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b3f28a - Bull Conner challenges Shuttlesworth's honesty  - 1956.jpg
Box 3 Folder 28: "This is folder 28 and there are two parts of the same article in here. We have determined it was 1956 by doing our own research except for the fact that the article says “Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth will be asked to take a lie…

b1f1a Cover.jpg
Box 1 Folder 1: "This is box 1 folder 1, we’re calling it 1935 and it is a musical folder of sheet music for Fats Waller. Number 1: The Original Piano Conceptions. It was purchased at a thrift store somewhere. It’s a music book of Fats Waller…

b5f14a - 1967 Buyers Guide.jpg
Box 5 Folder 14: "Folder 14 contains two 21 page WJLD Big D Radio 1967 buyers’ guides. They are individually numbered because they were contests as well. Inside are pictures of numerous WJLD disc jockeys along with WJLD's (at that time) 25 year…

b8f18a - WJLD Budweiser Showdown - details and 45 rpm - 1983.jpg
Box 8 Folder 18: "Moving on to folder 18, which is dated 1983, has a 45 in here from the Budweiser Showdown. Apparently a solo by some person named Centaura. “Your Love is All I Need.” And the other side is probably a… well, we’ll find out in a…

Bham 18th St. N & 5-6 Av0001.jpg
Box 1 Folder 5: "Box 1 number 5 is an approximation of the 500 block of 18th Street North in Birmingham from the 1940s. Obtained at the archives, the archive section of the Birmingham Public Library, which received many many pictures from the…

b4f48a - ^th Annual WJLD Platter Queen contest  1966.jpg
Box 4 Folder 48: "We are now at folder 48, two pictures from the 6th annual platter queen contest run by Johnny Jive, Ed McClure. The actual contest and the crowning of the winner. We do not know who these young women are in the picture but there are…

b5f3a - Seventh Annual WJLD Platter Queens - 1967.jpg
Box 5 Folder 3: "This is folder 3 from 1967. It is the 7th annual platter queen contest, 1966-67. And we know that Alfreda Dorsey is the person immediately…. Immediately to Johnny Jive’s right is… we’ve identified that person as Alfreda Dorsey, that…

b5f27a - Ninth annual WJLD Platter Queen contest - 1968.jpg
Box 5 Folder 27: "Folder 27, the 9th annual platter queen contest of Johnny Jive, Ed McClure, which contains two shots of the contestants. We've identified Loretta Scott who is on the far right as you look at the women. We know her and we know that…

b2f12a - AG Gaston presenting a prize at the Frolic - 1950.jpg
Box 2 Folder 12: "We are on picture number 12, and there’s A.G. himself awarding a prize. The youngster doesn’t look thrilled, maybe he didn’t win first prize. Looks like he got a lunchbox; he didn’t win the Schwinn, but it B’s that way sometimes. In…

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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