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February 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded Six Sides

February 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. The recording of … Continue reading

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January 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom 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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Today, September 11th, the Starr-Gennett Foundation Honors Thomas “Georgia Tom” Dorsey

Today, September 11th, the Starr-Gennett Foundation honors Thomas “Georgia Tom” Dorsey in Richmond, Indiana. ┬áHere is a recording he made with Jane Lucas entitled “What’s That Smell?”

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July 8th in Gennett History, 1929: Georgia Tom Recorded “Pigmeat Blues”

July 8th in Gennett History, 1929: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded “Pigmeat Blues” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 15815, Gennett 7008, Supertone 9507, and Varsity 6026. The Champion release sold approx. 1,700 copies between 1929 and 1930.

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Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded Six Sides in Richmond

Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. The recording of … Continue reading

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Jan. 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey Passed Away

Jan. 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 and 50045, and Gennett 7190. A royalty statement sent to Dorsey noted sales of … Continue reading

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Nov. 19th in Gennett History, 1930: Big Bill Broonzy (Big Bill Johnson) Recorded “How You Want It Done”

Nov. 19th in Gennett History, 1930: Big Bill Broonzy (Big Bill Johnson) recorded “How You Want It Done” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16172, Superior 2560, and Savoy 501. Georgia Tom Dorsey, Jane Lucas, and The Hokum Boys in … Continue reading

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July 8th in Gennett History, 1929: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded “Pigmeat Blues”

July 8th in Gennett History, 1929: Georgia Tom recorded “Pigmeat Blues” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 15815, Gennett 7008, Supertone 9507, and Varsity 6026. The Champion release sold approx. 1,700 sales between 1929 and 1930.

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Happy 115th Birthday, Georgia Tom Dorsey (7/1/1899)!

Happy 115th Birthday, Georgia Tom Dorsey (7/1/1899)! Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, Georgia Tom Dorsey, was born. He recorded “Terrible Operation Blues” with Jane Lucas on 11/19/1930 in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16171 and 50015, Decca 7259, Superior 2630, … Continue reading

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Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’

Feb. 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. This recording “Maybe … Continue reading

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