Category Archives: Gennett

October 17th in Gennett History…

1936: Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg made a political speech full of rebuttals that included recordings of President Roosevelt. The Senator from Michigan started by playing a recording of Roosevelt’s oath of office in 1933. Vandenberg accused President Roosevelt of forming … Continue reading

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October 16th in Gennett History…

1935: Tex Ritter recorded “The Oregon Trail” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 45154. This recording is from the Decca era. 

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October 15th in Gennett History…

1936: The sound effects department recorded a series of crashes in Richmond. They appeared on Gennett Sound Effects 1205. The Gennett Sound Effects ledger described them as “Continuous Crashes (Composite) – Heavy Vibration – Suitable for earthquake, battle scene, general … Continue reading

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October 14th in Gennett History…

1925: Alberta Jones recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3403, Champion 15180, Herwin 92001, and Silvertone 5025. She was accompanied by The Ellington Twins, who were Duke Ellington (p) and Otto Hardwicke … Continue reading

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October 13th in Gennett History…

1922: Nathan Glantz y su orquesta recorded “Mujer Perjura Danzon” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett S-4984 and S-5118. The recording card noted “Special Mexican Recording Listing and Label Information To Be OK’D By The Foreign Dept.” 1936: The sound … Continue reading

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October 12th in Gennett History…

October 12th in Gennett History, 1929: James Wiggins recorded “Forty – Four Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Paramount 12860 and Broadway 5061. The recording featured James Wiggins (v) and Blind Leroy Garnett (p).

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October 11th in Gennett History…

October 11th in Gennett History, 1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra recorded “Louder and Funnier” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6664 and Champion 15641 (as by The Savannah Night Hawks). The Gennett ledger has “Johnny Smith, vocalist” crossed out. … Continue reading

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