Muddy's Chronicles, by Bill Stevens

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Philosophical coffeehouses, those hotbeds of liberal ideas, poetry readings, strange cigarettes, and all-night jazz sessions, were a hallmark of the Beat era.

Muddy's Java Cafe hosted the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and virtually all of Denver's mayors and Colorado's governors during its illustrious career. As a sometimes-halfway house for runaway teens, Muddy's was also home to jazz musicians who came and jammed after their regular gigs and a place to talk politics or Nietzsche in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere. Muddy's was more than a coffeehouse: it was a Denver institution for nearly twenty years.

Bill Stevens has created an uproariously funny, nostalgic, and melancholy look at one of the West's best-known java joints. Places like Muddy's existed in large cities all across the United States, and its stories are universal.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Centipede Press (April 1, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 454 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 193361840X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1933618401
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.34 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.6 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches