• Phineas Newborn

    Nave, Mark

    "To Play To Shows at Fantasia" -- From the accompanying article, "Phineas Newborn Jr. pointed to the thumb of his right hadn which was injured in a mugging near his Memphis home eight years ago. He mo…

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  • George Hudson and the St. Louis Blue Orchestra at the Evansville Coliseum

    Two color window card (black on orange) announcing George Hudson and his St. Louis Blues orchestra at the Evansville Coliseum on December 25.

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  • Honey Welch and Music Inc.

    Two color window card (red adn black on white) Hatch poster announcing Honey and Welch and Music Inc. Poster missing header.

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  • "Perry Allen Jr., Jazz Authority, Dies At Age 52"

    “Perry Allen Jr. of 1882 Netherwood, a longtime Memphis disk jockey and educator, died early yesterday morning at his home. He was 52. -- Mr. Allen began his broadcasting career in Memphis more than 2…

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  • "Group Seeks to Revive Memphis Jazz"

    "Jazz is alive in Memphis, and MMUSIC is working to make it better. -- Some of the city's premier musicians city 'strutted their stuff' at the Overton Park Shell last night in behalf of Memphis Musici…

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  • 1950 Club Handy Poster - Evelyn Queen of the Saxophone

    A poster advertising a show at Club Handy for Evelyn "The Whip" Young, a celebrated saxophonist during the 1950s-60s.�

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  • Buford Majors with John Bridgeforth at the Cactus Room

    Two color window card (blue on yellow) announcing Buford Majors and his band with John Bridgeforth and Hal Hebb at the Cactus Room on April 16-17. Poster features a metal photoplate of Buford Majors.

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  • "A Review - Lena Horne Is Superstar At Young 62"

    Coffee, Gertha

    "All that can be said about Lena Horne is what has been said so many times before-- she's an incredibly beautiful lady and an inimitable performer. -- Watching her show at the Orpheum last night made…

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  • "Gather At Sharecropper Today, Ye Dixieland Lovers"

    Knott, John

    "A new Dixieland group - with 220 years of musical experience - makes its professional bow at the Sharecropper from 6 to 9 today. -- The River City Six is led by Emil Orth, former trombonist for Bob S…

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  • "Memphis Joins Jazz Circuit"

    Evans, Bill

    "It Was a 'Happening,' Baby--Real Cool" -- "'A happening' happened in Memphis last night - and according to its producer it will recur next year, much to the delight of Mid-South jazz fans. -- 'The ha…

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  • "Gillespie Stuns MSU Audience With Virtuosity"

    Lamb, Phillip B

    "Dizzy Gillespie is described by many musicians as 'the greatest trumpet player in the world.' He also is a splendid comedian, a fine blues singer and a master of the conga drum. -- By himself, he is…

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  • "1,500 Were One O'Clock Jumping"

    Evans, Bill

    "When stocky Bill (Count) Basie sits down behind his piano, he seems to grow a foot. If his reception at the Club Paradise is any indication, he has a Memphis following to match his musical stature. -…

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  • Rhythm Masters

    Group portrait of a jazz band.

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  • "Jazz Musicians Sing The Blues"

    Peace, Shelia

    "Jazz. -- The four-letter word for musical improvisation conjures up images of finger-snapping beatniks, long-haired guitarists, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Al Jarreau, Al Hirt. -- To local club ow…

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  • 1964 Club Handy Poster - Hank Crawford

    A poster advertising a show at Club Handy for Hank Crawford, a celebrated saxophonist and songwriter who worked with Ray Charles.�

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  • Podcast - Memphis Room Music Show - Episode 3

    Holliday, Eldon

    The third episode of the Memphis Room Music Show, hosted by Eldon "Chip" Holliday. In this episode, Chip discusses the melting pot of Memphis' musical history and how it gave rise to one of the all-ti…

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  • Buford Majors Band with John Bridgforth at the Adellas Supper Club

    Two color window card (blue on yellow) announcing Buford Majors and band with John Bridgforth and Hal Hebb at the Adella's Supper Club on April 29. Poster features a metal photoplate of Buford Major.

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  • Buford Majors and bad at the American Legion

    One color window card (black on white) announcing Buford Majors and his band with John Bridgeforth and Hal Hebb at the American Legion on May 19. Poster features a metal photoplate of Buford Majors.

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  • "Charles Lloyd is From Memphis"

    "Charles Lloyd, rapidly becoming one of the top names in jazz music, is a graduate of Manassas, got his bachelor's and master's in music at University of Southern California. He is the son of Mr. and…

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  • Recap of Benny Goodman concert

    "25 YEARS AGO - June 17, 1946 -- Clarinetist Benny Goodman intoxicated Memphis last night with 'Sunny Side of the Street,' 'Lady Be Good,' 'Sweet Georgia Brown,' 'Waitin' for the Sunrise,' 'Body and S…

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