Tag Archives: Gennett Studios

Happy 122nd Birthday to Ezra Wickemeyer! (3/25/1893)

Happy 122nd Birthday to Ezra Wickemeyer! (3/25/1893). The Gennett engineer, who recorded thousands of sides for the Gennett labels and studio sessions in Richmond, is on the far left with Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverine Orchestra. Advertisements

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Happy 155th Birthday to William Jennings Bryan! (3/19/1860)

Happy 155th Birthday to William Jennings Bryan! (3/19/1860). This former Presidential candidate and Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson recorded several sides in Gennett’s studio including a recreation of his famous “Cross of Gold Speech.” Here is a photo of … Continue reading

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Oct. 29th in Gennett History, 1929: Wilmer Watts and The Lonely Eagles Recorded “Been On The Job Too Long”

Oct. 29th in Gennett History, 1929: Wilmer Watts and The Lonely Eagles recorded “Been On The Job Too Long” in NYC. The recording appeared on Paramount 3210 and Broadway 8248. The Gennett recording ledger noted “Made for New York Recording … Continue reading

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Sept. 24th in Gennett History, 1929: Blind Lemon Jefferson Records in the Richmond Studio

Sept. 24th in Gennett History, 1929: Bluesman, Blind Lemon Jefferson’s Recordings from the Gennett Studio Causes a Paradigm Shift in Popular Blues. He recorded 12 sides in the Gennett Studios in Richmond for Paramount. Some of these recordings included “Yo … Continue reading

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