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October 16th in Gennett History…

1935: Tex Ritter recorded “The Oregon Trail” in NYC. It appeared on Champion 45154. This recording is from the Decca era.  Advertisements

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October 12th in Gennett History…

October 12th in Gennett History, 1929: James Wiggins recorded “Forty – Four Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Paramount 12860 and Broadway 5061. The recording featured James Wiggins (v) and Blind Leroy Garnett (p).

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October 11th in Gennett History…

October 11th in Gennett History, 1928: Alphonso Trent and His Orchestra recorded “Louder and Funnier” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6664 and Champion 15641 (as by The Savannah Night Hawks). The Gennett ledger has “Johnny Smith, vocalist” crossed out. … Continue reading

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October 10th in Gennett History…

October 10th in Gennett History, 1928: William Harris recorded “Bullfrog Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 661, Champion 15614 (as Bud Johnson), and Conqueror 7264. Champion noted over 2,000 sales to Harris between 1928 and 1929. This is probably … Continue reading

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October 9th in Gennett History…

1924: The Sioux City Six recorded “Flock O’ Blues” and “I’m Glad” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5569, Brunswick 02207, and Session 7. The recording featured Bix Beiderbecke (c), Miff Mole (tb), Rube Bloom (p), Min Leibrook (bs), and … Continue reading

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October 6th in Gennett History…

October 6th in Gennett History, 1925: Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Wreck of the Shenandoah” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 3158, Champion 15048, Challenge 506, and Silvertone 3812. The Champion ledger book indicates this recording was later rerecorded in 1928. … Continue reading

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October 5th in Gennett History…

October 5th in Gennett History, 1923: King Oliver and his Creole Jazz Band recorded eight sides in Richmond. The band included Louis Armstrong and Joe ‘King’ Oliver (c), Honore Dutrey (tb), Johnny Dodds (cl), Lil Hardin (P), Johnny St. Cyr … Continue reading

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