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Family history, first involvment in music, Stormy Weather movie, playing music at Douglass High School, talent shows at Douglass Park, 4th of July at Douglass Park, Mammoth Life Insurance Company sponsorship of park events, Lawrence Webb as first Lexington DJ, formal dances for teenagers, Duke Madison, Omnicron dances, bands playing at Charles Young Community Center, Smoke Richardson Orchestra and Circle H Club, music and segregation in Lexington, American Federation of Musicians, black bands playing in Lexington, sports vs. music, personal philosophy on music, Lyric Theater

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1997oh095_kh621

Interviewee Name

George C. Gentry

Interviewer Name

Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.

Interview Date

1997-06-03

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Gentry, George C. Interview by Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.. 03 Jun. 1997. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gentry, G.C. (1997, June 03). Interview by B. L. S Jr.. Kentucky History: The Daily Aesthetic, An Oral History of a Southern City's Black Park System, 1916-1956 Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gentry, George C., interview by Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.. June 03, 1997, Kentucky History: The Daily Aesthetic, An Oral History of a Southern City's Black Park System, 1916-1956 Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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