[Ads-l] Possible area for JAZZ antedating

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Sat Jul 4 05:22:21 UTC 2015


A random discovery that could lead to unexplored areas for those interested. 
The excerpt below is about 2/3 of the way down the page and I think this may 
be a little earlier than some of the posters here have mentioned.
Dave Hause

http://www.risingsunbnb.com/the-song

"The 1888 city directory listed a Rising Sons of Liberty Hall on the east 
side of Valence Street between Camp and Chestnut Streets. It does not appear 
in the 1889 directory but is listed from 1890 to 1897 as the Rising Sons of 
Liberty Benevolent Association (colored). It is listed from 1901 to 1903 as 
the Rising Sun Hall, 1019 Valence Street with no further mentions after 
that.

"Also from 1890 to 1897 is listed the Rising Sun Hall on Clinton Street 
between DeArmas and Macarty Streets in the 7th District, not to be confused 
with the previous one. Across the street on the same block was the Morning 
Star Society Hall from 1885 to 1894. The street names changed in 1895 to 
1897 and an address is given – 258 Cherokee between Mississippi and Macarty 
Streets.

"These halls were benevolent association halls and at the height of their 
popularity around the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th 
centuries. They were the birthplaces of the new music of the time called 
Jazz." 

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The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


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