Deanetta James

Resident Interview for 2734 Sheridan

Deanetta James grew up in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood, just west of the NGA footprint. She was married to Percy Edward James, Jr., a professional percussionist who performed with Quartette Tres Bien. Deanetta worked closely with Macler Shepherd, a renowned housing advocate who founded JeffVanderLou Development Corporation. She shares wonderfully described memories of her neighborhood and her husband.

Deanetta's Collection of Memories

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A sample of the music of Percy James and Quartette Tres Bien.


Listen to Deanetta's husband Percy James and his band Quartette Tres Bien perform "St. Louis Blues" from their unreleased album of the same title.

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