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Doris Gary (b. 1933) lived across the street from the Bethel Baptist Church and its parsonage in the Collegeville section of Birmingham during the time that Rev, Fred Shuttlesworth was the pastor. She consented to an extended interview with Bob…

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What follows are three interviews with the youngest nephew of Announcer Paul "Tall Paul" White. His name is Paul McGinest and he is the youngest son of Tall Paul's older sister Dorothy Rogers and her husband Linwood McGinest. As of the dates of…

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Bobby Hayden (b.May 28, 1937) Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Bobby was very active with the sports program at Alabama A&M and worked closely with Paul White (who would become "Tall Paul" in Birmingham at WENN 1320 AM) who would broadcast A&M games on…

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Roscoe Robinson (b. May 22, 1928) Roscoe Robinson, sometimes called "Scoe" is continuing to sing and record at 92. Born in Dermott, Arkansas to a musical family, Robinson's father was a minister and his mother sang spirituals and he had sisters, one…

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Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore - (b. Nov 8, 1913, d. May 19, 2004). Starting his career on the air at WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, his home town, in the 1930's, Moore was a major blues singer in the 1930’s and 40's and a prolific recording artist and…

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Trumon Puckett (b. Aug 2, 1917 - d. Jan 30, 1967) - one of Birmingham radio's most famous names. Trumon Puckett was well know in gospel radio circles in both the Black and white communities with his "Gospel Ship" program on WJLD 1400. Beginning his…

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Box 4 Folder 21: "Here we have the 1959 pop hit, "Tall Paul" by Annette (Funicello), one of the original Mouseketeers on mid 1950's TV. The song became the iconic theme song of Paul "Tall Paul" White, the extraordinary morning announcer on WENN…

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Box 4 Folder 9: "Folder 9 contains a wonderful piece of history. An eight page folder commemorating the fifth anniversary (1956 - 1961) of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, founded by Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, listing the officers and…

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Box 4 Folder 6: "Folder number 6 is an instruction manual for a Gates transistor equalized pre-amp with, it’s a copy of one that was probably found at the WJLD radio from the 1960's. It has schematics in it. And also in this folder is an operating…

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Box 4 Folder 1: "This is box 4 folder 1. It’s August 30, 2011. We’re beginning. We have operating instructions for a vacuum tube test probe for a multi-master which is probably a vacuum tube tester, various other instruction manuals for various…
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