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White Tulip Corn Meal.jpeg
Photo of Happy Wilson and his Golden River Boys, Birmingham, Alabama. Pictured left to right are Billy Tucker, Ted Crabtree, Sammy Pruett, Louise Linard, Happy Wilson, and Jim O’Day. Sponsors identified in the photo are White Tulip Corn Meal and…

Bo Berry Tribute Cover.jpeg
Program for a celebration honoring jazz trumpeter Collins "Bo" Berry of Birmingham, Alabama, November 11, 2023. Organized by friends and admirers, the tribute honored Berry's fifty-five years as a professional musician.

Cover photo by Roger…

Dale Casteel Transcript.pdf
Dale Casteel, interview with Burgin Mathews, recorded over the telephone, February 10, 2024. A founding member of the Alabama Ramblers, Casteel reflects on his time with that band, as well as on other musical experiences both before and after the…

Alabama Playboys label.jpg
One-of-a-kind acetate disc recording of Tommy Reeves and the Alabama Playboys, October 25, 1952. The disc contains a performance of "You Make Me Happy." The reverse side of the disc includes a performance by the Johnson Family, recorded on the same…

Johnson Family acetate label.jpg
One-of-a-kind acetate disc recording attributed to the Johnson Family, October 25, 1952. Mislabeled "Wildwood Flowers," the disc contains a performance of "You Are My Flower."Though there are some broad similarities, it appears unlikely that this…

Alabama College Dance Program 1.jpeg
Dance program for Alabama College's Senior Ball, 1936. Along with a printed list of student leaders and chaperones, this program includes a completed dance card, identifying the evening's dance partners for student Roberta Taylor.

A four-year…

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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.

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

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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.

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Sammy Lowe (1918-1993), trumpeter and arranger, Erskine Hawkins Orchestra.

Our Baby.jpg
Original sheet music for E. D. "Ras" and Ella Johnson composition, "Our Baby," dedicated to their niece Elizabeth, 1970.

"Elizabeth you are now three months old and we are trying to tell you how much we love you with this little song. 'OUR BABY.'…

Melody of Memories.jpg
Original sheet music for E. D. "Ras" Johnson composition, "Melody of Memories," 1974.

Courtesy George Johnson.

Don't Say Goodbye 1.jpg
Original sheet music and copyright registration for E. D. "Ras" Johnson composition, "Don't Say Goodbye," 1951.

Johnson You Just Keep On Hanging Around 1.jpg
Original sheet music for E. D. "Ras" Johnson composition, "You Just Keep On Hanging Around In My Heart," circa 1950s.

Courtesy George Johnson.

Johnson Raindrops 1.jpg
Original sheet music for E. D. "Ras" Johnson composition, "Raindrops," circa 1950s.

Courtesy George Johnson.

Big Jim Folsom Square Dance.jpeg
Photo of Big Jim Folsom at an Asheville, North Carolina, square dance attended by southern governors in 1947.

Owl Creek Bridge flyer.jpeg
Flyer, The Nick, Birmingham, Alabama, Undated.

Did your band play this show? Are you the artist? Let us know: contact burgin@southernmusicresearch.org.

From the collection of Andre Millard.

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Flyer for Radio Delete and Ala Mantra at Head on the Door, Montgomery, Alabama. Undated.

From the collection of Mike Seibert.

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Flyer for Radio Delete and GNP at Head on the Door, Montgomery, Alabama. Undated.

From the collection of Mike Seibert.

Unknown Artist Acetate Label.jpeg
This undated acetate, recorded by an unidentified artist, was located by John Horton in 2023 at an estate sale in Brierfield, Alabama. Side One: Four SongsSide Two: Three SongsHorton notes that one of the seven songs recorded on these two sides is…
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