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Newspaper advertisement for Bob's Supper Club (Birmingham, Alabama), featuring Johnnie Hayden, Lucky Leon Davis, Hardy Matthews, Westbrook Walker, and Art Harris.Huntsville Mirror, March 23, 1957.

Newspaper advertisement for Lucky Leon Davis at Club Robert L, Lovick, Alabama, Birmingham News, October 26, 1961.

Newspaper advertisement for the Downbeat Club, Ensley, Alabama, featuring Ike "Boss Man" Williams and His Collegians and Lucky Leon Davis and His All-Stars.Huntsville Mirror, November 26, 1960.

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Newspaper advertisement for Reco Lynn, "Mr. Voice of the South," and "Lucky" Leon Davis, "'The Singing Drummer' And His All-Star Band," Club 401, Powderly, Alabama.Birmingham Mirror, March 4, 1961.

Newspaper advertisement for Frank Adams and His Swingsters at the Woodland Club,Birmingham News, November 20, 1963.

Newspaper advertisement for Bob's Savoy Cafe (AKA Bob's Savoy, AKA The Little Savoy), "A New Deal In Dining Entertainment," featuring the Savoy Syncopators, Weekly Review, Birmingham, Alabama, March 16, 1946.

Newspaper advertisement for the Grand Terrace Rainbow Room. "DANCE and FLOOR SHOW Every Sunday nite. Featuring MISS NELLIE JONES, the little girl with a voice like a nightingale."Weekly Review, July 11, 1942. Count Basie is pictured at the piano,…

Newspaper advertisement for Bullmoose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats at Birmingham's Masonic Temple,Birmingham News, November 14, 1948.

Newspaper advertisement for Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy, featuring Floyd Smith and Beverly White with the Jubilaires. Weekly Review, June 29, 1946.

Newspaper advertisement for Lionel Hampton at Birmingham's Masonic Temple,Weekly Review, January 3, 1941.

Newspaper advertisement for Lionel Hampton at Birmingham's Masonic Temple, Weekly Review, December 27, 1940.

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Poster advertisement for the Johnson Brothers String Band, circa 1950s.

Courtesy George Johnson.

As this and other advertisements indicate, bandleader Sonny Blount -- performing here with "His 10-pc. Colored Orchestra" at the posh white venue, Queenstown Lake -- had by 1945 become popular with both Black and white audiences in Birmingham. Early…

"Witches! Witches! Are You Afraid Of Them?"Newspaper advertisement for a Halloween night dance featuring Fess Whatley, organized by promoter Monroe Kenedy at Birmingham's Masonic Temple.Weekly Review, October 28, 1944.

Newspaper advertisement for a Masonic Temple dance to follow a 1944 football game between Atlanta's Clark College and Tuskegee Institute. Singer Dolly Brown performed with Fess Whatley and his Orchestra, in an event managed by promoter Monroe…

Newspaper advertisement for Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra, featuring singer Judy Carrol.Weekly Review, January 15, 1944.

Newspaper advertisement for pianist/bandleader John L. "Fats Waller" Bell and his All-Star Band at the Grand Terrace.Weekly Review, August 26, 1944.

Newspaper advertisement for drummer/bandleader Mevlin Caswell's Grand Terrace Swingsters, featuring Chick ("That Famous Female Impersonator") and the shake-dancing Madame Twannie (pictured). This and similar (or identical) ads for the Grand Terrace's…

Newspaper advertisement for Fess Whatley and His band at the Masonic Temple's Halloween Ball. "WITCHES! WITCHES! WITCHES!"Weekly Review, October 31, 1942.
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