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May 14th in Gennett History…

Happy 119th Birthday, Sidney Bechet! (5/14/1897) Bechet recorded with Alberta Hunter and Louis Armstrong as the Red Onion Jazz Babies for Gennett.  May 14th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Smoky Row” in Richmond. The recording appeared on … 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 15th in Gennett History, 1929: Fiddling Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Recorded “Jacks Creek Waltz”

March 15th in Gennett History, 1929: Fiddling Doc Roberts and Asa Martin recorded “Jacks Creek Waltz” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7017, Champion 15749, Champion 45142, Decca 5444, and Montgomery Ward 8039.  Champion 15749 sold over 10,000 copies … Continue reading

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November 30 in Gennett History, 1928: Green Bailey Recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake”

November 30 in Gennett History, 1928: Green Bailey recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6702, Champion 15652, and Supertone 9320. The recording featured Green Bailey (v), Asa Martin (g), and Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f). Performers … Continue reading

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November 13th in Gennett History, 1925: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts and Edgar Boaz Recorded “And the Cat Came Back the Very Next Day”

November 13th in Gennett History, 1925: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f) and Edgar Boaz (g) recorded “And the Cat Came Back the Very Next Day” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 3235, Challenge 101 as by Uncle Jim Hawkins and Dock … Continue reading

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October 1st in Gennett History, 1925: Fiddlin Doc Roberts and Edgar Boaz Recorded “Martha Campbell”

October 1st in Gennett History, 1925: Fiddlin Doc Roberts and Edgar Boaz recorded “Martha Campbell” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 3152. The Gennett ledger book had a “W” written next to these sessions, which probably indicated that engineer … Continue reading

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August 26th in Gennett History, 1927: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Recorded “Old Buzzard”

August 26th in Gennett History, 1927: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Old Buzzard” in Richmond. The recording featured Doc Roberts (v & f) and John Booker (gtr).  It appeared on Champion 15449, Gennett 6336, Silvertone 5079, Silvertone 8185, Supertone 303, and … Continue reading

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