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Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins: Searching For My Father's Voice
Produced by The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva
with Ellen Sebastian Chang
Mixed by Jim McKee at Earwax Productions

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  • Read the story of Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins.
  • Read a listing of credits & acknowledgements for this very special story.
  • More on black radio with historians Dr. William Barlow and Dr. Rick Wright.

    Dinah Washington Talkin with singer Dinah Washington, in the window of his record shop on 105th and Cedar, for his daily radio show, Cleveland, circa 1952. Photo courtesy of Tony Hawkins


    "The Bill Hawkins's Record Studio, on 105th & Cedar on a Sunday afternoon. The POC sign in the window is for the sponsor Pilsner of Cleveland." Photo courtesy of Tony Hawkins Studio Records

    Erskine Hawkins "Musician Erskine Hawkins"
    Photo courtesy of Tony Hawkins

    "Hot Sauce Williams with Bill Hawkins in promo shot for station WSRS"
    Photo Courtesy of Tony Hawkins
    Hot Sauce Williams with Bill Hawkins

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