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September 23rd in Gennett History, 1944: Joe Davis Announced the Relaunch of Gennett

September 23rd in Gennett History, 1944: Joe Davis announced the licensing and relaunch of the Gennett name in Billboard magazine.  He recorded new sides new works by the 5 Red Caps, Savannah Churchill, Gabriel Brown, and Walter Thomas and His … Continue reading

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September 12th in Gennett History, 1929: Frank Jenkins’ Pilot Mountaineers Recorded “Sunny Home in Dixie”

September 12th in Gennett History, 1929: Frank Jenkins’ Pilot Mountaineers recorded “Sunny Home in Dixie” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 7034 and Supertone 9677. The recording featured Ernest Stoneman (g), Frank Jenkins (f), and Oscar Jenkins (f).

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September 4th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers Recorded “Oogie Oogie Wa Wa”

September 4th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Oogie Oogie Wa Wa” in NYC. The recording appeared on Apex 464, Gennett 4943, and Starr-Gennett 9292. The recording features Phil Napoleon (c), Miff Mole (tb), Loren McMurray (sax), Jules … Continue reading

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September 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: Henry Lange and His Orchestra Recorded “Hot Lips”

September 2nd in Gennett History, 1927: Henry Lange and His Orchestra recorded “Hot Lips” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15364, Gennett 6263, Gennett Rayo 40102, and Superior 306. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,300 copies in 1927 and 1928. … Continue reading

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August 29th in Gennett History, 1922: The Friars Society Orchestra Recorded “Tiger Rag”

August 29th in Gennett History, 1922: The Friars Society Orchestra – Directed by Husk O’Hara – recorded “Tiger Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Brunswick 02212, Gennett 4968, Starr-Gennett 9313, and Temple 550. The recording featured Paul Mares (c), George … Continue reading

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August 28th in Gennett History, 1927: Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians Recorded “Mean Dog Blues”

August 28th in Gennett History, 1927: Dunk Rendleman and the Alabamians recorded “Mean Dog Blues” in Birmingham. It appeared on Champion 15399, Gennett 6322, and Superior 328. The Champion issue sold 842 copies in 1927 and 1928. Known musicians in … Continue reading

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August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “It Won’t Be Long”

August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “It Won’t Be Long” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15453, Conquerer 7266, Gennett 6379, and Challenge 331. The Champion Royalty ledgers indicated to Dennis Taylor that this issue sold … Continue reading

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August 26th in Gennett History, 1925: The Happy Collegians Recorded Several Sides

August 26th in Gennett History, 1925: In NYC, the Happy Collegians (Nathan Glantz & His Orch) recorded: “Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue.” It appeared on Gennett 3122 and featured Arthur Fields (v).  “The Co-ed.”  It appeared on Gennett 3122. 

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August 25th in Gennett History, 1927: John Hammond Recorded “Little Birdie”

August 25th in Gennett History, 1927: John Hammond recorded “Little Birdie” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Challenge 332, Champion 15356, Gennett 6256, Silvertone 5070, Silvertone 8149, and Supertone 9249. The Champion issue sold approx. 1,200 copies in 1928.

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August 25th in Gennett History, 1934: Jack Mills and His Orchestra Recorded “Born To Be Kissed”

August 25th in Gennett History, 1934: Jack Mills and His Orchestra recorded “Born To Be Kissed” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16803. The track featured vocalist Kay Austin.

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