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March 19th in Gennett History, 1931: The State Street Ramblers Recorded “Georgia Grind”

March 19th in Gennett History, 1931: The State Street Ramblers recorded “Georgia Grind” in Richmond. It appeared on XX 15, Spr 2648, Ch 16279 & 40009, HJCA HC-71, and JC L-47. The band consisted of Alfred Bell (vox, kazoo & … Continue reading

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Jan. 31st in Gennett History, 1906: Roosevelt Sykes Was Born

Jan. 31st in Gennett History, 1906: Roosevelt Sykes was born. He recorded “Single Tree Blues” in Richmond on 9/7/1929. It appeared on Paramount 12827 as by Dobby Bragg.

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Jan. 27th in Gennett History, 1888: Harry Frankel Was Born

Jan. 27th in Gennett History, 1888: Harry Frankel was born. He recorded “How Are You Going To Wet Your Whistle” in 1919 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 4521. Frankel passed away in 1948 in his home in Richmond, Indiana.

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Dec. 30th in Gennett History, 2004: Artie Shaw Passed Away

Dec. 30th in Gennett History, 2004: Artie Shaw passed away. Artie’s first recording session occurred in Richmond on 8/13/1928 with Joe Cantor and His Orchestra. Unfortunately, the 4 sides went unreleased and are lost. But here is one of his … Continue reading

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