History Of A Song, “Underneath The Harlem Moon,” By Harlem’s Mack Gordon (Videos)

This post has very little to do with authenticity, I’m afraid. It’s more about race, irony, and the way a song’s meaning changes over time. Continue Reading →

Harlem EatUp! 2017 Kicks Off With Billie Holiday Tribute Concert!


We’re kicking off
Harlem EatUp! 2017 in style with a tribute concert to the great Billie Holiday, at The Apollo theater! Continue Reading →

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

Count_Basie_in_Rhythm_and_Blues_RevueWilliam 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 in his teens. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lorenz Milton “Rodgers And” Hart 1895 – 1943

Lorenz Hart from harlemLorenz Milton Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Continue Reading →

Jimmy Cobb Birthday Celebration At Smoke

jimmycobb1Jimmy Cobb is playing with more vitality and purpose in his 80’s than drummers a fraction of his age. The New York Times called his most recent recording on Smoke Sessions Records, The Original Mob, his best album in recent memory” and “a cogent argument against obsolescence.” Continue Reading →

‘Lady Day,’ Billie Holiday Signed By Al Hirschfield, 1930’s

billie holdiay print by hershfieldA wonderful Billie Holiday ink drawing, titled “Lady Day,” (she also use the nickname the “Prez”), it is hand signed by illustrator extraordinaire Al Hirschfeld.  Continue Reading →

Billie Holiday’s Upper West Side Home For $12.95M

200381497NY Curbed reports that you don’t have to be able to sing your heart out to own the former Upper West Side home of jazz great Harlem fave Billie Holiday, but you will need more than twice as much as you would have six years ago. Continue Reading →

Constant Contact Is A Blast!