This page is dedicated to all the Bands and Groups that used to play in the area clubs!  

                                                                     

the bands

Above! The Original cuffs & Sleeves, then the Jivers! 

Here is Dawson Smith with his solo effort "I Don't Know If I Can Make it!"(click play)  

Dawson "Sweetcake" Smith, 

Robert Tanner, L. A. Brown, Melvin Lewis, here they are, The Jivers! 
(CLICK HERE) to hear "Sweet Memories" by the Jivers on "youtube!"  
(CLICK HERE) to hear "Tell me your Name" by the Jivers on "youtube!"  
  
This shot below was taken at a recent party at "Sweetcake's" house! Look at the bid below for a Jivers record on e-bay$$!

It's gonna be superbad!! The Dynatones will be at the Hunton Y!" That is what it sounded like over the radio! Oliver Burks, Larry Scott, Larry Dorsey, Ricardo Abbott, Nat Reeves, Jimmy Abbott, Roy Patterson, and Lover Everett! The Dynatones!  
(CLICK HERE) Check out Nat Reeves and his Jazz group on "youtube!" 
note: Dynatones picture courtesy Lover Everett. 
 
(CLICK HERE)The "Soulmasters" band and show out of Danville, Va.
(CLICK HERE) to hear them on "youtube!"  

Remember "Fool I was, Fool I Am by Donnie Brown and Rebirth? (CLICK HERETo find out what Donnie is doing now! (CLICK HERE) To hear "Fool I was" on you tube!  

(CLICK HERE) Here is a link to a song by Lynchburg's own Deleesa Carr on "You Tube!"

note: I am looking for old group songs to put on my web-site! I am looking for a not to scratched copy of "Mrs. M" by Joe Bradshaw, "Be Gone" by Jimmy Brown, and any local talent! I'll give the record back to you, I just want to scan it and put it on the web-site for all to enjoy! Look through your record collection and call me! 
thanks...Da' Lad! 
  
BY THE WAY...AFTER SEEING THAT JIVERS RECORD ABOVE ON E-BAY, I'LL BET YOU WENT DIGGING THROUGH YOUR COLLECTION DIDN'T YOU?? THERE WERE ONLY 500 PRINTED UP, SO IF YOU HAVE ONE...IT IS REALLY VALUABLE, ESPECIALLY OVERSEAS!  

I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR BAND PICTURES FROM THE PAST FOR THIS PAGE! I AM LOOKING FOR "FUTURE SHOCK, CUFFS AND SLEEVES." AND DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON A BAND CALLED "THE KNIGHTS OF JAZZ?" GET BACK TO ME!
  
The local Bluenotes! Albert Mallet, Betty Haley Scott, Russell Wright, Joe Bradshaw, Stewart Moore, Deams Melvin, Hank Mason, Bip Daniels, Ernist Deane, Vincent Quarles, & Dawson Smith!   

PAGE TWO OF "the bands," IS A REFERENCE BOOK FOR WHO SANG WITH WHAT GROUP! 
(CLICKHERE)
Please give the pictures time to load! If some pictures say "loading" or some of the songs wont play, the page has not finished loading yet! The speed of the download depends on your pc! THESE RARE SHOTS ARE WORTH THE WAIT! 
 
Let's take time to remember the late Joe Bradshaw!  Joe played for the local Bluenotes, and the Epics. Joe had a unique style of putting "now" at the end of a line in a song to make it his own! Here is "Try Me, & Hold On I'm Coming!" 
 
  
 

(CLICK HERE) To hear Ron, Joe, and The Lynchburg Bluenotes sing "Go Away & Stay!"

Below are pictures of the guys in the band I played for...The Virginia Wolves! Perry Smith, George "Speedy" Walker, Jessie Griffin, Kenny Banks, Jimmy Abbott, lead singer-Milbert "Piggy" Megginson, Walter "Snooky" Wood, Ronnie Rathers, Ricardo Abbott, and Danny Stamps. We played "live" at the Paramont theater on the First Colony teen party heard Saturday mornings on then rock, WLLL! Mr. Stan Jayson is the MC! (click play)   
(CLICK HERE) Ronnie Rathers on "you Tube!" To listen to Ronnie Rathers from his latest CD, and check out his Las Vegas information, 
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CLICK HERE)!
Above, here are the Vistatones! James Melvin, Ronnie Coleman, Perry Brice, Ernest Coles, Bernard Coleman, Michael Cook, Danny Farmer, Victor Fowler, Alonzo Walthall and Lewis Brown.  
 
Above...Rebirth! Ronnie Hall, Rod Garland, William Robinson, George Rucker, Donnie Brown, and Joe Russell! Elvis DeLoatch is also heard on "Fool I Was!" 
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