Friday, August 04, 2006

Bohemian Cavern: The "Cave" In '62

One of my favorite Jazz songs is by a Chicago Jazz great, Ramsey Lewis. This rhythmic, toe tapping, hand clapping piece is a song called, The "In" Crowd. One of the best versions of this song was performed in 1962 on Washington, D.C.'s famous U Street (Black Broadway) at a place called, Bohemian Caverns. This version of the song is featured on a cd titled,
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ramsey Lewis. Ramsey Lewis would go on to win a Grammy Award for that "Live" recording at the Cavern. Well, enjoy your weekend. As you can see I have music on my mind. Perhaps I will get a moment to listen and enjoy. Peace~


Dance_Soul said...

Great recommendation - I like the groove a lot. Have a GREAT weekend.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Dance, you do the same.

Uaridi said...

Enjoy your weekend - I hope you do get to go out. Nowadays, going out is such a chore for me!! Old age.

Love to sis

Geoffrey Philp said...

Enjoy uour weekend. I may be showing my age, but my introduction to Ramsey Lewis' music was through Earth Wind and Fire's rendition of "Sun Goddess" which I followed to the Master himself.

1 Heart,

Unknown said...

I saw Ramsey Lewis in Denver back in the late 90s. He gave a good show.

Professor Zero said...

OK, I'm going to go buy cd's! :-)

Stephen A. Bess said...

Yes, I have that cd by Earth Wind & Fire. That's one of the hottest tracks ever!

I've never seen Ramsey in concert, but I saw him in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago a few years ago. He was coming out of a bank. I didn't confirm it, but I'm sure it was him.

What did you get?

African girl, American world said...

hey Stephen *waving*
how have you been?

You can check me out on the daily at

Peace and my love to my sister

Stephen A. Bess said...

Hello stranger! It's good to see you. I will definitely be checking you out.

Anonymous said...

I love Bohemian Caverns.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Nice spot with a lot of Jazz history.

NML/Natalie said...

That's one of the things that the US does very well and it's not as accessible here in the UK - jazz

Stephen A. Bess said...

Really? I didn't know that. Japan seems to be big on Jazz.

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