African-American Entertainment in Baltimore (Black America Series)

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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, ...
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Overview


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738515137
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: Black America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 947,649
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2003

    CAPTIVATING!!!!

    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.

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