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None of these photos appears in Desert Sands/Up Jumped the Devil or Black Gypsy
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Stuff Smith with Red Norvo and others in Chicago 1944
Stuff Smith with Duke Ellington and others in New York 1944



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Juice Wilson, c.late 1920s, in Driggs & Lewine, Black Beauty, White Heat
also in FB:VIS/i/5/WILSON


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Eddie South and His Alabamians with
seated Jerome Bourke drums, Henry Crowder piano, Mike McKendrick, banjo and guitar
Chicago, 1927, photo Gibson, courtesy Roy Butler Collection, University of Chicago Jazz Archives
see Black Gypsy for two other photos taken at the same location


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Jackson Rhythm Kings with Mrs Dunbar violin
Warren Smith soprano sax, Johnny Dunbar drums and musical director
Rico e Izquierdo alto and flute, John Cook piano, Jack Stanley Hamilton trumpet
Paafuglen, Copenhagen, 8 October–31 December 1927
in Wiedemann, Jazz i Danmark, also in FB:VIS/iv/13
Contrary to previous posting Mrs Dunbar is definitely not Angelina Rivera
even though Johnny Dunbar and Rivera previously worked together elsewhere in Europe
Photos depicting Rivera are now known and her likeness does not match Mrs Dunbar


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Willis R[ay] Nance at the age of fifteen
a member of Bud BillikenÕs WWAE broadcasting youth orchestra
in Chicago Defender, 18 May 1929


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Eddie South and His Alabamians with
Sterling Conaway banjo, Jerome Bourke drums, Clifford King flute, Arthur Gibbs piano
in Theatre World, London, July 1930
This photo accompanies an article about CafŽ Anglais in London but it certainly was not taken in London
There is, in fact, strong evidence to suggest it depicts the group at New York Bar, Budapest, November 1929
Another photo taken at the same location is printed uncropped in FB:VIS/iv/13
and cropped in Melody Maker, London, July 1930, also cropped in Black Gypsy
Shortly before that, it was printed in Documents, Paris, 2nd year, No. 5, 1930


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Juice Wilson with Louisiana Negro Orchestra with
Sidney Bechet soprano saxophone, unidentified trumpet, and very speculatively
?–Al Wynn trombone, ?–Fred Coxito alto saxophone, ?–Gillie Roberts, guitar, ?–Johnny Gratton drums
during Louis Douglas Louisiana revue Netherlands tour and
20 September 1931 broadcast with Douglas Southern Jubilee Singers
in AVRO Radio Bode, Hilversum, 18 September 1931, courtesy Theo C. Kiffers, AVRO Library


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Ray Nance Rhythm Barons with
Oliver Coleman drums, Spencer Odum piano, Jesse Simpkins bass
Nance seated, Claude Adams banjo and violin, Leroy Harris saxophone
DaveÕs Tavern, Chicago, in Chicago Defender, 18 November 1933, photo Electric Studio


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Stuff Smith Orchestra including Ben Webster, Bobby Bennett, Mack Walker
RandallÕs Island Stadium, 29 May 1938, in Metronome, 7 July 1938, photo Otto Hess
see PINK PAGE SMITH UD/94


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Joe Venuti Orchestra including Kay Starr, Barrett Deems drums, Hayden Causey guitar
Hollywood, c.1939, in Down Beat, 1 December 1950


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Ray Perry and probably electric violin with Lionel Hampton Orchestra
including Vernon Alley and electric bass, Irving Ashby, Lee Young
Seattle, in Metronome, November 1940


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Eddie South with Teddy Wilson, Xavier Cugat, Red Norvo, John Kirby, Gene Krupa
Cafe Society Uptown, in Metronome, July 1941, photo Libsohn-Ehrenberg
Companion photo to the one printed in Black Gypsy in which Cugat holds the violin
see PINK PAGE SOUTH BG/10


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Stuff Smith and Slick Jones don the hats of Ted Ware trumpet and Rex Dunn piano
British RAF cadets on leave from Canada, Garrick Stage Bar, Chicago, March or April 1942
in Down Beat, 15 April 1942, photo Sam Bauerman


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Harry Lookofsky without violin right of trumpet with other US Maritime Service SBMSTS musicians
between shows jam session with Alec Templeton piano, Zelly Smirnoff, Dave Berkowitz, Morty Zoob violins
Fred Buldrini without violin, Eddie Biely trumpet, Doc Goldberg bass, Nat Polen drums, Harry Pelsinger tenor
29 January 1943, in Heaving Line, c.12 February 1943, USMS photo Pat Springer
courtesy Jay Shulman


