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Central Avenue sounds oral history transcript, 1997-1999 : Vi Redd

Author: Vi Redd; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Central Avenue sounds. Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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This interview is one in a series designed to preserve the spoken memories of individuals who were raised near and /or performed on Los Angeles' Central Avenue, especially from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s. Vi Redd's interview covers Redd's childhood in Los Angeles' Central Avenue neighborhood, continues with her education and the beginning of her career as a saxophonist and vocalist, and concluding with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Vi Redd; Buddy Collette; Eric Dolphy; Alma Hightower; Alton Redd
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Vi Redd; Steven Louis Isoardi; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program.
OCLC Number: 70236780
Notes: Transcript of a 6.4-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program.
Description: ix, 263 leaves, bound ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: interviewed by Steven L. Isoardi.

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This interview is one in a series designed to preserve the spoken memories of individuals who were raised near and /or performed on Los Angeles' Central Avenue, especially from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s. Vi Redd's interview covers Redd's childhood in Los Angeles' Central Avenue neighborhood, continues with her education and the beginning of her career as a saxophonist and vocalist, and concluding with her musical activities, her career as a schoolteacher, and her involvement as a consultant for the music panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. Major topics discussed include musicians in her family, particularly her father Alton Redd and great aunt Alma Hightower; early musical relationships in Los Angeles, her experiences as a female musician in the jazz music world, the westward movement of the African American community in Los Angeles and decline of Central Avenue.

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