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April 16th in Gennett History…

  April 16th in Gennett History, 1931: Gene Autry recorded “T. B. Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16275, Champion 45073, Superior 2710, Montgomery Ward 4975, Melotone 45256, Decca 5517, and Decca X-1234. Champion 16275 sold 586 copies between … Continue reading

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April 13th in Gennett History…

April 13th in Gennett History, 1926: Alta Browne and Bertha Powell recorded “I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray” in New York.  The recording appeared on Gennett 3318 and Champion 15103. In addition to Browne and Powell’s vocals, Fats Waller plays piano … Continue reading

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April 12th in Gennett History…

1867: Happy 151st Birthday, Daddy Stovepipe! (4/12/1867). Sam Jones, aka Daddy Stovepipe, recorded “Sundown Blues” on 5/10/1924 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5459, Silvertone 4042, and Claxtonola 40335.    1892: Happy 126th Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892). Clarinetist, Johnny Dodds recorded … Continue reading

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April 30th in Gennett History…

1925: The Chubb – Steinberg Orchestra recorded “Mandy Make Up Your Mind” and “Steppin in Society” in Richmond. They appeared on Gennett 3058 and featured Art Hicks (vox),Burt Allen and Wild Bill Davison (c), Frank Bamberger (tb), Ray Evans, Homer … Continue reading

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April 28th in Gennett History…

1930: Bill Cox recorded “My Rough and Rowdy Ways” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 7226, Champion 16009, and Supertone 9724. The track featured vocalist Bill Cox on guitar. 1934: Charley Patton passed away. He recorded 14 sides in … Continue reading

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April 27th in Gennett History…

1927: Marion Underwood recorded “Coal Creek March” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6240, Supertone 9167, Silvertone 5080, and Silverstone 9167.    1928: Carmichael’s Collegians recorded “March of the Hoodlums” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6474, Champion 16453, and … Continue reading

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April 26th in Gennett History…

1926: Alberta Jones recorded “It Must be Hard” in NYC.  It appeared on Gennett 3306, Champion 15101, and Buddy 8033.  The recording featured Alberta Jones (vox) and Carroll Boyd (piano) . The Champion issue sold 402 copies in 1926 and … Continue reading

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April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Sam Collins Recorded “Jailhouse Blues”

April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “Jailhouse Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6167, Black Patti 8025, Bell 1173, Champion 15320, Herwin 92043, Silvertone 5127, and Supertone 9291. The Champion issue sold about 8,000 copies … Continue reading

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April 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Lillian Miller Recorded “Dead Drunk Blues”

April 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Lillian Miller recorded “Dead Drunk Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6518. It featured George W. Thomas and was also released as Champion 15550 as by Helen Harris.

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April 23rd in Gennett History…

1894: Happy 123rd Birthday to Charles “Cow Cow” Davenport! (4/23/1894). He recorded “Atlanta Rag” on 4/1/1929 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6869, Supertone 9517, Champion 15728, and Champion 50033.   1895: Happy 122nd Birthday, Jimmie Noone! (4/23/1895). Noone recorded … Continue reading

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