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May 22 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 Collins: On January 30, 1925, … Continue reading

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May 21 in Gennett History…

1926: Lt. Felix Fernandino’s Dance Orchestra recorded “I May Be Dancing with Somebody Else” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3326, Champion 15109 (4,954 sold), Beltona 1082, Challenge 137, Coliseum 1926, and Guardsman 1949 and featured Chas. Gordon (v).  1928: … Continue reading

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May 20 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.  1924: Members of the New York Philharmonic recorded “Rhythmic Songs: … Continue reading

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May 19 in Gennett History…

1924: Oliver Naylor’s Seven Aces recorded “Say, Say, Sadie” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5470 and Starr-Gennett 9557 and featured Jack Kaufman (v), Edward ‘Pinky’ Gerbrecht (tpt), Charles Hartman (tb), Newton Richardson (ts), Bill Creger (cl), Oliver Naylor (pn), … Continue reading

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May 18 in Gennett History…

1923: Ladd’s Black Aces recorded “Sittin’ on the Inside, Lookin’ at the Outside (Waitin’ for the Evening Mail)” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5164, Starr-Gennett 9398, and Apex 424. The recording featured Ernest Hare (v), Phil Napoleon (c), Charlie … Continue reading

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May 17 in Gennett History…

1926: Porter Grainger’s Three Jazz Songsters recorded “It Makes No Diff’rence to Me” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3317, Champion 15100, and Buddy 8051 and featured Bert Howley (v), Gus Horsley (v), Perry Bradford (v), and Porter Grainger (pn).  … Continue reading

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May 16 in Gennett History…

1928: Rev. B.L. Wightman and Congregation recorded “Live the Life” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6891. The track featured Lottie Kimbrough aka Lottie Beaman, Winston Holmes, Sister Elizabeth Cooper, and probably Josie Miles in the choir.    1928: Missionary … Continue reading

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May 15 in Gennett History…

1923: Viola McCoy and Porter Grainger recorded “Chirpin the Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5162 and Starr-Gennett 9405.  1923: Harvey Brownfield recorded “March Barrancas” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett 5185 and featured Brownfield (acc). 1926: Joe Candullo’s … Continue reading

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May 14 in Gennett History…

1897: Happy 125th Birthday, Sidney Bechet! (5/14/1897) Bechet recorded with Alberta Hunter and Louis Armstrong as the Red Onion Jazz Babies for Gennett.  1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Smoky Row” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6588 and Champion … Continue reading

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May 13 in Gennett History…

1925: Nathan Glantz and His Orchestra recorded “One Smile” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3087.  1928: Monroe Silver records “Cohen Phones about His New Auto” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 6544, Champion 15506 (1,583 sold), Silvertone 8304, Supertone … Continue reading

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