15 – Electronic Memories: R.A. Coleman’s Memphis

from  The Kitchen Sisters Present

Feb 10, 2015

 

In the early 1950s, at the same time legendary record producer Sam Phillips was making recordings of the pageants and events happening in Memphis’ white community—across town, R.A. Coleman, an African American photographer, was making recordings of the black community—weddings, church choirs, nightclubs and dance halls.

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