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January 23rd in Gennett History…

January 23rd in Gennett History, 1993: Georgia Tom Dorsey (Thomas A. 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 … Continue reading

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January 22nd in Gennett History…

January 22nd in Gennett History, 1929: Zack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels recorded “Mandy” in Richmond. It was released on Gennett 6781 and Supertone 9486. The band featured Sy Oliver, Bubber Whyte, and Henry Savage (c), Floyd Brady (tb), Earl Tribble, … Continue reading

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January 21st in Gennett History…

January 21st in Gennett History, 1924: Doc Cook’s Dreamland Orchestra recorded “So This Is Venice” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5360. The recording featured Freddie Keppard and Elwood Graham (c), Fred Garland (tb), Joe Poston (as), Jerome Pasquall (ts), … Continue reading

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January 19th in Gennett History…

January 19th in Gennett History, 1923: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Apple Sauce” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5030. The track featured Phil Napoleon (?) (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Benny Krueger & and unknown (sax), Jimmy Lytell (cl), Nick Lucas … Continue reading

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January 18th in Gennett History…

January 18th in Gennett Records History, 1922: Joe Kayser and His Novelty Orchestra recorded “Everybody Step” in Richmond. The release was an un-numbered Personal Recording. 

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January 16th in Gennett History…

January 16th in Gennett History, 1932: Tommie Bradley recorded “Window Pane Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16696 and Varsity 6054. The recording features Tommie Bradley (v and g), James Cole (f), Eddie Dimmit (mdn), and an … Continue reading

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January 11th in Gennett History…

January 11th in Gennett History, 1927: Harry Pollock’s Maurice Club Diamonds recorded “There Ain’t No Maybe in My Baby’s Eyes” in NYC.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15213, Silverstone 5029, Challenge 236, Challenge 239, Challenge 355, Vocalion B-217, … Continue reading

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January 9th in Gennett History…

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 … Continue reading

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January 5h in Gennett History…

Happy 111th Birthday, Wild Bill Davison! (1/5/1906). He recorded “Mandy Make Up Your Mind” with the Chubb Steinberg Orchestra on 4/30/1925 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 3058. It featured Art Hicks (v), Burt Allen and Wild Bill Davison (c), … Continue reading

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January 4th in Gennett History…

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). … Continue reading

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