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Harlem Hospitality Club - AFRS Pgm 14

October 10th, 2008

Originally broadcast on Saturdays at 2:00 pm from the Savoy Ballroom in New York on the Mutual network, "Harlem Hospitality Club" featured live rhythm and blues performances and brief interviews with audience members.  This rare show was hosted by Willie Bryan with music backing by the Lou Mel Morgan Trio.

The guests for program number 14 as the series was broadcast by Armed Forces radio were pianist Kirby Walker and vocalist Kitty Dechavez.

Songs include "St. Louis Blues", "My Sugar's So Refined" and others.  Audience members from North Carolina, Virginia and New York are interviewed, including a woman who trains prize fighters and another who remembers "cake walk" competitions in church when she was young.

The program was transferred from original vinyl AFRS transcription.

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