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Adelaide Hall Bio Out in August

British author Iain Cameron Williams’ new biography of singer Adelaide Hall, recently released in the U.K., will hit U.S. bookstores this August. Published by Continuum International Publishing Group, the biography is entitled Underneath a Harlem Moon…The Harlem to Paris Years of Adelaide Hall, and is the first major biography of the singer.

Born in Brooklyn, Hall began her career in 1921 as a member of the chorus in the all black Broadway musical Shuffle Along. In 1927, Hall helped give Duke Ellington his first big hit by singing the wordless vocal on “Creole Love Call.” After the death of Florence Mills in 1928, Hall filled the leading lady’s shoes in the Blackbirds revue on Broadway and introduced the song “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”.

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