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January 30th in Gennett History, 1923: Ted Claire Snappy Bits Band Recorded “Laughin’ Cryin’ Blues”

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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Happy 129th Birthday, Harry Frankel. (1/27/1888)

Happy 129th 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”

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 25th in Gennett History, 1950: Jaybird Coleman Passed Away

January 25th in Gennett History, 1950: Jaybird Coleman passed away. He recorded “Ah`m Sick And Tired Of Tellin`You” on 7/8/1927 in Birmingham, Alabama. It appeared on Gennett 6276, Conqueror 7268 (George Alexander), and Champion 15379 (Rabbits Foot Williams). A Champion … Continue reading

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January 24th in Gennett History, 1922: The Specialty Orchestra Recorded “Moon River”

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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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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January 20th in Gennett History, 1922: Vernon Dalhart recorded “Dear Old Southland”

January 20th in Gennett History, 1922: Vernon Dalhart recorded “Dear Old Southland” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4827, Starr-Gennett 9207, and Connorized 3060. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/151926187403587819/ This version is from Edison Blue Amberol 4508. 

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