“Live At The Apollo,” James Brown And Famous Flames In Harlem, NY 1962 (Full Video)

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Live at the Apollo is a live with James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded in 1962 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and released Live at the Apollo album in 1963. Continue Reading →

Jimi Hendrix in Harlem, 1965 (video)

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After Jimi Hendrix’s discharge from the army, he earned his living as a traveling musician on the so-called Chitlin’ Circuit—the circuit of venues throughout the segregated South that booked black musicians. Continue Reading →

Small’s Paradise, Harlem, New York, 1930 (Photograph)

An intimate photograph of the entrance of Smalls Paradise (often called Small’s Paradise and Smalls’ Paradise, and not to be confused with Smalls Jazz Club), a nightclub at (on the Chitlin Circuit) 2294½ Seventh Avenue at 135th Street, Harlem, New York, 1930, photograph.
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Lee Daniels To Direct Harlem’s Apollo Theater Doc

lee-daniels-empire-premiere-la-2015-billboard-650Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Film Project, an authorized documentary chronicling the history of the famed theater in Harlem, White Horse Pictures announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

“Burlesque In Harlem,” Film In New York, 1949 (full video)

4610340_l3Burlesque in Harlem (also released as Rock & Roll Burlesque and A French Peep Show) is a 1949 revue film directed by William D. Alexander (also producer of Ingagi and Souls of Sin) that features a cast of singers, dancers and comedians who were prominent on the so-called “chitlin’ circuit” of vaudeville theaters and nightclubs that exclusively presented African American talent. Continue Reading →