Item #4919 “James Brown - in action!”. Charles Stewart.
Charles Stewart

“James Brown - in action!”

ca. 1950s. Black & White Silver Gelatin Print. 8 x 10 inches. Artists’ stamp and address on verso, a penciled title and other handwritten marks. Paperclip residue on right-hand side and handwritten crop arrows on the front in white. Item #4919

Charles Stewart, commonly known as Chuck Stewart, photographed a myriad of Jazz greats and his black and white portraits adorn album covers, newspapers and books. This photographic print captures James Brown singing with The Famous Flames, founded in 1953 by Bobby Byrd and known for their lively and soul-warming performances. This is an original photograph adorned with hand-written for cropping purposes and a page number on the back signaling that it could be part of the collection of images of Chuck Stewart’s Jazz Files.


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