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Posted April 13, 2012
wow, what a gem...
for anyone who has lived in the area, this book with its pictures and historical information is just a great read. For those unfamiliar with Bedford-Sty, it will be informative.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I grew up just south of the cover photo, but remember the many walks in the cover area to get to the Brooklyn Ice Palace on Atlantic avenue just a few blocks north of the photo.
The author's organization of the book allows an easy flow of info and pictorial nostalgia. I thank her for that.
Posted October 12, 2007
A Childhood's Memoir of Bed-Stuy Visited
This book is a must-have for those who remember Bedford-Stuyvesant with fondness and grace! I hope that all people in my age group (80) and their siblings will have an opportunity to purchase this book. Wilhelmena Kelly has captured the Bed-Stuy that I knew in my teen-age years. I had forgotten the names of some of the venues where Black entertainers were featured such as Arlington Inn, and Putnam Central. The Putnam Central was a hall where jazz musicians had gigs with the new sounds of Be-Bop, which was initiated by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. A few of the local musicians were Max Roach, Tommy Potter, and Duke Jordan and others. I intend to send copies of this book to my friends, who have relocated to Florida. I know that they will enjoy reminiscing in this book with great delight! My thanks to Wilhelmena Kelly. Beatrice MillerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.