These are sensational. Wow.
Thank you for bringing them to the world!
On Wed, Feb 2, 2022 at 8:30 AM Weber, Melissa A <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear ARSC members,
> I’m pleased to share the following Hogan Archive news with you. I hope
> that you enjoy listening to the recordings<
> as well.
> Vernon “Dr. Daddy-O” Winslow Broadcast Recordings are Newly Digitized for
> Online Access
> “Jivin’ with Jax” recordings featuring New Orleans’ first Black radio disc
> jockey have been preserved with funding by a grant from the GRAMMY Museum®
> Live broadcasts, interviews, and radio segments by Vernon "Dr. Daddy-O"
> Winslow for "Jivin' with Jax" on WWEZ AM New Orleans are now available
> online via the Tulane University Digital Library at
> digitallibrary.tulane.edu<http://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/>. This
> digitization project, administered by Tulane University Special
> Collections, was funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Museum®, awarded
> in 2019.
> The recordings selected for digitization<
> are part of the Vernon “Dr. Daddy-O” Winslow collection of the Hogan
> Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a division of Tulane
> University Special Collections. They are among over 3,000 78 RPM records of
> commercially released music and recorded broadcasts that Winslow played on
> WWEZ. “Though just a small representation of the Winslow collection, we
> selected these discs for digitization due to their extremely fragile and
> unique nature. We are thrilled that the GRAMMY Museum’s support enabled us
> to preserve these recordings so that we can share them worldwide,” says
> Jillian Cuellar, director of Tulane University Special Collections and
> Principal Investigator of the grant.
> Originally airing between 1949 and 1958, these recordings represent the
> emergence of Black radio in New Orleans, while featuring Winslow's work as
> the first African American radio disc jockey on New Orleans airwaves.
> "Jivin' with Jax," sponsored by New Orleans' Jackson Brewing Company, would
> become the first full-length radio program in New Orleans to feature a
> Black DJ and specifically cater to and develop a Black listenership.
> The digitized sound recordings include Winslow's hosting of remote
> broadcasts, and his personalized advertisements and endorsements for New
> Orleans bars, music clubs, Jax Beer, and J&M Recording Studio, among
> others. Also included are Winslow's conversations with internationally
> renowned Black celebrities, such as music luminaries Roy Brown, Savannah
> Churchill, Duke Ellington, Avery "Kid" Howard, Ivory Joe Hunter, Louis
> Jordan, Big Maceo Merriweather, Little Esther Phillips, Professor Longhair,
> and Roosevelt Sykes; professional baseball legends Roy Campanella and Don
> Newcombe; and local figures such as Roland Brown, the 1951 king of the Zulu
> Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Non-commercially issued music is also
> included, featuring performances by the Dave Bartholomew Orchestra, and by
> the Golden Chain Jubileers, a New Orleans-based gospel warhorse quartet.
> “These rare recordings reveal and, to some, remind us of Winslow's
> brilliance and importance as a broadcaster, both locally and nationally,"
> says Melissa A. Weber, curator of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music
> and New Orleans Jazz. “They provide a welcomed addition to the stories of
> Black radio history, the desegregation of New Orleans airwaves, the roles
> of sales and advertising in radio broadcasting, and the birth of rock and
> roll music.”
> For more information, contact Melissa A. Weber, curator of the Hogan
> Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, at [log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 504-247-1807. To learn more about Tulane
> University Special Collections, visit the TUSC website at
> library.tulane.edu/tusc<https://library.tulane.edu/tusc>, or email
> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, and follow them
> on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/tuspecialcollections/> and Instagram<
> All the best,
> Melissa A. Weber (she/her/hers)
> Curator/Librarian II, Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans
> Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC)
> Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St.
> New Orleans, LA 70118
> 504.247.1807 | [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>