The House That Rockhead Built: Montreal's Jazz Paradise

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Title
The House That Rockhead Built: Montreal's Jazz Paradise
Abstract
A biography of Rufus Nathaniel Rockhead, the Jamaican-born former Canadian Pacific railway porter who ran Montreal's Rockhead's Paradise jazz club, reputed to be "the hippest place for jazz in the world." Officially opened in 1930 at the corner of Mountain and St. Antoine streets, the club played host to some of the biggest entertainers in the music business, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Oscar Peterson. The club existed until the late 1980s.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 7
Issue
no. 4
Pages
8-11
Date
Fall 2013
Language
en
Citation
Ghandhi, Rohinton. “The House That Rockhead Built: Montreal’s Jazz Paradise.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 7, no. 4 (Fall 2013): 8–11.
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