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January 17th in Gennett History…

1928: Otto Gray’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band recorded “Adam & Eve” in Richmond. This was a rerecord. It appeared on Gennett 6376 (Owen Gray), Champion 15482 (McGinty’s Oklahoma Cowboy Band), Challenge 396 (Art Coffee), Silvertone 8157, and Supertone 9242 (Otis Stewart). … Continue reading

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January 16th in Gennett History…

1932: Tommie Bradley recorded “Window Pane Blues” in Richmond. It appeared on Champion S – 16696 and Varsity 6054. The recording features Tommie Bradley (v and g), James Cole (f), Eddie Dimmit (mdn), and an unknown washboard player. 

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January 15th in Gennett History…

1882: Happy 136th Birthday, Henry Burr! (1/15/1882) The vocalist recorded several sides for Gennett with the Sterling Trio. This photo is from their entry in the 1923 Gennett Catalog.   1925: The Tweedy Brothers recorded “Cripple Creek” in Richmond. It … Continue reading

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January 12th in Gennett History…

 1923: Clarence Gennett recorded a series of nursery rhymes under the pseudonym “Charles Gordon.” These recitations appeared on Gennett 5029 and 4932. 

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January 11th in Gennett History…

1927: Harry Pollock’s Maurice Club Diamonds recorded “There Ain’t No Maybe in My Baby’s Eyes” in NYC.  The recording appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15213, Silverstone 5029, Challenge 236, Challenge 239, Challenge 355, Vocalion B-217, and Vocalion XA-18003.  It featured … Continue reading

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January 6th in Gennett History…

1925: Oliver Naylor’s Seven Aces recorded “Bye Bye Baby” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5643, Starr-Gennett 9615, and Claxtonola 40419. The track featured Edward ‘Pinky’ Gerbrecht (c), Charles Hartman (tb), Newton Richardson (sax), Bill Creger (cl), Oliver Naylor (p), … Continue reading

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January 4th in Gennett History…

1927: Johnny Sylvester and His Playmates recorded “A Blues Serenade” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 6026, Champion 15203 (Bobby Jones and His Orchestra), Challenge 234 (Memphis Melody Players), and Silvertone 5024 (Johnson’s Plantation Serenaders). The Champion issue sold 997 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Gennett Records

Mary Harris and Gennett Records wish you a “Happy New Year Blues.” Harris recorded this side in Chicago on 10/31/1935 for Champion / Decca. It appeared on Champion 50045 and Decca 7804. Harris was accompanied by Peetie Wheatstraw (p) and … Continue reading

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December 23rd in Gennett History…

1924: Red Onion Jazz Babies recorded “Cake Walking Babies From Home” in NYC. It appeared on Gennett 5627, Silvertone 4029, and a ton of foreign reissue labels. It featured Eva Taylor and Clarence Todd (vox), Louis Armstrong (c), Charlie Irvis … Continue reading

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December 22nd in Gennett History…

1926: Jack Kaufman recorded “Where Do You Work-a John” in NYC. I dont know if this video is from that recording (though it indicates it is from 1926), but Kaufman’s Gennett session appeared on Gennett 6010, Challenge 227, Silvertone 8014, … Continue reading

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