Category Archives: Jimmy Blythe

Happy 113th Birthday, Jimmy Blythe! (5/20/1901)

Happy 113th Birthday, Jimmy Blythe! (5/20/1901) Blythe’s Blue Boys recorded “My Baby” on 4/18/1928 in Richmond. Champion 15528 sold approx. 5,000 copies between 1928 and 1930 and was also issued as Gennett 6454 as The State Street Ramblers, Ch 40115, … Continue reading

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April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. Burton Recorded “Block And Tackle Blues”

April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe (vox & piano) and W.E. Burton (vox & piano) recorded “Block And Tackle Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502 & Q.R.S. R – 7016 as by Williams and Moore.

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April 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. Burton Recorded “Dustin the Keys”

April 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. Burton recorded “Dustin the Keys” in Richmond. It appeared on Ge 6502-B, Ch 15507, & QRS 7016. Champion 15507 sold approx. 900 copies between 1928 and 1929.

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Happy 122nd Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892)

Happy 122nd Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892). Clarinetist, Johnny Dodds recorded with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band on the Gennett label in 1923 & the State Street Ramblers in 1927. The track featured Natty Dominique (tpt), Johnny Dodds (cl), Jimmy Blythe … Continue reading

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March 19th in Gennett History, 1931: The State Street Ramblers Recorded “Georgia Grind”

March 19th in Gennett History, 1931: The State Street Ramblers recorded “Georgia Grind” in Richmond. It appeared on XX 15, Spr 2648, Ch 16279 & 40009, HJCA HC-71, and JC L-47. The band consisted of Alfred Bell (vox, kazoo & … Continue reading

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Feb. 4th in Gennett History, 1930: Robinson’s Knights of Rest Recorded “Mean Baby Blues”

Feb. 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 (clarinet), Jimmy Blythe (piano), & Scrapper Blackwell (guitar).

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