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The CLUB ALABAM REVUE  written and directed by  Tu’Nook

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Robert J. Carmack as Robby Royale

Sunday afternoons  at 4:PM will never be the same again. From the very first note by the Quintet known as  Duane & the Central Ave Players performing an original composition , Calico Blues, to sudden burst of energized persona by the name of “Robby Royale” the so-called MC. however the audience soon learns He’s much more than just a  MC. He’s weaves in and out of the parade of musical icons and legends with the skill of a “Village Griot”,  adding spicy dialog and acting panache . He then engages the audience, takes them to 1940s Central Avenue jazz scene.

Robby Royale opens the show with a short version “without music” of  Louis Jordan’s Choo Choo Boogie  then morph’s that into a scatted-version of  Yardbird Parker’s  riff tune,  “Ornithology” back to Choo Choo Boogie & out.  Then as if rolling dice  he says, ” Let the Good times Roll!! Bringing to the stage a swinging Joe Williams  persona singing “Everyday  I Have the Blues.”  This kicks off a wild and history-rich yet , not preachy and yet, quite entertaining for the novice as well as the “Jazzyphiles” too.

For ticket RSVP  info Call 323-552-8283 –  limited seating

Venue: The Performers Corner 214 Hardy St. Inglewood,Calif 90301

Cast  of The Club Alabam  Revue 

Dorothy Dandridge – Wanda Ray Willis

Sarah Vaughn – Pat Sligh

Little Walter  –  Larry Robinson

Billie Holiday – Kerrimah 

Little Richard – Phillip Bell

Ella Fitzgerald –  Deborah Sharpe-Taylor

Joe Williams / Killer Joe – Wilford Courtney

Josephine Baker – Latoya Dawson

Larney Johnson – Cab Calloway  

Tu’Nook – The Poetess 

Robert J. Carmack – Robby Royale

Music by the Central Ave Players

Directed by  Tu’Nook

Technical Director – Carla Clark

Media/Publicity – RJC Mediatainment

Phil Bell as Little Richard
Phil Bell as Little Richard

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