Category Archives: January

February 4th in Gennett History…

1930: Robinson’s Knights of Rest recorded “Mean Baby Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16607. The track featured Bob Robinson (cl), Jimmy Blythe (p), and Scrapper Blackwell (g).  Advertisements

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January 29th in Gennett History…

1980: Jimmy Durante passed away. He recorded “Why Cry Blues” with the Jimmy Durante Jazz Band in NYC in May of 1920. It appeared on Gennett 9045 and Starr-Gennett 9042. In addition to Durante (p), the track featured Frank Christian … Continue reading

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January 28th in Gennett History…

1952: Alice Lumsden Gennett passed away. She was Henry Gennett’s wife and mother of Fred, Clarence, Rose, and Harry Gennett. She recorded a Christmas Greeting for Gennett’s Christmas series on December 7, 1922. It was un-numbered. The Criterion Quartet’s “Silent … Continue reading

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January 24th in Gennett History…

1922: The Specialty Orchestra under the direction of Pietro Capodiferro recorded “Moon River” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4828, Starr-Gennett 9212, Challenge 180 (Hanley’s Specialty Orchestra), Velvet Face 1049 (Joe Richardson’s Orchestra), and Connorized 3062 (Special Orchestra). 

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January 23rd in Gennett History…

1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey (Thomas A. Dorsey) passed away. He recorded “Maybe It’s The Blues” in Richmond on 2/5/1930. It appeared on Champion 15994, Champion 50045, and Gennett 7190. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of approx. 1,400 … Continue reading

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January 22nd in Gennett History…

1929: Zack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels recorded “Mandy” in Richmond. It was released on Gennett 6781 and Supertone 9486. The band featured Sy Oliver, Bubber Whyte, and Henry Savage (c), Floyd Brady (tb), Earl Tribble, Snake Richardson, Al Sears, and … Continue reading

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January 17th in Gennett History…

1928: Otto Gray’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band recorded “Adam & Eve” in Richmond. This was a rerecord. It appeared on Gennett 6376 (Owen Gray), Champion 15482 (McGinty’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band), Challenge 396 (Art Coffee), Silvertone 8157, and Supertone 9242 (Otis Stewart). … Continue reading

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