Tatum's Town: The story of jazz in Toledo, Ohio (1915-1985)

Tatum's Town: The story of jazz in Toledo, Ohio (1915-1985)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692765135
Publisher: Donald Dietsche
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Bob Dietsche is author of Jump Town: The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957. Dietsche owned and operated downtown Portland's legendary used record store, Django Record Company, from 1977 to 1999. He has also taught History of Jazz courses in several higher education institutions around the Portland area.

Table of Contents



Who’s Who in Tatum’s Town

Introduction Great Moments in Toledo Jazz

Chapter 1 Mount Tatum

Chapter 2 Badman’s Territory

Chapter 3 Speed Webb and the Territory Bands

Chapter 4 Appointment in Toledo

Chapter 5 House Busters

Chapter 6 Jon Hendricks – A Lyricist Supreme

Chapter 7 Jack Runyan – Thanks for the Memories

Chapter 8 Centennial Terrace – “Some Enchanted Evening”

Chapter 9 Arv Garrison – Parker’s Guitar

Chapter 10 Buddy and El

Chapter 11 Jazz Goes to High School (DeVilbiss)

Chapter 12 Jazz Goes to College

Chapter 13 The Case Against Jazz

Chapter 14 The Willard-Dempsey Fight

Chapter 15 Jimmy Harrison – “The Toledo Terror”

Chapter 16 Action at the Green Mill

Chapter 17 Cakewalkin’ at Tony Packo’s

Chapter 18 The Joy of Sax

Chapter 19 Candy Johnson – Both Sides of the Street

Chapter 20 Claude, Cliff, the Detroit Connection

Chapter 21 The Man Behind the Mast

Chapter 22 Gene Parker – The Head Master

Chapter 23 Jack Walter in the Land of the Giants

Chapter 24 Fred & Preston – Last of the Lounge Players

Chapter 25 Horatio Hornblower

Chapter 26 Jimmy Cook – “Nobody’s Better”

Chapter 27 Rusty’s Jazz Café – “She Coulda Been Mayor”





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