From Harlem to Hollywood it’s hard to name two more influential figures in the history of American music than Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
When it comes to Christmas songs about Harlem, we think this one, “Christmas Night In Harlem,” is a classic by legendary music man Louis Armstrong And The All Stars.
“Drop Me Off in Harlem,” sang by Harlem legends Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Broadway columnist Nick Kenny in 1933.
Louis Armstrong was in Washington on January 29, 1971 to perform at the Inauguration against the advice of his doctors of then incoming National Press Club President Vernon Louviere, a Continue Reading →
Featuring Ada “Bricktop” Smith to Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, on the Schomburg Center for Research’s Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and Continue Reading →
Adelaide Louise Hall was a dynamo, she was born on the 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.