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b2f33a - Rhythm and Blues (RnB) Jazz sxcrapbook cover   1952.jpg
"Now this one, which is number 33, is a gem. It is the actual 1952 Rhythm and Blues Jazz Scrapbook edited by Thurston Moore. Published in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1952. Copywrited and patented, but we still copied every page - all 43 - for researchers…

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b1f55a - Stars of WDIA, Memphis - 1949 001.jpg
"This is box number one number 55. It is a replica of the staff at WDIA Memphis, the first all black-staffed radio station in the United States. Which depicts 5 of its most popular disc jockeys at the time, including who would become a very famous…

Bob and Brian 3-30-13.JPG
Interviewed on the air at WJLD. Author, “Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South” (University Press of Florida, 2004).

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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