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August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go”
August 3rd in Gennett History, 1932: The Picaninny Jug Band recorded “You Got To Have That Thing” and “Bottle It Up and Go” in Richmond. The recordings appeared on Champion 16615 and Varsity 6025. A performers royalty accounting to J. … Continue reading
1925: Violinist Scipione Guidi recorded three sides in NYC. “Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)” and “Rondino” appeared on Gennett 10098 with “Solvejg’s Song” released on Gennett 3105. 1930: Bert Stock and his Orchestra recorded four sides in Richmond. Here, his granddaughter returns several … Continue reading
1885: Happy 132nd Birthday, King Oliver! (5/11/1885) 1923: Bailey’s Lucky Seven recorded “March of the Mannikins” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 5153, Starr-Gennett 9382, and Apex 428.
1928: Oscar L. Coffey recorded “Six Feet of Earth Makes Us All One Size” in Richmond. The recording appeared on Champion 15523, Gennett 6496, and Supertone 9325. The Champion issue sold over 3,000 copies between 1928 and 1930.
1901: Happy 116th Birthday, Blind Willie McTell! (5/5/1901). The guitarist recorded with Curley Weaver for Champion with many of the records also ending up on Decca in April 1935 in Chicago. Here Weaver and McTell recorded their “Two Faced Woman.” … Continue reading
1928: Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers recorded “Sweet Morning” in Richmond. It appeared on Gennett 6606.
1927: The California Vagabonds recorded “S-L-U-E Foot” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6170, Champion 15322 (as Gordon Grimes and his Orchestra), and Aco GA-20026 (as Frisco Syncopators). This recording featured Chelsea Quesley and Frank Cush (c), Tommy Dorsey (tb), … Continue reading