Louisville Blues Legacy

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Louisville Blues Legacy
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Jazz and blues singer. Joined Ray Charles bank in 1955 and toured with his band and many other rhythm and blues groups until 1970s. Still performed in Louisville at time of interview. Talks about her career, other singers and musicians, nightclubs 1940s-1
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Louisville's oldest jazz musician at the time of the interview (he was 85). Information about his career, Louisville nightlife during the 1920s, Prohibition, African American community and social conditions in Louisville during the 1920s.
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Louisville's oldest jazz musician at the time of the interview (he was 85). Information about his career, Louisville nightlife during the 1920s, Prohibition, African American community and social conditions in Louisville during the 1920s.
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Information about Sylvester Weaver, Smoketown neighborhood, Jacob Street AME Church, social conditions in Smoketown and the West End 1920s-1930s.
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The Guess family has lived in the Smoketown neighborhood for generations. Social life, economic conditions, family history 1930s-1950s.
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Pianist. Made recordings under his own name an diwth Cliff Butler band in 1950s. Active in Louisville until 1990s. Informaitonon his career and those of other musicians. Died in 1995.
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Information about Sylvester Weaver.
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Manager of the Top Hat, legendary nightclub on Walnut Street from late 1940s until 1960s.
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Jazz and blues record collector who reminisces about jazz and blues scene in Louisvile, Indianapolis and Chicago in the 1930s-1950s. Died in 1995.