With the onset of the Great Depression, many whites along Central Avenue were willing to sell property to blacks and other ethnic groups; thus racism and restrictive covenants at times gave way to mounting economic pressures. Lire la première page
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Jazz Lovers should Read This8 juillet 2011
Par David May, WHFC-FM - Publié sur Amazon.com
Central Avenue Sounds is one the most informative and interesting books on jazz, providing the reader with a 'you are there' experience of the Los Angeles music scene. I found the interviews with the surviving musicians to be outstanding. My only regret is that many of the Central Avenue and Watts musicians are no longer with us to add their perspective of the West Coast origins of jazz.