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February 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists Recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare”

February 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5402. Featured on the recording is Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Dewey Neal (b. sax), Harry Wright (cl), Curtis Hitch (p), … Continue reading

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Happy 116th Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael! (11/22/1899)

Happy 116th Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael! Carmichael, a Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, was born on 11/22/1899. Hitch’s Happy Harmonists, one of his first recordings, recorded ‘Boneyard Shuffle’ in Richmond on May 19, 1925. It featured Carmichael (p), Fred Rollison (c), … Continue reading

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May 19th in Gennett History, 1925: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists Recorded “Washboard Blues”

May 19th in Gennett History, 1925: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists under the direction of Hoagy Carmichael recorded “Washboard Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 3066, Buddy 8005, and Brunswick 02206. The band featured Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Harry … Continue reading

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Feb. 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists Recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare”

Feb. 23rd in Gennett History, 1924: Hitch’s Happy Harmonists recorded “Ethiopian Nightmare” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5402. Featured on the recording is Fred Rollison (c), Jerry Bump (tb), Dewey Neal (b. sax), Harry Wright (cl), Curtis Hitch (p), … Continue reading

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Happy 115th Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael!

Happy 115th Birthday, Hoagy Carmichael! Carmichael, a Gennett Walk of Fame inductee, was born on 11/22/1899. Hitch’s Happy Harmonists, one of his first recordings, recorded ‘Boneyard Shuffle’ in Richmond on May 19, 1925. It featured Carmichael (p), Fred Rollison (c), … Continue reading

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