Towse: views from the hill

May 8, 2010

The Green Street Mortuary Band

Filed under: photographs — Tags: , , — Towse @ 5:38 pm
Green Street Mortuary marching band

01 May 2010. The band marches up Stockton.

The NPR story begins

Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote a poem about them. Novelist Amy Tan’s mother was serenaded by them as she lay in state. Muckraker Jessica Mitford’s memorial procession was led by them. And more than 300 Chinese families a year hire the Green Street Mortuary Band to give their loved ones a proper and musical send-off through the streets of Chinatown.

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