54 Ballroom on Broadway in South Los Angeles

At 71 the long term memory gets better & the short term less. For years I have maintained that I thought Steve Wonders first live recording of Fingertips part 1 was recorded live at the 54 ballroom?

Views: 2586

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Comment by Linda Dean on July 14, 2013 at 8:24am

Well I know this is a couple years old, but I would love to hear your stories of times. My parents met at the 54 Ballroom in the 50's. It's always seemed such a magical, historic place. I could always see the memories in my mom's eye's when she talked about it.

Comment by Bob Thomas on November 28, 2011 at 6:44pm

I don't know the answer, but I wish more folks would comment on their memories of the 5-4 Ballroom. I was in the Air Force during the 50's (54 to 57) and I partied hard there damn near every weekend. I was only 18 but who cared, right? Coming from a small town in Ark. (Helena/West Helena) I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. My favorites were: T-BONE WALKER, RAY CHARLES, BIG JOE TURNER, COUNT BASIE W/SARAH VAUGHN, FATS DOMINOE, LITTLE WILLIE JOHN, BOBBY BLUE BLAND, and many more. OUR music got co-opted and we got priced out after that. BUT, WHAT A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL WHILE IT LASTED........Let me know about your memories if YOU ARE FROM THAT ERA.

Comment by enhager on November 28, 2011 at 10:14am

In a previous post, we actually had a discussion about the 54 Ballroom - http://www.leimertparkbeat.com/profiles/blogs/our-life-in-pictures.

Read "Our life in pictures" Then read the comments.


Check out this record - Stax Revue Live at the 54 Ballroom [Live] - and the line up!

1. Green Onions - Booker T & The MGs
2. You Can't Sit Down - Booker T & The MGs
3. Summertime - Booker T & The MGs
4. Soul Twist - Booker T & The MGs
5. Bootleg - Booker T & The MGs
6. Don't Have To Shop Around - Mad Lads (1)
7. Candy - Astors
8. Last Night - Mar-Keys
9. Any Other Way - Bell, William
10. You Don't Miss Your Water - Bell, William
11. Every Ounce Of Strength - Thomas, Carla
12. Do The Dog - Thomas, Rufus
13. Walking The Dog - Thomas, Rufus

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

Dr. Angela Butts Chester posted a blog post

Worlds Leaders Magazine Interviews Dr. Angela Butts Chester

Supporting Empowerment and Fulfillment through Empathic LeadershipDr. Angela Butts Chester epitomizes empathic leadership, viewing it as more than just a means to accomplish tasks and achieve goals—it’s about prioritizing people. With a deep-seated…See More
Feb 19
Dr. Angela Butts Chester posted a blog post
Feb 12
Mistah Wilson posted events
Jan 20
Dr. Angela Butts Chester posted a blog post

PASSIONEER Magazine | January 2024

Welcome to our latest issue of PASSIONEER Magazine where we unravel the secrets to thriving in the winter months with a focus on wellness, style, and unwavering resilience. In this edition, we delve into the unique challenges posed by winter and…See More
Jan 18
SPMG Media posted a blog post
Jan 5
Stevie Mack posted a blog post

Comedian Stevie Mack at Flappers Comedy Club

Stevie Mack performing #standup #comedy at @FlappersComedy Club Sun. Jan 21st @ 5pm FLAPPERS MAIN ROOM 102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 Tix/Details: Link: http://flc.cc/X8JJ7KN…See More
Jan 3
Dr. Angela Butts Chester posted a blog post

Thinkers360's 50 Books to Read in 2024 Includes Thought Leader Dr. Angela Chester

🙌 Wow! What an honor to be recognized by Thinkers360! 📚 I'm thrilled to share that their curated selection of 50 books on business, technology, and sustainability from Thinkers360 member thought leaders has been featured. 🌐✨A big thank you to the…See More
Dec 21, 2023
Dr. Angela Butts Chester posted a blog post

AUTHORITY MAGAZINE: 5 Ways Empathy Will Affect Your Leadership

Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is increasingly recognized as a pivotal leadership…See More
Nov 15, 2023

© 2024   Created by enhager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service