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March 16th in Gennett History, 1929: Asa Martin Recorded “She Ain’t Built That Way”

March 16th in Gennett History, 1929: Asa Martin recorded “She Ain’t Built That Way” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6808, Champion 15712, Champion 45129, and Supertone 9388. The track featured Asa Martin (vox & g) and Doc Roberts (md). … Continue reading

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March 15th in Gennett History, 1929: Fiddling Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Recorded “Jacks Creek Waltz”

March 15th in Gennett History, 1929: Fiddling Doc Roberts and Asa Martin recorded “Jacks Creek Waltz” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7017, Champion 15749, Champion 45142, Decca 5444, and Montgomery Ward 8039.  Champion 15749 sold over 10,000 copies … Continue reading

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November 30 in Gennett History, 1928: Green Bailey Recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake”

November 30 in Gennett History, 1928: Green Bailey recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6702, Champion 15652, and Supertone 9320. The recording featured Green Bailey (v), Asa Martin (g), and Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f). Performers … Continue reading

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October 19th in Gennett History, 1932: Asa Martin and Roy Hobbs Recorded “Wild Cat Rag”

October 19th in Gennett History, 1932: Asa Martin and Roy Hobbs recorded “Wild Cat Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16536 and sold 315 copies in 1933 and 1934. 

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August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Recorded “New Money”

August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “New Money” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6775 and Supertone 9355. The track also featured Asa Martin (g).

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August 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: Ted Chestnut Recorded “He’s Only A Miner Killed in the Ground”

August 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: Ted Chestnut recorded “He’s Only A Miner Killed in the Ground” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6603, Champion 15587, and Supertone 9180. The Champion issue sold over 1,800 copies. The track featured Chestnut … Continue reading

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Happy 115th Birthday, Asa Martin! (6/25/1900)

Happy 115th Birthday, Asa Martin! (6/25/1900). The 2014 Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, guitarist, Asa Martin, recorded “Jake Walk Blues” with Roy Hobbs on 4/5/1933 in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16627 and Champion 45034.  

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