Jackson Street After Hours
The Roots of Jazz in SeattleBook - 1993
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De Barros' classic history of the Seattle jazz scene of the 1940s and '50s provides a detailed description of the vibrant Central District music scene that led up to the funk and soul clubs described in WHEEDLE'S GROOVE.
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Jackson Street After Hours began as an oral history project through a grant from the King County Cultural Resources Division Heritage Program. Interviews began in August 1988 and continued through 1991... For such an out-of-the-way place, Seattle has had a remarkable jazz history. The action began as early as 1918, when Lillian Smith's jazz band played at Washington Hall. It kept going strong all through Prohibition, as an authentic black jazz scene developed around the hub of Jackson Street and Twelfth Avenue.
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