Tag Archives: Asa Martin

A Real Rowan County Feud – Ted Chestnut vs. Dick Parman

Been working through some of the royalty statements Gennett sent to Doc Roberts from the Berea College Doc Roberts Collection.  I cannot start this work until I read through the letters Roberts kept from some of his fellow musicians, including … Continue reading

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

Nov. 30th 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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Oct 19th in Gennett History, 1932: Asa Martin and Roy Hobbs Recorded “Wild Cat Rag”

Oct 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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Today we celebrate the induction of Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin into the Gennett Walk of Fame

Today we celebrate the induction of Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin into the Starr-Gennett Foundations ‘Walk of Fame’ in Richmond, Indiana. Here is one of the reasons they are receiving this honor – their recording of “Rye Straw.” It … Continue reading

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September 12th in Gennett History, 2014: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Are Inducted into the Gennett Walk of Fame

September 12th in Gennett History, 2014: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin will be inducted into the Gennett Walk of Fame in Richmond. Here is a video of Roberts and Martin performing with Roberts’ son, James, at Berea College around … Continue reading

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2014 Gennett Walk of Fame Inductees’, Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin, Medallion

Here is the medallion for 2014 Gennett Walk of Fame inductees, Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin.

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Happy 114th Birthday, Asa Martin! (6/25/1900)

Happy 114th Birthday, Asa Martin! (6/25/1900). 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 45034.

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1970s Footage of Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Asa Martin

Fiddlin Doc Roberts and Asa Martin performing in the 70s. Both will be inducted into the Gennett Walk of Fame in Sep

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