Tommy “Mayor Of Harlem” Smalls Paradise In Harlem, NY, 1926-1972

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 Continue Reading →

Small’s Paradise, Harlem, New York, 1930 (Photograph)

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 Continue Reading →

Dickie “Mr. Harlem,” Wells, Harlem Playboy And Entrepreunuer, 1920-1949

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.

Rare “Harlem, New York, 1964” (Video 1/3)

The video is filmed on a snowy winter day with a panoply of legendary to little known locations throughout Harlem, New York.

Resurrected Harlem, Rev. Calvin Butts Seeks Salvation

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 Continue Reading →

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