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September 5th in Gennett History…

1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Blue” in NYC.  The recording appeared on Gennett 4943, Apex 464, and Starr Gennett 9292.    1924: Homer Rodeheaver recorded “Glorious City” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 5595 and Rainbow 1115.    1928: … Continue reading

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September 4th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers Recorded “Oogie Oogie Wa Wa”

September 4th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Oogie Oogie Wa Wa” in NYC. The recording appeared on Apex 464, Gennett 4943, and Starr-Gennett 9292. The recording features Phil Napoleon (c), Miff Mole (tb), Loren McMurray (sax), Jules … Continue reading

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June 8th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers Recorded “Haunting Blues”

June 8th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Haunting Blues” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 4904, Starr-Gennett 9260, and Rich-Tone 7045 (as the Dixie Boys). This recording featured Phil Napoleon & Jules Levy, Jr. (c), Miff … Continue reading

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April 29th in Gennett History, 1961: Trombonist Miff Mole Passed Away

April 29th in Gennett History, 1961: Trombonist Miff Mole passed away. He recorded “Blue” with McMurray’s California Thumpers on 9/5/1922 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4943, Starr-Gennett 9292, and Apex 464.  Miff Mole is enshrined in the Gennett Walk … Continue reading

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Sept. 4th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers Recorded “Oogie Oogie Wa Wa”

Sept. 4th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Oogie Oogie Wa Wa” in NYC. The recording appeared on Apex 464, Ge. 4943, and S-G 9292. The recording features Phil Napoleon (c), Miff Mole (tb), Loring McMurray (sax), Jules … Continue reading

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June 8th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers Recorded “Haunting Blues”

June 8th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Haunting Blues” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 4904, Starr Gennett 9260, and Rich-Tone 7045 (as the Dixie Boys). This recording featured Phil Napoleon & Jules Levy, Jr. (c), … Continue reading

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April 29th in Gennett History, 1961: Trombonist Miff Mole Passed Away

April 29th in Gennett History, 1961: Trombonist Miff Mole passed away. He recorded “Blue” with McMurray’s California Thumpers on 9/5/1922 in NYC. It appeared on Ge 4943, StGe 9292, & Apex 464.

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