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April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Blythe and Burton Recorded “Block And Tackle Blues”

April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe (vox & piano) and W.E. “Buddy” Burton (vox & piano) recorded “Block And Tackle Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502 and Q.R.S. R – 7016 as by Williams and Moore. 

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April 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Blythe and Burton Recorded “Dustin the Keys”

April 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. Burton recorded “Dustin the Keys” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502-B, Champion 15507, and QRS 7016. Champion 15507 sold approx. 900 copies between 1928 and 1929.  

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Happy 117th Birthday, Lonnie Johnson (2/8/1899)

Happy 117th Birthday, Lonnie Johnson (2/8/1899). The legendary guitarist recorded several sides, some with Jimmy Blythe, under the pseudonym George Jefferson in Richmond on December 13 and 14, 1927, which included the track “It’s Hot, Let it Alone” from Gennett … Continue reading

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February 4th in Gennett History, 1930: Robinson’s Knights of Rest Recorded “Mean Baby Blues”

February 4th in Gennett History, 1930: Robinson’s Knights of Rest recorded “Mean Baby Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16607. The track featured Bob Robinson (cl), Jimmy Blythe (p), and Scrapper Blackwell (g). 

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Happy 114th Birthday, Jimmy Blythe! (5/20/1901)

Happy 114th Birthday, Jimmy Blythe! (5/20/1901) Blythe’s Blue Boys recorded “My Baby” on 4/18/1928 in Richmond. Champion 15528 sold approx. 5,000 copies between 1928 and 1930.  It was also issued as Gennett 6454 as The State Street Ramblers, Champion 40115, Decca … Continue reading

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April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and “Buddy” Burton Recorded “Block And Tackle Blues”

April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe (vox & piano) and W.E. “Buddy” Burton (vox & piano) recorded “Block And Tackle Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502 and Q.R.S. R – 7016 as by Williams and Moore.

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April 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. Burton Recorded “Dustin the Keys”

April 17th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe and W.E. “Buddy” Burton recorded “Dustin the Keys” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502-B, Champion 15507, and QRS 7016. Champion 15507 sold approx. 900 copies between 1928 and 1929.

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