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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Parkers Popular Players


Earl Hood
Group: Parkers Popular Players
Description: Earl Hood got his start with the Parker's Popular Players and then went on to form Sammy Stewart's Singing Syncopators with Sammy Stewart. In the early twenties the pictured band played at Indianola Park and included Wade Hood, Earl Hood, Eugene Lowery, Doug Speaks, Bill Lewis, Percy Lowery and Archie Hall
Pictured L-R: Wade Hood,
Earl Hood, Eugene Lowery, Doug Speaks, Bill Lewis, Percy Lowery, Archie Hall
From the collection of: Earl Hood

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC08-19

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Samuel Sammy Stewart
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: piano
Group: Parkers Popular Players
Description: Early P.R. photo
Pictured L-R: Sammy Stewart,
Paul Jordan, Laurence Dixon, Rennen "Fats" Robbins, W. Phillip Talbert
From the collection of: Baker Art Studio

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-25

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Charles Parker
Group: Parkers Popular Players
Description: Carl "Battle-Axe" Kenny, unknown, Mame Artiss and Floyd Hickman make up this version of the orchestra, "Battle-Axe" Kenny, who later became the World Champion Drummer in a Madison Square Gardens competition, was a precision drummer who would incorporate tossing and bouncing the drumsticks in his act. Mame Artis was a prominent Columbus music teacher.
Pictured L-R: Carl "Battle-Axe" Kenny,
Unidentified, Mame Artiss, Floyd Hickman

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-31

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.