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Jazz Speaker Series: Cheryl Willis on Tappin' at the Apollo

Presented by American Jazz Museum at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City MO

Nov 09 2017
Jazz Speaker Series: Cheryl Willis on Tappin’ at the Apollo presented by American Jazz Museum at American Jazz Museum, Kansas City MO

Based on extensive interviews with Salt and Pepper, this book chronicles for the first time the lives and careers of two overlooked female performers who succeeded despite the racism, sexism, and homophobia of the Big Band era.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Edwina “Salt” Evelyn and Jewel “Pepper” Welch learned to tap dance on street corners in New York and Philadelphia. By the 1940s, they were Black show business headliners, playing Harlem’s Apollo Theater with the likes of Count Basie, Fats Waller and Earl “Fatha” Hines. Their exuberant tap style, usually performed by men, earned them the respect of their male peers and the acclaim of audiences. Based on extensive interviews with Salt and Pepper, this book

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