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October 23rd in Gennett History…

1928: Carl Fenton’s New Yorkers recorded “You’re The Cream In My Coffee” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 6643, Champion 15640, Silvertone 8312, and Supertone 9273. The recording featured vocalist Roy Strom. The Champion release sold 1,426 copies in … Continue reading

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October 22nd in Gennett History…

1929: The Westbrook Conservatory Entertainers recorded “Silent Night” in NYC. The recording appeared on Paramount 3197 and Broadway 8228. It featured vocalist John Westbrook (Walter). The Gennett Ledger noted, “Made for New York Recording Lab, Pt. Washington, Wis., title is … Continue reading

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October 19th in Gennett History…

1932: Asa Martin and Roy Hobbs recorded “Wild Cat Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16536 and sold 315 copies in 1933 and 1934. 

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October 17th in Gennett History…

1936: Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg made a political speech full of rebuttals that included recordings of President Roosevelt. The Senator from Michigan started by playing a recording of Roosevelt’s oath of office in 1933. Vandenberg accused President Roosevelt of forming … Continue reading

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October 14th in Gennett History…

1925: Alberta Jones recorded “I’m Gonna Put You Right In Jail” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3403, Champion 15180, Herwin 92001, and Silvertone 5025. She was accompanied by The Ellington Twins, who were Duke Ellington (p) and Otto Hardwicke … Continue reading

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October 12th in Gennett History…

1929: James Wiggins recorded “Forty – Four Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Paramount 12860 and Broadway 5061. The recording featured James Wiggins (v) and Blind Leroy Garnett (p). 

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October 11th in Gennett History…

1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra recorded “Louder and Funnier” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6664 and Champion 15641 (as by The Savannah Night Hawks). The Gennett ledger has “Johnny Smith, vocalist” crossed out. The Champion issue sold approx. … Continue reading

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