In preparation for the latest post in my “Vocal Events in Rock and Roll” series, covering R&B in the first half of the fifties, I went hunting for some photos. I found these, showing the first two artists on my list. Between them, they both laid the foundation and set the parameters for most of the real excitement in the first half of the fifties.
Kinda’ fun to see what the Revolution looked like in 1950.
Ladies and gentlemen…Mister Ivory Joe Hunter:
And Mister Antoine Domino:
You know what they say…It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for!