Tommy Smalls, August 5, 1926 – March 8, 1972, known as Dr. Jive, was an influential African-American radio disc jockey in New York City during the early days of rock and roll. He owned the Smalls Paradise club in Harlem in the 1950s.
Tommy Smalls, was born in 1926 – 1972, known as “Dr. Jive,” and the “Major of Harlem,” was an influencer before the Influencers we know today.
An intimate photograph of the entrance of Smalls Paradise (often called Small’s Paradise and Smalls’ Paradise, and not to be confused with Smalls Jazz Club), a nightclub at (on the Chitlin Circuit) 2294½ Seventh Avenue at 135th Street, Harlem, New York, 1930, photograph.
Opened in 1925 by Ed Small during a time of Prohibition, Small’s was a sort of hot and heavy speakeasy that downtowners in the know would come to for a night of Jazz, dancing and drink and played host to poets, artists, athletes, and entertainers from the.
Richard “Dickie” Wells, known as, “Mr. Harlem,” 1908-1949, was one of Harlem‘s most gifted tap dancers, nightclub owners, and last but certainly not least, its most notorious male gigolo and playboy.
The video is filmed on a snowy winter day with a panoply of legendary to little known locations throughout Harlem, New York.
Crains New York reports that when the definitive history of New York’s resurgence is written, one of the pivotal players will be Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corp., the church-based housing and social-services organization that the Rev. Calvin Butts led to resurrect a neighborhood that once symbolized urban collapse.
“King” George Clemons grew up in Virginia. During the 60’s he moved up to New York and started singing in clubs in Harlem.
In 1934, the Big Apple Night Club founded by Bertram Errol Hicks opened in Harlem on the northwest corner of West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem, NY.
While Eddie Murphy’s 1989 directorial debut Harlem Nights may not have been the hit that he was hoping for, the crime comedy did receive acclaim for its visual appeal.
Here’s a great prohibition photograph of young Harlem gangsters with guns, serving up whiskey bottles, and dressed to impress in ties, hats, heavy winter coats and suites in Harlem, New York, 1920’s.
Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of historical buildings, the Renaissance, Cotton Club, the Lafayette Theater, Connie’s Inn, the Ubangi Club, the Audubon Ballroom, the Savoy Ballroom, the Harlem Opera House,
The Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), Manhattan’s Community School District 5 (CSD 5), and Morningside Area Alliance (MAA) brought together some of New York City’s shining science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students, community and corporate organizations, and industry professionals for the 5th Annual Super Saturday! STEM Expo.
Join host Danny Tisdale and Eugene Giscombe in part #2 of this series as they discuss Harlem real estate stories: the Lee Building on 125th Street, with the Stadium Red studio, turning Condos into Disabled housing, “landmarking” Harlem real estate gems (Regent Theatre, Wilt’s Paradise , Roy Campanella’s), a new Red Lobster on 125th Street and…