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January 31st in Gennett History…

Happy 112th Birthday, Roosevelt Sykes! (1/31/1906).  He recorded “Single Tree Blues” in Richmond on 9/7/1929. It appeared on Paramount 12827 as by Dobby Bragg.  Advertisements

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January 30th in Gennett History…

January 30th in Gennett History, 1923: Ted Claire Snappy Bits Band under the direction of Chas. Watson recorded “Laughin’ Cryin’ Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5060 and Starr-Gennett 9350. The only known player was Charles A. Matson on … Continue reading

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January 29th in Gennett History…

January 29th in Gennett History, 1980: Jimmy Durante passed away. He recorded “Why Cry Blues” with the Jimmy Durante Jazz Band in NYC in May of 1920. It appeared on Gennett 9045 and Starr-Gennett 9042. In addition to Durante (p), … Continue reading

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January 27th in Gennett History…

Happy 130th Birthday, Harry Frankel. (1/27/1888). Better known as ‘Singing Sam, the Barbasol Man,’ Frankel recorded “How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle” in 1919 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4521. Frankel was also one of the first … Continue reading

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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 (cl), Paul Mertz (p), Howdy … Continue reading

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January 25th in Gennett History…

1947: Albert Campbell of the Sterling Trio passed away. Along with Henry Burr and John Meyer, he recorded “Hawaiian Butterfly” in 1917 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 7591 and Starr 7591. This version is from their Victor recording of … Continue reading

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January 24th in Gennett History…

January 24th in Gennett History, 1922: The Specialty Orchestra under the direction of Pietro Capodiferro recorded “Moon River” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4828, Starr-Gennett 9212, Challenge 180 (Hanley’s Specialty Orchestra), Velvet Face 1049 (Joe Richardson’s Orchestra), and Connorized … Continue reading

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