Email Signup

Be the first to know about new products and special offers!

Thanks for subscribing! Here's a coupon for $5 off $30 or more: MUSICMAIL
 
 
The opening to B.B. King's famous "Live in Cook County Jail" comically featured the prisoners booing the Warden & Sheriff.

Chesterfield Club Kansas City T-Shirt - Classic Heavy Cotton 

SKU:ATEKCCHESS
Price: 
$24.95
 
 
Select A Color:
Select A Size:
 
Quantity:
 
Size Width Length
S 18" 28"
M 20" 29"
L 22" 30"
XL 24" 31"
2XL 26" 32"
3XL 28" 33"
4XL 30" 34"
5XL 32" 35"
Description
This Bluescentric Brand vintage Kansas City Chesterfield Club t-shirt comes in classic heavy 100% preshrunk cotton sizes S-5XL. Heather colors are 50/50. Sizes run very true, and have minimal, if any, shrinking. This is a standard go-to t shirt.

It was the wild, raucous "anything goes" heyday of Kansas City, Missouri in the 1920s - 40s. Jazz flowed as freely as the booze, even during prohibition, and the many downtown clubs offered gambling, sex and drugs -- so long as everybody paid Boss Pendergast. 

Among the many famous and infamous bars & establishments, The Chesterfield Club shined among the brightest.

"The Chesterfield Club was not the only hot night-spot in town," wrote one author. "It was just the only one that happened to offer nude waitresses with the noon meal."

In KC's notorious clubs, you could find Charlie Parker discovering the foundation of Jazz, and Big Joe Turner inventing the framework of Rock n Roll. It was in this time Count Basie formed his landmark band in KC after coming to town for a gig -- and ending up stranded & homeless when it fell through. 

When the authorities finally broke up Pendergast's tight-fisted empire, the mafia, needing to continue their source of gambling income, hatched a plan to move casino operations to the tiny Nevada Desert town of Las Vegas...