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April 14th in Gennett History…

1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Carolina Rolling Stone” in New York.  The recording appeared on Gennett 4868, Connorized 3075, Rich-Tone 7037, and Starr-Gennett 9245.  The track features Phil Napoleon (c), Vincente Grande (tb), Gus Sharpe (?as/cl), Loring McMurray (as), and … Continue reading

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March 16th in Gennett History, 1929: Asa Martin Recorded “She Ain’t Built That Way”

March 16th in Gennett History, 1929: Asa Martin recorded “She Ain’t Built That Way” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6808, Champion 15712, Champion 45129, and Supertone 9388. The track featured Asa Martin (vox & g) and Doc Roberts (md). … Continue reading

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March 15th in Gennett History, 1929: Fiddling Doc Roberts and Asa Martin Recorded “Jacks Creek Waltz”

March 15th in Gennett History, 1929: Fiddling Doc Roberts and Asa Martin recorded “Jacks Creek Waltz” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on Gennett 7017, Champion 15749, Champion 45142, Decca 5444, and Montgomery Ward 8039.  Champion 15749 sold over 10,000 copies … Continue reading

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March 13th in Gennett History, 1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Recorded “Tin Roof Blues”

March 13th in Gennett History, 1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded “Tin Roof Blues” in Richmond. This historic session appeared on Gennett 5105, Buddy 8001, Starr-Gennett 9435, Temple 521, and UHCA 87. The track featured Paul Mares (c), George … Continue reading

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January 26th in Gennett History, 1925: Bix Beiderbecke and His Rhythm Jugglers recorded “Davenport Blues”

January 26th in Gennett History, 1925: Bix Beiderbecke and his Rhythm Jugglers recorded “Davenport Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5654, Brunswick 02206, HRS 22, and Session 6. The track featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), Tommy Dorsey (tb), Don Murray … Continue reading

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January 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom (Thomas A. Dorsey) Passed Away

January 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey passed away. He recorded “Maybe It’s The Blues” in Richmond on 2/5/1930. It appeared on Champion 15994, Champion 50045, and Gennett 7190. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of … Continue reading

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December 8th in Gennett History, 1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven Recorded “Baby Blue Eyes”

December 8th in Gennett History, 1922: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Baby Blue Eyes” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5013 and Starr-Gennett 9330. The track featured Jules Levy, Jr (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Loring McMurray and Jimmy Lytell (sax/cl), Nick … Continue reading

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