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    • "Cab" Calloway 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      "Cab" Calloway began his meteoric rise in the world of music in Baltimore. Inspired by Chick Webb, Calloway put together his own band, playing Dixieland and hot jazz at a restaurant at Gay and Baltimore streets. By the ...
    • Camay Calloway Murphy 

      Unknown author (2011-10-11)
      Photograph, oral history and transcript of interview.
    • Charles "Charlie" Purvis Harris 

      Unknown author (2011-10-11)
      Photograph, oral history and transcript of interview.
    • Charles Albert Tindley 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      An inspired composer, Charles Albert Tindley made masterly use of the chorus and refrain tradition of "Negro" spirituals and began writing gospel songs based on this tradition as early as 1901. (Photo Courtesy of Dr. ...
    • Charles Funn 

      Unknown author (2011-10-11)
      Photograph, oral history and transcript of interview.
    • Chick Webb 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Chick Webb grew up on Madison and Ashland Avenue on Baltimore's east side. He was a sickly child who, unable to attend school, started drumming with anything he could get his hands on to divert himself from his illness. ...
    • City Colored Band 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • The City Colored Orchestra and Chorus, April 27, 1933 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • Clarence Edward Henderson 

      Unknown author (2011-10-17)
      Oral history interview.
    • Commonwealth Band 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Baltimore's famous Commonwealth Band was said to be the best musical organization in the city - black or white. For many years the leader of the band was A. Jack Thomas, who later founded the Aeolian Conservatory in ...
    • Daniel Comegys 

      Unknown author (2011-10-17)
      Oral history interview.
    • David Burton 

      Unknown author (2011-10-17)
      Transcript of interview.
    • Detroit Reds (Laura Livingstone) 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      "Male impersonator deluxe," Detroit Reds (Laura Livingstone), headlined the floor shows and revues at the Merry-Go-Round and served as master of ceremonies at the Club Orleans.
    • Dontae Maurice Winslow 

      Unknown author (2011-10-17)
      Oral history interview.
    • Douglas MacArthur 

      Unknown author (2011-10-11)
      Photograph, oral history and transcript of interview.
    • Ellis Larkins (adult) 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Known as the connoisseur's jazz artist, pianist Ellis Larkins began his early musical training at home in Baltimore. By the age of seven, young Larkins was playing Mozart. Ellis Larkins studied on full scholarship with ...
    • Ellis Larkins (child) 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Ellis Larkins (far left) is seen here with the contestants in a musical talent contest sponsored by the Hecht Company in the late 1930s.
    • Ethel Ennis 

      Unknown author (2011-10-11)
      Photograph, oral history and transcript of interview.
    • Ethel Ennis 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Ethel Ennis at age 17, just before she recorded her first release on the Savoy Label. (Photo courtesy of Ethel Ennis)
    • "Eubie" Blake 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      James Hubert "Eubie" Blake was born on February 7, 1883, in a four room house, 319 Forrest Street (near Belair Market). Blake studied harmony with W. Lewellyn Wilson and conducting with Will Marion Cook (who had studied ...