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March 13th in Gennett History, 1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Recorded “Tin Roof Blues”

March 13th in Gennett History, 1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded “Tin Roof Blues” in Richmond. This historic session appeared on Gennett 5105, Buddy 8001, Starr-Gennett 9435, Temple 521, and UHCA 87. The track featured Paul Mares (c), George … Continue reading

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March 12th in Gennett History, 1923: The New Orleans Rhythm Kings Recorded “Shim-me-sha-wabble”

March 12th in Gennett History, 1923: The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded “Shim-me-sha-wabble” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5106, as well as reissue labels British Rhythm 1004, Jazz Classic 503 and L-27, and Vinylite Jazz Reissues 24. This recording … Continue reading

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February 25th in Gennett History, 1924: The Bucktown Five Recorded “Chicago Blues”

February 25th in Gennett History, 1924: The Bucktown Five recorded “Chicago Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5418. The recording featured Muggsy Spanier (c), Guy Carey (tb), Volly de Faut (cl), Mel Stitzel (p), and Marvin Saxbe (g/bjo). 

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March 13th in Gennett History, 1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings Recorded “Tin Roof Blues”

March 13th in Gennett History, 1923: the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded “Tin Roof Blues” in Richmond. This historic session appeared on Gennett 5105, Buddy 8001, Starr-Gennett 9435, Temple 521, and UHCA 87. The track featured Paul Mares (c), George … Continue reading

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March 12th in Gennett History, 1923: The New Orleans Rhythm Kings Recorded “Shim-me-sha-wabble”

March 12th in Gennett History, 1923: The New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded “Shim-me-sha-wabble” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5106, as well as reissue labels British Rhythm 1004, Jazz Classic 503 and L-27, and Vinylite Jazz Reissues 24. This recording … Continue reading

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Feb 25th in Gennett History, 1924: The Bucktown Five Recorded “Chicago Blues”

Feb 25th in Gennett History, 1924: The Bucktown Five recorded “Chicago Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5418. The recording featured Muggsy Spanier (c), Guy Carey (tb), Volly de Faut (cl), Mel Stitzel (p), and Marvin Saxbe (g/bjo).

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Feb. 12th in Gennett History, 1967: Muggsy Spanier Passed Away

Feb. 12th in Gennett History, 1967: Muggsy Spanier passed away. He recorded “Hot Mittens” with The Bucktown Five in Richmond on 2/25/1924. It appeared on Gennett 5518, Claxtonola 40353, Tempo R-1, and Temple 544. The recording featured Muggsy Spanier (c), … Continue reading

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