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classicladiesofcolor:




 classicladiesofcolor:

classicladiesofcolor:

"I Want A Lot of Love" - Valaida Snow and The Six Swingers (1936)


The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.

The saxophone section of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, one of the most successful all-women jazz big bands from the 1940s.

kaysfrancis:

They Say | Helen Forrest with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 

(via farleysgranger)

theladybadass:

"Minnie" shadow dancing during Cab Calloway and his Orchestra’s performance of Minnie the Moocher. The scene is from 1955 concert film Rhythm and Blues Revue.

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tinasinatra:

Ella Fitzgerald sings with the Benny Goodman band as Jo Stafford looks on, 1950s

tinasinatra:

Ella Fitzgerald sings with the Benny Goodman band as Jo Stafford looks on, 1950s

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(Source: tinasinatra, via deforest)

talentspast:

"My memories of him—early, early memories of him was that he was really very tall, very imposing… just a beautiful, beautiful creature almost. And he had this odour about him; it was sort of like some of the odour you smell when you go backstage, you smell all these mixtures of the perfume, the cigarettes, the makeup—all of those kinds of things. It was sort of an aura […]" 

— Camay Calloway Murphy reflecting on her father, Cab Calloway [x]

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vintageblackglamour:

Cab Calloway, shot here in 1946 by the great William Gottlieb, was born on Christmas Day 1907 in Rochester, New York and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Calloway worried his family by dropping out of law school to pursue a career in entertainment, but clearly it worked out for him in the end.

vintageblackglamour:

Cab Calloway, shot here in 1946 by the great William Gottlieb, was born on Christmas Day 1907 in Rochester, New York and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Calloway worried his family by dropping out of law school to pursue a career in entertainment, but clearly it worked out for him in the end.

labelleboheme:

"Jess was just perfect. He had such feeling and delicacy, and he was a heavenly accompanist. And he was such a sweet, easygoing guy. I don’t think I ever saw him lose his temper or get out of sorts." — Helen Ward, vocalist.

listen to Jess’s legendary “Sing Sing Sing” piano solo from the 1938 Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall: [x]

Happy birthday to jazz pianist Jess Stacy! | August 11, 1904 — January 1, 1995


Jess Stacy, Murray McEachern, and Benny Goodman, 1936.

Jess Stacy, Murray McEachern, and Benny Goodman, 1936.

(Source: labelleboheme)