Drummer in orchestra in Memphis juke joint, Tennessee.

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Where: 125 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

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Digital ID: 1260217. Wolcott, Marion Post -- Photographer. October 1939

Notes: Original negative #: 52907-D

Source: Farm Security Administration Collection. / Tennessee. / Marion Post Wolcott. (more info)

Repository: The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Photographs and Prints Division.

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    Samm Bennett

    • 08/Nov/2009 13:05:04

    This is a great shot: relatively rare to get this good a glimpse of a drum kit from this period. This fellow had a relatively elaborate setup. See my notes on the photo.

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    Sitio do Blues - Barra de Guaratiba RJ

    • 28/Jun/2012 07:08:09


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    • 26/Apr/2013 05:43:27

    Wonderful shot, Samm Bennett! Are those your notes above?

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    Samm Bennett

    • 26/Apr/2013 05:46:55

    None other, lauramorlandrhodes ! But, um... was that a sarcastic comment? I mean, the comments are *signed* and all, so I reckon it's obvious. I'm confused...

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    Samm Bennett

    • 26/Apr/2013 05:48:39

    At any rate, this fellow made it into my Vintage Drum Kits page, which will be of interest to any old drum fans... www.polarityrecords.com/vintage-drum-kits-1920s-and-30s.html

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    Zuleika G

    • 16/Jan/2014 14:10:57

    Often, in around New Orleans, a drummer got by very well, with bass drum, snare, woodblocks, cowbells perhaps.

4 years ago 2804:431:e7c5:2f42:185b:a5e:8ada:d03b suggested this image location is 35.149, -90.0516

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