Tag Archives: Scrapper Blackwell

Happy 111th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905)

Happy 111th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905). Leroy Carr played piano on several Scrapper Blackwell Gennett recordings, including “Back Door Blues.”  They recorded it in Richmond on November 24, 1931 and it appeared on Champion 16361, Superior 2782, and Varsity … Continue reading

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Happy 113th Birthday, Scrapper Blackwell! (2/21/1903)

Happy 113th Birthday, Scrapper Blackwell! (2/21/1903). He recorded “Back Door Blues” on 11/24/1931 in Richmond. It appeared on Superior 2765, Varsity 6042, and Champion 16452. 

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February 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded Six Sides

February 5th in Gennett History, 1930: Georgia Tom Dorsey recorded six sides in Richmond, most of them released under the pseudonym ‘Smokehouse Charlie.’ In addition to Dorsey’s vocals and guitar, these tracks feature Scrapper Blackwell on guitar. The recording of … Continue reading

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February 4th in Gennett History, 1930: Robinson’s Knights of Rest Recorded “Mean Baby Blues”

February 4th in Gennett History, 1930: Robinson’s Knights of Rest recorded “Mean Baby Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16607. The track featured Bob Robinson (cl), Jimmy Blythe (p), and Scrapper Blackwell (g). 

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November 24th in Gennett History, 1931: Scrapper Blackwell Recorded “Hard Time Blues”

November 24th in Gennett History, 1931: Scrapper Blackwell recorded ‘Hard Time Blues’ in Richmond. This recording appeared on Champion 16361, Superior 2827, and Varsity 6049. A royalty statement sent to Blackwell in 1932 indicated only 189 sales. Blackwell is on … Continue reading

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April 29th in Gennett History, 1935: Leroy Carr Passed Away

April 29th in Gennett History, 1935: Leroy Carr passed away. He recorded “Hard Time Blues” with Scrapper Blackwell on 11/24/1931 in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16361, Superior 2827, and Varsity 6049.  

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Happy 110th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905)

Happy 110th Birthday to Leroy Carr! (3/27/1905). Leroy Carr played piano on several of  Scrapper Blackwell’s Gennett recordings.

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