Harlem of the West

The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era

by Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts

Paperback, 191 pages, Chronicle Books Llc, List Price: $27.50 | purchase

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Harlem of the West
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The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era
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Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts

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Two hundred archival photographs accompany a nostalgic look at the San Francisco jazz scene during the 1940s and 1950s, taking a fascinating tour of the city's Fillmore District in its heyday, including its restaurants, theaters, shops, and nightclubs, and the great musical legacy of such performers as Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others. Original.