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Swanson was a member of Valda Gray's troupe of female impersonators,
who for much of the 1940s were the main attraction at Joe's Deluxe
Club in Chicago.
She recorded four sides in 1947 for the Sunbeam label, and I believe
only two were released. Very rare indeed.
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more sides were possibly released on Sunbeam by Swanson 107,
"I'm Sorry" and "Did You Ever Feel Lucky," 1947.
If anyone can help me
find those recordings, or dubs, I'd much appreciate it.
no, that's not Petite on the cover of Ebony (March 1948), but I'm
Very rare pics of her and others at the famed Chicago
bar Joe's Deluxe Club.
I could not find these on the net and heard they were in this issue
tracked it down from a magazine dealer.
the table card below, circa late 40's, Petite is shown with other
on Valda Gray