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WEUP - Dawkins and Garrett, 1967.jpg
Rev. Andrew Dawkins (b. Feb 24, 1930, d. Dec 9, 2014), RnB announcer beginning his career early in 1950 at WBCO 1450 AM in Bessemer. BCO stood for Bessemer Cut-off. The station went all black staff in late 1951 and it was remarked locally that BCO…

Roy and Gate April 1,1992 at WJLD Studios.jpg
Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004) one of the most daring of the radio announcers of the 1950’s, Moore was a blues singer in the 1930’s and 40’s and a gospel singer, minister and radio announcer in the 50’s, in…

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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,…

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…

1949-Heavenly Four WVOK Oct. 1949.jpg
Rev. Don Solomon (b.Feb 13, 1932, d. Dec 14, 2017); on Leroy Garrett (b. Nov 26, 1913, d. Jul 21, 1980). Don Solomon, gospel promoter, Sales Director for A.G. Gaston businesses, discusses his early gospel group and their manager, Leroy Garrett, who…

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."

1960 - Erskine Faush.jpg
Rev. Erskine Faush (b. Dec 2, 1931), Gospel Radio Announcer, 1951-2016. Radio Pioneer joining his brother William at WBCO, Bessemer and then moving to WENN Radio in 1958 and WATV in 1976, where he became part owner with Shelley Stewart and Joe…

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Evelyn Hardy, piano player and founding member of the Gospel Harmonettes, a famous female gospel group based in Birmingham, Alabama. Evelyn shares her recollections of the group’s beginning in the 1940’s.

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…

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…
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