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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.

April 19, 2008

 

Lionel Hampton Story Album Cover

Small Group Hamp: Celebrating The Centenary Of Lionel Hampton

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton is celebrated this week with selections from a new Mosaic Records anthology of his late-1930s small group recordings.

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Sacred Blue: Jazz Goes To Church In the 1960s

Ellington First Sacred Concert

Jazz fans are known for their religious-like zeal, but in the 1960s jazz sometimes became a PART of religion, providing the soundtrack for church ceremonies.

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