Scott-Wilson family - Photo #15 - Images with IDs needed

Baby Judy with Carrington Lewis, a.k.a. "Papa", Mama Lori's second husband, on 146th Street in Harlem, 1947. Lewis was a radio actor or performer (perhaps on the program "Harlem Fantasy"), and in 1939-40 was a member of the musical group Josh White and his Corolinians that recorded on Columbia Records for John Hammond in 1940 (Josh White was the father of the 1960s folk singer of the same name, whose godmother was Eleanor Roosevelt). One of the Columbia recordings was "Chain Gang Boun'" (that's a Youtube link). They also recorded on the Harmony label: "I Wonder Will My Mother Be On Dat Train", "Moan, Chillun, Moan", "Trouble", "Nine Foot Shovel", "Goin' Home Boys", "Jerry", who knows what else. The group also appeared on Broadway in the musical John Henry with Paul Robeson (1940). Another member of the Carolinians was Bayard Rustin, who would go on to become a civil rights leader in the 1960s.

In 1946 Lewis was a member of the cast of the Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer / County Cullen musical St. Louis Woman in 1946, starring Pearl Bailey, Ruby Hill, and the Nicholas Brothers. The music for St. Louis Woman includes standards like "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home". Mama Lori was in the same show. The 1946 original cast recording (an album of ten 10-inch 78rpm records) was reissued in CD in the 1990s by Broadway Angel # ZMD-7-64662-2-4, and also by DRG/EMI # 1907819, and you can find it in Amazon.