Last month I was over in Chicago chilling out in my hotel room ahead of my first gig in the city, at Smart Bar, a venue with a rich tradition, which opened back in 1982. Chicago is, of course, along with Detroit, Philadelphia and New York, revered as a key US city when it comes to the evolution of dance culture (and, indeed, black culture, with, way before House, a deep heritage in Rhythm & Blues, Blues and Jazz, dating right back to the ‘great migration’ of black workers from the southern states, beginning just over 100 years ago).
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By Greg Wilson on August 8, 2012 in Black Culture, Dance, Film, See, The Forties, The Thirties, Video, Video Blog
The Harlem Congaroos / Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers ‘Hellzapoppin’ Jam’
From ‘Hellzapoppin’’ 1941
By Greg Wilson on January 17, 2012 in Black Culture, DJ / Club Culture, Hear, Magazines, Records, RIP, The Eighties, The Seventies
Just heard the news that New York born ’70s Funk master Jimmy Castor died yesterday, aged 71.