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December 10th in Gennett History…

1901 & 1918: a VERY important day, as In 1901, Joseph W. Jones received his patent for ‘a process of producing sound records, one of the steps of which was the cutting of a laterally undulating groove in suitable material … Continue reading

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October 17th in Gennett History…

1936: Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg made a political speech full of rebuttals that included recordings of President Roosevelt. The Senator from Michigan started by playing a recording of Roosevelt’s oath of office in 1933. Vandenberg accused President Roosevelt of forming … Continue reading

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September 14th in Gennett History…

September 14th in Gennett History, 1923: Bob Royce’s Ohio State Collegians recorded “There’s Not Another Girlie” in Richmond. Unfortunately, it and another recording the made that day have not turned up anywhere.

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September 7th in Gennett History…

1921: Company President, Fred Gennett, recorded “To Senator Watson On Equality Of Taxation” in Richmond. This is one of the earliest recordings made in the Richmond, Indiana studio.

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November 27th in Gennett History…

November 27th in Gennett History, 1965: Gennett Records head, Fred Gennett, died at the age of 79. From Rick Kennedy’s Jelly Roll, Bix & Hoagy, “Fred was more of a dreamer…He had no personal interest in the jazz being embraced … Continue reading

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November 3rd in Gennett History…

November 3rd in Gennett History, 1922: Mrs. Steele recorded five sides in Richmond. Included in these five takes was “A Little Bit of Love,” matrix #11212, which featured Mrs. Steele’s soprano vocals accompanied with violin, piano and organ. It is … Continue reading

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October 17th in Gennett History…

1936: Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg made a political speech full of rebuttals that included recordings of President Roosevelt. The Senator from Michigan started by playing a recording of Roosevelt’s oath of office in 1933. Vandenberg accused President Roosevelt of forming … Continue reading

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