Tag Archives: Decca

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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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. 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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Dec. 9th in Gennett History, 1931: The Lullaby Larkers Recorded “Chicken Roost Blues.”

Dec. 9th in Gennett History, 1931: The Lullaby Larkers recorded “Chicken Roost Blues.” It appeared on Champion 16364 & 45132. The track featured Cliff Carlisle (v & g) & Wilbur Ball (g). A royalty statement to Wilbur Ball, noted sales … Continue reading

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Oct. 16th in Gennett History, 1935: Tex Ritter recorded “The Oregon Trail”

Oct. 16th in Gennett History, 1935: Tex Ritter recorded “The Oregon Trail” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 45154. This is from the Decca era.  

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Happy 144th Birthday, Uncle Dave Macon! (October 7, 1870)

Happy 144th Birthday, Uncle Dave Macon! He was born on October 7, 1870. The Gennett Walk of Fame Inductee with Sam and Kirk McGhee recorded “Don’t Get Weary Children” on 8/15/1934 in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16822 … Continue reading

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Sept. 22nd in Gennett History, 1932: Roosevelt Sykes Recorded “Highway 61 Blues”

Sept. 22nd in Gennett History, 1932: Roosevelt Sykes recorded “Highway 61 Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S-16586 & 50012, and Decca 7280.

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