Tommy Smalls Was So Big They Used To Call Him The “Major Of Harlem,” In The 1950’s

Tommy Smalls, was born in 1926 – 1972, known as “Dr. Jive,” and the “Major of Harlem,” was an influencer before the Influencers we know today. Continue Reading →


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Seitu’s World: Leslie Wyche At His Best (Photographs)

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, we posted that “Mayor Of Harlem” Leslie Wyche had crossed over. Today, photographer Seitu Oronde paid a photographic homage to Mr. Wyche from throughout the years in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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Tommy “Mayor Of Harlem” Smalls Paradise In Harlem, NY, 1926-1972

Tommy Smalls, August 5, 1926 – March 8, 1972, known as Dr. Jive, was an influential African-American radio disc jockey in New York City during the early days of rock and roll. He owned the Smalls Paradise club in Harlem in the 1950s. Continue Reading →


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