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Owned by:
Bill Hawkins, American, 1909 - 1975  Search this
Manufactured by:
RCA Records, founded 1901  Search this
Published by:
Hawk Record, American, 1953  Search this
Recorded by:
Kitty Kaye and the cats, American, born 1953  Search this
Allen Thomas and Orchestra, American, founded 1953  Search this
vinyl with adhesive and ink on paper
H x W (Record whole): 9 7/8 × 9 7/8 in. (25.1 × 25.1 cm)
H x W (Sleeve): 10 1/4 × 10 1/8 in. (26 × 25.7 cm)
78 rpm records
Place printed:
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
LP (a) and sleeve (b) of Kitty Kaye And The Cats, "Fishtruck Boogie" and Allen Thomas and Orchestra's "Blowing My Horn." The LP has a red label on the front and back that begins with the logo for [HAWK / RECORD]. Underneath on either side of the hole are record manufacturing information, [72053-A] and [E3KB-5393]. The same information is on the back except for a B on the left side to signify the back of the record. Below the hole is the title of the song, [FISHTRUCK BOOGIE] and the performing artist, [Kitty Kaye and the Cats]. At the bottom of both sides of the record is the Record labels address, [HAWK RECORD CO: / Cleveland, Ohio / 2136 E. 105th Street]. The back of the LP song reads, [BLOWING MY HORN / Music by Allen Thomas], and the artist, [Allen Thomas and Orchestra].
The sleeve is made from brown paper that has aged and darkened. A white paper is attached to the upper right corner that reads in black print, [160 DUKE / BOBBY BLUE BLAND / I LEARNED MY LESSON / I CAN'T BELIEVE]. On the right, [Capitol], is handwritten in black crayon. The back is blank.
African American  Search this
Orchestral (Music)  Search this
Radio  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Soul (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of W. Allen Taylor, son of "Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins," The First Black Disc Jockey of Cleveland, Ohio
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture