The legendary Mayme Hatcher Johnson was born in North Carolina, 1915, and moved to New York City in 1938, where she found work as a waitress at a club owned by singer and actress Ethel Waters.
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 →
By Bretton Love
With a long history behind it, Harlem is a place that produced a wide range of musical genres and dancing styles that have become popular across the globe. Continue Reading →
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.