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September 1st in Gennett History, 1926: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “There’s A New Star in Heaven Tonight (Rudolph Valentino)”

September 1st in Gennett History, 1926: Vernon Dalhart recorded “There’s A New Star in Heaven Tonight (Rudolph Valentino)” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 15139, Challenge 188, Gennett 3370, and Herwin 75526. The Champion issue sold 3,094 copies between 1926 … Continue reading

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August 30th in Gennett History, 1930: Irene Scruggs Recorded “My Back To The Wall”

August 30th in Gennett History, 1930: Irene Scruggs recorded “My Back To The Wall” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 16148, Gennett 7296, Poydras 80, Ristic 7, Supertone 9769, and Varsity 6050. The Champion issue sold 843 copies between … Continue reading

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August 29th in Gennett History, 1922: The Friars Society Orchestra Recorded “Tiger Rag”

August 29th in Gennett History, 1922: The Friars Society Orchestra – Directed by Husk O’Hara – recorded “Tiger Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Brunswick 02212, Gennett 4968, Starr-Gennett 9313, and Temple 550. The recording featured Paul Mares (c), George … Continue reading

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August 28th in Gennett History, 1927: Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians Recorded “Mean Dog Blues”

August 28th in Gennett History, 1927: Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians recorded “Mean Dog Blues” in Birmingham. It appeared on Champion 15399, Gennett 6322, and Superior 328. The Champion issue sold 842 copies in 1927 and 1928. Known musicians in … Continue reading

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August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go”

August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go” in Richmond. The recordings appeared on Champion 16615 and Varsity 6025. A performers royalty accounting to J. … Continue reading

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A 1923 Christmas Greeting from Actress Shirley Mason.

Just 20 days ’til Christmas and Silent Film Star Shirley Mason lets you know about “Christmas in Hollywood” from the Christmas Greeting series, Gennett 5237. It was recorded on August 11, 1923. 

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August 31st in Gennett History, 1923: Edna Hicks Recorded “Satisfied Blues (A Barrel House Blues)”

August 31st in Gennett History, 1923: Edna Hicks recorded “Satisfied Blues (A Barrel House Blues)” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 5252. The recording featured Edna Hicks (v) and Lemuel Fowler (p). 

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