Reflections on Perry "Tiger" Thompson from his daughter, Lydia Thompson (part 02)

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Reflections on Perry "Tiger" Thompson from his daughter, Lydia Thompson (part 02)

Description

Lydia Thompson, Perry “Tiger” Thompson’s daughter, part three of three interviews. Bob Friedman visited Ms. Thompson at her home in Bessemer. Lydia continues to reflect on her family and her dad’s career in radio. Bob was given a picture of Tiger at a WJLD microphone for duplication purposes

Creator

Lydia Thompson
Bob Friedman

Publisher

Birmingham Black Radio Museum

Date

November 07, 1993

Contributor

Mark Usry
Emily Bibb

Format

JPG
MP3
PDF

Language

English

Identifier

TigerThompsonOH-03

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Interviewer

Bob Friedman

Interviewee

Lydia Thompson

Location

Bessemer, Alabama

Transcription

Transcript of audio snippet:

Lydia Thompson: Cuz I think everybody in our family got a chance to be on the radio.

Bob Friedman: Is that right?

LT: Uh huh. At that time.

BF: Did you get a chance to be on the radio?

LT: Yes I....

BF: How did that happen?

LT: Well sometimes they would have a meetin'.

BF: Mhm

LT: And I’d play those long, uh, LPs and...

BF: He'd just tell ya to...

LT: Uh huh

BF: Go with it.

LT: Yeah just play it. Uh huh.

BF: Uh huh

LT: And sometimes I did get a chance to read a commercial too.

BF: Uh huh

LT: But that would be it you know. I wasn’t very...

BF: So how old were you? when you...

LT: Oh I was a teenager then.

BF: You were a teenager. Reading a commercial on WJLD.

LT: Mhm

BF: (laughs)

LT: And my brother. When he was 4, he had a show of his own.

BF: When he was 4 years old?

LT: Yeah

BF: Four years old?

LT: Four years old. It’s in the Ebony Magazine. They did a write up on him and had him in Ebony magazine.

BF: Really? On what and what, where did he broadcast it?

Files

Esau Thompson, 1957, Ebony Magazine
Tiger 3 snippet.mp3
Tiger 3 - Lydia Thompson 11-7-1993.pdf

Citation

Lydia Thompson and Bob Friedman, “Reflections on Perry "Tiger" Thompson from his daughter, Lydia Thompson (part 02),” The Birmingham Black Radio Museum, accessed August 20, 2018, http://thebbrm.org/document/89.

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