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Happy 123rd Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892)

Happy 123rd Birthday, Johnny Dodds! (4/12/1892). Clarinetist, Johnny Dodds recorded with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band on the Gennett label in 1923 and the State Street Ramblers in 1927. The State Street Ramblers’ “Cootie Stomp” appeared on Gennett 6232 and … Continue reading

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March 19th in Gennett History, 1931: The State Street Ramblers Recorded “Georgia Grind”

March 19th in Gennett History, 1931: The State Street Ramblers recorded “Georgia Grind” in Richmond. It appeared on Superior 2648, Champion 16279, Champion 40009, HJCA HC-71, XX 15, and JC L-47. The band consisted of Alfred Bell (vox, kazoo, and … Continue reading

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Happy 116th Birthday, Lonnie Johnson! (2/8/1899)

Feb. 8th in Gennett History, 1899: Lonnie Johnson was born. The legendary guitarist recorded several sides, some with Jimmy Blythe, under the pseudonym George Jefferson in Richmond on Dec. 13 & 14, 1927. This is his Gennett Walk of Fame … Continue reading

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

Feb. 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 113th Birthday, Jimmy Blythe! (5/20/1901)

Happy 113th 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 and was also issued as Gennett 6454 as The State Street Ramblers, Ch 40115, … Continue reading

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

April 18th in Gennett History, 1928: Jimmy Blythe (vox & piano) and W.E. Burton (vox & piano) recorded “Block And Tackle Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6502 & 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. Burton recorded “Dustin the Keys” in Richmond. It appeared on Ge 6502-B, Ch 15507, & QRS 7016. Champion 15507 sold approx. 900 copies between 1928 and 1929.

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