Rhythm Room, Dallas.
|From Billboard, Mar. 17.|
|First known application of this portrait photo of Ray Charles.|
With Lowell Fulson and his orchestra at Labor Temple in Minneapolis.
Spring and Summer 1951
City Auditorium, Atlanta ("The most stupendous show ever presented", "The gfreatest array of stars ever assembled on the same stage") with Dinah Washington, Earl Bostic, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Melvin Smith, Lowell Fulson, Dr. Willie Jones, Tommy Brown, Titus Turner, Ray Sneed, Billie Wright and his Floor Show, floor shows from the Poinciana and Royal Peacock.
|From Atlanta Daily World, April 8.|
"A bombshell of entertainment" and "a star spangled ramble" at City Auditorium, Atlanta ("Lowell Fulson and his crew will be spotlighted by the bluesy renditions of Ray Charles", "Singing 'Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand'", "will be heard in 'Blue Shadow' and 'Everyday I Have The Blues'"); Amos Milburn headlining, also with Mari Jones, Lloyd Glenn, Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Band, Floyd Dixon, Oscar Moore and Jackie Brenston. Meets David Fathead Newman, who played in Glenn's band, around this date.
|From Atlanta Daily World, Jul. 1.|
15 July 1951
Paradise Auditorium/Public Hall in Cleveland with Lowell Fulson for a "dawn dance engagement" on a Sunday morning.
16 - 22 July 1951
5 to 6 or 7 September 1951
Headlining at Royal Peacock in Atlanta; with Jimmy Lott.
23 September 1951
Arch Ballroom in Monessen, with Lowell Fulson.
14 October 1951
With Lowell Fulson at Elks' Patio in Redwood City.
| Earliest known handbill.|
(It's a bit suspect that such an ephemeral piece of printing has survived; I'm not sure it's genuine - BS).