Written by
Bob Stumpel

June 13

Ray Charles Small Big Band Acting As House Band In Fantabulous Show (1957)

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On November 14, 1957 the Fantabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues Show, with “More Than 50 Top Stars” was staged at Tomlinson Hall in Indianapolis; with Mickey and Sylvia, The Moonglows, The Velours, Larry ‘The Short Fat Fannie’ Williams and his orchestra, Big Joe Turner, Bo Diddley and his Trio, Ray Charles “and his dance orchestra […] of nine men who were also the house-band”, Mary Ann Fisher, Roy Brown, The Del Vikings, Nappy Brown, Vikki Nelson, Annie Laurie. Also read this.

Ad in Indianapolis Reporter, Nov. 2. Don’t miss the “Shinleg Ray” label.


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