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July 24, 2015

 

Joe Williams

Count Basie and the Singers

This week, our spotlight is on just a few of the many singers who sang with Count Basie, including Jimmy Rushing, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, and more.

July 10, 2015

 

clifford brown in 1953

Clifford Brown and the Singers

Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.

June 5, 2015

 

Tony and Bill

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans

This week, we're featuring the two recording sessions from 1975 and 1976 between pianist Bill Evans and singer Tony Bennett.

October 21, 2014

 

The cover of Nancy Wilson's Yesterday's Love Songs lp, recorded with Gerald Wilson and his big band.

Gerald Wilson And The Singers

Gerald Wilson’s arrangements were always harmonically interesting and punchy, and vocalists loved to work with him.

August 3, 2014

 

Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby

American Icons: The Singers

Celebrating the legendary singers of American popular song.

July 8, 2014

 

Photo of singer Billy Eckstine

Mr. B: The Billy Eckstine Story

Billy Eckstine was a cultural pioneer who became one of the first black male solo singers to find success singing love songs.

May 2, 2014

 

The cover to Ella Fitzgerald's 1957 album LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE.

Like Someone In Love: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald's lush 1957 ballads album has often been overshadowed by her songbook LPs from the same era.

March 29, 2014

 

The cover for a recent reissue of Sarah Vaughan's recordings of the music of Duke Ellington.

Late Sarah, Early Fred: Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire

New anthologies from two legendary performers of American popular song.

October 28, 2013

 

Sheet music for the song

Dedicated To You

Popular song, more often than not, is about love—love won, love lost, love in doubt. This week we feature songs about the fulfillment of longed-for love.

August 12, 2013

 

Frank Sinatra Axel Stordahl

Sinatra + Stordahl

Singer Frank Sinatra and arranger Axel Stordahl teamed up for some of the most influential ballad recordings of mid-20th-century American popular song.

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