The Clovers (1946- )

The Clovers were a rhythm and blues and doo-wop group that gained fame in the 1950s with song hits like “Love Potion No.9.” The Clovers were formed in 1946 by Harold “Hal” Lucas at Armstrong High School in Washington D.C. The original members included Lucas, Thomas Woods, and Billy Shelton. … Read MoreThe Clovers (1946- )

International Sweethearts of Rhythm Jazz Band (1937-1949)

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was an interracial, all-female jazz band active for 12 years, from 1937 to 1949.  The band began at the Piney Woods Country Life School, established in 1909 to train black children in central Mississippi.  The original members of the Sweethearts … Read MoreInternational Sweethearts of Rhythm Jazz Band (1937-1949)