Adelaide Hall, one of the best-kept secrets of the Harlem Renaissance to many Americans that is. Embraced in Paris and London, the Brooklyn born entertainer began in Harlem as performer and Jazz singer; sharing the stage and recording with greats like Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Over the span of her 80-year career, she recorded 70 albums as well as acted in popular plays. This lady definitely had style, I'm loving the semi-transparent silk gown!
AUDIO: I Must Have That Man (1928)