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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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Happy Tax Day from Gennett Records!

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 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Marvin Recorded Two Sides

April 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Marvin and 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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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 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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Happy 28th Birthday, Jimmy Dorsey! (2/29/1904)

Happy 28th Birthday, Jimmy Dorsey! (2/29/1904). Dorsey was a leap year baby, so really its Feb 29th. Dorsey recorded alto sax on “One Night in Havana” with Hoagy Carmichael on 10/28/127 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6311, Gentry 4011, … Continue reading

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February 24th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “In The Baggage Coach Ahead”

February 24th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “In The Baggage Coach Ahead” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3019, Gennett 5675, Champion 15155, Herwin 75503, and Challenge 162, and Challenge 311. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,000 copies … Continue reading

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February 15th in Gennett History, 1930: Walter Taylor with His Washboard Trio Recorded “Diamond Ring Blues”

February 15th in Gennett History, 1930: Walter Taylor with His Washboard Trio recorded “Diamond Ring Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 7189, Champion 15995, Supertone 9681, and Varsity 6044. The track featured John Byrd (g) and C.J. Anderson (bjo). … Continue reading

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