Ida “The Shoo Shoo Baby” James, Harlem, 1950’s (Video)

Ida Mae James was born in 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. Ida’s mother taught her how to sing, she travel the country doing amateur night shows until she was discovered on the Continue Reading →

Official Companion Soundtrack To Documentary “Billie” About The Legendary Billie Holiday

Verve/UMe will release the official companion soundtrack for the anticipated documentary, Billie, about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday on November 13, 2020. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

The Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, New York, 1930

The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.  Become an Harlem Continue Reading →