Category Archives: Champion

June 10th in Gennett History…

June 10th in Gennett History, 1926: Dorothy and Hezekiah Jenkins- recorded “Curious Blues” in NYC. This recording appeared on Gennett 3335 and Champion 15127. It was coupled with their recording of “Miserable Blues” and carried the notation of “Race Record” … Continue reading

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May 4th through the 6th in Gennett History…

May 4th in Gennett History, 1928: Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers recorded “Sweet Morning” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6606.    May 5th in Gennett History… 1901: Happy 117th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901). The guitarist recorded with Curley Weaver for … Continue reading

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May 2nd in Gennett History…

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 … Continue reading

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May 1st in Gennett History…

May 1st in Gennett History, 1929: Carson Robison recorded “Why Did I Get Married” in NYC. It was released on Gennett 6854, Champion 15746, and Supertone 6854. The Champion issue sold 37,435 copies between 1929 and 1932.  I am not … 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, … Continue reading

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April 26th in Gennett History…

  1926: Alberta Jones recorded “It Must be Hard” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3306, Champion 15101, and Buddy 8033.  The recording featured Alberta Jones (vox) and Carroll Boyd (piano) . The Champion issue sold 402 copies in 1926 … Continue reading

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April 25th in Gennett History…

April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “Jailhouse Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6167, Black Patti 8025, Bell 1173, Champion 15320, Herwin 92043, Silvertone 5127, and Supertone 9291. The Champion issue sold about 8,000 copies … Continue reading

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