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Ballads by Brownie

This week on Afterglow it’s “Ballads By Brownie", featuring music from trumpeter Clifford Brown.

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Trumpeter Clifford Brown's With Strings album.

This week on Afterglow it’s “Ballads By Brownie,” featuring music from trumpeter Clifford Brown, including his collaborations with vocalists such as Sarah Vaughan and Helen Merrill, as well as recordings from his With Strings album.

You can view a video clip of Clifford Brown playing “Lady Be Good” and “Memories of You” on “The Soupy Sales Show” here .

We’ll also hear recordings from the late pop singer Frankie Laine’s foray into jazz (Jazz Spectacular with trumpeter Buck Clayton), Jimmy Giuffre, Johnny Hartman, and new music as well from singer Norah Jones.

Music Heard On This Episode

Sometimes I'm Happy
Tierney Sutton — On the Other Side (TelArc, 2007)
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Sometimes I'm Happy
Tierney Sutton — On the Other Side (TelArc, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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S'posin
Frankie Laine/Buck Clayton — Jazz Spectacular (Columbia/Legacy, 1955)
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The Song Is You
Jimmy Giuffre — Jimmy Giuffre 3 (Atlantic, 1956)

Notes: With Jim Hall on guitar and Ralph Pena on bass.

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Black Shadows
Johnny Hartman — Collection 1947-1972 (Hip-O, 1952)
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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
Hadda Brooks — Femme Fatale (Crown, 1957)
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What's New
Frank Sinatra — Only the Lonely (Capitol, 1958)

Notes: Arrangement by Nelson Riddle.

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Wish I Could
Norah Jones — Not Too Late (Blue Note, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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Verne
Andrew Hill — Smokestack (Blue Note, 1963)
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Delilah
Clifford Brown — Clifford Brown & Max Roach (EmArcy, 1954)
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No More
Dinah Washington — Dinah Jams (EmArcy, 1954)

Notes: With Clifford Brown on trumpet.

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Willow Weep for Me
Clifford Brown — With Strings (EmArcy, 1955)
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It Might as Well Be Spring
Clifford Brown — The Clifford Brown Quartet in Paris (Prestige, 1953)
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Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Frankie Laine/Buck Clayton — Jazz Spectacular (Columbia/Legacy, 1955)
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Somebody Loves Me
Hampton Hawes — Everybody Likes Hampton Hawes (Contemporary, 1956)
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Ghost of a Chance
Clifford Brown — Brown & Roach, Inc. (EmArcy, 1954)
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You're Not the Kind
Sarah Vaughan — Sarah Vaughan (EmArcy, 1954)

Notes: With Clifford Brown on trumpet.

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Memories of You
Clifford Brown — With Strings (EmArcy, 1955)
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Yesterdays
Helen Merrill — Helen Merrill (EmArcy, 1954)
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That Old Feeling
Frankie Laine/Buck Clayton — Jazz Spectacular (Columbia/Legacy, 1955)
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The More I See You
Very Tall Band — What's Up? (TelArc, 1998)

Notes: With Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Milt Jackson.

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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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