What's black and white and was heard all over?
June 16, 2008 6:55 PM Subscribe
posted by shothotbot (7 comments total)
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In the 1930-40s there was an interracial, all woman swing band, the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. They are not exactly forgotten. There is a book
, a movie
, a black history month public radio special
and a tribute album
devoted to them. Ladies and gentleman: the International Sweethearts of Rhythm (YouTube)
. More audio files here
. Photo 1
The band came to my attention when listening to this
Terry Gross interview of Catherine Russel (site auto-loads music)
, a great jazz singer, who is the daughter of Sweetheart Carline Ray.