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Gatemouth Moore found Religion at Club DeLisa

Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore was one of America’s most popular blues singers in the 1940s before becoming a renowned religious leader, radio announcer, and gospel

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Peg Leg bates was a regular at Club DeLisa

Peg Leg Bates was born Clayton Bates on October 10, 1907 in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, the son of Rufus and Emma W Stewart Bates

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Sun Ra did Arrangements for Flectcher Henderson at the Club DeLisa

Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. (Dec.18,1897 – Dec.28,1952) was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing

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Joe Williams Sang the Blues with Red Saunders Band at Club DeLisa

Born Joseph Goreed in Cordele, Georgia, on December 12, 1918, Joe came to Chicago with his family as a teenager. After gaining experience in a

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Delores LaVern Baker started her career at Club DeLisa in the 1940s

She was born Delores LaVern Baker in Chicago, Illinois. She is occasionally referred to as Delores Williams because of an early marriage to Eugene Williams;

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Singer Lurlean Hunter performed at the Cub DeLisa

Singer Lurlean Hunter made five albums on her own during the second half of the ’50s, starting out as a Lonesome Gal on RCA and

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We’re making a movie about Club DeLisa and we need your help!

We have now begun fundraising for out independent production of the documentary film, Club DeLisa: The Club That defied Jim Crow and we need your

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