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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: November 15, 2016
Caption: The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Chicago Marker
Additional Description: Al Benson, the “Old Swingmaster,” was once Chicago’s most influential deejay. He also recorded blues and R&B artists on his Parrot and Blue Lake labels, among others. His nephews, fellow Mississippi transplants George and Ernest Leaner, operated an important Chicago soul label, One-derful! Records.
Close-up of photo on marker
Submitted: November 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p370907
File Size: 0.943 Megabytes
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