African-American Entertainment in Baltimore (Black America Series)

African-American Entertainment in Baltimore (Black America Series)

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by Rosa Pryor-Trusty, Tonya Taliaferro
     
 

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African-American Entertainment in Baltimore captures the brilliance of the city's musical heritage from 1930 to 1980. This educational and entertaining volume invites readers to take a visual trip down memory lane to the days when Pennsylvania Avenue, the heart of the city's African-American community, vibrated with life. Celebrated within these pages are…  See more details below

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African-American Entertainment in Baltimore captures the brilliance of the city's musical heritage from 1930 to 1980. This educational and entertaining volume invites readers to take a visual trip down memory lane to the days when Pennsylvania Avenue, the heart of the city's African-American community, vibrated with life. Celebrated within these pages are entertainers such as The Ink Spots, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Illinois Jacquet, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr., Slappy White, Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald; The Avenue's hottest nightspots and theaters including the legendary Royal Theater, The Regent Theater, the Sphinx, and Club Casino; and the DJs and promoters who helped cultivate the city's musical talents.

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Title: Book Reviews

Author: Kerry Kudlacek

Publisher: Blues Society of Tulsa

Date: December 2009

This brief book is a loving look at the many kinds of African-American entertainers who passed through Baltimore from 1930 to 1980. It documents the musical heritage of a black urban population. Even local officials and radio personalities are proffled, along with everyday patrons who attended these entertainments. The reader is given a detailed picture of the black music scene in a large eastern seaboard city over half a century. All in all a vivid panorama of black nightlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738515137
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Black America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
756,727
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)

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Authors Rosa Pryor-Trusty and Tonya Taliaferro underscore their commitment to preserving the city's past while paying homage to some of Black America's premier performers with this treasured photo history.

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African-American Entertainment in Baltimore (Black America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A true testimony to music history. The photographs make the time period come alive. You can almost hear the music, taste the taste, smell the smells. A photographic album of Black entertainment memories that everyone should have.