On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.
Photo: Aunt Molly Jackson
Pic: Billie Holiday, Carnegie Hall, 1948
Pic: Madame Bolduc postage stamp
Photo: Zora Neale Hurston in Haiti
Pic: King Cole Trio
Click here to listen to last Monday’s Gramophoney Baloney show, with four tunes for Bix Beiderbecke’s birthday chosen by phone-in guest Vince Giordano, plus a bunch of Irish tunes 1910-1947 and some pre-St. Paddy’s Day banter with some Irish guests living in the Bay Area
Pic - Jim Flora artwork, 1947
Pic: Bennie Moten & His Kansas City Orchestra
Nita Naldi in The Cobra (1925).