Author Archives: Charlie Dahan

August 9 in Gennett History…

1929: Harmon Canada recorded “My Little Tennessee Home in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6961 and Supertone 9495 and featured Canada (v & g) and Fred Roberts (f).  1929: The Biddleville Quartette recorded “Judas and Jesus Walked Together” in NYC.  … Continue reading

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August 8 in Gennett History…

1923: Pie Plant Pete recorded “The Lightning Express” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 7289, Champion 16071, and Supertone 9701.  The Champion issue sold over 4,000 copies between 1930 and 1932.  Not only was Pete (Claude Moye) a star of … Continue reading

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August 7 in Gennett History…

1923: Justin Huber’s Orchestra recorded “A Japanese Sunset” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5230. Their complete name was Justin Huber’s Hotel Gibson Dance Orchestra of Cincinnati, Ohio. 1929: Elmer Grosso’s Mount Royal Orchestra recorded “The Moonlight March” in NYC.  … Continue reading

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August 6 in Gennett History…

1888: Happy 134th Birthday, Arthur Fields! Fields, born on August 6, 1888, was one of the most in demand vocalists in the first quarter century of the 1900s. He recorded “Let It Rain, Let It Pour” on January 29, 1925 … Continue reading

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August 5 in Gennett History…

1927: Jaybird Coleman recorded “Ah’m Sick and Tired of Tellin’ You (To Wiggle That Thing) in Birmingham.  It appeared on Gennett 6276, Champion 15379, and Conqueror 7268 and featured Coleman (vox & harmonica).  The Champion issue sold 1,455 copies in … Continue reading

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August 4 in Gennett History…

1890: Happy 132nd Birthday, Carson Robison! Robison was born on August 4, 1890 and recorded dozens of sides as a featured artist and sideman on Gennett and Champion. Here Robison recorded “Oh Dem Golden Slippers” with Vernon Dalhart. It appeared … Continue reading

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August 3 in Gennett History…

1927: Frankie ‘Half-Pint’ Jaxson recorded “Corrine” in Chicago.  It appeared on Black Patti 8048 and featured Jaxson (v).  Sometime in August in Gennett History, 1931: The Dixie Serenaders recorded “Cho-King” in Los Angeles. It appeared on Champion 16365 & 40003, … Continue reading

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August 2 in Gennett History…

Sometime in August in Gennett History, 1918: The Honey-Land Jazz Band recorded “Steve” in NYC.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7645 and was eliminated from the catalog in 1919.   1927: Walter C. Peterson “The Kentucky Wonderbean” recorded “Pony Boy; … Continue reading

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August 1 in Gennett History…

1924: The Kentucky Blowers with Roll Williams recorded “Charley, My Boy” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5517, Claxtonola 40352, and Starr-Gennett 9596. The recording featured Bill Moore (c), Adrian Rollini (b.sax), Irving Brodsky (p), Tommy Felline (bjo), and Stan … Continue reading

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July 31 in Gennett History…

1925: Happy Lawson and his Blue Uke recorded “Anytime” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 3108.  While Lawson’s session did not produce any major hits, his song “Anytime” became somewhat of a standard in country music, as Eddy Arnold, … Continue reading

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