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Joseph Richmond Johnson (1894-1962)

Joseph Richmond Johnson, uncle of Alice H. Kibler. Joseph was a Charlotte native, and was a composer and violinist. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Fats Waller (1903-1943)

Fats Waller at The Armory Auditorium sometime between 1940 and 1941. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Cab Calloway (1907-1994)

Cab Calloway performed at the Armory Auditorium in the early 1940s. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Billy Eckstine at the Charlotte Armory Auditorium

William Billy Clarence Eckstine (1914 – 1993) was a popular American singer of ballads and a bandleader during the Swing Era. He is seen here performing at the Armory Auditorium in Charlotte duirng the early 1940s. Eckstine was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Ink Spots

The Ink Spots at The Armory Auditorium along with a Charlotte man (4th from the left). He is unidentified and he sang with the Dixie Hummingbirds. The Ink Spots are best remembered for the song, If I Didn't Care. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Andy Kirk (1898 – 1992)

Andrew Andy Dewey Kirk (1898 – 1992) was a jazz saxaphonist and tuba player who is  best known as a bandleader of the Twelve Clouds of Joy, popular during the Swing Era. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981)

Mary Lou Williams was an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Williams wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records She is seen here playing with the Andy Kirk band in Charlotte during the early 1940s. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Fire Department Chorus

The Fire Department Chorus of 1940 with Milton Panetti as the director. Physical Description: 8x10 Publisher: Unknown

Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony was founded in 1932. The director/conductor at the podium is Guillermo S. DeRoxlo, who served in the position until 1945.

Physical Description: 11 x14 Print hangs in the Charlotte Music Archives35 mm negative

Publisher: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library