Originally posted by carlton pierre
BTW, speaking of Dayton, is Canal Street Tavern still around? I used to see some really great musical artists there in the past. And, let's see it seems there was a great jazz club called Gilly's, I could be wrong about the name, but I saw Pharoah Sanders, Lionel Hampton, and quite a few jazz greats there.
You're dating yourself!!
Yep, Canal Street is still around - http://www.canalstreettavern.com/.
They host a wide variety of well-regarded music, plus local stuff. Yes, and even a little classic jazz still - this summer, they hosted Freddy Cole (Nat King's brother) at the ivories (or was that Gilly's? - see below). Coming up, I'm thinking about seeing Tish Hinojosa, and/or Rory Block, and/or Roy Bookbinder.
Haven't been back in yet since I moved back to Dayton. When I was stationed at WPAFB (mid- to late-80s), I went there a few times. I'll never forget Leon Redbone doing shadow animals in the spotlight during his gig; or drinking cheap bourbon and branch after helping Matt "Guitar" Murphy unload his stuff, after I got there really, really early to snag a bar seat, and the bartender thought I was with the band. Nice work if you can get it :-).
Gilly's is still there too - http://hometown.aol.com/gillyjazz/, http://www.jazzadvocate.com/Location%20and%20Organizations/Gilly's.htm.
I *have* been back in there recently - saw Magic Slim and the Teardrops (Chicago Blues/R&B), and Leon Russell (!!). Back in the day, I remember Albert Collins, The Master of the Telecaster, playing a fine gig there.