Walter Donaldson

February 15th is Walter Donaldson’s birthday. You’ve probably never heard his name before, but I guarantee you’ve heard one of his songs. Continue reading


Ivory Joe Hunter

Talented, stylish, and gifted with a strong, smooth voice, Ivory Joe Hunter was the self-proclaimed Baron of the Boogie in the 1940s and 50s. He was a gifted pianist, singer, and songwriter, who worked his way up from hosting a radio program, eventually starting his own record company to press his first single. Continue reading