Re: [OM] IMG: From Waaaaay Back

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: From Waaaaay Back
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 19:51:26 -0700
Nice Jim, and all matching suits (except the ties).


At 3/9/2020 02:59 PM, you wrote:

>Occasionally, I recall photos from a long time ago, and check to see if I 
>still have them in my files.  This one is from the late 1940s, the time of 
>Speed Graphics and large flash bulbs, and was probably shot by Stanley Coumbe, 
>one of my classmates who shot for the college paper, The Reflector.  I found 
>a black and white 8x10 glossy stuck between the pages of one of my yearbooks, 
>and scanned it.
>This was the first of several college bands I played with, to help with 
>college expenses.  This was about 1948, and there were still a large number 
>of veterans enrolled under the GI Bill. Looking at the group, I think all 
>except two or three were in that category.  I'm the fourth guy from the right 
>in the front row. Red Terry, who ran the band at this time, is the bass 
>player.  I think I can name them all, so I'm not senile yet.
>The occasion was a Sorority Dance for the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
>Demand for large, 15-piece bands went away around 1950, when they were 
>replaced by smaller combos with loud amplifiers.
>Jim Nichols
>Tullahoma, TN USA
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