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December 15th in Gennett History…

1922: Cal Smith’s American Orchestra recorded “Down in Maryland” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5020. 1927: John D. Fox with Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “The Moaning Blues” in Richmond. This recording appeared on Gennett 6352 and Bell 1190.    … Continue reading

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On the 1st day of Christmas, Gennett gave to me…

  Gennett 5226 – A “Christmas Greetings” from William Jennings Bryant.  Bryant recorded “The 23rd Psalm” in Richmond on July 3, 1923 with the String Quartette from Hotel Gibson Orchestra.  

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December 13th in Gennett History…

December 13th in Gennett History, 1927: The Maple City Four (WLS Artist) recorded “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” & “Silver Threads Among The Gold” in Chicago. It appeared on Gennett 6391, Champion 15487, and a few others. A royalty statement … Continue reading

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December 12th in Gennett History…

December 12th in Gennett History, 1924: Art Payne and his Orchestra recorded “Oh Maud” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5631, Champion 15036 as by South Shore Melody Boys, and Claxtonola 40413 as by The Kentucky Cardinals. The Champion release … Continue reading

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December 11th in Gennett History…

1923: Josie Miles recorded “Awful Moanin’ Blues” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 5339 and Silvertone 4051. It featured Miles (v) and Fletcher Henderson (p).    1928: Jack Golding recorded “In The Big Rock Candy Mountain” in Richmond. It … Continue reading

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December 8th in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Baby Blue Eyes” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5013 and Starr-Gennett 9330. The track featured Jules Levy, Jr (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Loring McMurray and Jimmy Lytell (sax/cl), Nick Lucas (banjo) and Jack Roth … Continue reading

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December 7th in Gennett History…

1922: Timothy Nicholson at age 94 made a personal recording in Richmond, Indiana. He recorded “Statement Concerning Friend’s (Quaker’s) Richmond Declaration of Faith and the Organization of the Five Years Meeting” and “Why and How Corporal Punishment Ceased in Indiana … Continue reading

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