Clark Monroe Legacy
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Kelly Stable Big Band
October 22, 1943
Manager at Kelly Stable in New York City. 137 West 52nd Street. Leonard Hawkins, Trpt - Ray Abrams, Tenor Sax - Vic Coulsen - Trpt., U.S. Scott, Alto Sax - Leonard Gaskin, Bass - Leonard Lowry, Alto Sax - Max Roach, Drums - Duke Jordan, Piano - CLARK MONROE - Bandleader
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Clark Monroe with Count Basie and Taps Miller
After the closing of Clark Monroe's Uptown he became manager in November 1943 at Kelly' Stable, 137 West 52nd Street, NYC
From your left side we see Count Basie, Taps Miller, unknown friend and Clark Monroe.
If you know the name of the unknown friend, please E-mail me. Thanks!
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A party for Clark Monroe
July 17, 1943 @ Murrain's (Harlem) 7th Avenue corner of West 132nd Street New York City.
A party for Clark in the girls dressing room!
Duke Jordan, left side, Leonard Gaskin, (above Clark), Max Roach, (next of Leonard Gaskin) Clark Monroe (Center), and Helen Monroe (in front of Clark).
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Kelly Stable Band 1943
Taken from a Harlem newspaper.
1943 - Clark Monroe and his band was being featured at Kelly's Stable is successfully reaching his goal by playing the music to suit everyone's taste. Inspired by Count Basie who presented him with a $1,000 mike set-up Monroe and the band played their first date at the 78th Street Tap Room and then at MURRAIN''S Cabaret, both in New York. The band originated at Monroe's own Uptown House formally located at 134 Street and 7th Avenue where everyone of the theatric
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Leonard Gaskin w/Jimmy Monroe
March 11, 1990 - Leonard Gaskin and Jimmy Monroe greet each other. Jimmy is the brother of Clark Monroe who was the impresario of Monroe's Uptown House, the fabled nightclub of the forties. He was also the husband of the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday.
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