I guarantee that what you will hear below – a tiny collection of music-only radio shows from the 1940s (my favorite decade in all things entertainment) – is right up your alley. Every single entry included here features at least one of the most talented persons to ever walk this Earth, people who should be remembered not because they’re part of black history, but because they’re part of all our history. Enjoy!
Kicking things off from the grand Roseland Ballroom in New York City with Ella Fitzgerald and her Orchestra. February 16, 1940