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Designed by:
Unidentified  Search this
Distributed by:
Mike and Dave Productions, American  Search this
Subject of:
The Cold Crush Brothers, American, founded 1978  Search this
The Fearless Four, American, 1977 - 1994  Search this
Mr. Sweety "G", American  Search this
Taren Johnson  Search this
Jamaica Roller Dome, American, 1980 - 1992  Search this
Serenade Records, American  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 8 7/16 × 10 7/8 in. (21.4 × 27.6 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
April 3, 1983
A flier for the “Night of the Leather Freaks!” presented by Mike and Dave Productions. The flier is in landscape orientation and printed on off-white paper with black text and black-and-white graphics and photographs. The flier information is presented inside a thick, black frame and two interior, thin, black frames. The flier features five black-and-white photographs of the event performers and event producers. All the photographs have been arranged in the same diagonal orientation. The two photos in the top left corner have been placed side-by-side and feature head shots of Mix Master Mike and Disco Dave, the producers of the event. Below is the event production information, event name, and date presented in text in varying sizes and fonts that reads [The Fabulous Mike & Dave OrganizATtion Bring On / SHOWDOWN of the BIG MONEY MAKERS! / NIGHT OF THE LEATHER FREAKS! / EASTER SUNDAY / APRIL 3, 1983 / FEATURING…].
Along the left side of the flier is the group name [THE / COLD CRUSH / BROTHERS / new york’s best rappers!]. The text wraps around the top and right side of a photograph by Joey Kane featuring the six members of the Cold Crush Brothers. In the photograph, two of the group members are kneeling in the front row and four stand in the back. The two men in the front row, and the two at either end of the back row, are wearing white suits. The other two group members, who are leaning slightly forward, are wearing black suits. In the top left quadrant of the flier is the group name and song title [THE FEARLESS 4 / doing the hit ‘rockin it’ and more!]. The text wraps around the top and right side of a photograph of the five members of The Fearless 4. The man at the center of the photograph is standing in a wide legged stance with his arms folded over his chest. He is wearing dark tone leather jacket and pants. The two men on either side of him stand with their bodies slightly turned towards him. All four are wearing medium tone leather jackets and pants and stand with their arms akimbo. In the bottom right quadrant is the artist name [MR. SWEETY .G[sic] / n.y.c.’s favorite soloist!]. The text wraps around the top and right side of a photograph of Mr. Sweety G. He is depicted in a casual seated pose, smiling. He is wearing a white button down shirt and light tone pants.
At bottom center of the flier is additional event information, location, and directions: [The super live / stage show of ’83] and [at the new / JAMAICA roller dome! / 92-07 New York Blvd. / ALL TRAINS TO 169TH ST. / ALL BUSES TO JAMAICA AVE / AND NEW YORK BLVD. / SHOWTIME 12:00]. Small text under the photograph of the Cold Crush Brothers reads [FRESH GEAR ONLY / 9 PM UNTIL / $7. W/FLYER]. Small vertically oriented text in the bottom left corner and middle right frame edge read [GUARANTEED / PERFORMANCE]. Small vertically oriented text along the right edge of the flier reads [BEST WISHES TO TAREN JOHNSON] and [SHOP AT SERENADE RECORDS, QUEENS #1 RECORD STORE]. Graphics of five-pointed stars bookend each of the act names and emphasize the producer names, the date, location and other event information. The back of the flier has no text or inscriptions.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Design  Search this
DJs (Musicians)  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
Roller skating  Search this
Sports  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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