The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub located first in the Harlem neighborhood on West 142nd St & Lenox Ave (644 Lenox Ave) from 1923 to 1935 and then for a brief period from 1936 to 1940 in the midtown Theater District. The club operated most notably during the Prohibition Era. The Cotton Club served as a favorite meeting spot on "Celebrity Nights" on Sundays, which featured guests such as Jimmy Durante, George Gershwin, Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Mae West, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Langston Hughes, and Judy Garland. This special one-hour presentation revisits the music and musicians that helped to make The Cotton Club famous. It has been remixed and remastered for 2016. You’ll hear these songs: 1) Goody Goody by Benny Goodman 2) Spreadin' Rhythm Around by Nell Carter & The Cast of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ 3) Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 4) Sugar Foot Stomp by Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra 5) The Joint Is Jumping by Fats Waller & His Rhythm 6) You Ain't Got It No More by Laura Mayo 7) Satin Doll by Ella Fitzgerald (w/ Duke Ellington & His Orchestra) 8) Stay With It by Dorothy Dandridge 9) Keeping Out of Mischief Now by Louis Armstrong & All His Stars 10) Nice Work If You Can Get It by Billie Holiday 11) Goody Goody by Lew Raymond and his Orchestra 12) Vote For Mr. Rhythm by Ella Fitzgerald (w/ Chick Webb & His Orch.) 13) Cotton Tail by Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (w/ Ben Webster, tenor sax) 14) Drop Me Off In Harlem by Marica Hiraga 15) Jumpin' Jive by Cab Calloway & His Orchestra 16) Am I Blue? By Margie Day 17) Black Bottom by Bob Crosby And His Orchestra (Bob Crosby, vocal) 18) Take The "A" Train by Freda Payne 19) Don't Get Around Much Anymore by David Huntsinger & Friends
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