Nat And Maria Cole, The Wedding Of The Century In Harlem, 1948

They were dressed to the nines!  After all, it was Sunday in Harlem.  Harlemites were known to dress their best, in the finest materials, and in the latest of styles for the Sunday afternoon fashion parades on the avenues.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave “Fancy Miss Nancy” Wilson (Video)

Nancy Sue Wilson, February 20, 1937, December 13, 2018, was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. Continue Reading →

Allan Harris, A Nat King Cole Christmas At Smoke In Harlem

Harlem’s Allan Harris, a renowned vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter kicks off the holiday season performing the seasonal classics from his popular 2010 recording Dedicated to You: Allan Harris Sings a Nat King Cole Christmas. 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 →

Ida “The Shoo Shoo Baby” James, Harlem, 1950’s (Video)

ida-jamesIda Mae James was born in 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. Ida’s mother taught her how to sing, she travel the country doing amateur night shows until she was discovered on the Radio Kiddie Hour in Philadelphia, PA. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Gregory “On My Way To Harlem” Porter Talks At Build

We loved Gregory Porters On My Way To Harlem,” the two-time Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter’s 3rd Blue Note album, “Nat ‘King Cole’ & Me,” is a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Allan Harris At Smoke Jazz Club In Harlem

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Harlem based Allan Harris, a world-class vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, returns to Smoke in support of his latest album Nobody’s Gonna Love You Better: Black Bar Jukebox Redux. Continue Reading →

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