Monday, 11 January 2016

LP Artwork: The Delta Rhythm Boys

Here's a fine old sleeve for the album that contains the opening track - Dry Bones - on this week's program. Active for over 50 years, The Delta Rhythm Boys were formed at Langston's University in Oklahoma circa 1934.

They were a popular group who, in the 1940s, frequently appeared on radio shows, on Broadway and on film. In the 1950s, as their fame in the USA declined, they achieved considerable success in Europe, especially in Scandinavia, and moved to Europe in 1956 performing regularly until 1987.

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