Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chicago's Club deLisa

Located at State Street near Garfield Boulevard on the South Side, the Club DeLisa was the largest and most important nightclub in the African American community from the 1930s through the 1950s. At the Club DeLisa, Chicagoans could hear performers such as Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Joe Williams, Red Saunders.

Red Saunders and Herman "Sunny" Blount at Club DeLisa.

For more information, go to the invaluable resource, The Red Saunders Research Foundation:

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