Tag Archives: Champion Records

Happy 114th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901)

Happy 114th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901). The guitarist recorded with Curley Weaver for Champion with many of the records also ending up on Decca in April 1935 in Chicago. Here Weaver and McTell perform their “Two Faced Woman.”

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May 1st in Gennett History, 1929: Carson Robison recorded “Why Did I Get Married

May 1st in Gennett History, 1929: Carson Robison recorded “Why Did I Get Married” in NYC. It was released on Gennett 6854, Champion 15746, and Supertone 6854. The Champion issue sold 37,435 copies between 1929 and 1932.

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April 21st in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “Runaway Train”

April 21st in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “Runaway Train” in NYC with Carson Robison on guitar. It appeared on Gennett 3051, Champion 15017, Challenge 162, Challenge 311, Buddy 8011, Herwin 75511, and Silvertone 4018. The Champion issue sold … Continue reading

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April 16th in Gennett History, 1931: Gene Autry Recorded “T. B. Blues”

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 1931 … Continue reading

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April 15th is Tax Day and Gene Autry reminds us “Money Ain’t No Use Anyway.” He recorded it in Richmond on 2/9/1931. It appeared on Champion 16245, Champion 45156, Decca 5423, Decca X-1236, Melotone 45156, Montgomery Ward 8016, and Rex … Continue reading

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April 9th in Gennett History, 1930: Cliff Carlisle Recorded “Desert Blues”

April 9th in Gennett History, 1930: Cliff Carlisle recorded “Desert Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 7187, Champion 15992, Champion 45155, Supertone 9710 (as Amos Greene), and Decca 5531. The Champion 15992 issue sold approx. 7,500 copies between 1930 … Continue reading

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April 7th in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Sylvester And His Playmates recorded “St. Louis Blues”

April 7th in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Sylvester And His Playmates recorded “St. Louis Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6099, Gennett Sound Effects (Theater) 0-124, Gennett Rayo 40110, Champion 15294, and Champion 33010. In 1927 & ’28, Champion … Continue reading

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