Memorabilia: Photographs

I have hundreds of press/promo 8 × 10 glossy black-and-white photos (and a few in color, too) dating from the 1960s through the early 1990s. More than half are of jazz artists, and the rest represent a broad spectrum of musical entertainment: blues, soul, folk, cabaret, R&B, rock, pop, a few classical, and even a bit of comedy. Are you looking for Count Basie, Roy Buchanan, Johnny Cash, Kenny Burrell, Flip Wilson, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Tracy Nelson, Cannonball Adderley, or Steppenwolf? I might have it—and all photos are genuine and most are in excellent condition.

All photos ship in a stay-flat mailer with extra reinforcing cardboard. Here are a few examples, and of course there is no watermark on the actual photos. Contact me with questions or for a list of who is available, and refer to my Sales Policy page for information on invoicing and payment. Click on any image to see it at a larger size.

View or download my current list of available photos.

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Photo of Sir Charles Thompson, ca. 1947Jazz pianist and composer Sir Charles Thompson. This photo, from the famous studio of Bruno of Hollywood, is undated. It was probably taken during Thompson’s time with Illinois Jacquet. That is where he was when he wrote his most famous composition, “Robin’s Nest,” in 1947.  This copy was probably printed in about 1960. It was in the files of an agent who booked Thompson that year.

The print is in very fine plus condition. There are two staple holes in the upper left corner, in the margin outside the image, and the lower left corner is creased, also outside the image area. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $18. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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Publicity photo of jazz and R&B saxophonist King CurtisJazz and R&B saxophonist King Curtis. This photo was taken by the well-known New York City photographer James J. Kriegsmann. It was distributed in a press kit during the time Curtis was recording for Capitol Records in the mid 1960s.

The print is in very fine plus condition, no damage but some yellowing. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $18. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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Photo of Bill Evans, 1977-78Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Bill Evans. This photo is undated, but was probably taken 1977-78 when Evans was recording for Fantasy Records. It was used by Fantasy to promote his album Crosscurrents.

The print is in excellent condition, with no marks on the reverse side. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $13. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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Photo of Magic Sam Maghett, Delmark RecordsChicago blues guitarist, singer and bandleader Sam Maghett—“Magic Sam.” Ray Flerlage snapped this photo of Magic Sam in about 1967, the year he recorded his masterpiece, West Side Soul, for Delmark Records. That 50-year-old album is still available from Delmark! This print dates from 1988, when it was used in promotions celebrating Delmark’s 35th birthday. However, you don’t find many photos of Magic Sam in circulation, regardless of age.

The print is in excellent condition, with no marks on the reverse side. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $15. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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Photo of Gil Scott-HeronThe singer, poet and spoken-word performer, Gil Scott-Heron, formed the Midnight Band in 1974 with his longtime collaborator, Brian Jackson. The next year they released the critically acclaimed album, The First Minute of a New Day, on Arista Records. This photo was taken at that time.

The upper left corner has a small paperclip wrinkle, as well as a bit of rust from the clip—the photo was clipped to a reprint of a 1975 Rolling Stone article, “Gil Scott-Heron: Survival Kits on Wax.” Otherwise, the print is in excellent condition. This offer includes a copy of the reprint, which is in excellent condition. The Troy Street Images watermark does not appear on the actual photo. Price: $13. Contact me for more information or to purchase.

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