Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives
The photograph of William "Boogie" Hubbard was taken in October 1984. Hubbard was a keyboardist with the Memphis rhythm and blues band The Hollywood Allstars. Formed in 1975, the band took its name from the Hollywood section of North Memphis, where most of the original members lived. The Hollywood All Stars featured raw and expressive vocals and lead guitar work of Ben Wilson, the mellow saxophone sounds of Gilmore Daniel and Charles Campbell and the driving rhythms of Calvin Valentine on bass and his son Donald Valentine on drums along with the deeply rooted keyboard playing of “Boogie " Hubbard. The Hollywood Allstars exemplified the post-war sound that retains strong popularity among audiences in large urban centers like Memphis. The band's up-temp "jump blues" and slow drags provide excellent dance music.