Delta Haze Corporation is engaged in the
preservation and promotion of traditional
American blues, jazz and superior popular
photographs by licensing its copyrights for
use in exhibits, print projects, commercials,
television programs, and films.
Delta Haze's holdings include the famous
photographs of Robert Johnson, as well as a
formidable inventory of vintage images from
the notable Memphis' 100-year old Black
American Hooks Bros. firm and the music
and entertainment work of photographers
Gerrie Blake and Mike Gould, with its world
famous collection of historical images,
including those acquired from the collections
of numerous musicians and entertainers such
as Hoyt Bohannon, Clark Dennis, Jack Echols,
Harry Geller, Woody Herman, Charles LaVere,
E. Lyle Sharpe, Jack & Norma Teagarden,
and Joe Willie Wilkins and others.
Along the way, he also collected and preserved
on film some of the greatest images in music
history. He was nominated for a Grammy in
1974 for his production of Bukka White's last
album, Big Daddy.
He won a Grammy in 1990 for his production
of: “Robert Johnson - The Complete Recordings”
the biggest selling pre-war blues reissue of all
A substantial amount of Delta Haze's success
has come from promoting its photographic
materials for use in motion pictures, radio
and television programs, commercials,
documentaries and books.
Thousands of vintage photographs are available
from Delta Haze's massive files. Many of these
pictures are being made available for the first
time to the public. With the efforts of
Delta Haze staff, these great images are being
brought to the forefront once again for some
to remember, for others to enjoy for the first
Consequently, for productions in need of such
material, Delta Haze is a one-stop shop.
Delta Haze Corporation's holdings are available
for lease and license and the various forms are
provided herein. The names and the faces in
the music world may be changing as the years
roll on, but at Delta Haze, its pioneers will live
forever through their photographs and the
efforts of the people who cherish them.
It is rich in blues, jazz and Southern history
dating back to the late 1880's, as well as folk
music and sixties rock 'n’ roll images.
In addition to publications that have been
devoted entirely to these works, Delta Haze's
photographs are also being used to accent
larger works in both print and audio-visual
Delta Haze is a Nevada corporation that was
founded in 1995 and was captained by
Stephen C. LaVere, who formerly served as
the authorized agent for the Estate of
Robert Johnson, one of the most celebrated
figures in blues history. LaVere had a long
history in the record business beginning with
his recognition as one of the world's
foremost collectors of vintage recordings
through years of music production for records,
radio, stage shows and film.
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