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The Nabob Girls Orchestra

Photograph shows the Nabob Girls Orchestra at the Western Board Broadcasting studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Left to right front: Marj DeBoldt?, Sally Lee (Levine), unknown trumpet player, unknown piano player, Nellie McIntosh? (conductor). Left to right rear: unknown guitar player, Dolly Madison? (drums), unknown accordion player. Date of photograph is uncertain, circa 1930.

Alfie Doe and His Grand Beach Orchestra

Photograph shows Bus Totten (trumpet and violin), Joe Micali (saxophone and vocals), Gus Gallant (trumpet and vocals), Freddy Rouse (piano and arranger), Clare Kennedy (trombone and vocals), Frank Baldwin (saxophone), Johnny Horner (saxophone), Jack Drewry (bass), Al Doe (drums and leader).

National Park Orchestra

Photograph shows unknown (trumpet), Frank Yarwood (saxophone and clarinet), Jack Warnick (trumpet), Andy Rothwell (saxophone and clarinet), Russ Goundry (drums), Horie Russell (saxophone and clarinet), Bill Winters (piano and leader), Herb Lord (bass).

National Park Orchestra

Photograph shows (L-R): Russ Goundry (drums), Unknown (trumpet), Andy Rothwell (saxophone and clarinet), Frank Yarwood (saxophone and clarinet), Herb Lord (bass), Jack Warwick (trumpet), Bill Winters (piano and leader).

Slides of musicians and venues

Colour and black and white slides depicting musicians and entertainment landmarks around Manitoba, many of which were featured in Owen Clark’s book “Musical Ghosts”.

Promotional autograph card for the Cave Supper Club

A promotional card for the Cave Supper Club, located at the corner of Donald Street and Ellice Avenue. The inside has a dedicated space to collect autographs and has a photo of the The Cave Orchestra affixed (taken by Gibsons Photographers). The names of the band members are hand-written in the autograph section, from left to right: unknown on piano; Maxine Ware on vocals; "BB?" on drums; Stan Hykaway on bass; Ed Peterson on trombone; Joe Paley on saxophone; Lloyd Somers and Johnny Bering on trumpet; and unknown and Gil Hanson on saxophone. November 13, 1944 is written in the date section.

Nankin Gardens Orchestra

Photograph shows Ann Foster (piano), Jack Hunter (drums), Art Strauss (banjo), Cam Christie (saxophone), Clif Marshall (saxophone), Hugo Menard (trumpet). Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1927].

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