All photographs Nikki Gustafson & Jim Dunn, 2004 and are not to be used without prior permission and credit


Dance Party and Reunion Tribute to the Pioneers of Rhythm & Blues and Doo-Wop

Ballroom - Howard University Blackburn Center - Saturday, June 25, 2004

The Performers (in no particular order)

Baby Washington

Jay Johnson's Diablos - Gino Parks, Jim Dunn, Jay Johnson

The Clickettes - Lorraine Joyner, (originally of the Veneers), Sylvia Hammond Akridge, Trudy McCartney Cunningham, Barbara Jean English

Five Discs - Eddie Pardocchi, Paul Albano, Shelly Buchansky, Jack Scandura, & (borrowed for bass) Arthur Crier

The Continentals (John Jones, Jimmy Gripper, Buddy Payne, Danny Hicks, Ronnie Payne) sang "Dear Lord" for the first time in 45 years!

The Magics/Precisions (Jim Dunn, Dick Plotkin, Kenny Marsh)

The Darlettes (Queen McFarland & Shirley Crier Fields)

Roy Hamilton, Jr.

Eddie Rich & the Swallows

Buddy McRae's Chords (Butch Harris, Nikkie Blackwell, Brady Reeves, & Arthur Crier on bass)

The Velons (Bobby Horn, Snobby Brown, Jimmy Falwell, Buddy Owens)

Diz Russell's Legendary Orioles

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