It’s a couple of days in and I must admit that I haven’t been on my job as it relates to the month of June. Since 1979 June has been recognized in this country as Black Music Month. I wanted to do something this year where we expand the knowledge base of the music and not just focus on a narrow definition of what Black Music is or is not and also not limit our discussion to the last forty years or so.

The plan is to post a conversation starter or something to share daily. We utilize the #BMM14 hashtag for Black Music Month 2014 so that the stream may be followed around these internet streets.

Today I wanted start with a song that was actually #1 this week seventy years ago on the precursor to the Billboard R&B chart which was the Harlem Hit Parade.