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April 28th in Gennett History, 1934: Charley Patton Passed Away

April 28th in Gennett History, 1934: Charley Patton passed away. He recorded 14 sides in Richmond for Paramount Records on 6/14/1929, which included “Shake It and Break It (But Don’t Let It Fall Mama).” It appeared on Paramount 12869. The … Continue reading

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Happy 109th Birthday, Roosevelt Sykes! (1/31/1906)

Happy 109th Birthday, Roosevelt Sykes! (1/31/1906).  He recorded “Single Tree Blues” in Richmond on 9/7/1929. It appeared on Paramount 12827 as by Dobby Bragg.

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Dec. 19th in Gennett History, 1929: Blind Lemon Jefferson Passed Away

Dec. 19th in Gennett History, 1929: Blind Lemon Jefferson passed away. He recorded “Bed Springs Blues” in Richmond on 9/24/1929. It appeared on Paramount 12872.

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Dec. 3rd in Gennett History, 1955: Cow Cow Davenport Passed Away

Dec. 3rd in Gennett History, 1955: Cow Cow Davenport passed away. He recorded ‘Chimes Blues’ on April 1, 1929 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6838, as well as Champion 15726 (Charlie Davenport), & Paramount 12800, amongst many others.

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Dec. 1st in Gennett History, 1934: Blind Blake Passed Away

Dec. 1st in Gennett History, 1934: Blind Blake passed away. He recorded “Diddie Wa Diddie” on August 17, 1921 in Richmond. It appeared on Paramount 12888 and Broadway 5105 (Blind George Martin).

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Oct. 30th in Gennett History, 1929: The Blue Harmony Boys Recorded “Jerking The Load”

Oct. 30th in Gennett History, 1929: The Blue Harmony Boys recorded “Jerking The Load” in NYC. The recording appeared on Paramount 12889. The recording featured Rufus Quillian (v) and Ben Quillian (v). The Gennett ledger book noted “Made for New … Continue reading

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Oct. 29th in Gennett History, 1929: Wilmer Watts and The Lonely Eagles Recorded “Been On The Job Too Long”

Oct. 29th in Gennett History, 1929: Wilmer Watts and The Lonely Eagles recorded “Been On The Job Too Long” in NYC. The recording appeared on Paramount 3210 and Broadway 8248. The Gennett recording ledger noted “Made for New York Recording … Continue reading

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