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November 26 in Gennett History…

1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Santa Claus Blues” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5607, Silvertone 4032, Brunswick 80062, and several foreign and bootleg reissues.  The recording featured Louis Armstrong (tpt), Aaron Thompson (tb), Buster Bailey (cl), Lil Hardin … Continue reading

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November 25 in Gennett History…

1925: Pinkie’s Birmingham Five recorded “Headin’ For Louisville” in NYC. This recoding appeared on Gennett 3208 and in England on Scala 761. Brian Rust supposed Pinkie was Pinky Gerbrecht on cornet.  1931: Jess Hillard recorded “Doggone Them Blues” in Richmond. … Continue reading

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November 24 in Gennett History…

Happy Thanksgiving from Gennett Records! While I cannot find any recordings, I do have a recording card to show you from Gennett 5273. Here Miss Amy Ellerman with Orchestra recorded “Thanksgiving Hymn” in NYC written by none other than Mrs. … Continue reading

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November 23 in Gennett History…

Looking to add a dessert to your holiday feast? Why not consult Starr Piano’s “Kinks for Candy Cooker” recipe book & catalog. While you’re at it, fill out the order form for the ‘Starr Girl’ daguerreotype.  1922: Cal. Smith’s American … Continue reading

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November 22 in Gennett History…

1899: Happy 123rd Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael! Carmichael, a Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, was born on 11/22/1899. Hitch’s Happy Harmonists, one of his first recordings, recorded ‘Boneyard Shuffle’ in Richmond on May 19, 1925. It featured Carmichael (p), Fred Rollison … Continue reading

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November 21 in Gennett History…

1904: Happy 118th Birthday Coleman Hawkins! Coleman Hawkins, a Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, was born on 11/21/1904. He recorded ‘When Spring Comes Peeping Through’ with Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra in NYC on March 26, 1926. It appeared on Gennett 3285. … Continue reading

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November 20 in Gennett History…

1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Death of Floyd Collins” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3197, Champion 15048, Challenge 160 and 318, and Herwin 75502. Dalhart is on vocals & harmonica, with unknown (f) and maybe Carson Robison on guitar.  … Continue reading

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November 19 in Gennett History…

1923: Josie Miles recorded “He Went Away and Left Me Blues” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 5307 and featured Miles (vox) and Fletcher Henderson (pn).  1928: Alvin Roehr’s Hotel Alma Orchestra recorded “Don’t Be Like That” in Richmond.  It … Continue reading

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November 18 in Gennett History…

1923: Lois Deppe recorded “Dear Old Southland” in Richmond.  It appeared on Gennett Personal 20021 and featured Deppe (vox) and Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines (pn).   1923: Lois Deppe recorded “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” in Richmond, Indiana. It … Continue reading

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November 17 in Gennett History…

1922: Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) recorded “You Tell Her – I Stutter” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5007. This YouTube video states that the Happiness Boys recorded this version in October and it appeared on Edison. … Continue reading

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