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 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 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…

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. The Champion issue sold approx. … Continue reading

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October 10th in Gennett History…

1928: William Harris recorded “Bullfrog Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 661, Champion 15614 (as Bud Johnson), and Conqueror 7264. Champion noted over 2,000 sales to Harris between 1928 and 1929. This is probably my favorite Gennett recording of … Continue reading

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October 9th in Gennett History…

1924: The Sioux City Six recorded “Flock O’ Blues” and “I’m Glad” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5569, Brunswick 02207, and Session 7. The recording featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), Miff Mole (tb), Rube Bloom (p), Min Leibrook (bs), and … Continue reading

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October 8th in Gennett History…

1923: Twenty Violin Pupils of the Houchens Violin School, Dayton, Ohio recorded “Humoresque” and “The Directors Choice” in Richmond. The violinists, ages 7 – 15, were accompanied by Miss Mildred Karg on piano. It was issued as a Gennett Personal … Continue reading

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