A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 16, 2004
“Spanish Harlem” (1960)
"There is a rose in Spanish Harlem..." It's a dramatic, romantic song.

"Spanish Harlem" (1960) is from the prolific songwriting team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller. Their songs (including this one) have been the subject of a recent Broadway musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe.

The full lyrics are under copyright and cannot be reproduced here.
Posted by Barry Popik
Music/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • (0) Comments • Tuesday, November 16, 2004 • Permalink