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November 8th in Gennett History…

1924: The Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Texas Moaner Blues” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5594, Silvertone 4033, and Jazz Collector L – 94. The recording featured Louis Armstrong (c), Alberta Hunter (as Josephine Beatty) (v), Aaron Thompson (tb), … Continue reading

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November 7th in Gennett History…

  1923: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Roamin To Wyomin” in NYC on Gennett 5301. Of the musicians known, this recording featured Earl Oliver (c), Charlie Panelli (tb), Frank Signorelli (p), Nick Lucas, Tony Colucci or John Cali (bjo), and Jack … Continue reading

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November 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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November 5th in Gennett History…

1930: Goebel Reeves, The Texas Drifter, recorded “I Learned About Women From Her” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 16234, Champion 45194, and Melotone 45194. Champion 16234 sold 532 copies in 1931 and 1932 (and 1 copy in 1933) and … Continue reading

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November 2nd in Gennett History…

1921: Harry Raderman’s Orchestra recorded “Moxie” in NYC. This custom recording for the Moxie Soda Company appeared on their own Moxie label. The A side features Arthur Fields vocalizing his love of this syrupy sweet drink.    1929: Carson Robison … Continue reading

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November 30 in Gennett History…

November 30 in Gennett History, 1928: Green Bailey recorded “The Santa Barbara Earthquake” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6702, Champion 15652, and Supertone 9320. The recording featured Green Bailey (v), Asa Martin (g), and Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f). Performers … Continue reading

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November 29th in Gennett History…

1920: the Putnam Theatre in Brooklyn ran a newspaper ad for Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Hounds, proclaiming her an “Attraction Extraordinary.” A few weeks earlier Okeh released Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” and it sold extremely well. Thanks in part … Continue reading

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