Courtesy of Liam O'Reilly Collection

Earl Jordan and The Caroline Showband
Earl Jordan,  the first black singer from London to join an Irish showband (The Derek Joys)
A black singer was thought to be the most effective draw
in some areas, especially west of the Shannon, where it was believed many
of the inhabitants had never seen a Negro before.
Jordan, proved to be an instant crowd-puller Earl Jordan left
The Derek Joys to front The Caroline Showband which was formed
around five members of Jim Farley's band. and D.J.
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