Category Archives: Champion

October 16th in Gennett History…

1935: Tex Ritter recorded “The Oregon Trail” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 45154. This recording is from the Decca era.  Advertisements

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October 14th in Gennett History…

1925: Alberta Jones recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3403, Champion 15180, Herwin 92001, and Silvertone 5025. She was accompanied by The Ellington Twins, who were Duke Ellington (p) and Otto Hardwicke … Continue reading

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October 11th in Gennett History…

October 11th in Gennett History, 1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra recorded “Louder and Funnier” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6664 and Champion 15641 (as by The Savannah Night Hawks). The Gennett ledger has “Johnny Smith, vocalist” crossed out. … Continue reading

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October 10th in Gennett History…

October 10th in Gennett History, 1928: William Harris recorded “Bullfrog Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 661, Champion 15614 (as Bud Johnson), and Conqueror 7264. Champion noted over 2,000 sales to Harris between 1928 and 1929. This is probably … Continue reading

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October 8th in Gennett History…

1923: Twenty Violin Pupils of the Houchens Violin School, Dayton, Ohio recorded “Humoresque” and “The Directors Choice” in Richmond. The violinists, ages 7 – 15, were accompanied by Miss Mildred Karg on piano. It was issued as a Gennett Personal … Continue reading

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October 7th in Gennett History…

October 7th in Gennett History, 1927: Charles Forsythe & James Kelly (Acc. Walter Anderson and His Golden Pheasant Hoodlums) recorded “Call of the South” in St. Paul, Minnesota. It appeared on Gennett 6266 and Champion 15388. The Champion royalty ledger … Continue reading

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October 6th in Gennett History…

October 6th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Wreck of the Shenandoah” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3158, Champion 15048, Challenge 506, and Silvertone 3812. The Champion ledger book indicates this recording was later rerecorded in 1928. … Continue reading

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