Blue Devils Orchestra

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Group photo of Blue Devils band standing around their instruments at radio station KFJF; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1928. Pictured from left: Oran "Lips" Page, trumpet; Henry "Buster" Smith, alto sax; Clair Benton, banjo; Walter Page, bass; Emir "Bucket" Coleman, trombone; Jones L. Grant, trumpet; Ernie Williams, vocals & drums; Bill Owen, alto sax & clarinet; Willie Lewis, piano & arranger. Source: Black Archives of Mid-America.

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Modern Location: 
Oklahoma City, OK
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Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
KCMA-PC35-0439
Digital Object Identifier: 
KCMA-PC35-0439
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