Category Archives: May

May 6th in Gennett History…

1903: Happy 114th Birthday Cliff Carlisle! (5/6/1903). Carlisle recorded over two dozen sides as both a featured performer and sideman for Gennett and Champion, including “Chicken Roost Blues” with Wilbur Ball from 12/9/1931. It appeared on Champion 16364, Champion 45132, … Continue reading

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May 5th in Gennett History…

1901: Happy 116th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901). The guitarist recorded with Curley Weaver for Champion with many of the records also ending up on Decca in April 1935 in Chicago. Here Weaver and McTell recorded their “Two Faced Woman.”  … Continue reading

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May 4th in Gennett History…

1928: Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers recorded “Sweet Morning” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6606. 

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May 3rd in Gennett History…

1923: Ladd’s Black Aces recorded “Long Lost Mama (Daddy Misses You)” in NYC. The track appeared on Gennett 5150 and Starr-Gennett 9409 and featured Phil Napoleon (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Jimmy Lytell (cl), Frank Signorelli (p), and Jack Roth (d). … Continue reading

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May 2nd in Gennett History…

1927: The California Vagabonds recorded “S-L-U-E Foot” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6170, Champion 15322 (as Gordon Grimes and his Orchestra), and Aco GA-20026 (as Frisco Syncopators). This recording featured Chelsea Quesley and Frank Cush (c), Tommy Dorsey (tb), … Continue reading

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May 31st in Gennett History, 1930: J. Walter Fewkes Passed Away

May 31st in Gennett History, 1930: J. Walter Fewkes, the Chief of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institute passed away. Fewkes supervised Gennett’s field recordings of the Hopi Indians at the El Tovar Hotel near the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day from Gennett Records!

On May 28, 1928, Carl Fenton and His Orchestra recorded “Stars and Stripes Forever” in NYC. They recorded under the moniker of the Gennett Military Band or in the case of the recording below, the Supertone Military Band. It appeared … Continue reading

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