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October 20th in Gennett History…

1890: Happy 127th Birthday, Jelly Roll Morton! Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe was born on October 20, 1890 in New Orleans. Morton recorded “Mr. Jelly Lord” with the New Orleans Rhythm Kings on July 17, 1923 in Richmond.    1925: Nathan Glantz … Continue reading

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August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “It Won’t Be Long”

August 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “It Won’t Be Long” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15453, Conquerer 7266, Gennett 6379, and Challenge 331. The Champion Royalty ledgers indicated to Dennis Taylor that this issue sold … Continue reading

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Happy 128th Birthday, Cryin’ Sam Collins! (8/11/1887)

Happy 128th Birthday, Cryin’ Sam Collins! Born on August 11, 1887, Collins recorded “Do That Thing” on 8/27/1927 in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6307, Champion 15453, Silvertone 5131, and Superior 369. A royalty statement to Dennis Taylor indicated the … Continue reading

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Dec. 15th in Gennett History, 1927: John D. Fox w/ Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “The Moaning Blues”

Dec. 15th in Gennett History, 1927: John D. Fox w/ Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “The Moaning Blues” in Richmond. This recording appeared on Gennett 6352 and Bell 1190.

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Aug. 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “It Won’t Be Long”

Aug. 27th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “It Won’t Be Long” in Richmond. It appeared on Ch 15453, Cqr 7266, Ge 6379, & Chg 331. The Champion Royalty ledgers indicated to Dennis Taylor that this issue sold … Continue reading

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Happy 127th Birthday, Cryin’ Sam Collins! (Aug. 11, 1887)

Happy 127th Birthday, Cryin’ Sam Collins! Collins was born on August 11, 1887. He recorded “Do That Thing” on 8/27/1927 in Richmond. It appeared on Ge. 6307, Ch. 15453, Sil. 5131, & Spr. 369. A royalty statement to Dennis Taylor … Continue reading

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April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins Recorded “Jailhouse Blues”

April 25th in Gennett History, 1927: Cryin’ Sam Collins recorded “Jailhouse Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Ge 6167, BP 8025, Bell 1173, Ch 15320, Her 92043, Sil 5127, & Spt 9291. The Champion issue sold about 8,000 copies between … Continue reading

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