Tag Archives: Starr Gennett

August 29th in Gennett History, 1922: The Friars Society Orchestra Recorded “Tiger Rag”

August 29th in Gennett History, 1922: The Friars Society Orchestra – Directed by Husk O’Hara – recorded “Tiger Rag” in Richmond. It appeared on Brunswick 02212, Gennett 4968, Starr-Gennett 9313, and Temple 550. The recording featured Paul Mares (c), George … Continue reading

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Happy 127th Birthday, Arthur Fields! (8/6/1888)

Happy 127th Birthday, Arthur Fields! Fields, born on August 6, 1888, was one of the most in demand vocalists in the first quarter century of the 1900s. He recorded “Let It Rain, Let It Pour” on January 29, 1925 and … Continue reading

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June 8th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers Recorded “Haunting Blues”

June 8th in Gennett History, 1922: McMurray’s California Thumpers recorded “Haunting Blues” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 4904, Starr-Gennett 9260, and Rich-Tone 7045 (as the Dixie Boys). This recording featured Phil Napoleon & Jules Levy, Jr. (c), Miff … Continue reading

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Welcome To June From Gennett Records!

We enter June with an appropriate and great recording from Bailey’s Lucky Seven entitled “When June Comes Along with a Song.” They recorded it on 6/13/1923 in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5183, Starr-Gennett 9416, and Apex 421. The track … Continue reading

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March 31st in Gennett History, 1923: Smilin’ Sam’s Dixie Strutters Recorded “Blue Hoosier Blues”

March 31st in Gennett History, 1923: Smilin’ Sam’s Dixie Strutters recorded “Blue Hoosier Blues” in NYC. The recording appeared on Gennett 5124, Starr-Gennett 9397, and Apex 410.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Gennett Records!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Gennett Records! Here is my first attempt to bring you some of Gennett’s music on my portable Starr Phonograph. This first recording is from Starr-Gennett 9318 – A, where Tom Ennis (pipes) and John Carridy … Continue reading

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Happy 132nd Birthday, Ernest Hare! (3/16/1883)

Happy 132nd Birthday, Ernest Hare! (3/16/1883). This is a photo of him in black face, as he is “Ready for fun” from the 1923 Gennett catalog. Hare recorded over 50 sides for Gennett in the 1920s in the NYC studio. … Continue reading

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