Category Archives: October

Images of America: Gennett Records and Starr Pianos Co-author, Charlie Dahan, Interviewed on WMOT

Listen to me babble on about the Starr Piano and Gennett Records book and it’s history from my interview on WMOT last week. It’s up on their archive page. Advertisements

Posted in Gennett, October | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

October 31st in Gennett History, 1927: Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals Recorded “Star Dust”

October 31st in Gennett History, 1927: Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals recorded “Star Dust” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6311 and Sentry 4011. The recording featured Hoagy Carmichael (v, c, & p), Byron Smart (c), Oscar Rossberg (tb), Gene … Continue reading

Posted in Gennett, Gennett Walk of Fame, October, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

October 27th in Gennett History, 1921: The Syncopating Five Recorded “Lips”

October 27th in Gennett History, 1921: The Syncopating Five recorded “Lips” in Richmond. The recording appeared on a plain white Gennett Personal label and was made for the Wallace Music Co. in Marion, Indiana. The recording featured Vernon “Mutt” Hayes … Continue reading

Posted in Gennett, October | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

October 26th in Gennett History, 1926: The Nazarene Congregational Church Choir Recorded “Bye and Bye”

October 26th in Gennett History, 1926: The Nazarene Congregational Church Choir recorded “Bye and Bye” in NYC. The recording appeared on Black Patti 8018, Gennett 6004, Champion 15358, Herschel Gold Seal 2016, Silvertone 5022, and Herwin 92002. A royalty accounting … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy 126th Birthday, Jelly Roll Morton!

Happy 126th Birthday, Jelly Roll Morton! Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe was born on October 20, 1890 in New Orleans. Morton recorded “Mr. Jelly Lord” with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings on July 17, 1923 in Richmond. 

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

October 19th in Gennett History, 1932: Asa Martin and Roy Hobbs Recorded “Wild Cat Rag”

October 19th in Gennett History, 1932: Asa Martin and Roy Hobbs recorded “Wild Cat Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16536 and sold 315 copies in 1933 and 1934. 

Video | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

October 18th in Gennett History, 1923: The 100% Americans Recorded “Mystic City”

October 18th in Gennett History, 1923: The 100% Americans recorded “Mystic City” in NYC. The artist name was changed to the 100% Americans and it appeared on KKK 75001. The Gennett recording card noted “Homer A. Rodeheaver, Owner” in the … Continue reading

Posted in Gennett, Gennett Walk of Fame, October | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment