Category Archives: Scrapper Blackwell

April 29th in Gennett History, 1935: Leroy Carr Passed Away

April 29th in Gennett History, 1935: Leroy Carr passed away. He recorded “Hard Time Blues” with Scrapper Blackwell on 11/24/1931 in Richmond. It appeared on Ch 16361, Spr 2827, & Varsity 6049. Advertisements

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Happy 109th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905)

Happy 109th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905). Leroy Carr played piano on several Scrapper Blackwell Gennett recordings.

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Happy 111th Birthday Scrapper Blackwell! (2/21/1903)

Feb. 21st in Gennett History, 1903: Scrapper Blackwell was born. He recorded “Back Door Blues” on 11/24/1931 in Richmond. It appeared on Spr. 2765, Varsity 6042, and Ch 16452.

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Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. This recording “Maybe … 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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Jan. 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey Passed Away

Jan. 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey passed away. He recorded “Maybe It’s The Blues” with Scrapper Blackwell in Richmond on 2/5/1930. It appeared on Champion 15994. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of approx. 1,400 … Continue reading

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November 24 in Gennett History, 1931: Scrapper Blackwell recorded ‘Hard Time Blues’ in Richmond

November 24th in Gennett Records History, 1931: Scrapper Blackwell recorded ‘Hard Time Blues’ in Richmond. This recording appeared on Champion 16361. A royalty statement sent to Blackwell in 1932 indicated only 189 sales. Blackwell is on vocals and guitar. Leroy … Continue reading

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