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On the Air: Sinatra, Miles, Brubeck and McRae

carmen Mcrae Flamingo“On the Air” features recently-released archive radio broadcasts of Frank Sinatra (his Lucky Strike show from the late 1940s), Dave Brubeck (the Quartet with Paul Desmond in the mid-1950s, hitting its stride several years in advance of its landmark album Time Out), Carmen McRae (her concert debut in Europe, recorded at the beginning of the 1960s), and Miles Davis (his great late-1950s group with Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane). These vintage performances catch all of the featured artists in prime periods of their careers.

Music Heard On This Episode

Loverman
Carmen McRae — Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club (Acrobat, 2008)
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Loverman
Carmen McRae — Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club (Acrobat, 2008)
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Theme/Best Things in Life
Frank Sinatra — On the Radio: Lucky Strike (Acrobat, 2008)
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You Do Something to Me
Frank Sinatra — On the Radio: Lucky Strike (Acrobat, 2008)
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I Only Have Eyes for You
Frank Sinatra — On the Radio: Lucky Strike (Acrobat, 2008)
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Stompin' for Mili
Dave Brubeck — On the Radio: Live 1956-57 (Acrobat, 2008)
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In Your Own Sweet Way
Dave Brubeck — On The Radio: Live 1956-57 (Acrobat, 2008)
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Walkin'
Miles Davis — Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (Acrobat, 2008)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Stardust
Carmen McRae — Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club (Acrobat, 2008)
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
Carmen McRae — Live at the Flamingo Jazz Club (Acrobat, 2008)
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Sid's Ahead
Miles Davis — Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (Acrobat, 2008)
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Bye Bye Blackbird
Miles Davis — Broadcast Sessions 1958-59 (Acrobat, 2008)
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Maybe It's Because
Frank Sinatra — On the Radio: Lucky Strike (Acrobat, 2008)
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Some Enchanted Evening
Frank Sinatra/Dorothy Kirsten — On the Radio: Lucky Strike (Acrobat, 2008)
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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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