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July 5th in Gennett History, 1928: Herbert Sweet Recorded “Prisoner’s Lament”

July 5th in Gennett History, 1928: Herbert Sweet recorded “Prisoner’s Lament” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15565, Gennett 6567, Supertone 9185, and Supertone 9305. The recording featured Herbert Sweet (v & f) and Ernest Stoneman (g). The Champion issue … Continue reading

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Happy 113th Birthday, Skip James. (6/9/1902)

Happy 113th Birthday, Skip James. (6/9/1902). Skip James recorded “22 – 20 Blues” and “If You Haven’t Any Hay Get On Down The Road” in Grafton, WI for Paramount (13066), but those recordings were also issued on Champion 50031. A … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day from Gennett Records!

On May 28, 1928, Carl Fenton and His Orchestra recorded “Stars and Stripes Forever” in NYC. They recorded under the moniker of the Gennett Military Band or in the case of the recording below, the Supertone Military Band. It appeared … Continue reading

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May 21st in Gennett History, 1930: The Tweedy Brothers Recorded “Home Brew Rag”

May 21st in Gennett History, 1930: The Tweedy Brothers recorded “Home Brew Rag” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7240, Champion 16048, Champion 33056, Superior 2784, and Supertone 9748.  Champion 16048 sold approx. 3,500 copies between 1930 and 1933. … Continue reading

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May 22nd in Gennett History, 1928: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “The Death of Floyd Collins”

May 22nd in Gennett History, 1928: Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Death of Floyd Collins” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 15048, Silvertone 8134, and Supertone 9227. The Champion issue sold 6,292 copies between 1926 and 1930. From wikipedia re: Floyd … Continue reading

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May 9th in Gennett History, 1928: Oscar L. Coffey Recorded “Six Feet of Earth Makes Us All One Size”

May 9th in Gennett History, 1928: Oscar L. Coffey recorded “Six Feet of Earth Makes Us All One Size” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 15523, Gennett 6496, and Supertone 9325. The Champion issue sold over 3,000 copies between … Continue reading

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May 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: The California Vagabonds Recorded “S-L-U-E Foot”

May 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: The California Vagabonds recorded “S-L-U-E Foot” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6170, Champion 15322 (as Gordon Grimes and his Orchestra), and Aco GA-20026 (as Frisco Syncopators). This recording featured Chelsea Quesley and Frank … Continue reading

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