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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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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 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “It Won’t Be Long”

August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “It Won’t Be Long” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15453, Conquerer 7266, Gennett 6379, and Challenge 331. The Champion Royalty ledgers indicated to Dennis Taylor that this issue sold … Continue reading

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August 26th in Gennett History, 1927: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Recorded “Old Buzzard”

August 26th in Gennett History, 1927: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Old Buzzard” in Richmond. The recording featured Doc Roberts (v & f) and John Booker (gtr).  It appeared on Champion 15449, Gennett 6336, Silvertone 5079, Silvertone 8185, Supertone 303, and … Continue reading

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