Category Archives: Gennett Walk of Fame

September 19th in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Tomorrow (I’ll Be In My Dixie Home Again)” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4975, Apex 461, Winner 3812, Gennett S-5036, Starr-Gennett 9298, and Westport 2117. Advertisements

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September 18th in Gennett History…

1924: The Wolverine Orchestra recorded “Lazy Daddy” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 5542, Claxtonola 40375, HRS 9, Poydras MJC-13, Tempo R-45, and Vinylite Jazz 8. It featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), George Brunies (tb), Jimmy Hartwell (cl), George Johnson … Continue reading

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September 12th in Gennett History…

1929: Frank Jenkins’ Pilot Mountaineers recorded “Sunny Home in Dixie” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7034 and Supertone 9677.  The recording featured Ernest Stoneman (g), Frank Jenkins (f), and Oscar Jenkins (f).

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September 4th in Gennett History…

1891: Happy 127th Birthday, Sam Lanin! Lanin was born on 9/4/1891. He led and organized over a hundred sessions at Gennett with his orchestra, Ladd’s Black Aces, Bailey’s Lucky Seven, and others, though he played little on them. Here is … Continue reading

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September 3rd in Gennett History…

Happy Labor Day from Gennett Records!  King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band recorded “Working Man Blues” on October 5, 1923 in Richmond.  The recording featured Joe ‘King’ Oliver and Louis Armstrong (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin Armstrong … Continue reading

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September 1st in Gennett History…

1926: Vernon Dalhart recorded “There’s A New Star in Heaven Tonight (Rudolph Valentino)” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 15139, Challenge 188, Gennett 3370, and Herwin 75526. The Champion issue sold 3,094 copies between 1926 and 1928. While Dalhart recorded … Continue reading

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August 29th in Gennett History…

1922: The Friars Society Orchestra – Directed by Husk O’Hara – recorded “Tiger Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Brunswick 02212, Gennett 4968, Starr-Gennett 9313, and Temple 550. The recording featured Paul Mares (c), George Brunies (tb), Jack Pettis (ts), … Continue reading

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