Friday, October 10, 2008

10/12/08~W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Special: 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Radio Program...

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October 2008's Theme Is "Our Time!!!"

Date: Sunday October 12, 2008

Time: 4PM C/5PM E/2PM P

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Back By Jazz Swinging & Lindy Hopping Demand!!!

"Jimmie Lunceford Has The Best Of All Bands. Duke [Ellington] Is Great, [Count] Basie Is Remarkable, But Lunceford Tops Them Both."
-- Legendary Swing Band Leader Glenn Miller

"Jimmy Lunceford Was Buried Here In Memphis. The Spot He Occupies Should Have Something Of A Special Significance. ...He Took A Group Of Relatively Unsophisticated Memphis Colored Boys And Welded Them Into An Organization Which Scaled The Heights Of Musical Eminence. ... He Presented Something New In The Way Of Musical Presentations By Negro Orchestras."
--Legendary Memphis Educator And Syndicated Columnist Nat D. Williams

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News & Radio Is Honored To Present

The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Radio Program...

We @ W.E. A.L.L. B.E. take pride and honor in honoring a true gentleman whose creative genius and legacy knows no boundaries...James Melvin Lunceford was considered by many to be among jazz's greatest swing band leaders...His Orchestra was nicknamed 'The Harlem Express' because of their overwhelming popularity with the African American community of the 1930s & 40s...His fame also extended beyond that proud community for he was also recognized by the larger national and international audiences as well...

Leading a band composed of his former high school students from the future Jazz Mecca Manassas High School (where he became the Memphis City Schools' first high school band director , amazingly starting a world class band with little start up money or any support from the school system) and his college buddies from Fisk University, Lunceford's Orchestra eventually became the house band for the legendary Cotton Club in storied Harlem, NY...The band became wildly famous because of their exceptional stage shows and the weekly live radio broadcasts from the club that were heard throughout the entire U.S....

Please join us in learning more about a man who owned and flew his own plane at a time when Blacks were not allowed to attend flight schools in the U.S....Learn more about a man who never forgot his teacher roots and would spend generous sums of money to start and support music education programs throughout the country to fight juvenile deliquency and dropout rates...Learn more about the former star athlete and ambitious teacher who became a movie star and a headliner & legend in his own time before dying under mysterious circumstances at the young age of 45 a little over 61 years ago...Learn more about the efforts currently being done to restore this man's rightful place in the jazz pantheon and to ensure his legacy of perseverance, creativity, education and hope lives on in our youths and greater community for generations to come...

Please Join Our AllStar Line-Up Which Includes People Who Knew Lunceford And Played With Or For The Jazz Great As Well As Those Inspired By His Genius...They Are The Following:

1.) Manassas High School Class of 1932, Legendary Memphis City Schools Teacher, Pianist & 2007 Jimmy Lunceford Legacy Awardee The Late Sis. Kathryn Perry Thomas

2.) Memphis Music Legend & 2007 Jimmy Lunceford Legacy Awardee Bro. Emerson Able

3.) Jazz Great, Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra Alum & 2007 Jimmy Lunceford Legacy Awardee Bro. Gerald Wilson

4.) Pioneering Jimmie Lunceford Biographer & 2007 Jimmy Lunceford Legacy Awardee Eddy Determeyer

5.) Award Winning Journalist & Music Enthusiast Bro. Preston Lauterbach

6.) Music Fan And Public Servant The Honorable U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen

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Check Out The Original Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra In Action!!!

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