Tag Archives: January

January 9th in Gennett History…

1929: Willie Baker recorded “Mama Don’t Rush Me Blues” in Richmond. The track appeared on Gennett 6766, Champion 15694 (Steamboat Bill and His Guitar), Supertone 9366 (Willie Jones). The Champion royalty ledger noted sales of approx. 1,100 copies in 1929 … Continue reading

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January 6th in Gennett History…

1925: Oliver Naylor’s Seven Aces recorded “Bye Bye Baby” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5643, Starr-Gennett 9615, and Claxtonola 40419. The track featured Edward ‘Pinky’ Gerbrecht (c), Charles Hartman (tb), Newton Richardson (sax), Bill Creger (cl), Oliver Naylor (p), … Continue reading

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January 4th in Gennett History…

1927: Johnny Sylvester and His Playmates recorded “A Blues Serenade” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15203 (Bobby Jones and His Orchestra), Challenge 234 (Memphis Melody Players), and Silvertone 5024 (Johnson’s Plantation Serenaders). The Champion issue sold 997 … Continue reading

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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. 

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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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