[Dixielandjazz] Something for Annie

david richoux 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...

Dave Richoux
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 
> Market
> 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 
> her
> full name was Annie Street, and she drove the band to the Dawn Club in
> her British sports car ;)

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