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Stuff Smith with Red Norvo xylophone, Clyde Lombardi bass, Remo Palmieri guitar
listening to playback at the home of John Steiner during recording session night of 4 April 1944
photo John Steiner, courtesy Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
one of eight photos taken at the session one more of which is posted at Red Saunders Research Foundation


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Joe Venuti with Hoagy Carmichael piano, Jimmy Briggs flute and md, Opie Cates clarinet
broadcasting on the Hoagy Carmichael show, Mutual Studios, Hollywood
in Down Beat, 1 September 1944, photo Otto Rothschild


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StŽphane Grappelli Quartet in the 1945-released UK movie The Lisbon Story with
Fella S.owande organ or piano, Jerry da [] Costa drums, Allan Hodgkiss guitar
in scene set in Cafe Negre in wartime Paris, in Meeker, Jazz in the Movies, 1981
This still is zoomed in. The Quartet is seen in long shot in the film. There is no bassist
see PINK PAGE FILM CLIPS Grappelli


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Stuff Smith violin, Tiny Grimes guitar, unidentified drums and bass
Duke Ellington piano, Buster Bailey clarinet, Ben Webster tenor
jam session, ?Tondelayo, New York City, ?–November 1944 to early 1945
in Clyde HartÕs scrapbook
Copyright © 2010 Courtesy of the Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection
Unauthorized reproduction or further online posting of this image prohibited
courtesy David G. Berger, Holly Maxson, assistance Dan Morgenstern, James Hershorn, IJS
further assistance Heinz Baumeister, Frank BŸchmann-M¿ller
Tiny Grimes led a trio with Clyde Hart and Oscar Pettiford at the Tondelayo
from its opening in September 1944 through to early 1945
During this period Ellington was not in New York until November 1944


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Stuff Smith and Dizzy Gillespie with
Tiny Grimes, Buster Bailey, Gene Ammons, Trummy Young, Slam Stewart
Apollo Theatre, July 1946, in Metronome, August 1946
see also Down Beat photo taken at same send-off for Diz's new big band in Desert Sands


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Eddie South far left recording with Texas Jim Robertson including
Sal Franzella clarinet, Henry Hot Lips Levine [aka Lewis] trumpet
Frank Froeba piano, Lester Braun bass
RCA Victor Studio 1, New York, 18 September 1946
in Metronome, November 1946, photo Zinn Arthur


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left Joe Giordano with The Toppers
Sam Cocchio guitar, Danny Mazzola bass, Joe Spata accordion, New York, c.1940
photo Bruno, courtesy Marion Mazzola Topper and Kevin Coffey
see PINK PAGE TOPPERS

center Joe Kennedy standing right with The Four Strings
Tommy Sowell bass standing left, Ray Crawford guitar, young Ahmad Jamal piano
Ahmad JamalÕs house, McDonald, nr Pittsburgh, in Down Beat, 20 May 1949

right Claude Williams with The Swinging Strings
Churchill Harris piano and composer, Emmet Adams guitar, Lutillus Lu Penton bass
Canteen Club, Milton Hotel, Flint, Mich., between 1939/1940–1944
on a publicity postcard, AB Fable Archive
Another photo with the same personnel and location appeared in Pittsburgh Courier, 26 October 1940


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Ray Nance on the cover of Der Spiegel, 7 February 1951, © Der Spiegel
accompanying article on the history of the violin in jazz
see PINK PAGE GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY anon.


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John Frigo playing four part harmony on Bye, Bye Blues
during a broadcast with his group The Sage Riders including
Lino Frigo (distant cousin) accordion and Tiny Murphy guitar
Ricky Frigo not shown may have played drums
8th Street Theatre, Chicago, 1951, © photo Don Stevens
courtesy John Frigo and A. D. Ticoalu


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Emilio C‡ceres at the piano with his mambo orchestra
including Lupita Valero vocal, San Antonio, c.mid 1950s
in San Antonio Express Magazine, unknown date
see PINK PAGE CçCERES


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Ginger Smock second from the left with Ethel Sissle, Steve Gibson, Damita Jo
Steve Gibson Red Caps engagement including Smock and Jo
Ciro's, Miami Beach, between 1953–1955, Adams foto


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