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Best Ever Grave Stone ? - Peg Leg Bates

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I was listening to this tune and after looking at the label decided to investigate further....please bear with me until the photos

 

Peg Leg Bates was a well known "One-Legged Tap Dancer" his story is below...he owned the above label and is so famous in The USA

What I loved so much was his final resting place grave stone (please read) and will make me smile all day :)

http://www.atdf.org/awards/pegleg.html

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Back in the 40's / 50's / early 60's dance acts such as Peg Leg would play all the big Chitlin circuit theatres (Apollo, Howard, Royal, Regal, Fox, etc).

A number of other similar acts also did the same ... acts such as Stump & Stumpy (jazz dancers & comedians) + Coles & Atkins (which featured Cholly Atkins who would go on to be the Motown dance master) ... 

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