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August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Recorded “New Money”

August 24th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “New Money” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6775 and Supertone 9355. The track also featured Asa Martin (g). Advertisements

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August 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: Ted Chestnut Recorded “He’s Only A Miner Killed in the Ground”

August 23rd in Gennett History, 1928: Ted Chestnut recorded “He’s Only A Miner Killed in the Ground” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6603, Champion 15587, and Supertone 9180. The Champion issue sold over 1,800 copies. The track featured Chestnut … Continue reading

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May 14th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Smoky Row”

May 14th in Gennett History, 1928: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts recorded “Smoky Row” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6588 and Champion 15564.  It featured Doc Roberts (f) and Asa Martin (g).  The Champion issue sold approx. 5,400 copies between … Continue reading

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Champion 45175 by Asa Martin Played on my Starr Portable Phonograph

Taking another shot at playing some good music on my Starr portable Phonograph.  This time it’s Champion 45175 – A by Asa Martin performing “Dying Girl’s Message.”  It was recorded on 8/24/1928 in Richmond with Martin (v & g), & … 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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A Real Rowan County Feud – Ted Chestnut vs. Dick Parman

Been working through some of the royalty statements Gennett sent to Doc Roberts from the Berea College Doc Roberts Collection.  I cannot start this work until I read through the letters Roberts kept from some of his fellow musicians, including … Continue reading

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

Nov. 30th 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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