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  • Tags: Gospel

b6f2a -Gatemouth Moore's business card - 1970.jpg
"Ok, we’re redoing box 6, folder…. So we’re on box 6, folder 2, which contains a business card from Reverend Dwight Gatemouth Moore, who, of course, was a great blues singer and gospel singer and who worked at WEDR and WJLD over the 1950s and…

b5f9a - Willie McKinstry at WJLD - 1967.jpg
"This is folder 9 and, again from ’67, Willie McKinstry striking a pose. WJLD. The only radio station he was ever at, (except for a 1939 stint at WHMA, Anniston) ...again from the Chris McNair Studios. As with a few of the pioneers, I missed meeting…

b4f15a - Little Howard Scott at WJLD - 1962.jpg
"Folder 15 is a head shot and promo piece for Little Howard Scott, a gospel announcer at WJLD. His program predated Leciel Hubbard's Ministry Outreach Broadcast, so shared Gary Richardson of WJLD. Scott's obituary segment on Al.com read as follows,…

b4f2a - Ensley Jubilee Singers - 1960's.jpg
"Box 4 folder 2 is a copy of a photo of the Ensley Jubilees, a local gospel quartet, including a second sheet that describes who’s who in the picture, from about 1960. Copied from Doug Seroff’s pamphlet."

b3f54a - Obituary for Gospel Promoter William Pope - Dec 9, 1959.jpg
"Folder 54 contains the obituary for William Pope, famous Gospel concert promoter during the 1940's and 50's in Birmingham. It was listed in the Birmingham World and his date of passing was December 9, 1959. I believe him to have been the brother of…

b3f34a - W J Allen, gospel announcer at WEDR console - 1956.jpg
"This is folder 34, a picture of WJ Allen at the WEDR mike. He’s reading a WEDR release which is in front of him in a loose leaf book. And here’s where you see that little RCA 45 player. That player was produced in 1950. They were using the big turn…

b2f27a - Gospel singers with Carlton Reese - 1952 Morrow.jpg
"This is number 27, folder 27 dated 1952. This is a lot of gospel groups from Morrow’s Photo Studio collection, 5504 Avenue D in Fairfield. I visited Mr. Morrow at his house, and this is where I got all of these pictures. He had boxes and boxes of 8…

b2f26a - Roberta Martin Singers song book - 1952.jpg
"Okay moving right along to number 26 is a lovely booklet: Songs of the Roberta Martin Singers, Volume 2, from 1952 that came out of Solomon’s Bookstore on 529 8th Avenue North in Birmingham. We don’t know how long ago…this is Don Solomon’s brother…

b1f51a - Heavenly Four WVOK flyer  -  Oct, 1949.jpg
"Folder 51, two pictures from 1949. Right? From 1949, pictures of the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers, Don Solomon’s group. An earlier picture and a newer picture with Robert, Don, Monroe, a Charles Brown and a James (?). They “integrated” Sundays at…

b1f49a - Post Herald radio log Pt 1  9-10-1949.jpg
"This is box number 1, folder 49, which is various radio logs from 1949, which now include WVOK, WKAX, and WEDR. It may be the first time that WEDR gets notated in the radio logs. This from September 19, 1949 with WEDR going on the air for the first…
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