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October 14th in Gennett History, 1925: Alberta Jones Recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail”

October 14th in Gennett History, 1925: Alberta Jones recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3403, Champion 15180, Herwin 92001, and Silvertone 5025. She was accompanied by The Ellington Twins, who were Duke … Continue reading

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Happy 117th Birthday, Duke Ellington! (4/29/1899)

Happy 117th Birthday, Duke Ellington! (4/29/1899). He played piano on Wilbur Sweatman’s “Battleship Kate” on 9/18/1924 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5584. 

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March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love”

March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3291 and Buddy 8010. The track featured Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Harrison (v), LeRoy … Continue reading

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October 14th in Gennett History, 1925: Alberta Jones recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail”

October 14th in Gennett History, 1925: Alberta Jones recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3403, Champion 15180, Herwin 92001, and Silvertone 5025. She was accompanied by The Ellington Twins, who were Duke … Continue reading

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August 12th in Gennett History, 1924: Wilbur Sweatman and His Acme Syncopators Recorded in NYC

August 12th in Gennett History, 1924: Wilbur Sweatman and His Acme Syncopators recorded two sides in NYC. The two recordings “Battleship Kate” and “She Loves Me” were unissued. Both sides, though featured Duke Ellington on piano.  

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May 24th in Gennett History, 1974: Duke Ellington Passed Away

May 24th in Gennett History, 1974: Duke Ellington passed away. Ellington recorded several sides as both a leader and sideman in Gennett’s NYC facility, including “If You Can’t Hold The Man You Love” recorded on March 30, 1926 in NYC. … Continue reading

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Happy 116th Birthday, Duke Ellington! (4/29/1899)

Happy 116th Birthday, Duke Ellington! (4/29/1899). He played piano on Wilbur Sweatman’s “Battleship Kate” on 9/18/1924 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5584.

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