Trixie Smith, The Legendary Harlem Blues Singer 1895 -1943

Trixie Smith, c.1885/1895 – September 21, 1943, was an American blues singer, recording artist, vaudeville entertainer, and actress who lived in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Legendary Harlemite Hattie King Reavis, Worked At The Lafayette Theatre, Black Swan Records And More

Hattie King Reavis, also known as H. King Reavis or Hattie Beatrice Reavis, November 18, 1890 – March 12, 1970, was a singer, song writer, and theater performer who lived in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Before Dipset, It Was W. C. Handy’s And Harry Pace’s Black Swan Records In Harlem

Before the Dipset crew took over Harlem, Black Swan Records was an American jazz and blues record label founded in 1921 in Harlem, New York. It was the first widely distributed label to be owned, operated, and marketed to African Americans. Continue Reading →

Harry Pace’s World, Handy, Du Bois, Waters, The Black Swan Records And More In Harlem

Harry Herbert Pace, January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943, was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records in 1922 based at 2289 Seventh Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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