Albreta Hunter, Ethel Waters, ‘Ma’ Rainey And More Are The “Songs From Gay Harlem”

NYFOS premieres a fascinating new program called Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do: Songs from Gay Harlem, revealing the musical heart of a subculture within a subculture.

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Join A Gay Garden Get Together With Harlem Historian John Reddick And More

Integrity Harlem presents Gay Garden Get Together with a talks Langston Hughes, an LGBT Circle of Friendships, Talent & Creativity with Harlem historian John Reddick. Continue Reading →

Library Of Congress Acquires Archive Of Harlem’s Billy “Take the ‘A’ Train” Strayhorn

The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. Continue Reading →

The Hall Of Fame Delta Rhythm Boys, Version Of You Can “Take The ‘A’ Train,” In Harlem

The title refers to the “Then” relatively new “A” subway service that runs through New York City, going at that time from eastern Brooklyn, beginning service in 1936 traveling up into Harlem and northern Manhattan, using an express track section which was opened in 1932 through Manhattan. Continue Reading →

New Harlem’s Allan Harris CD-Eddie Jefferson 100 Yrs.

With his gruff, gravelly voice, his penchant for hep cat diction, and the serpentine bebop turns of his vocalese creations, the late Eddie Jefferson might not seem the ideal match for a classic romantic crooner like Harlem Allan Harris. Continue Reading →

Uptown Open House Expo Is Coming To Harlem Are You?

Nearly 80 years since Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn told us to take the A train, the neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan have flourished while retaining the unique spirit found in that famous tune. Continue Reading →

Kay Davis “The Wordless Vocalist” Harlem NY 1940’s

kay davisKatherine McDonald Wimp née Katherine McDonald stage name Kay Davis, December 5, 1920 – January 27, 2012 in Apopka, Florida, was an “exquisite” American jazz singer best known for her time with the orchestra of Duke Ellington. Continue Reading →

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