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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 15, 2004
“Take the ‘A’ Train” (1941)
"Take the 'A' Train" (1941) was written by Billy Strayhorn and popularly performed by Duke Ellington. It's Harlem's popular masterpiece.

Copyright restrictions prevent reproducing the full lyrics here, but they do appear on other web sites.

Posted by Barry Popik
Transportation • (1) Comments • Monday, November 15, 2004 • Permalink


Man, take the A Train is one of Duke Ellingtons best pices. Not for nothing it’s Harlems masterpiece, i wished they could make music like this today ... it seems that that would only be a dream.

Posted by Andressa  on  03/30  at  08:56 AM

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