Harlem’s John W. Bubbles, First At Radio City, First On TV And Her Taught Fred Astaire

John William Sublett, February 19, 1902 – May 18, 1986, known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was a vaudeville performer. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!

Harlem’s “Buddy” Bradley, Tap Dancer And The First African-American To Run A British White Company

Buddy Bradley, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1908. He staged dances in the great 1920s revues for Ziegfeld, George White, Earl Carroll and Lew Leslie’s legendary black revue Blackbirds. Become an Continue Reading →

Harlem Man William James “Count” Basie 1904 – 1984 (video)

William James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing Continue Reading →