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April 1st in Gennett History, 1929: The Southern Blues Singers Recorded “Light House Blues”

April 1st in Gennett History, 1929: The Southern Blues Singers recorded “Light House Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 15734, Gennett 6828, Supertone 9441, Varsity 6043, and AFCDJ A-043. The pianist on this track was Cow Cow Davenport. A … Continue reading

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Aug. 30th in Gennett History, 1930: Irene Scruggs Recorded “My Back To The Wall”

Aug. 30th in Gennett History, 1930: Irene Scruggs recorded “My Back To The Wall” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Ch 16148, Ge 7296, Poydras 80, Ristic 7, Spt 9769, and Varsity 6050. The Champion issue sold 843 copies between … Continue reading

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August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band Recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go”

August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go” in Richmond. The recordings appeared on Champion 16615 & Varsity 6025. A performers royalty accounting to J. … Continue reading

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July 8th in Gennett History, 1929: Georgia Tom Dorsey Recorded “Pigmeat Blues”

July 8th in Gennett History, 1929: Georgia Tom recorded “Pigmeat Blues” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 15815, Gennett 7008, Supertone 9507, and Varsity 6026. The Champion release sold approx. 1,700 sales between 1929 and 1930.

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