From left to right rear: Elma Chatman (wife of Sam Chatman), Mattie Williamson Thurman (widow of Sonny Boy), Willard McMurry. Seated front row: Libby Thompson Watson, Bobby Ray Watson (both are Sam's proteges). In the middle: Sam Chatman
Songs--United States--19th Century; Popular Music--United States
Cover: caricature of an African American couple embracing, as an African American male stands by staring at them; photo insets of the African American composer/singers in blackface; description reads ""the swell coon laughing success""