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July 1, 2018

Ida Red

by Rascal Publishing

img005This rare slice of Texas swing music history was found in a stack of old family photos being scanned for restoration – and it was autographed by the band members – Ida Red, Pee Wee Stewart, Jack Leach, “Sugarfoot” Collins, and Carl Gabbard.

“Ida Red” was immortalized by the late, great Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (video) in the same by the same name. It is also written that Ida Red was the inspiration for Chuck Berry’s big hit, “Maybelline”.

What makes the photo even more cool is the fact that it is apparently a double exposure “oops” with a likeness of Charlie Chaplin at far right. This one’s definitely a “keeper” !

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