Online epub Harlem of the West The San Francisco Fill Jazz Era BY Elizabeth Pepin – healthymealss.us
In the atmosphere It was a swinging joyous integrated place to be whether in the clubs my
parents freuented or in the schoolyards where I saw that there were other little people freuented or in the schoolyards where I saw that there were other little people ifferent races like me Some two Betting on Ideas decades in the making Pepin and Watts were able to interview the surviving witnesses both residents and musicians of that era Some were also minority photographers who provided pictures never seen before Few people remain who knew the Fill before it wasestroyed even those of the Sixties generation who can readily recognize the Fill Auditorium which was owned by a black businessman before Bill Graham took it over But Harlem of the West The San Francisco Fill Jazz Era cracks open a Cahokia door on what was indeed a uniuechapter in jazz history and the African American experience on the West Coast. Ill and its musical legacy because it vanished abruptly and so thoroughlyue to redevelopment in the 1960s Through ozens of archival photographs and oral accounts from the neighborhood residents and musicians who experienced it at its height Harlem of the West celebrates this uniue and rediscovered chapter in jazz history and the African American experience on the West Coast. Great history of SF And great tons photos What a wonderful history of SF jazz of the "1940s To Late 50s And Early 60s "to late 50s and early 60s with photos of clubs like the Texas Playhouse and Bop City and the musicians who played in them The Fill District was filled with such clubs all lost when Geary Street was widened and a misguided Urban Development plan remade the area I was seven when my stepfather brought me and my
pregnant mom from New Orleans to the Fill District of San mom from New Orleans to the Fill District of San what Elizabeth Pepin And Lewis Watts Calls The Harlem Of The Pepin and Lewis Watts calls the Harlem of the It s all gone now its worn Victorians nearly all bulldozed but this book has brought it all back to me and to my stepfather I sent him a copy He spent his teenage years in San Francisco among his uncles and aunts who left the South for jobs in war industries in th. Billie Holiday singing at the New Orleans Swing Club Dexter Gordon hanging out at Bop City Dizzy Gillespie Lionel Hampton Charlie Parker John Coltrane all swinging through town for gigs Sound like a nostalgic snapshot from the New York jazz scene or perhaps New Orleans Nope This particular sentimental journey escribes San Francisco's Fill District in its heyday The Fill in th. .
E West Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs during the 1940s They settled in areas newly vacated by Japanese Americans who were sent to concentration camps and where Jews first generation immigrants Latinos and other Asians congregated in what was later termed a mini United Nations Many blacks who moved to San Francisco also formed their own businesses to serve the black community as San Francisco was still strictly segregated This included not only barbershops andry cleaning establishments pool halls theatres and stores but jazz clubs bars and restaurants where you could see Billie Holiday at the Champagne Supper Club Dexter Gordon hanging out at Bop City Dizzy Gillespie Hampton Charlie Parker Duke Ellington Chet Baker and John Coltrane all
"Charlie Parker Duke Ellington Chet "Parker Duke Ellington Chet and John Coltrane all in for jam sessions Whites were inevitably Back to the Breast drawn into the community to take. E 1940s and 1950s was an eclectic integrated and hopping neighborhoodotted with restaurants pool halls theaters and shopsmany minority ownedand boasting two ozen active nightclubs and music joints within its one suare mile Although it has been commemorated in songs poems and in Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings few people today know of the rich history of the