Category Archives: May

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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May 21st in Gennett History, 1930: The Tweedy Brothers Recorded “Home Brew Rag”

May 21st in Gennett History, 1930: The Tweedy Brothers recorded “Home Brew Rag” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7240, Champion 16048, Champion 33056, Superior 2784, and Supertone 9748.  Champion 16048 sold approx. 3,500 copies between 1930 and 1933. … Continue reading

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May 22nd in Gennett History, 1928: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “The Death of Floyd Collins”

May 22nd in Gennett History, 1928: Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Death of Floyd Collins” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 15048, Silvertone 8134, and Supertone 9227. The Champion issue sold 6,292 copies between 1926 and 1930. From wikipedia re: Floyd … Continue reading

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May 20th in Gennett History, 1924: Bernie Cummins and His Orchestra Recorded “When the Dixie Stars are Playing Peekaboo”

May 20th in Gennett History, 1924: Bernie Cummins and His Orchestra recorded “When the Dixie Stars are Playing Peekaboo” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5467. The band recorded under the direction of Gene King. 

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May 19th in Gennett History, 1925: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists Recorded “Washboard Blues”

May 19th in Gennett History, 1925: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists under the direction of Hoagy Carmichael recorded “Washboard Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 3066, Buddy 8005, and Brunswick 02206. The band featured Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Harry … Continue reading

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