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May 6th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra Recorded “Riverboat Shuffle”

May 6th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra recorded “Riverboat Shuffle” in Richmond. It was released on Gennett 5454. The track featured Bix Beiderbecke (c); Jimmy Hartwell (cl); George Johnson (ts); Dick Voynow (p); Bob Gillette (bj/g); Min Leibrook … Continue reading

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Happy 109th Birthday, Jimmy McPartland! (3/15/1907)

Happy 109th Birthday, Jimmy McPartland! (3/15/1907). He recorded “Prince of Wails” with the Wolverine Orchestra on cornet on 12/12/1924. It appeared on Gennett 5620, Starr-Gennett 9611, and Tempo R-24. 

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September 18th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra Recorded “Lazy Daddy”

September 18th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra recorded “Lazy Daddy” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 5542, Claxtonola 40375, HRS 9, Poydras MJC-13, Tempo R-45, and Vinylite Jazz 8. It featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), George Brunies (tb), … Continue reading

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Aug. 6th in Gennett History, 1931: Bix Beiderbecke Passed Away

Aug. 6th in Gennett History, 1931: Bix Beiderbecke passed away. “Jazz Me Blues” was his first recorded solo. Bix and the Wolverine Orchestra first recorded in Richmond on 2/18/1924. The band consisted of Bix Beiderbecke (c); Al Gandee (tb); Jimmy … Continue reading

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May 6th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra Recorded “Riverboat Shuffle”

May 6th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra recorded “Riverboat Shuffle” in Richmond. It was released on Gennett 5454. The track featured Bix Beiderbecke (c); Jimmy Hartwell (cl); George Johnson (ts); Dick Voynow (p); Bob Gillette (bj/g); Min Leibrook … Continue reading

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Happy 122nd Birthday to Ezra Wickemeyer! (3/25/1893)

Happy 122nd Birthday to Ezra Wickemeyer! (3/25/1893). The Gennett engineer, who recorded thousands of sides for the Gennett labels and studio sessions in Richmond, is on the far left with Bix Beiderbecke and the Wolverine Orchestra.

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Happy 108th Birthday, Jimmy McPartland! (3/15/1907)

Happy 108th Birthday, Jimmy McPartland! (3/15/1907). He recorded “Prince of Wails” with the Wolverine Orchestra on cornet on 12/12/1924. It appeared on Gennett 5620, Starr-Gennett 9611, and Tempo R-24.

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