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IVORY JOE HUNTER! Signed Contract 1955! (SOLD!!!)

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One of the earliest proponents of what would become rock & roll, Ivory Joe Hunter was a velvet voiced piano pounding mutha. His earliest recordings were on cylinder (for the Smithsonian Institute) and his hits included "Blues at Sunrise" (with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers), "Since I Met You Baby" and "Pretty Mama Blues".

This 1955 contract with the Meridian Music Corp. was to assign publishing rights and royalties for 2 songs written by Ivory Joe Hunter, "Are You Fooling" and "If You'll be My baby", for which Ivory Joe received an advance of $300. THe contract is in two pages that were originally joined booklet fashion, but the pages have been seperated at the crease (neatly torn). Both pages are intact and very frameable. Ivory Joe has signed in green above his name and Monroe, Louisiana address on the second page. An interesting piece of history from one of the true originators of rock & roll.

We also have for sale a great 1950s Vintage Signed 8x10 Promo Photo of Ivory Joe Hunter.

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