The Chattanooga Gospel Orchestra performs at the Gospel Meets Jazz concert at Barking Legs Theater, one of many events in the ongoing Jazzanooga Festival.
The Chattanooga Gospel Orchestra performs at the Gospel Meets Jazz concert at Barking Legs Theater, one of many events in the ongoing Jazzanooga Festival.
Photo by Doug Strickland .
published Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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When Erskine Peoples, 82, first arrived in Chattanooga as a 22-year-old high school music teacher, Ninth Street, or the Big 9, as it was fondly called, was in full swing. A half-dozen clubs thrived in the five-block area between Foster Street, near where Memo's Grill still sits today, and the railroad overpass near Peeples Street.

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