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b5f16a - copy of a picture of the Dells vocal group from 1968.jpg
"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
"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, this too is from…

b4f27a - Music Memories and Jazz Report V4 #2 - 1964.jpg
"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 had a jazz…

b4f21a - Paul White's theme song - Tall Paul - 1959.jpg
"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 radio. Initially doing…

b3f48a - various RnB artists postcards - 1958.jpg
"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 Michael Ochs…

b3f29a - ad for a rock n roll show - 1956.jpg
"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 Auditorium on May…

1946-Bob Umbach .jpg
Tommy Cox, a WJLD listener interviewed about Bob Umbach, WJLD Radio Announcer and originator of the Atomic Boogie Hour in 1946. Tommy began listening to Bob Umbach in 1949. Tommy called Bob Friedman in 2005 letting him know he had a Rhythm and Blues…

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…

1979 - Paul in White Suit - head shot.jpg
Paul White (b. Aug. 16, 1936; d. Aug. 19, 2001) a classic discussion on WATV 900 AM Radio Birmingham, between two iconic Birmingham radio announcers. Paul White, commonly known as Tall Paul, and Shelly Stewart, known as Shelley the Playboy. Paul…

b1f17a Southernaires cover - 1943.jpg
"Box 1 folder 16, pardon me 17. It’s another group of sheet music songs. A hymnal grouping from 1943, the Southernaires, a vocal group. It was the Southernaires, a vocal quartet, an old vocal quartet and they were apparently well known throughout the…
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