Category Archives: December

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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December 23rd in Gennett History…

1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Cake Walking Babies From Home” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5627, Silvertone 4029, and a ton of foreign reissue labels. It featured Eva Taylor and Clarence Todd (vox), Louis Armstrong (c), Charlie Irvis … Continue reading

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December 22nd in Gennett History…

1926: Jack Kaufman recorded “Where Do You Work-a John” in NYC. I dont know if this video is from that recording (though it indicates it is from 1926), but Kaufman’s Gennett session appeared on Gennett 6010, Challenge 227, Silvertone 8014, … Continue reading

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December 17th in Gennett History…

1910: Happy 108th Birthday, Sy Oliver! (12/17/1910). Oliver recorded with Zach Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels in Richmond in 1929. “West End Blues” appeared on Gennett 6798, Champion 15714, Champion 33010, Champion 40016, and Supertone 9368. In addition to Oliver, Bubber … Continue reading

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December 16th in Gennett History…

1930: Lou Gold and His Orchestra recorded “I’ll Sing a Love Song” in NYC. It appeared on Superior 2565 (as Max Gilmore And His Boys) and Champion 16175 (as Ted Riley and His Orchestra). It featured Paul Small (vocals) and … Continue reading

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December 15th in Gennett History…

1922: Cal Smith’s American Orchestra recorded “Down in Maryland” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5020.    1927: John D. Fox with Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “The Moaning Blues” in Richmond. This recording appeared on Gennett 6352 and Bell 1190.  … Continue reading

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December 15th in Gennett History…

1922: Cal Smith’s American Orchestra recorded “Down in Maryland” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5020. 1927: John D. Fox with Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “The Moaning Blues” in Richmond. This recording appeared on Gennett 6352 and Bell 1190.    … Continue reading

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