Thursday, 12 June 2014

Pelecanos Noir

          Roland Williams sat on a stool at the stainless steel bar of Soul House, his regular place on 14th. There were few patrons here but this was not unusual. It was a dark barewall place that served more men than women, and hardly ever did so in great numbers. It was not frequented by the hip crowd but rather by city dwellers who liked their alcohol and conversation drama free. The jukebox played cuts by the likes of Big Maybelle, Carl 'soul dog' Marshall. Johnny Adams and other artists whose sound had that below-the-Mason-Dixon-line vibe ...................

What It Was
George Pelecanos

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