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April 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Marvin & His Uke Recorded Two Sides in NYC

April 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Marvin & His Uke recorded “You’ll Never Miss A Hundred Years From” and “I’ll Just Go Along” in NYC. These recordings by the ukelele hall of famer appeared on Gennett 6085 and Champion … Continue reading

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April 1st in Gennett History, 1929: The Southern Blues Singers Recorded “Light House Blues”

April 1st in Gennett History, 1929: The Southern Blues Singers recorded “Light House Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15734, Gennett 6828, Supertone 9441, Varsity 6043, and AFCDJ A-043. The pianist on this track was Cow Cow Davenport. A … Continue reading

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March 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: W. E. “Buddy Burton” Recorded “Time Enough Blues”

March 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: W. E. “Buddy” Burton recorded “Time Enough Blues” in Chicago. It appeared on Gennett 6453, Champion 15489 (Washington Thomas), and Superior 388 (unknown). The Champion side sold ~400 copies in 1928 and ’29. Burton … Continue reading

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March 21st in Gennett History, 1930: Elmer Grosso’s Mount Royal Orchestra Recorded “I’m Climbing a Rainbow”

March 21st in Gennett History, 1930: Elmer Grosso’s Mount Royal Orchestra recorded “I’m Climbing a Rainbow” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 7173, Supertone 9633, and Champion 15957. The Champion side sold 843 copies in 1930. Jerry Macy and Ed … Continue reading

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March 20th in Gennett History, 1928: Gene Carroll and Al Grady Recorded “Waitin’ for Katy”

March 20th in Gennett History, 1928: Gene Carroll and Al Grady recorded “Waitin’ for Katy” in Chicago. The backing band was the Hoefle String Trio. This recording appeared on Gennett 6415, Champion 15461, Superior 361, Silvertone 5236, Silvertone 8236, and … Continue reading

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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 8th in Gennett History, 1928: Alberta Jones Recorded “Shake a Little Bit”

March 8th in Gennett History, 1928: Alberta Jones recorded “Shake a Little Bit” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6439, Champion 15471, Supertone 9290, and Superior 370. The Champion release sold 855 copies in 1928 and 1929.

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