Numero Group: By The Numbers

The 1966 San Antonio Yellow Pages lives again
February 7, 2013, 8:48 am
Filed under: Dynamic



In anticipation for our upcoming Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label CD and 2LP, over the next four weeks we’re going to be sharing a ton of ephemera that didn’t make the booklet. Abe Epstein didn’t save every scrap of paper that crossed his desk, but what he did save provides a fascinating glimpse into San Antonio’s melting pot music scene. Above are two pages from the Alamo City’s 1966 Yellow Pages. Some of our favorite nuggets are as follows:

“Our reputation for the finest dance floor, good music & well behaved customers assures you of an enjoyable evening” (A club name like Farmer’s Daughter doesn’t exactly scream well-behaved)

“Spanish Colonial atmosphere” (Architecture is important)

“Bring your own booze and dance to live music at the Spook House” (Both offensive and a terrible business model for a nightclub)

“All popular brands of cigarettes” (As opposed to carrying the brands no one smokes)


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