[Dixielandjazz] Re: Big Bear Tavern

rahberry at comcast.net rahberry at comcast.net
Sat Oct 9 06:28:47 PDT 2004

I've heard that although it was often said to be in Berkeley, the Big Bear Tavern was actually in Oakland.
Rae Ann

> Dear Don and Dan,
> According to Australian author John Buchanan in 'Emperor Norton's Hunch. The
> Story of the Lu Watters' YBJB', the Big Bear Tavern was/is "in the Berkeley
> Hills...a home-awa- from-home for all jazz musicians in the Bay area [in the
> late 1930s - early 1940s]."
> According to my Rand McNally, this puts it north of the Oakland hills.
> But what would I know?
> 8>)
> Very kind regards,
> Bill.
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