Category Archives: Champion

November 19th in Gennett History…

1930: Big Bill Broonzy (Big Bill Johnson) recorded “How You Want It Done” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16172, Superior 2560, and Savoy 501. Georgia Tom Dorsey, Jane Lucas and The Hokum Boys in Richmond and Carson Robison in … Continue reading

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November 17th in Gennett History…

1922: Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) recorded “You Tell Her – I Stutter” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5007. This YouTube video states that the Happiness Boys recorded this version in October and it appeared on Edison. … Continue reading

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November 13th in Gennett History…

  1925: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f) and Edgar Boaz (g) recorded “And the Cat Came Back the Very Next Day” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 3235, Challenge 101 as by Uncle Jim Hawkins and Dock Roberts on Challenge 501. 

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November 12th in Gennett History…

1925: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Then I’ll Be Happy” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3192, Champion 15055, Silvertone 3016, Aco G-15936, Beltona 1063, Coliseum 1915, and Guardsman 1873. Of the musicians known, this recording featured Arthur Fields (v), Red … Continue reading

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November 11th in Gennett History…

1927: Emil Seidel and his Orchestra recorded “Together, We Two” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6324, Champion 15400, and Superior 300 and featured Cliff Williams (vox & d), Byron Smart (c), Oscar Rossberg (tb), Dick Kent, Gene Woods, … Continue reading

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November 6th in Gennett Records History…

  1930: Gene Autry recorded “In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2” in Richmond. It appeared Champion 16141 and Montgomery Ward 4975. The Champion release sold 1,962 copies between 1930 and 1932. 

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November 5th in Gennett History…

1930: Goebel Reeves, The Texas Drifter, recorded “I Learned About Women From Her” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16234, Champion 45194, and Melotone 45194. Champion 16234 sold 532 copies in 1931 and 1932 (and 1 copy in 1933) and … Continue reading

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