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 engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora. Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
Today’s episode features a letter from jazz singer, dancer, and nightclub owner Ada “Bricktop” Smith, jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and “auto-archivist” Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong.
The Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division holds public-service copies of both commercial and archival recordings featuring Ada “Bricktop” Smith including: “Funny That Way,” “Embraceable You,” and ” Can’t We Be Friends.”
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