Harlem’s Lucille “Queen Victoria,” Hegamin, Early Blues Singer At Black Swan Records

Lucille Nelson Hegamin, aka “Queen Victoria,” November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970, was an American singer and entertainer and an early African-American blues recording artist 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 →

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