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Watkins Brothers (w: Joe Rumore).jpeg
Photo postcard of the Watkins Brothers and the Mother's Best Red Hat Kids, circa 1950s, WVOK, Birmingham, Alabama. Pictured left to right are Curley Fagan, Richard Watkins, Bobby Watkins, announcer Joe Rumore, Jimmie Watkins, Robert [?], and Tommy…

Dan & Clara Brennan.jpeg
Two photographs of radio personality Dan Brennan and his wife Clara, Birmingham, Alabama. The first shows the young couple at radio station WVOK. In the second, the couple embraces; lipstick kisses adorn the back of the photo.Dan and Clara Brennan…

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Three promotional photo postcards for WVOK radio personality Dan Brennan, Birmingham, Alabama. Also featured in the postcards are Brennan's wife Clara and members of their growing family, children Danny and Susan.Born in Brickyard, Alabama, Brennan —…

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Photo of radio personality, businessman, and concert promoter Dan Brennan (1930-2020), WVOK, Birmingham, Alabama. Born in Brickyard, Alabama, Brennan — along with his older brothers Bill and Cyril — belonged to a powerful family of radio…

Dixie Jamnboree Ad.jpeg
Advertisement for "The Dixie Jamboree," hosted by Dan Brennan, WVOK, Birmingham, Alabama. Begun in the late 1940s and continuing into the 1960s, WVOK's "Dixie Jamboree" featured live music broadcast from Birmingham's National Guard Armory. Hosted by…

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Cast photograph of "The Dixie Jamboree," WVOK, Birmingham, Alabama. Begun in the late 1940s and continuing into the 1960s, WVOK's "Dixie Jamboree" featured live music broadcast from Birmingham's National Guard Armory. Hosted by radio personality Dan…

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Cast photograph for "The Dixie Jamboree," WVOK, Birmingham, Alabama. Begun in the late 1940s and continuing into the 1960s, WVOK's "Dixie Jamboree" featured live music broadcast from Birmingham's National Guard Armory. Hosted by radio personality Dan…

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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…

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Funeral program for educator, bandleader, and trumpeter Dr. Tolton C. Rosser (1932-2023), Birmingham, Alabama.

Harry Blevins, Alone with the Blues label.jpg
One-of-a-kind acetate disc recording of Henry Blevins and the Steel City Playboys, June 6, 1953."Alone with the Blues""Broken Hearted"Henry Blevins and the Steel City Playboys appeared weekly on Birmingham, Alabama, radio station WVOK's "Dixie…

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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.

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Newspaper advertisement for Lucky Leon Davis at Club Robert L, Lovick, Alabama, Birmingham News, October 26, 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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Singer Rickey Powell at The Jaybird, Birmingham, Alabama, December 16, 2017. Photo by Roger Stephenson.

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Trumpeter Collins "Bo" Berry at The Jaybird, Birmingham, Alabama, December 16, 2017. Photo by Roger Stephenson.

Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, Signed Photo.jpeg
The Erskine Hawkins Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom, publicity photo, circa 1940, signed by members of the band.

Note the addendum, "DEAD," next to the signature of trumpeter Marcellus Green. Green's 1942 automobile death was widely mourned in…

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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,…
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