Here are 10 things you should know about the legendary Louis Armstrong, born 119 years ago today. If there were a Cladrite Radio Hall of Fame, Satchmo would certainly be among the first inductees. We’ll be featuring his music all day long, so be click the Listen Now link above to tune in!
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 wonderful Maxine Sullivan, born 109 years ago today. She’s not as well known today as some other singers of the era, but her understated, gently swinging style makes her a favorite of ours.
We’ll be featuring her music on Cladrite radio for 24 hours so why not tune in right now?
Here are 10 things you should know about the legendary Billie Holiday, born 105 years ago today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We’re featuring her music all day today on Cladrite Radio, so why not tune in right now?
Here are 10 things you should know about Hoagy Carmichael, born 120 years ago today. He’s best remembered as a composer and musician, but he enjoyed success as an actor, too.