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    Blanche Calloway Signed Window Card. Blanche Calloway was Cab's older sister, and it has been said that Cab stole his flamboyant style directly from her. It has also been said that Blanche's style was even wilder, rougher, and raunchier than was her brother's. In 1933, the Pittsburgh Courier surveyed the 38 outstanding black orchestras of the day and ranked Blanche's band #9. This was certainly impressive, since she was competing with the likes of Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Armstrong, and Claude Hopkins. This colorful card features a nice photo of Calloway in the lower right, and Blanche has added her autograph plus an inscription. Accompanied by COA from Jazz & Big Band expert Larry Rafferty.

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    October, 2005
    8th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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