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    Sonny Stitt/Benny Green, Little Miss Cornshucks Jumbo Chicago Concert Posters (2). A pair of original cardboard window cards advertising jazz shows at McKie's nightclub in Chicago, Illinois in the 1960's.

    The first board here is tall and thin and got the word out for Sonny Stitt and Benny Green appearing at McKie's for two weeks in December 1964. That's the same year saxophonist Stitt and trombonist Green released an album together called My Main Man.
    The poster measures 8 1/2" x 26" and grades to Very Good condition. Although they're printers' flaws, the grade had to be reduced because of the fingerprint ink smudges found at the top, the upper right margin and at the bottom. Poster is otherwise unused, with three of the corners slightly bumped resulting in a little bit of creasing there. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    The second poster advertises Chicago jazz/R&B singer Little Miss Cornshucks, Chicago jump blues musician, comedian and Master of Ceremonies Dr. Jo Jo Adams, Chicago jazz singer Paula Greer and Gerri Mitcheum appearing "Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday" at McKie's, with the year undeterminable. Additional local jazz acts are advertised on the bottom half of the window card.
    This board measures 22" x 28" and grades to Very Good condition. Horizontal surface creasing along the bottom, largely missing the lettering and not breaking color when it does (or maybe a tiny bit in the "KI" of "McKie's"). The very top has some pushes to the edge in a couple of places (like above the "1"), and a creased upper right corner which shows mostly on the verso. Some light lines of surface scuffing and a little denting from Jo Jo's picture all the way down to "Grove." COA from Heritage Auctions.


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