Ivie Anderson

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Herein is a collection of rare images of the great singers and songwriters at work and at play plus related artifacts. We’ve tried to offer a cross-section of snapshots of a time and place in the past that has become legendary. You’ll find formal portraits, some in glorious color, informal photos of these musical giants in nightclubs, in rehearsal, composing at the piano, and performing in front of audiences and the microphone.

Here is a list of photos that cover the greatest practitioners of American popular song that spans the generations and genres.

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