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Folder 9 Boswell, Robert interviewed by Charles E. Austin, April 22, 1996

Boswell, Bobby, a bass player who performed with Billie Holiday and in Pittsburgh.

[T1S1] Beginning music; early band; joining Local 471; Local 471 and members; jam sessions; other musicians; Army; Billie Holiday’s Band; returning to Pittsburgh; Local 471 officers; playing to audience; Walt Harper’s Band; transcription jobs.

[T1S2] Touring with Bradshaw; other musicians; old Musicians’ Club importance and layout; downtown clubs; racial tensions between bands; Union merger; changes audience and music; other musicians; Union merger; society bands expectations.