by Kwame Opam, at Dec. 20, 2010, 5:21 p.m.
Speakeasy: POINT (-73.9374671113222632 40.8183287566920185)
Text: The original Cotton Club saw such African-American musicians as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, and Ella Fitzgerald play there in its heyday during the 1930s. It in particular, along with its cousins downtown like the Onyx on 52nd, catered to the popularization of jazz music, as it was attached both to sociopolitical resistance and having a good time.
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