Featured Artist

Avery Parrish
Avery Parrish
dud-bascomb
Dud Bascomb
Fess Whatley
Fess Whatley
Ethel Harper
Ethel Harper
Erskne Hawkins
Erskne Hawkins
Laura Washington
Laura Washington
Papa Jo Jones
"Papa" Jo Jones
Sammy Lowe
Sammy Lowe

These are just a few of the performers from Birmingham's Tuxedo Junction that laid claim to fame in the entertainment world during the early to mid 1900's.

 

 

This is the only film made that captured the first Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, the name of the short movie is "Deviled Ham". Featured are the original Bama State Collegians with Birmingham, Alabama's own Dud Bascomb on trumpet solo, Haywood Henry on baritone sax solo and, of course, Erskine Hawkins conducting. The name of the tune is "Swingin' In Harlem".