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November 24th in Gennett History, 1930: Gene Autry Recorded “Yodeling Hobo”

November 24th in Gennett History, 1930: Gene Autry recorded “Yodeling Hobo” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16166, Champion, 45172, Decca 5527, Melotone 45172, Melotone 45254, Montgomery Ward 4932, Montgomery Ward 8013. Champion 45172 sold 439 copies for the period … 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 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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Mar. 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: The Pace Jubilee Singers Recorded “Steal Away and Pray”

Mar. 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: The Pace Jubilee Singers recorded “Steal Away and Pray” in Chicago. It appeared on Gennett 6072, Black Patti 8011, Champion 15249, Herwin 92011, and QRS R-7017. Hattie Parker and Henry Pace appear as vocalists. … Continue reading

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Happy 115th Birthday, Wingy Manone! (2/13/1900)

Happy 115th Birthday, Wingy Manone! (2/13/1900). Manone and His Orchestra recorded “Tar Paper Stomp” in Richmond on 8/28/1930. It appeared on Champion 16153 and 40005, Superior 2818, and Decca 7425. A Decca royalty statement for Decca 7425 noted sales of … Continue reading

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Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded Six Sides in Richmond

Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. The recording of … Continue reading

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Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1927: Ernest Stoneman Recorded “Kenney Wagner’s Surrender”

Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1927: Ernest Stoneman recorded “Kenney Wagner’s Surrender” in NYC. It appeared on Silvertone 5004 and 25004, Gennett 6044, Champion 15222, and Herwin 75535. The Champion royalty ledger noted to Ernest Stoneman,sales of 12,368 copies between … Continue reading

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