Here are 10 things you should know about lyricist and librettist Dorothy Fields, born 116 years ago today. We’re featuring her songs all today on Cladrite Radio, so be sure to tune in!
Here are 10 things you should know about Cole Porter, born 129 years ago today. Porter is among the greatest American composers and songwriters and a favorite here at Cladrite Radio.
We’ll featuring Porter’s songs, as performed by a wide variety of artists, all day today. Why not tune in now?
On Cladrite Radio, we proudly feature the marvelous talents of many great African-American artists, performers whose musical gifts have brightened our days, lightened our loads and touched our hearts for decades. It’s painful to think that these giants experienced bigotry, racism and in some cases even physical violence during their lives, and it’s heartbreaking to be reminded that our country’s racist heritage is not yet a thing of the past, that in too many dark corners, it still festers and that precious lives continue to be lost to this hatred.
We want our African-American friends, listeners and followers—and all of our listeners and followers who stand for justice and equality in the US and around the world—to know that we love them, we respect them and we want what they want: a just society that values Black lives every bit as much as all other lives.
In celebration of the great Black artists who have so enriched our lives and in honor of—and solidarity with—those African Americans, past and present, whose lives have been impacted (and too often, ended prematurely) by bigotry and racist hatred, we are, beginning at midnight ET tonight (Friday, June 5), devoting 48 hours solely to music created by Black bandleaders, musicians and singers. We hope you’ll tune in throughout the weekend. #BLM
Here are 10 things you should know about the great Irving Berlin, born 132 years ago today. The great Jerome Kern once said of Berlin, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music—he is American music,” and we couldn’t agree more. Perhaps no songwriter’s works are heard more often on Cladrite Radio.
We’re featuring Berlin’s music, as performed by a variety of artists, all day today on Cladrite Radio. Why not tune in right now?
Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington 121 years ago today in Washington, D.C. His contributions to music are difficult to overstate: composer, pianist, and, for more than half a century, leader of a great jazz orchestra. And my, was he an elegant man.
We’ll be featuring Ellington’s music all day on Cladrite Radio, so why not tune in right now?