AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Having been out of Pittsburgh for nearly 60 years, I thank God for great memories. In the 60's Iwas given the opportunity to come to California and attend college at the age of 23. It took me a long time to put in the back of my mind the nightlife between the Hurricane and the Grille. I would leave Kaufmanns on friday and saturday nights and not only be part of the night people but hear the greatest jazz on the East Coast. My friends from Philly,DC,and New York often bragged about the jazz talent that was in there town. None could compare with "The Burgh".
From an organ trio at the Hurricane then say hello to Walt,John and Nate at the GRILLE. if I didn't want to go home to Homestead, I would walk up to Herron ave. near the corner of Milwaukee and spend the night at my cousins house or instead, catch an OWL Cab to Coast Blount's600 BAR in HOMESTEAD and see who was in there once you were checked out by the "lookout" on the door. All after a great evening in the Hill.
Though here we are in 2012 and I still am proud to say I am from the Pittsburgh area.