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November 19th in Gennett History…

1930: Big Bill Broonzy (Big Bill Johnson) recorded “How You Want It Done” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion 16172, Superior 2560, and Savoy 501. Georgia Tom Dorsey, Jane Lucas and The Hokum Boys in Richmond and Carson Robison in … Continue reading

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November 18th in Gennett History…

1924: Lois Deppe recorded “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” in Richmond, Indiana. It appeared on Gennett Personal 20021. The personnel included featured Lois Deppe (v) and Earl Hines (p). This recording appeared on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” 

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November 17th in Gennett History…

1922: Happiness Boys (Billy Jones and Ernest Hare) recorded “You Tell Her – I Stutter” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5007. This YouTube video states that the Happiness Boys recorded this version in October and it appeared on Edison. … Continue reading

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November 16th in Gennett History…

  1928: Lawrence Welk and His Novelty Orchestra recorded “Spiked Beer” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Gennett 6712, Gurney 20341, and Champion 15639. The ledger noted “Personal, Lawrence Welk, Yankton, S.D.” The Gurney Seed and Nursery Co. was based … Continue reading

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November 14th in Gennett History…

1850: Happy 168th Birthday, Jesse Walter Fewkes! Fewkes was born on Nov. 14, 1850 and became a leading archeologist of the American Southwest. Fewkes was also a renowned field recordist with the Smithsonian. He supervised the recording of the Hopi … Continue reading

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November 13th in Gennett History…

  1925: Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (f) and Edgar Boaz (g) recorded “And the Cat Came Back the Very Next Day” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 3235, Challenge 101 as by Uncle Jim Hawkins and Dock Roberts on Challenge 501. 

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November 12th in Gennett History…

1925: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “Then I’ll Be Happy” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3192, Champion 15055, Silvertone 3016, Aco G-15936, Beltona 1063, Coliseum 1915, and Guardsman 1873. Of the musicians known, this recording featured Arthur Fields (v), Red … Continue reading

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