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 →

The Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, New York, 1930

the savoyThe Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.  Continue Reading →