1927: Emil Seidel and his Orchestra recorded “Together, We Two” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6324, Champion 15400, and Superior 300 and featured Cliff Williams (vox & d), Byron Smart (c), Oscar Rossberg (tb), Dick Kent, Gene Woods, and Maurice Bennett (sax), Hoagy Carmichael and Emil Seidel (p), Don Kimmell (g/bjo), and Paul Brown (bs). The Champion side sold 2,094 copies in 1928.
Happy 117th Birthday, Muggsy Spanier! Spanier was born on November 9, 1901 in Chicago. He recorded at Gennett with the Bucktown Five, including ”Hot Mittens” on 2/25/1924 in Richmond.
Alberta Hunter Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion
1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Texas Moaner Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5594, Silvertone 4033, and Jazz Collector L – 94. The recording featured Louis Armstrong (c), Alberta Hunter (as Josephine Beatty) (v), Aaron Thompson (tb), Buster Baily (sax/cl), Buddy Christian (bjo), and Lil Hardin Armstrong (p).
Baileys Lucky Seven Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion
1923: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Roamin To Wyomin” in NYC on Gennett 5301. Of the musicians known, this recording featured Earl Oliver (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Frank Signorelli (p), Nick Lucas, Tony Colucci or John Cali (bjo), and Jack Roth (d).
Gene Autry Gennett Walk of Fame Medallion
1930: Gene Autry recorded “In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2” in Richmond. It appeared Champion 16141 and Montgomery Ward 4975. The Champion release sold 1,962 copies between 1930 and 1932.
1930: Goebel Reeves, The Texas Drifter, recorded “I Learned About Women From Her” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16234, Champion 45194, and Melotone 45194. Champion 16234 sold 532 copies in 1931 and 1932 (and 1 copy in 1933) and Champion 45194 sold 314 copies for the period ending 9/30/36.
1921: Harry Raderman’s Orchestra recorded “Moxie” in NYC. This custom recording for the Moxie Soda Company appeared on their own Moxie label. The A side features Arthur Fields vocalizing his love of this syrupy sweet drink.
1929: Carson Robison recorded “Why I Ain’t Got No Sweetheart” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15872, Champion 45145, Gennett 7051, Superior 2580, and Supertone 9549. The Champion 15872 sold 12,394 copies between 1929 and 1932.