Tag Archives: Gennett Records

January 9th in Gennett History…

1929: Willie Baker recorded “Mama Don’t Rush Me Blues” in Richmond. The track appeared on Gennett 6766, Champion 15694 (Steamboat Bill and His Guitar), Supertone 9366 (Willie Jones). The Champion royalty ledger noted sales of approx. 1,100 copies in 1929 … Continue reading

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January 6th in Gennett History…

1925: Oliver Naylor’s Seven Aces recorded “Bye Bye Baby” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5643, Starr-Gennett 9615, and Claxtonola 40419. The track featured Edward ‘Pinky’ Gerbrecht (c), Charles Hartman (tb), Newton Richardson (sax), Bill Creger (cl), Oliver Naylor (p), … Continue reading

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January 4th in Gennett History…

1927: Johnny Sylvester and His Playmates recorded “A Blues Serenade” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15203 (Bobby Jones and His Orchestra), Challenge 234 (Memphis Melody Players), and Silvertone 5024 (Johnson’s Plantation Serenaders). The Champion issue sold 997 … Continue reading

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November 8th in Gennett History…

1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Texas Moaner Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5594, Silvertone 4033, and Jazz Collector L – 94. The recording featured Louis Armstrong (c), Alberta Hunter (as Josephine Beatty) (v), Aaron Thompson (tb), … Continue reading

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November 6th in Gennett Records History…

  1930: Gene Autry recorded “In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2” in Richmond. It appeared Champion 16141 and Montgomery Ward 4975. The Champion release sold 1,962 copies between 1930 and 1932. 

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November 5th in Gennett History…

1930: Goebel Reeves, The Texas Drifter, recorded “I Learned About Women From Her” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16234, Champion 45194, and Melotone 45194. Champion 16234 sold 532 copies in 1931 and 1932 (and 1 copy in 1933) and … Continue reading

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November 2nd in Gennett History…

1921: Harry Raderman’s Orchestra recorded “Moxie” in NYC. This custom recording for the Moxie Soda Company appeared on their own Moxie label. The A side features Arthur Fields vocalizing his love of this syrupy sweet drink.    1929: Carson Robison … Continue reading

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