perry Bradford (v), Gus Horsley (v), and Porter Grainger (pn). 

1927: Johnny Ringer’s Rosemont Orchestra recorded “Buffalo Rhythm” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6183, Gennett Rayo 40112, and Champion 15304 (607 copies sold) and featured Sammy Castin (tpt), Gus Fretterer (as/cl), Bill King (ts/cl), Harry Radford (pn), Pete Epelitto (bjo), and Johnny Ringer (d). 

1930: Carl Zoeller and His Melodists recorded “To My Mammy” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 7215 and Champion 16019.  Champion 16019 sold approx. 900 copies between 1930 and 1932. The track featured Johnny Schafer (v).  

1974: Duke Ellington passed away. Ellington recorded several sides as both a leader and sideman in Gennett’s NYC facility, including “If You Can’t Hold The Man You Love” recorded on March 30, 1926 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 8010 and Buddy 3291.

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