Author Archives: Charlie Dahan

December 6th in Gennett History…

1919: The Gennett Orchestra recorded “Me-Ow One Step” sometime in 1919. It appeared on Gennett 4511 – one of the first Gennett Laterals released in 1920. The patent to all lateral discs and recording expired in Fred Gennett’s opinion on … Continue reading

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December 5th in Gennett History…

Just 20 days ’til Christmas and Silent Film Star Shirley Mason lets you know about “Christmas in Hollywood” from the Christmas Greeting series, Gennett 5237. It was recorded on August 11, 1923.    1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra recorded … Continue reading

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December 4th in Gennett History…

1922: C. A. Nichols supervised the recording of the Gennett Physical Records (5031 & 5032) in NYC.  Here I play the B side of Gennett 5031on my portable Starr phonograph.  C. A. Nichols leads the listener on exercises 3 & … Continue reading

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December 3rd in Gennett History…

1955: Cow Cow Davenport passed away. He recorded “Chimes Blues” on April 1,1929 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6838, Champion 15726 (Charlie Davenport), Paramount 12800 amongst many others. 

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December 2nd in Gennett History…

1932: Jess Hillard recorded “Blue Yodel No. 10 (Ground Hog Rootin’ In My Back Yard)” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16525. Hillard sang and played guitar. 

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December 1st in Gennett History…

  1930: Gene Autry recorded “A Yodeling Hobo” in NYC. Released on Champion 45172, Decca 5527, Montgomery Ward 4932 & 8017. Autry sang and played the guitar. Champion 45172 sold 555 copies for the period ending in September 1936.    … Continue reading

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November 30 in Gennett History…

1928: Green Bailey recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6702, Champion 15652, and Supertone 9320. The recording featured Green Bailey (v), Asa Martin (g), and Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f). Performers royalties sent to Doc Roberts … Continue reading

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