Category Archives: Champion

January 23rd in Gennett History…

1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey (Thomas A. Dorsey) passed away. He recorded “Maybe It’s The Blues” in Richmond on 2/5/1930. It appeared on Champion 15994, Champion 50045, and Gennett 7190. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of approx. 1,400 … Continue reading

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January 17th in Gennett History…

1928: Otto Gray’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band recorded “Adam & Eve” in Richmond. This was a rerecord. It appeared on Gennett 6376 (Owen Gray), Champion 15482 (McGinty’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band), Challenge 396 (Art Coffee), Silvertone 8157, and Supertone 9242 (Otis Stewart). … Continue reading

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January 16th in Gennett History…

1932: Tommie Bradley recorded “Window Pane Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16696 and Varsity 6054. The recording features Tommie Bradley (v and g), James Cole (f), Eddie Dimmit (mdn), and an unknown washboard player. 

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January 11th in Gennett History…

1927: Harry Pollock’s Maurice Club Diamonds recorded “There Ain’t No Maybe in My Baby’s Eyes” in NYC.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15213, Silverstone 5029, Challenge 236, Challenge 239, Challenge 355, Vocalion B-217, and Vocalion XA-18003.  It featured … Continue reading

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January 9th in Gennett History…

1929: Willie Baker recorded “Mama Don’t Rush Me Blues” in Richmond. The track appeared on Gennett 6766, Champion 15694 (Steamboat Bill and His Guitar), Supertone 9366 (Willie Jones). The Champion royalty ledger noted sales of approx. 1,100 copies in 1929 … Continue reading

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January 4th in Gennett History…

1927: Johnny Sylvester and His Playmates recorded “A Blues Serenade” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15203 (Bobby Jones and His Orchestra), Challenge 234 (Memphis Melody Players), and Silvertone 5024 (Johnson’s Plantation Serenaders). The Champion issue sold 997 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Gennett Records

Mary Harris and Gennett Records wish you a “Happy New Year Blues.” Harris recorded this side in Chicago on 10/31/1935 for Champion / Decca. It appeared on Champion 50045 and Decca 7804. Harris was accompanied by Peetie Wheatstraw (p) and … Continue reading

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