Category Archives: Gennett Walk of Fame

June 16th in Gennett History…

June 16th in Gennett History, 1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Nobody Lied” in NYC. Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards recorded kazoo and some scat vocals on this track. It appeared on Gennett 4909, Starr-Gennett 4909, Apex 471, Edison Bell Winner 3796, … Continue reading

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June 14th in Gennett History…

1895: Happy 123rd Birthday, Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards! (6/14/1895). He recorded ‘Homesick’ with Bailey’s Lucky Seven on 9/20/1922. It appeared on Gennett 4979. The track featured Edwards (vox), poss. Phil Napoleon (c), Vincente Grande or Charlie Panelli (tb), Gus Sharpe (sax), … Continue reading

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May 4th through the 6th in Gennett History…

May 4th in Gennett History, 1928: Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers recorded “Sweet Morning” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6606.    May 5th in Gennett History… 1901: Happy 117th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901). The guitarist recorded with Curley Weaver for … 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, … 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 … Continue reading

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April 17th in Gennett History…

1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. Burton recorded “Dustin the Keys” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502-B, Champion 15507, and QRS 7016. Champion 15507 sold approx. 900 copies between 1928 and 1929.      1931: Today is Tax Day and … Continue reading

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April 16th in Gennett History…

  April 16th in Gennett History, 1931: Gene Autry recorded “T. B. Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16275, Champion 45073, Superior 2710, Montgomery Ward 4975, Melotone 45256, Decca 5517, and Decca X-1234. Champion 16275 sold 586 copies between … Continue reading

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