Harlem of the West

The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era


Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Lewis Watts Harlem of the West SF Talk and Slide Show

HOTWSF Authors Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Lewis Watts give a slide show and talk about how their interest in the Fillmore neighborhood's history turned into a 30 year project and share stories of their archival process. The lecture took place at Greater Goods (http://greatergoodsojai.org) on June 24, 2017, and film and edited by filmmaker, musician, and composer Ray Powers (https://oadg.bandcamp.com).

Lowell Fulson at the Blue Mirror

An extremely rare clip of blues great Lowell Fulson and his band playing live at the Blue Mirror on Fillmore Street. The song is "You're Gonna Miss Me," which came out in 1957 on Checker Records. It's thought that this clip is from 1963.

Curtis Mosby clips

Curtis Mosby was a jazz drummer and band leader who owned several nightclubs in the Fillmore, including the Club Alabam and later the Champagne Supper Club. Here are two clips of 1929 Hollywood films that features Mosby and his band.