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Happy Mardi Gras from Gennett!

Happy Mardi Gras from Gennett! We offer New Orleans native, Ferd “Jelly Roll” Morton performing “New Orleans Joys.”  He recorded it in Richmond, Indiana on July 17, 1923.  The recording appeared on Gennett 5486, AF A-09, Tempo R-5, XX 13, … Continue reading

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February 28th in Gennett History, 1928: Lou Calabrese and His Hot Shots recorded “Lipstick” and “Let’s Misbehave”

February 28th in Gennett History, 1928: Lou Calabrese and His Hot Shots recorded “Lipstick” and “Let’s Misbehave” in NYC.  The recordings appeared on Gennett 6421, Angelus 3032, and Superior 363.  “Let’s Misbehave” also appeared on Champion 15468.  This 1928 Movietone … Continue reading

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Happy 128th Birthday, Freddie Keppard! (2/27/1889)

Happy 128th Birthday, Freddie Keppard! (2/27/1889). Keppard recorded with Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra on 1/24/1924 in Richmond. “So This is Venice” appeared on Gennett 5360. In addition to Keppard and Elwood Graham (c), the track featured Fred Garland (tb), Joe Poston … Continue reading

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February 24th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart Recorded “In The Baggage Coach Ahead”

February 24th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “In The Baggage Coach Ahead” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3019 and 5675, Champion 15155, Herwin 75503, and Challenge 162 and 311. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,000 copies between … Continue reading

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February 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists Recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare”

February 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5402. Featured on the recording is Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Dewey Neal (b. sax), Harry Wright (cl), Curtis Hitch (p), … Continue reading

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February 22nd in Gennett History, 1933: Le Roy Anderson Recorded Four Sides

February 22nd in Gennett History, 1933: Le Roy Anderson “The Red Headed Brier Hopper” recorded four sides in Richmond. He recorded “Little Bessie” on 8/24/1934. It appeared on Champion S-16820, Champion 45059, Gennett 6720, and Supertone 9324. Anderson’s grandson created … Continue reading

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Happy 114th Birthday, Scrapper Blackwell!

Happy 114th Birthday, Scrapper Blackwell! (2/21/1903). He recorded “Back Door Blues” on 11/24/1931 in Richmond. It appeared on Superior 2765, Varsity 6042, and Champion 16452. 

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