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12 June 2012

Ray Charles Performing With The Dyerettes (1954)

On June 6, 1954 Ray Charles (don't miss the wrong portrait photo - of Lowell Fulson - above) was part of 'the 1954 Rhythm 'N' Blues Parade' at the Sunset Terrace 'dancery' in Indianapolis, He was billed with Mantan Moreland, Bud Harris, The Spiders, tap dancer Flash Ford, Tanya 'and her exotic dance', and Floyd Dixon & band.
What caught my eye in this article from the Indianapolis Reporter (May 29, 1954), was the morphology of one additional act: Sammy Dyer's Dyerettes, a dancing and chorus group, announced as "the most beautiful and dancingest girls in the world'' and probably therefore "world famous"...

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