Jackson Street After Hours

Jackson Street After Hours

The Roots of Jazz in Seattle

Book - 1993
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Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780912365862
Branch Call Number: 781.65097 DEBARRO 1993
Characteristics: 238 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Calderón, Eduardo 1949-


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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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Jan 25, 2016

Another very good book by Paul de Barros. Jazz (especially soul jazz dance combos) was a big part of the developing 'northwest sound'.
It wasn't 'after hours', but I became a band player in grade school, and when I went to high school on 'pill hill', I used to regularly trek down to local DJ Bob Summerise's House of Music record store at top of Jackson Street, where Bob edumacated me in additional areas of jazz. In particular, he got me into Willis Jackson and also Lou Donaldson and I still have the vinyl lp's I bought from him.
Oh, the book also includes fabulous photo portfolio/quotes of local artists by Eduardo Calderon.


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Jun 08, 2016

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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