[Dixielandjazz] Something for Annie
tubaman at batnet.com
Tue Dec 23 16:06:15 PST 2003
According to the California Historical Society "Annie Street" was named
for a boat, the "Annie" but I can't get much more than that out of the
web site without becoming a member.
According to E Clampus Vitas (the Historical California Drinking
Society) verbal history, Annie was NOT a hooker, but a very nice girl,
probably a "very good friend" of the mayor at that time. Not much more
information was ever made public.
You choose which ever history you want...
On Dec 23, 2003, at 2:32 PM, Jerry Gordon wrote:
> I've got a two-album set called "Turk Murphy's San Franciso Jazz" (Good
> Time Jazz L-12026 and L-12027). Vol 2 contains a song called "Minstrels
> of Annie Street" (written by Turk) about which the liner notes say:
> "Recorded originally in 1946 by Turk with Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz
> Band. A San Francisco columnist once labeled the YBJB "the minstrels of
> Annie Street," for Annie Street, just behind the Palace Hotel, off
> Street, was the address of the famous Dawn Club, cradle of San Fracisco
> jazz, and the scene of the YBJB's pre-war triumphs."
> If this is the same "Annie," then the answers your questions are that
> full name was Annie Street, and she drove the band to the Dawn Club in
> her British sports car ;)
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