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Newspaper advertisement for Sonny Blount's "New Style Rhythm Band" at the Grand Terrace, 1943. Featured performers include singer Fletcher "Hootie" Myatt (misidentified here as Fletcher Myles); the "Famous Female Impersonator" Chick; and the…

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Newspaper advertisement for Sonny Blount's "New Style Rhythm Band" at the Grand Terrace, 1943. Featured performers include singer Fletcher "Hootie" Myatt (misidentified here as Fletcher Myles); the "Famous Female Impersonator" Chick; and the…

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Newspaper advertisement for Sonny Blount's "New Style Rhythm Band" at the Grand Terrace, Christmas 1943. Featured performers include, in addition to Blount's band, singer Fletcher "Hootie" Myatt (misidentified here as Fletcher Myles) and "Mammy Blues…

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Newspaper advertisement for Butterbeans and Susie at the Frolic Theater's Midnight Review.Birmingham News, January 25, 1925.This series of attractions, which invited white visitors into Black Birmingham's leading vaudeville theater to witness some of…

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Newspaper advertisement for Ida Cox at the Frolic Theater's Midnight Review.Birmingham News, December 19, 1924.This series of attractions, which invited white visitors into Black Birmingham's leading vaudeville theater to witness some of the nation's…

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Newspaper advertisement for national touring artist Mamie Smith and Her Jazz Revue in Birmingham.Birmingham News, December 22, 1921.

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Winter 1963 issue of Music Memories and Jazz Report (Vol. 3, No. 6). The issue marked the merger of Patrick Cather's Birmingham-basedMusic Memories Monthlywith the Ventura, California-basedJazz Report, edited by Paul Affledt. Included in this issue,…

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Funeral program for fife player Otha Turner (1908-2003) and drummer Bernice Turner Pratcher (1954-2003), Como, Mississippi. Both father and daughter, bearers of the family's distinctive fife and drum tradition, died on February 27, 2003.

Program…

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Funeral program for Jessie Mae Hemphill (1923-2006): blues and gospel singer, songwriter, drummer, and guitarist, and a bearer of north Mississippi's fife and drum tradition, Senatobia, Mississippi.

Program provided by Adam Lore.

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Funeral program for blues musician Jerry "Boogie" McCain (1930-2012), Gadsden, Alabama.

Program provided by Frank Phillips.

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Funeral program for Henry Lee "Gip" Gipson, Sr.: blues musician and proprietor of Gip's Place, the Bessemer, Alabama, juke joint (1931-2019).

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Funeral program for blues and country singer, songwriter, and harmonica player Sam Frazier, Jr. (1943-2021), Edgewater, Alabama.

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Blues and boogie-woogie pianist Robert McCoy, recorded by Patrick Cather, circa 1962-1963, Birmingham, Alabama.Cather produced, on his Vulcan / Vulkan Records label, two albums by McCoy -- Barrel House Blues and Jook Piano (1962) and Blues and Boogie…

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Juke Joint Duo (Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcom) live at Gip's Place, Bessemer, Alabama, October 2010. Henry "Gip" Gipson performs at approximately 26:00. Recorded by Ray Whirlwind. Courtesy Roger Stephenson.

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Satan and Adam, live at Gip's Place, Bessemer, Alabama, 2008. Featuring Little Joe Wells, Lenny Madden, and others. Recording courtesy Roger Stephenson. Listen to all tracks on this playlist (approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes total), or choose an…

put your hands on your hips!.mp3
This LP, recorded and sold in the 1960s at Birmingham’s Club 401, features live music by Johnny Hayden and the Organettes, with vocal performances by Roszetta Johnson, Eddie Sawyer, and Johnny Jackson. The club was located on Ishkooda Road in…

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Willie King headlines Henry "Gip" Gipson's birthday party, 2007. Additional performers include Lenny Madden, Curtis Files, Gip Gipson, Jock Webb, Johnny Baldwin, and more.Recorded by Ray Whirlwind, courtesy Roger Stephenson.Track 1: Lenny Madden,…

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Funeral program for blues musician and visual artist James "Son" Thomas (1926-1993), Leland, Mississippi.

Program provided by Frank Philips.

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In these audio excerpts, Benny Smith and his Houserockers, a rock and roll / blues band, performs live on the Midnight Mover Groover Show, hosted by "Little Walter" (Walter Anglin) on Birmingham radio station WJLD. Other musicians, along with bassist…

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Frank Adams recalls early gigs performing in elementary and high school with the guitarist Banjo Bill Reese. Adams was introduced to Banjo Bill by a high school student and singer named Sammy Mayo, who also performed with the older musician. In these…
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