Hector Tobar: A look back at the Boyle Heights melting pot. For Bruce Phillips, it wasn’t white flight that tore apart the neighborhood. It was economics.
Here is the excellent Tumblr about Phillips Music Co.: phillipsmusiccompany.tumblr.com
Photo: Bill Phillips behind the counter of his store, Phillips Music Co., on Brooklyn Avenue in Boyle Heights, circa 1950. The glass case displays sheet music for “Jewish Melodies” and “Música Mexicana.” Credit: Bruce Phillips