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May 5th in Gennett History….Sam Lanin and Blind Willie McTell

May 5th in Gennett History, 1977: prolific Gennett recording artist and organizer, Sam Lanin died. Lanin’s Famous Players recorded ‘”Wabash Blues” in NYC on 11/24/1921. It appeared on Gennett 4796, Connorized 3019, Edison Bell Winner 3643, Rich-Tone 7013, and Starr-Gennett … Continue reading

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March 17th in Gennett History, 1922: Variety Published Two Gennett Reviews

March 17th in Gennett History, 1922: Variety magazine published two reviews of Gennett releases. They reviewed Gennett 4823 (Lanin’s Famous Players) and Gennett 4798 (Harry Spindler’s Hotel Sinten Orchestra). The reviews seem to spend more time on the publisher royalties … Continue reading

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Happy 123rd Birthday, Sam Lanin! (9/4/1891)

Happy 123rd Birthday, Sam Lanin! Lanin was born on 9/4/1891. He led an organized over a hundred sessions at Gennett with his orchestra, Ladd’s Black Aces, Bailey’s Lucky Seven, and others, though he played little on them. Here is Sam … Continue reading

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May 5th in Gennett History, 1977: Prolific Gennett Recording Artist, Sam Lanin Died

May 5th in Gennett History, 1977: prolific Gennett recording artist, Sam Lanin died. Lanin’s Famous Players recorded ‘Sweet Lady’ on 9/9/1921 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4746 & 4777.

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