Author Archives: Charlie Dahan

February 1 in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “On the Gin, Gin, Ginny Shore” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 4831, Starr-Gennett 9210, Apex 489, Cardinal 523, Connorized 3058, and Edison Bell Winner and featured Jules Levy, Jr. (tpt), Vincente Grande (tb), Benny … Continue reading

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January 31 in Gennett History…

1906: Happy 117th Birthday, Roosevelt Sykes! (1/31/1906).  He recorded “Single Tree Blues” in Richmond on 9/7/1929. It appeared on Paramount 12827 as by Dobby Bragg.  1922: Hazay Natzy and his Biltmore Orchestra recorded “Cutie” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett … Continue reading

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January 30 in Gennett History…

1923: Ted Claire Snappy Bits Band under the direction of Chas. Watson recorded “Laughin’ Cryin’ Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5060 and Starr-Gennett 9350. The only known player was Charles A. Matson on piano.  1925: Members of the … Continue reading

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January 29 in Gennett History…

1925: Arthur Fields recorded “Let It Rain, Let It Pour” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3034 & 5657, Starr-Gennett 9622, and Claxtonola 40417 and featured Fields (vox).  1929: Alura Mack recorded “Seven Men Blues” in Richmond.  It appeared on … Continue reading

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January 28 in Gennett History…

1924: Thomas Barry Hannom recorded “The Old Fenian Gun” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5387, O’Byrne De Witt / Sein Fein Music House 39003 and featured Hannom (vox).  1927: Jelly James and his Fewsicians recorded “Georgia Bo Bo” in … Continue reading

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January 27 in Gennett History…

1888: Happy 135th Birthday, Harry Frankel. (1/27/1888). Better known as ‘Singing Sam, the Barbasol Man,’ Frankel recorded “How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle” in 1919 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4521. Frankel was also one of the … Continue reading

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January 26 in Gennett History…

1924: Ladd’s Black Aces recorded “Nine O’Clock Sal” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5366, Starr-Gennett 9514, and Silvertone 4047 and featured Harry Gluck (tpt), Miff Mole (tb), Ken ‘Goof’ Moyer (as/cl), Vernon Dalhart (v), and others.  1925: Bix Beiderbecke … Continue reading

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January 25 in Gennett History…

1929: Pie Plant Pete recorded “Boston Burglar” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6748, Champion 15752 (~7,200 sales), and Supertone 9351 and featured Claude Moye (v, h, & g).  1947: Albert Campbell of the Sterling Trio passed away. Along with … Continue reading

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January 24 in Gennett History…

1922: The Specialty Orchestra under the direction of Pietro Capodiferro recorded “Moon River” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4828, Starr-Gennett 9212, Challenge 180 (Hanley’s Specialty Orchestra), Velvet Face 1049 (Joe Richardson’s Orchestra), and Connorized 3062 (Special Orchestra).  1927: Lou … Continue reading

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January 23 in Gennett History…

1923: Tom Ennis’ Irish Band recorded “Connaughtman’s Rambles: Frost is All Over” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5040, Starr-Gennett 9364, and O’Byrne DeWitt 39039 and featured John Muller (pn), Tom Quigley (f), Johnson (acc), and Ennis (pipes).  1993: Georgia … Continue reading

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