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Bogan's Birmingham Busters
Lucille Bogan’s recording career came to an end in 1935 and she eventually returned to Birmingham where she reverted to her real name and performed in and managed the group Bogan’s Birmingham Busters but did not appear on either of the group’s records.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
China Boy
(Dick Winfree / Phil Boutelje)
3-26-1937 Birmingham, Alabama Vocalion
Everything Is Rhythm Now 3-26-1937 Birmingham, Alabama Vocalion
She Caught The Boat 3-26-1937 Birmingham, Alabama Vocalion
Sheik Of Araby
(Smith / Wheeler / Snyder)
3-26-1937 Birmingham, Alabama Vocalion

Bogan's Birmingham Busters

Artist Instrument
Martin Barnett Trumpet
Johnny Bell Vocals
Clarence Curly Washboard
Lee Golden Alto Saxophone
Johnny Grimes Vocals
Bob Jones Vocals
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