Category Archives: February

February 12th in Gennett History…

1929: King Mutt and His Tennessee Thumpers recorded “Maxwell Street Stomp” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6796, Champion 15696, Champion 40043, Creole 5, Supertone 9431, Vocalion V-1035, and XX 2. The track featured Punch Miller (c), George James (as), … Continue reading

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February 11th in Gennett History…

1929: Zach Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels recorded “Hum All Your Troubles Away” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6781 and Supertone 9486. The recording featured Sy Oliver, Bubber Whyte and Henry Savage (c), Floyd Brady (tb), Earl Tribble Al Sears, … Continue reading

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February 5th in Gennett History…

February 5th in Gennett History, 1927: Ernest Stoneman recorded “Kenney Wagner’s Surrender” in NYC. It appeared on Silvertone 5004, Silvertone 25004, Gennett 6044, Champion 15222, and Herwin 75535. The Champion royalty ledger noted to Ernest Stoneman sales of 12,368 copies … Continue reading

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February 28th in Gennett History…

February 28th in Gennett History, 1928: Lou Calabrese and His Hot Shots recorded “Lipstick” and “Let’s Misbehave” in NYC.  The recordings appeared on Gennett 6421, Angelus 3032, and Superior 363.  “Let’s Misbehave” also appeared on Champion 15468.  This 1928 Movietone … Continue reading

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February 27th in Gennett History…

Happy 129th Birthday, Freddie Keppard! (2/27/1889). Keppard recorded with Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra on 1/24/1924 in Richmond. “So This is Venice” appeared on Gennett 5360. In addition to Keppard and Elwood Graham (c), the track featured Fred Garland (tb), Joe Poston … Continue reading

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February 24th in Gennett History…

February 24th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “In The Baggage Coach Ahead” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3019 and 5675, Champion 15155, Herwin 75503, and Challenge 162 and 311. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,000 copies between … Continue reading

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February 25th in Gennett History…

February 25th in Gennett History, 1924: The Bucktown Five recorded “Chicago Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5418. The recording featured Muggsy Spanier (c), Guy Carey (tb), Volly de Faut (cl), Mel Stitzel (p), and Marvin Saxbe (g/bjo). 

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February 23rd in Gennett History…

February 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5402. Featured on the recording is Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Dewey Neal (b. sax), Harry Wright (cl), Curtis Hitch (p), … Continue reading

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February 22nd in Gennett History…

February 22nd in Gennett History, 1933: Le Roy Anderson “The Red Headed Brier Hopper” recorded four sides in Richmond. He recorded “Little Bessie” on 8/24/1934. It appeared on Champion S-16820 and Champion 45059. Anderson’s grandson created this video and it … Continue reading

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February 20th in Gennett History…

February 20th in Gennett History, 1928: The Pace Jubilee Singers recorded six sides in Chicago. Three of them went unissued. “My Father’s House” and “In My Heart” were paired for a Champion issue (15473) under the pseudonym Dixie Jubilee Singers. … Continue reading

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