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November 8th in Gennett History, 1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies Recorded “Texas Moaner Blues”

November 8th in Gennett History, 1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Texas Moaner Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5594, Silvertone 4033, and Jazz Collector L – 94. The recording featured Louis Armstrong (c), Alberta Hunter (as Josephine … Continue reading

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April 6th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band Made Their First Recordings

April 6th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band recorded ten sides in Richmond, including “Chimes Blues,” “Canal Street Blues,” and “Dippermouth Blues.” The band featured King Oliver and Louis Armstrong (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), … Continue reading

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Happy 121st Birthday, Alberta Hunter (4/1/1895)

Happy 121st Birthday, Alberta Hunter (4/1/1895). She recorded as Josephine Beatty for Gennett with the Red Onion Jazz Babies. “Texas Moaner Blues” appeared on Gennett 5594 and Silvertone 4033. The track featured Alberta Hunter (vox), Louis Armstrong (c), Aaron Thompson … Continue reading

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Happy 118th Birthday, Lil Hardin Armstrong! (2/3/1898)

Happy 118th Birthday, Lil Hardin Armstrong! (2/3/1898). She recorded and co-wrote “Workingman Blues” with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Richmond on 10/5/1923. It appeared on Gennett 5275, Biltmore 1028, and Tempo R-29. 

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December 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies Recorded “Cake Walking Babies From Home”

December 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Cake Walking Babies From Home” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5627, Silvertone 4029, and a ton of foreign reissue labels. It featured Eva Taylor and Clarence Todd (vox), … Continue reading

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November 8th in Gennett History, 1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies Recorded “Texas Moaner Blues”

November 8th in Gennett History, 1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Texas Moaner Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5594, Silvertone 4033, and Jazz Collector L – 94. The recording featured Louis Armstrong (c), Alberta Hunter (as Josephine … Continue reading

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October 5th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band Recorded Eight Sides in Richmond

October 5th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band recorded eight sides in Richmond. The band included Louis Armstrong and Joe ‘King’ Oliver (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin (P), Johnny St. Cyr … Continue reading

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