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[[begin column 1 of 3]] Southern Breeze By J.C. Davis Rockingham, N. C. formerly Monroe, N.C. After two successful weeks at Augusta, Ga., the Winsteads Min- steel Show moved into Camden, S.C., to an appreciative audience. Carter Lockhard, of Washington, D.C., stage manager; Sid (Chinese Bells) Perrin, versatile music ar- ranger and technical adviser–with this combination of producers the show is fast developing into one of the fastest on the road. Among the roster we find Blue Bell and Hus- band, saxophone; Geo. Dennis, comic; Spark Plug, acrobat, and Happy Dounevor, who, by the way, are all keen for "The Show-Down." The No. 2 show is managed by Mr. Earl Backer (Earl Backer's Origi- nal Georgia Minstrels). We have just learned of sorrow connected with us, and we pause to pay humble respects to Happy Dou- nevor, whose lost his sister, Louise "Pet" Gentry, Dec. 23, 1935, at New York City, who was born in Washington, D.C. Those who have worked with "Pet" found her a good fellow and a good trouper, and realize they have lost one of the best. Spark-plug Goodman, Blanche Baldwin, Lena Hopkins, Baby Hop- kins, George Baldwin, Henry Hop- kings, and Hambone Hamilton, will open soon in "Buntes Carnival." While in Augusta, Ga., I noticed a very commendable business that should go a long ways to wake up the negro to his business oppor- tunities. "The Lenox Pharmacy" which opened recently has an all- colored personnel. We wish you great success. Harry Walker's Band played Augusta, Ga., for two weeks at the Epicurean Hall. Boy, were they good? And how! The "Augusta Nighthawks," a fast combination of eight, has the foundation of bigger and better things. In fact, Augusta is full of young fellows with talent. Had a letter from Herman Higgs one of the singingest boys this side of the Rockies, says to tell every- body hello. Flash! Flash! Blessed Event. Sloan vs. Sloan (Mattie and Frank), Clarinet player with Win- stead's Band. Congrats. Pardon me, I hear a whistle; I guess its Willie and Virginia walk- ing. No they're riding, via Chevro- let. You know who I mean, Willie and Virginia Jones. [[end column]] [[begin column 2 of 3]] Radio Flashes From the Southeast Coast By Theodore R. Farmer Have you ever been called a knocker? When you meet friends whom you believe are your friends do they seem to be in a hurry to leave you? Do you ever stop to think why this is? Who is to blame? If you are always knock- ing somebody, talking against this and that, that is the answer. Be a booster and not a knocker. Every time you have a chance, boost this magazine, help it grow and you will grow with it. It needs your support. If your are on the southeast coast, send me your listing and your theatrical news. This means a lot to you, Mr. Booker, Theatre Managers, Ballroom Managers and Club Managers. Mamie Smith and her recording orchestra have been playing a few dates on the coast recently. Judg- ing from the crowds who packed the city Auditorium in Raleigh, N.C., recently, it proves that she has a red hot swing unit and is go- ing over in a great big way wher- ever she appears. Jimmie Gunn and His Dixie Serenaders, North Carolina's Ace Orchestra from Charlotte, N.C., played a dance engagement from the N.C. Teachers' Association a few weeks ago. The dance was attended by a large crowd from every point in the state. Jimmie and his unit have not long returned from New York State.... Zach Whyte and His Chocolate Beau Brummels Orchestra from Cincinnati have been barn storming the following states, with much praise: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carlina. Zack has a fine bunch of young lads and his orchestra is at a popular de- ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A certain couple with Winstead's middle aisled in it order to make better team work. Nine to go, "I thing it will be twins." Uncle Burk, Central Avenue's "Tampa," is the hot spot in Florida. It's so hot there some of the boys couldn't stand the heat. They're now cooling off every Monday. I guess I had better stop, the landlord is threatining to have me arrested for "disturbing the peace." The truth of the matter is I was pecking on my typewriter. Some- day, maybe, I'll learn how, just in order to give him "Rhythm on my Typewriter." Be seein' you in church. [[end of column]] [[preprinted]] Show-Down–Page 9 [[preprinted]] [[begin column 3 of 3]] and throughout the southern states. Cab Calloway left a mighty im- pression in Charleston and Blue- field, W. Va., recently, when he played these two cities. One can hear the fans whistling the tunes which Calloway played while there. Take a tip from me, keep your eyes on Jimmie Lunceford, that boy is climbing by leaps and bounds. Andy Kirk and his Orchestra from the golden west, who has been playing at the Astoria Club in Balti- more, Md., are to make a few Decca records and then they will play several colored houses in the east before returning to the Fairland Amusement Park in Kansas City. If you are in the following states send me your theatrical news, ad- vertisement and listings: Maryland; D. C.; West Virginia; Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina; Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. Mr. Orchestra Leader, if you desire a coast to coast or southland tour, get in touch with the writer of this column. Until next month, "TALLY-HO." ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MID-NIGHT MAN Continued from Page 7 and doing a fine job at producing ...Chris Childs seems to like the foods at Morris' Restaurant more than any other place ... What is the attraction, Chris? ... At 47th and South Parkway, one of the most modernistic flower shops have been supplying flowers to the elite and is making a special concession to "the-ats" who love flowers ... This shop is under the superb man- agement of Misses Fredicka Garrett and Elsie Carter ... Mrs. Gaines handles the Lending Library ... Whenever in Chicago stop off at the Gay Flower and Modern Book Shop and get that lovely bunch of flowers that you long wanted ... Maceo Burch continues to hold on at Grand Terrace Cafe as manager ... And agin amidst profound cheers in the background I take leave ... Look for me among the lovely flowers in May issue. Be theatrical and get a pipe. All the The-Ats are doing it. Why not you? P.S. Just bought myself on. [[Ad in rectangle at the bottom of column 3]] Garfield 7924 J.D. Raybon, Prop. O.K. HOTEL ROOMS AT ALL HOURS CIGARS, CANDIES, AND LUNCHES Bus service ... Baggage Checked 2015 MARKET ST. ST LOUIS, MO. [[end ad]] [[end column 3]]
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