First Recording Group: The
Vallejos aka Falcons, Lyrics Songs: "My Only Love" & "Now That's
It's Over" (Falcons)
"Why Don't You Stop", "Come On Home" (Lyrics)
Barry Austin, Bart Chatman, Pete Caldwell, Paul Jackson, Kynne Winston,
and James Dewayne Haddock - pianist
"My Only Love"
is featured in the movie
The Fabulous Supremes
Song: "Your Promise To Be Mine"
1st Male single recording artist - Larry
Jazz recording artists - Rusty
Bryant (sax), Rahsan Roland (Ronnie) Kirk (sax, flute),
Don Patterson (organ)
Legendary jazz artist - trumpet great.....Harry "Sweets"
Jeanette Willians (A legend in her own time...a super talent)
Sonny Craver - (Another Columbus legend and West Coast sensation!!!)
Rap/Hip Hop - Little
1st Female single recording artist - Nancy Wilson (West High)
Bobby Taylor -"Does Your Mama Know About Me", along
with his band "the Vancouvers". Also in the band
was Tommy Chong, later of "Cheech & Chong" fame.
Bobby Taylor was also the first to discover/coach/produce
the Jackson Five!
Morris Wade of the Columbus Pharoahs & The
Egyptian Kings - Dynamic!
Leo Blakely - is also from the Columbus Pharoahs & The
Egyptian Kings. His latest CD "Leo's Taking
It Back" is as "Hot" as hot can get!
Jimmy Rogers - played drums with Rusty Bryant,
Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Bellson (Pearl Bailey's
husband), Nancy Wilson and many others. Set the first
continuous drum record and was nationally known.
Eddie Sanders -1st Radio
Disc Jockey (WVKO)
1st Radio Station Owner Eddie
2nd - Doctor Bop "on
the scene, with his stack of shellac and his record machine!" (WCOL)
A little later came- "Nasau Daddy
With A Whole Lotta Soul....come on now!" - Bill Moss
Bernie Casey, Greg Morris - Tom Scott - Phillip
Michael Thomas - Kenny Washington - Ernie Wheelwright - Hal (Halroy) Williams - Nancy Wilson - Little Bow Wow
Most Unique Act:
Skating Tap Artist
Anita Richmond Bunkley -
"Black Gold", "Wild
Embers" & "Emiley"
John Ashley Coleman - "View
from Ground Level"
Langston Oliver Harris -
Moment" & "I'll Be
Barbara Reynolds - Autobiography of Jessie Jackson
Will Haygood - "The
Haygoods of Columbus - A Love Story" a Family
Memoir by Will Haygood
Lieutenant Governor Of OHIO
1st Black Bus Driver In COLUMBUS
|Dedication and Memorial:
To Darrell (Eubanks) Banks
- "Open The Door To Your Heart"
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