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Program for Birmingham's John Tuggle Whatley Elementary School, named for the city's influential "Maker of Musicians," John T. "Fess" Whatley. Program includes a biography of Whatley and a photo of his early Vibra-Cathedral Orchestra. Please see also…

Newspaper advertisement for an Easter night dance featuring Fess Whatley's Vibra-Cathedral Orchestra.

Newspaper advertisement for a Christmas dance with Fess Whatley's Vibra-Cathedral Orchestra,Weekly Review, December 2, 1940.

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Lyrics and music for the official school song of John T. Whatley Elementary School, Birmingham, Alabama. Opened c. 1960, Whatley Elementary was named for John T. "Fess" Whatley, Birmingham's celebrated "Maker of Musicians," longtime local bandleader…
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