10 Things You Should Know About Paul Whiteman

Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Whiteman, born 131 years ago today. Known as the King of Jazz during his heyday, Whiteman isn’t afforded that level of respect by many today, but his influence is undeniable. His music may have leaned to the pop side, but in that era, jazz was dance music, so it was pop, in a sense, and Whiteman helped to bring the new sounds to a wider audience.

We’re featuring Whiteman’s music all day today on Cladrite Radio, so tune in now!

10 Things You Should Know About Mildred Bailey

Here are 10 things you should know about the great Mildred Bailey, born 121 years ago today. She was an important link between early jazz performers such as Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith and iconic singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

Be sure to tune into Cladrite Radio today; we’ll be playing Bailey’s music all day long.