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April 15th is Tax Day and Gene Autry reminds us “Money Ain’t No Use Anyway.” He recorded it in Richmond on 2/9/1931. It appeared on Champion 16245, Champion 45156, Decca 5423, Decca X-1236, Melotone 45156, Montgomery Ward 8016, and Rex … Continue reading

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March 22nd in Gennett History, 1952: Uncle Dave Macon Passed Away

March 22nd in Gennett History, 1952: Uncle Dave Macon passed away. He recorded¬† “Don’t Get Weary Children” on August 15, 1934 with Kirk and Sam McGhee. It appeared on Champion S-16822, Champion 45048, Decca 5369, and Montgomery Ward 8029.

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Dec. 1st in Gennett History, 1930: Gene Autry Recorded “A Yodeling Hobo”

Dec. 1st in Gennett History, 1930: Gene Autry recorded “A Yodeling Hobo” in NYC. Released on Champion 45172, Decca 5527, Montgomery Ward 4932 & 8017. Autry sang and played the guitar. Champion 45172 sold 555 copies for the period ending … Continue reading

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Nov. 24th in Gennett History, 1930: Gene Autry Recorded “Yodeling Hobo”

Nov. 24th in Gennett History, 1930: Gene Autry recorded “Yodeling Hobo” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16166 & 45172, Decca 5527, Melotone 45172 & 45254, and Montgomery Ward 4932 & 8013. Champion 45172 sold 439 copies for the period … Continue reading

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Nov. 6th in Gennett Records History, 1930: Gene Autry Recorded “In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2”

Nov. 6th in Gennett Records History, 1930: Gene Autry recorded “In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2” in Richmond. It appeared Champion 16141 and Montgomery Ward 4975. The Champion release sold 1,962 copies between 1930 and 1932    

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Happy 144th Birthday, Uncle Dave Macon! (October 7, 1870)

Happy 144th Birthday, Uncle Dave Macon! He was born on October 7, 1870. The Gennett Walk of Fame Inductee with Sam and Kirk McGhee recorded “Don’t Get Weary Children” on 8/15/1934 in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16822 … Continue reading

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Happy 107th Birthday, Gene Autry! (September 29, 1907)

Happy 107th Birthday, Gene Autry! Autry was born on 9/29/1907 and recorded some of the finest early country music at Gennett, including “Train Whistle Blues,” which appeared on Ch. 16073, Ge. 7310, Melotone 45013, MW 8034, and Spt 9706.

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