Live From the Reading Room: Ada "Bricktop" Smith to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong
Live from the Reading Room: Correspondence is a podcast series that aims to share interesting and engaging letters written by or to key historical figures from the African Diaspora. Each episode highlights a letter from popular collections housed in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
The Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division holds public-service copies of both commercial and archival recordings featuring Ada "Bricktop" Smith including: "Funny That Way," "Embraceable You," and " Can't We Be Friends." For more information about these and other items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s correspondence is recited by Isissa Komada-John, Exhibitions Manager, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
*Special Note: All text is represented as originally written by the correspondent.