Category Archives: Champion

August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go”

August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go” in Richmond. The recordings appeared on Champion 16615 and Varsity 6025. A performers royalty accounting to J. … Continue reading

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May 9th in Gennett History…

1928: Oscar L. Coffey recorded “Six Feet of Earth Makes Us All One Size” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 15523, Gennett 6496, and Supertone 9325. The Champion issue sold over 3,000 copies between 1928 and 1930. 

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May 6th in Gennett History…

1903: Happy 114th Birthday Cliff Carlisle! (5/6/1903). Carlisle recorded over two dozen sides as both a featured performer and sideman for Gennett and Champion, including “Chicken Roost Blues” with Wilbur Ball from 12/9/1931. It appeared on Champion 16364, Champion 45132, … Continue reading

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May 5th in Gennett History…

1901: Happy 116th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901). The guitarist recorded with Curley Weaver for Champion with many of the records also ending up on Decca in April 1935 in Chicago. Here Weaver and McTell recorded their “Two Faced Woman.”  … Continue reading

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May 2nd in Gennett History…

1927: The California Vagabonds recorded “S-L-U-E Foot” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6170, Champion 15322 (as Gordon Grimes and his Orchestra), and Aco GA-20026 (as Frisco Syncopators). This recording featured Chelsea Quesley and Frank Cush (c), Tommy Dorsey (tb), … Continue reading

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April 28th in Gennett History…

1930: Bill Cox recorded “My Rough and Rowdy Ways” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 7226, Champion 16009, and Supertone 9724. The track featured vocalist Bill Cox on guitar. 1934: Charley Patton passed away. He recorded 14 sides in … Continue reading

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April 27th in Gennett History…

1927: Marion Underwood recorded “Coal Creek March” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6240, Supertone 9167, Silvertone 5080, and Silverstone 9167.    1928: Carmichael’s Collegians recorded “March of the Hoodlums” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6474, Champion 16453, and … Continue reading

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