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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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Happy 112th Birthday, Bix Beiderbecke! (3/10/1903)

Happy 112th Birthday, Bix Beiderbecke! (3/10/1903). Here is Bix Beiderbecke with Wolverines Orchestra and Gennett engineer, Ezra Wickemeyer in 1924.  

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Feb. 18th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra Recorded “Jazz Me Blues”

Feb. 18th in Gennett History, 1924: The Wolverine Orchestra recorded “Jazz Me Blues” in Richmond. This recording appeared on Gennett 5408, Brunswick 02203, Hot Jazz Clubs of America HC-120, Hot Record Society 25, and Temple 546. The track featured Bix … Continue reading

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Happy 113th Birthday, George Brunies! (2/6/1902)

Happy 113th Birthday, George Brunies! (2/6/1902). Brunies recorded with Friar’s Society Orchestra, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and the Wolverine Orchestra at Gennett. His first session at Gennett was with Friar’s Society Orchestra. “Bugle Call Blues” was recorded on 8/29/1922 … Continue reading

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