At the height of the swing era there was one singer who starred with three of the biggest of the big bands—Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Harry James.
Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.
A tribute to bandleader Artie Shaw highlighting the records he made with vocalists, including Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, and Mel Torme.
"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.
Oscar Peterson was one of jazz’s most popular pianists, but on a couple of occasions he did albums on which he sang as well.
A look at the music of World War II, featuring topical songs, radio broadcasts, and an interview with historian Michael McGerr.