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(l-r) Rosco Floyd, Soul Vocalist Joe Simon, Dave and Leo Taylor - 1978, WENN.jpg
Dave Donnell (b. Nov.2, 1949.) Dave held many positions at many stations, starting in 1969 at WVOL AM Nashville, his birth city, then to KALO AM Little Rock and finally to Birmingham, where he spent many years at WENN 107.7 FM, at WBUL 1220, at…

Sam Frazier Jr., and Bob Friedman taken by Tom Spitzley, April 2019.jpg
Sam Frazier, Jr. (b. Aug 12, 1943) a Birmingham singer who sang the blues, RnB, gospel and country, whose career spans recording in NYC, Birmingham and Los Angeles, Sam came up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Birmingham, played a blues harp and…

b8f56a - BB King Blues Hour line-up - Dec 16, 1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 56: "OK, Folder 56 is a sample of the B.B. King Blues Hour. This was a program that B.B. King produced or that he was the jock on but I’m sure he had help producing it at the time. In 1989, a series of shows that were delivered by long…

b8f51a - Satellie Music Network flyer Heart and Soul format-1989.jpg
Box 8 Folder 51: "Alright, moving right along, this is 51. Folder 51 we’re into. This is a beauty. It’s a flyer for WJLD. The Satellite Music Network actually. This is what it is. We were the first station back in ’88 and ’89 to play satellite…

b5f16a - copy of a picture of the Dells vocal group from 1968.jpg
Box 5 Folder 16: "Folder 16 is a picture of the Dells from 1968 and may have been reproduced from a magazine or some such thing, but it lists the various members of the group at that time. May have been found at a thrift store."

b4f47a - Picture postcard of the Capitols (Cool Jerk)  1966.jpg
Box 4 Folder 47: "And we are now at folder 47, just a promo, a promo postcard of the Capitols. Those were the guys who did “Cool Jerk” in 1966. Found and donated by Bob Friedman. Like other postcard photos of performing artists in the collection,…

b4f27a - Music Memories and Jazz Report V4 #2 - 1964.jpg
Box 4 Folder 27: "Moving along, we are at folder 27 which is a 39 page 6" x 8" booklet entitled Music Memories and Jazz Report, Vol 4, No. 2, and published in Birmingham. Volume 4 would mean they began in 1961. We don’t know who they were but they…

b4f21a - Paul White's theme song - Tall Paul - 1959.jpg
Box 4 Folder 21: "Here we have the 1959 pop hit, "Tall Paul" by Annette (Funicello), one of the original Mouseketeers on mid 1950's TV. The song became the iconic theme song of Paul "Tall Paul" White, the extraordinary morning announcer on WENN…

b3f48a - various RnB artists postcards - 1958.jpg
Box 3 Folder 48: "We’re up to folder 48 which are basically just pictures of groups and performers. The Coasters. The Midnighters. James Brown. And Diana Washington. These can probably be purchased almost anywhere. Credit for the photography goes to…

b3f29a - ad for a rock n roll show - 1956.jpg
Box 3 Folder 29: "This is folder 29. This is a copy from the Birmingham News. I’m not sure if it’s the Birmingham News. It might not be. It might be the Birmingham World. But it’s a big rock and roll show. Here in Birmingham at the Birmingham City…
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