Vernon "Dr. Daddy-O" Winslow Broadcast Recordings
DescriptionThis digital collection consists of live broadcasts, interviews, and other radio segments hosted by and/or featuring Vernon "Dr. Daddy-O" Winslow for his "Jivin' with Jax" program for WWEZ AM New Orleans. The recordings selected for digitization are part of the Vernon “Dr. Daddy-O” Winslow collection, HJA-055, of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, a division of Tulane University Special Collections, and were chosen among over 3,000 78 RPM disc records of commercially released music recordings and recorded broadcasts that Winslow played on WWEZ. Originally airing between 1949 and 1958, these recordings represent the emergence of Black radio in New Orleans, while featuring Winslow's work as the first African American radio disc jockey on New Orleans airwaves. "Jivin' with Jax," sponsored by New Orleans' Jackson Brewery beer company, would become the first full-length radio program in New Orleans to feature a Black DJ and specifically cater to and develop a Black listenership. The recordings were digitized with funding by a grant from the GRAMMY Museum®, awarded in 2019.
The sound recordings in this digital collection include Winslow's hosting of remote broadcasts, and his personalized advertisements and endorsements for New Orleans bars, music clubs, Jax Beer, and J&M Recording Studio, among others. Also included are Winslow's conversations with internationally renowned Black celebrities, such as music luminaries Roy Brown, Savannah Churchill, Duke Ellington, Avery "Kid" Howard, Ivory Joe Hunter, Louis Jordan, Big Maceo Merriweather, Little Esther Phillips, Professor Longhair, and Roosevelt Sykes; professional baseball legends Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe; and local figures such as Roland Brown, the 1951 king of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Non-commercially issued music is also included, featuring performances by the Dave Bartholomew Orchestra, and by the Golden Chain Jubileers, a New Orleans-based gospel warhorse quartet.
In making these recordings available, Tulane University Special Collections and Tulane University Digital Library act in good faith. The recordings, like other digital collections, are available for use as they either have been granted permission to be made accessible, are in the public domain, can be made accessible in accordance with fair use policies, are rightfully owned by Tulane University Special Collections, have no known use restrictions, and/or TUSC was unable to confirm that the content showed risk of privacy concerns, copyright infringement, or other objectives.
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Recordings by disc:
HJA055-79-14: Your Big Moment radio program including piano performance by Emmanuel Knightshade
HJA055-79-2: Tab Smith with Poppa Stoppa / The Four Tunes with Poppa Stoppa; Savannah Churchill with Poppa Stoppa
HJA055-79-20: Dr. Daddy-O interview with Louis Jordan (several segments) / Dr. Daddy-O interview with Don Newcombe at Pelican Stadium (several segments)
HJA055-79-23: WWEZ Alien Registration announcement/WWEZ Smith's Thrifty Meals (at 6th and LaSalle) advertisement
HJA055-79-24: Open Jax Theme (Jackson Brewing Company) / News and Blues intro
HJA055-79-32: Keystone Life Insurance Company (Keystone Man with a Keystone Plan) advertising program and Gospel music cross-promotion
HJA055-79-8: Boogie Woogie (song) / Dr. Daddy-O at Peck's Place with proprietor's son at 123 S. Villere Street
HJA055-79-8a: Dailey's 1010 Canal advertisement / Dr. Daddy-O at Circle Bar, 2100 London Avenue
HJA055-80-1: Gem Homes (in Harvey, La.) advertisement cut 1 and cut 2Gem Homes (in Harvey, La.) advertisement cut 1 and cut 2 / Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis do several takes of commercial promotion for the film 'The Caddy'
HJA055-80-25: Golden Chain Jubileers recording of "Well Done" / Golden Chain Jubileers recording of "Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross"
HJA055-80-7: Promotion for Peck's Place at 123 South Villere, cut 1 and cut 2 / Instrumental
HJA055-83-10: L&M home plastic products advertisement; Dr. Daddy-O does Jax Beer live promotion at New Orleans nightclubs and bars / Dr. Daddy-O does Jax Beer live promotion at New Orleans nightclubs and bars; instrumental and fadeout music
HJA055-83-11: Sermon by unknown pastor (live recording) / Sermon by unknown pastor (live recording)
HJA055-83-16: Jax Beer advertisement; Dr. Daddy-O does Jax Beer promotion at Twilight Inn with Kid Howard, Professor Longhair, and owner of Twilight Inn / Jax Beer advertisement (several segments)
HJA055-83-17: Jax Beer advertisement with Louis Jordan and Dr. Daddy-O (several segments) / Jax Beer advertisement with Louis Jordan and Dr. Daddy-O
HJA055-83-20: Roland Brown, 1951 King of Zulu, and Jim Russell, President of Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, promoting Jax Beer with Dr. Daddy-O (several segments)
HJA055-83-4: Jivin' with Jax radio program intro and instrumental theme from J&M Music Shop, 838 N. Rampart Street / Dr. Daddy-O plays new records
HJA055-83-5: Dr. Daddy-O interview with Roosevelt Sykes (several segments) / Dr. Daddy-O interview with Big Maceo Merriweather (several segments)
HJA055-83-9: Clean House, Webster Dictionary, L&M curtains advertisements / Goodnite Mother radio program intro and close
HJA055-84-12: Dr. Daddy-O interview with Esther Phillips (Little Esther) / Dr. Daddy-O interview with Esther Phillips (Little Esther)
HJA055-84-18: Dr. Daddy-O interview with Roy Campanella / Dr. Daddy-O interview with Roy Campanella
HJA055-84-21: "Move" performed by Dave Bartholomew Orchestra for WWEZ / "Trouble Blues" performed by Dave Bartholomew Orchestra for WWEZ, Theard Johnson
HJA055-84-23: Dr. Daddy-O interview with Duke Ellington on WWEZ
HJA055-84-7: Dr. Daddy-O does promotion for Jax Beer at Sunset Tavern party with clientele and live music / Dr. Daddy-O does promotion for Jax Beer at Sunset Tavern party with clientele and live music
HJA055-84-8: Dr. Daddy-O interview with Roy Brown, Ivory Joe Hunter
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