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February 3, 2015


Singer Helen Forrest with Harry James

Voice Of The Big Bands: Helen Forrest

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.

May 24, 2013


Woody Herman

A City Of Song

Helen Forrest's ode to Cincinnati, Nina Simone's lament for Baltimore, and much more.

May 22, 2010


Helen Forrest With Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw and the Singers

A tribute to bandleader Artie Shaw highlighting the records he made with vocalists, including Helen Forrest, Billie Holiday, and Mel Torme.

November 27, 2009


Skylark and Johnny Mercer

Moon Country: Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

"Moon Country" features classic songs written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael, performed by Louis Armstrong, Helen Forrest, and others.

October 16, 2009


Oscar Peterson Mosaic

The Piano Player Sings: Oscar Peterson

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.

May 26, 2007


Songs That Got Us Through World War II

Popular Song Goes to War

A look at the music of World War II, featuring topical songs, radio broadcasts, and an interview with historian Michael McGerr.

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First Fusion: Jazz-Rock Before Bitches Brew

cover for the Free Spirits' Out Of Sight And Sound LP

In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend jazz with rock.

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