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    • The 325th Army Band (photo 1) 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit
    • The 325th Army Band (photo 2) 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • The 368th Infantry Band 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • A. Jack Thomas 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      A. Jack Thomas served in the U. S. Army from 1903-1919 as one of the country's first black Army bandmasters. He graduated from a conservatory of music in the Philippines before going on to study with conductor Walter ...
    • A. Jack Thomas and band 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Many of the men who performed with A. Jack Thomas (standing, center) were highly skilled, classically trained musicians. Harrison Ward (seated 4th from left), who played flute, piccolo and violin with equal facility, studied ...
    • The A. Jack Thomas Orchestra 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • The Altones 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • Anne Wiggins Brown 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      In 1943 Anne Wiggins Brown, who created the role of Bess in Gershwin's opera, Porgy and Bess, was invited home to Baltimore to launch the Liberty Ship Frederick Douglass at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard. Barred that ...
    • The Baltimore Chapel Choir 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • The Baltimore Girls Choir 

      Unknown author (2011-10-04)
      From the "Sounds & Stories" online exhibit.
    • Billie Holiday 

      Unknown author (2011-08-12)
      Billie Holiday, the daughter of Clarence Holiday, a banjo and guitar player who worked with Fletcher Henderson's band in the early 1930s, and Sadie Harris, won an appearance at the Apollo Theatre in 1933. Paralyzed by stage ...
    • Bubby Johnson's Band 

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