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March 31st in Gennett Records History…

1924: Harry Frankel p/k/a/ Singin’ Sam recorded “Weepin’ Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5426 and Champion 15033 (as Frank Henderson). Frankel passed away on June 12, 1948, and is buried in Richmond, Indiana.  1923: Smilin’ Sam’s Dixie Strutters … Continue reading

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March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington Recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love”

March 30th in Gennett History, 1926: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3291 and Buddy 8010. The track featured Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Harrison (v), LeRoy … Continue reading

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March 29th in Gennett History…

1933: The Walter Family recorded “That’s my Rabbit, My Dog Caught It” in Richmond.  The recording appeared on the black labelled Champion S-16653.  The track featured Mary Walter (p), Charlie Estes (g), Ray Agee (bjo), and Draper Walter (f). A … Continue reading

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More March 28th in Gennett History…

March 28th in Gennett History, 1923: The Green Brothers Xylophone Orchestra recorded “Who’s Sorry Now” in NYC.  It appeared in Gennett 5122, Starr-Gennett 9382, and Edison Bell Winner 3874.  The recording featured Joe Green on xylophone.   March 28th in Gennett … Continue reading

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March 28th in Gennett History, 1928: The Hutchens Brothers Recorded “Climbing Up the Golden Stairs”

March 28th in Gennett History, 1928: The Hutchens Brothers recorded “Climbing Up the Golden Stairs” in Richmond. The brothers were really John McGhee (vox/g/har) and Frank Welling (vox/uke). This recording appeared on Champion 15567. 

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Happy 112th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905)

Happy 112th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905). Leroy Carr played piano on several Scrapper Blackwell Gennett recordings, including “Back Door Blues.”  They recorded it in Richmond on November 24, 1931 and it appeared on Champion 16361, Superior 2782, and Varsity … Continue reading

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March 24th in Gennett History…

1927: Hattie Garland recorded “Strange Woman’s Dream” in Chicago.” The recording appeared on Black Patti 8005. It featured Hattie Garland (vox), Maynard King (as), and William Pearson (p).  1957: Carson Robison passed away. He recorded dozens of sides for Gennett … Continue reading

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