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Folder 3 Harper, Walt interviewed by Charles E. Austin, July 21, 1997

Harper, Walt, a pianist and bandleader who performed in Pittsburgh and owned two clubs (Attic and Harper’s).

[T1S1] Musical family and beginning music; early jobs and traveling; racism; composing music; relationship with Local 471 and members; Musicians’ Club camaraderie; club ownership; tearing down Hill District for Civic Arena; Bamboola; camaraderie in Hill District.

[T1S2] Musicians’ Club and moving to East Liberty; importance of reading music; being a bandleader; group dynamics; advice to younger musicians.