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Warm Prairie Wind’s posts about the community of Lake Como

WELCOME TO LAKE COMO'S COLORFUL HISTORY View Warm Prairie Wind's posts about the community of Lake Como. A short account of Como's beginnings and the names of some of the first settlers.

Live Fort Worth Texas, Lady Pearl Johnson and Robert” Mr. Bluebird “Ealey

Lady Pearl / Robert Ealey  -  Live Fort Worth Texas ,Lady Pearl Johnson and Robert" Mr. Bluebird "Ealey laying down some good ole hometown blues, Live at Rayferd's Club off of Riverside, Ft Worth



Stevie Ray & Robert Ealey at the Bluebird Lounge

Robert Ealey & His Five Careless Lovers - Live At The New Blue Bird Nite Club Released: 1973 Label: Blue Royal Personnel: Bass – Four String Jack Drums – Barrell House Bucky Guitar – SOB Sammy, Sliding Sumpter Bruton Piano – Good Rocking Ralph Vocals – Robert Ealey Ealey was born in Texarkana, Texas. In his teens he sang in a quartet in his church. Following service in the Army in World War II, Ealey moved to Dallas in 1951, having been singing professionally from the age of 20. In Fort Worth, he formed a duo, the Boogie Chillun Boys, with the guitarist U. P. Wilson. The Boogie Chillun Boys provided inspiration to fellow Texan singer and guitarist Ray Sharpe.[3] The Bluebird Club in Fort Worth was Ealey's musical base for more than thirty years. His involvement was such that he co-owned the club from 1977 to 1989. His 1973 live album, Live at the New Bluebird Nightclub, was billed as by Robert Ealey and the Five Careless Lovers, and included contributions from Mike Buck. It was produced by T-Bone Burnett.

Juke Jumpers / Bluebird Niteclub 1981

Here’s a rare video of the early Juke Jumpers from 1981 live from the legendary Bluebird Niteclub on Horne Street in Como, Ft. Worth, Texas . This film features Sumter Bruton singing "T-Bone Shuffle Blues " with Jim Colegrove (rhythm guitar} Jim Milan {bass} Michael Bartula {drums} Craig Simecheck does some fancy piano playin too !!! Check out Johnny Reno's smokin sax solo !!! This film is courtesy of Sumter Bruton & The Juke Jumpers . special thanks Jim Milan ,Rene Ozuma, Robert Harwell, Mike Buck, Jackie Newhouse, Doyle Bramhall Sr., JJ'S Blues Bar ,Dallas Blues Society, Wes and the city of Ft. Worth. Song #1; Song #2 through Song #8 available on YouTube.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. ‘Como is our birthright’ Fort Worth group uplifts historically Black neighborhood

L.E.G.A.C.Y. - Legacy is committed to protecting and preserving the heritage, community, youth, economic, social, and political growth of Lake Como, TX. Through cleanups and fundraisers, LEGACY community group hopes to instill pride and uplift young Black men at Fort Worth’s Lake Como neighborhood.

The People – 1sq Mile Fort Worth, TX (Lake Como)

This video is a clip from the extended version of the One Square Mile documentary about the Fort Worth neighborhood of Lake Como. Lake Como is located on the west side of Fort Worth, and is surrounded by predominately affluent white neighborhoods. This episode is part of the One Square Mile series, which looks at individual square miles across the United States as a microcosm of contemporary life in America. You can see additional scenes from this episode and other square miles in the series at www.onesquaremile.tv

Historically African-American neighborhood Como in Fort Worth, TX

The Como neighborhood is a historically African-American neighborhood located on the west side of Fort Worth, Texas. Como was named after Como, Italy. One of its most valuable residents was neighborhood activist Viola Pitts. The Como Lake was built in 1889. Originally the neighborhood was conceived as a resort. Originally aired on WFAA Channel 8 on April 11, 2018 video. 

Cowtown Memories

The early days of the cattle industry that gave Fort Worth its enduring nickname, the promotional genius of Amon Carter, the 1936 Frontier Centennial and the birth of Texas Swing are just a few of the topics covered in this nostalgic and historically fascinating special. The program explores how oil, aviation, railroads, commerce, the media, an ethnically and culturally diverse populace — and, of course, cattle — helped to shape a growing city. Through vintage photographs, film clips and the recollections of those who were there, the special weaves a Texas tapestry as colorful as it is complex.