Category Archives: Gennett Walk of Fame

May 11th in Gennett History…

1885: Happy 132nd Birthday, King Oliver! (5/11/1885) 1923: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “March of the Mannikins” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5153, Starr-Gennett 9382, and Apex 428. 

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May 6th in Gennett History…

1903: Happy 114th Birthday Cliff Carlisle! (5/6/1903). Carlisle recorded over two dozen sides as both a featured performer and sideman for Gennett and Champion, including “Chicken Roost Blues” with Wilbur Ball from 12/9/1931. It appeared on Champion 16364, Champion 45132, … Continue reading

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April 28th in Gennett History…

1930: Bill Cox recorded “My Rough and Rowdy Ways” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 7226, Champion 16009, and Supertone 9724. The track featured vocalist Bill Cox on guitar. 1934: Charley Patton passed away. He recorded 14 sides in … Continue reading

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April 27th in Gennett History…

1927: Marion Underwood recorded “Coal Creek March” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6240, Supertone 9167, Silvertone 5080, and Silverstone 9167.    1928: Carmichael’s Collegians recorded “March of the Hoodlums” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6474, Champion 16453, and … Continue reading

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April 26th in Gennett History…

1926: Alberta Jones recorded “It Must be Hard” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3306, Champion 15101, and Buddy 8033.  The recording featured Alberta Jones (vox) and Carroll Boyd (piano) . The Champion issue sold 402 copies in 1926 and … Continue reading

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April 21st in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “Runaway Train”

April 21st in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “Runaway Train” in NYC with Carson Robison on guitar. It appeared on Gennett 3051, Champion 15017, Challenge 162, Challenge 311, Buddy 8011, Herwin 75511, and Silvertone 4018. The Champion issue sold … Continue reading

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April 14th in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Carolina Rolling Stone” in New York.  The recording appeared on Gennett 4868, Connorized 3075, Rich-Tone 7037, and Starr-Gennett 9245.  The track features Phil Napoleon (c), Vincente Grande (tb), Gus Sharpe (?as/cl), Loring McMurray (as), and … Continue reading

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