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April 11th in Gennett History…

April 11th in Gennett History, 1926: Leonard Rutherford and John Foster recorded “Richmond Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6976 and Conqueror 7276 (as the Rankin Brothers). Leonard Rutherford appeared on fiddle & vox and John Foster was on … Continue reading

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April 10th in Gennett History…

1894: Happy 124th Birthday, Fess Williams! (4/10/1894). Williams and His Royal Flush Orchestra recorded around ten sides for Gennett in 1925 and 1926, including this classic “Wimmin – Aaah!” which appeared on Gennett 3259.      1938: King Oliver passed … Continue reading

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April 9th in Gennett History…

April 9th in Gennett History, 1930: Cliff Carlisle recorded “Desert Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 7187, Champion 15992, Champion 45155, Supertone 9710 (as Amos Greene), and Decca 5531. The Champion 15992 issue sold approx. 7,500 copies between 1930 … Continue reading

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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), Lil Hardin Armstrong (p), Bill … Continue reading

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April 3rd in Gennett History…

1924: Robert Perutz recorded “Valse Caprice” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett C3-A. The recording featured Thomie Prewett Williams (p) and Robert Perutz (v).    1927: Daddy Moon Hayes and His Boys recorded “France Blues” in Chicago. It appeared on … Continue reading

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March 30th in Gennett History..

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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