Category Archives: Gennett Walk of Fame

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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On the 1st day of Christmas, Gennett gave to me…

  Gennett 5226 – A “Christmas Greetings” from William Jennings Bryant.  Bryant recorded “The 23rd Psalm” in Richmond on July 3, 1923 with the String Quartette from Hotel Gibson Orchestra.  

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December 8th in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Baby Blue Eyes” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5013 and Starr-Gennett 9330. The track featured Jules Levy, Jr (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Loring McMurray and Jimmy Lytell (sax/cl), Nick Lucas (banjo) and Jack Roth … Continue reading

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November 28th in Gennett History…

November 28th in Gennett History, 1925: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “I Love My Baby (My Baby Loves Me)” in NYC. The recording appears on Gennett 3204, Champion 15065, Beltona 979, Guardsman 1876, and Scala 763. It features Arthur Fields (v), … Continue reading

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November 21st in Gennett History…

Happy 113th Birthday Coleman Hawkins! Coleman Hawkins, a Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, was born on 11/21/1904. He recorded ‘When Spring Comes Peeping Through’ with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra in NYC on March 26, 1926. It appeared on Gennett 3285. The … Continue reading

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November 20th in Gennett History…

November 20th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Death of Floyd Collins” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3197, Champion 15048, Challenge 318, and Herwin 75502. Dalhart is on vocals & harmonica and maybe Carson Robison on guitar. 

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November 16th in Gennett History…

November 16th in Gennett History, 1928: Lawrence Welk and His Novelty Orchestra recorded “Spiked Beer” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6712, Gurney 20341, and Champion 15639. The ledger noted “Personal, Lawrence Welk, Yankton, S.D.” The Gurney Seed and … Continue reading

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