The incomparable Ella Fitzgerald was born 105 years ago today in Newport News, Virginia; We’re celebrating the occasion by featuring her music all day long, so tune in now!
Here are 10 things you should know about the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald, born 104 years ago today. We’ll be featuring her music all day today on Cladrite Radio, so be sure to tune in.
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.
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 Doris Day, who is celebrating her 97th birthday today. She enjoyed success as a big band singer and pop vocalist, in radio, movies and television. Cladrite Radio is celebrating the occasion by featuring Day’s music for 24 hours, so be sure to tune in!