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  • Tags: Gospel

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…

b1f34a - Earliest Heavenly Four.jpg
"This is box 1 number 34, which are various pictures, two pictures of the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers. They probably span from 1945- 46. We know who the Heavenly Four Gospel Singers because Don Solomon is in the group and these are copies of…

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"This is box 1 number 16 from 1943, various pictures describing the Camp Meeting Choir we think to the best of our knowledge they were from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They are most likely from copies of pictures from the A.G. Gaston collection,…

1944 - Kelley Choral Singer final.jpg
Norman B. Wooding, Jr.(b. Nov. 28, 1923, d. Oct. 31, 2015). Eight decades singing gospel quartet in Jefferson County, Alabama, at 89, Norman reflects in conversation on the conditions in the 1930’s and 40’s surrounding the development of quartet…

Fitch at tape automation, WBUL0001.jpg
Manuel Fitch, long time gospel announcer currently on WJLD Radio AM 1400 and 94.1 FM, on Saturday mornings from 6-8AM. Manuel began working in Birmingham radio in the 1970’s and shared his recollections and stories from his scrapbook pictures. His…

2010 - Lee Bell Johnson.jpg
Lee Bell Johnson (LBJ) – gospel singer, story teller, performer, born December 7, 1934 in Demopolis, Alabama, Marengo County – recounts her early childhood and introduction to singing at the age of four while living on a plantation. Lee Bell is…
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