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Jan. 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey Passed Away

Jan. 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey passed away. He recorded “Maybe It’s The Blues” in Richmond on 2/5/1930. It appeared on Champion 15994 and 50045, and Gennett 7190. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of … Continue reading

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Jan. 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Otto Gray’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band Recorded “Adam & Eve”

Jan. 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Otto Gray’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band recorded “Adam & Eve” in Richmond. This was a rerecord. It appeared on Gennett 6376 (Owen Gray), Champion 15482 (McGinty’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band), Challenge 396 (Art Coffee), Silvertone 8157, … Continue reading

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Jan. 16th in Gennett History, 1932: Tommie Bradley Recorded “Window Pane Blues”

Jan. 16th in Gennett History, 1932: Tommie Bradley recorded “Window Pane Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16696 & Varsity 6054. The recording features Tommie Bradley (v & g), James Cole (f), Eddie Dimmit (mdn), and an … Continue reading

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Jan. 15th in Gennett History, 1964: Jack Teagarden Passed Away

Jan. 15th in Gennett History, 1964: Jack Teagarden passed away. He recorded “Happy Days Are Here Again” with The University Orchestra (Under The Direction of Sam Lanin) in NYC on 2/10/1930. It appeared on Gennett 7117, Champion 15930, and Supertone … Continue reading

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Jan. 15th in Gennett History, 1925: The Tweedy Brothers Recorded “Cripple Creek”

Jan. 15th in Gennett History, 1925: The Tweedy Brothers recorded “Cripple Creek” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5635, Champion 15148 (Jennings Brothers), Silvertone 4008, and Buddy 8016. Champion reported sales of 1,532 copies in 1926 and 1927. The Tweedy … Continue reading

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Jan. 4th in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Sylvester and His Playmates Recorded “A Blues Serenade”

Jan. 4th in Gennett History, 1927: Johnny Sylvester and His Playmates recorded “A Blues Serenade” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15203 (Bobby Jones and His Orchestra), Challenge 234 (Memphis Melody Players), and Silvertone 5024 (Johnson’s Plantation Serenaders). … Continue reading

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Dec. 31st in Gennett History, 1927: John McGhee Recorded “I Got Mine”

Dec. 31st in Gennett History, 1927: John McGhee recorded “I Got Mine” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6402, Champion 15503 (John Hutchens), Challenge 391 (George Holden), Silvertone 5212 & 8162 & Supertone 9256 (Jesse Oakley).

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Mary Harris and Gennett Records Wish You “A Happy New Year!”

Mary Harris and Gennett Records wish you a “Happy New Year Blues.” Harris recorded this side in Chicago on 10/31/1935 for Champion / Decca. It appeared on Champion 50045 and Decca 7804. Peetie Wheatstraw (p) and Charlie Jordan (g) accompanied … Continue reading

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Dec 22nd in Gennett History, 1926: Jack Kaufman Recorded “Where Do You Work-a John”

Dec 22nd in Gennett History, 1926: Jack Kaufman recorded “Where Do You Work-a John” in NYC. I do not know if this video is from that recording (though it indicates it is from 1926), but Kaufman’s Gennett session appeared on … Continue reading

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Dec. 19th in Gennett History, 1935: Harry “Freddie” Shayne recorded “Original Mr. Freddie Blues”

Dec. 19th in Gennett History, 1935: Harry “Freddie” Shayne recorded “Original Mr. Freddie Blues” in Chicago. Shayne’s vocal/piano performance appeared on Champion 50061 and Decca 7663.

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