Wings over Jordan. 9th Big Year. Personnel Album - History and Featured Music [with] Press Photo of the Wings over Jordan "Overseas" Choir.
[African American / Music].

Wings over Jordan. 9th Big Year. Personnel Album - History and Featured Music [with] Press Photo of the Wings over Jordan "Overseas" Choir.

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New York: International Artists Corporation, (n. d.). Circa 1947 and 1944, respectively. Booklet: 11" x 8-1/2", 4 unnumbered pp plus inside covers. Stapled teal, white and black wrappers illustrated with b/w photographic halftones. Slight extremity wear and toning; faint stains to front wrapper visible on inside cover. Photo: 10" x 8" b/w photo with title and International Artists Corp. info included in lower margin. Slight bumping/creasing to corners; small tear to left margin, not affecting image. Very Good.

Promotional booklet for Wings over Jordan, the widely popular African American choir that "made broadcast history with the first independently produced national and internal radio programs created by African Americans" (case.edu). The choir was founded in 1935 and, by 1937, was performing regularly on the weekly "Negro Hour" on Cleveland's CBS-affiliated radio station, WGAR. It adopted the name Wings over Jordan Choir in 1938 and began producing weekly and sometimes daily programs broadcast to a nationwide audience via CBS and WGAR. The group toured Europe at the invitation of the USO during WWII, when the photo included here was presumably taken.

The booklet includes positive blurbs and images of newspaper reviews, a call to "preserve the spirituals -- the American Negro's most sacred heritage", sheet music for two songs, and photographic images of choir members.

Not separately catalogued in OCLC as of September 2019.


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