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August 25th in Gennett History, 1927: John Hammond Recorded “Little Birdie”

August 25th in Gennett History, 1927: John Hammond recorded “Little Birdie” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Challenge 332, Champion 15356, Gennett 6256, Silvertone 5070, Silvertone 8149, and Supertone 9249. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,200 copies in 1928.  Advertisements

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August 25th in Gennett History, 1934: Jack Mills and His Orchestra Recorded “Born To Be Kissed”

August 25th in Gennett History, 1934: Jack Mills and His Orchestra recorded “Born To Be Kissed” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16803. The track featured vocalist Kay Austin. 

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August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Robert Recorded “New Money”

August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Robert recorded “New Money” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6775 and Supertone 9355.  The track also featured Asa Martin (g).  

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August 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: Ted Chestnut Recorded “He’s Only A Miner Killed in the Ground”

August 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: Ted Chestnut recorded “He’s Only A Miner Killed in the Ground” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 6603, Champion 15587, and Supertone 9180.  The Champion issue sold over 1,800 copies.  The track featured Chestnut … Continue reading

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August 22nd in Gennett History, 1921: The Van Eps Quartette Recorded “Second Hand Rose”

August 22nd in Gennett History, 1921: The Van Eps Quartette recorded “Second Hand Rose” in NYC. The recording featured banjoist Fred Van Eps and appeared on Apex 498, Coliseum 1444, Connorized 3014, Winner 3720, Gennett 4771, Melotone S-1194, and Starr … Continue reading

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August 21st in Gennett History, 1921: Ladd’s Black Aces Recorded “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate”

August 21st in Gennett History, 1921: Ladd’s Black Aces recorded  “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 4938 and Starr-Gennett 9288.  The track featured Phil Napoleaon (c), Miff Mole (tb), Jimmy Lytell … Continue reading

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August 20th in Gennett History, 1926: Ernest Stoneman Recorded “Katy Cline”

August 20th in Gennett History, 1926: Ernest Stoneman recorded “Katy Cline” in NYC.  The recording appeared on Gennett 3381, Challenge 151, and Herwin 75528.  In addition to Stoneman (v), the track also featured Bolen Frost (bjo).  

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