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Let’s Spring One

Ike QuebecThis edition of Night Lights is a salute to warmer weather with “Let’s Spring One,” including music from Ike Quebec, Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Anita O’Day, Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, June Christy, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Freddie Hubbard, and more.

Music Heard On This Episode

Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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Miss D.D.
Mary Lou Williams — Black Christ of the Andes (Smithsonian Folkways, 1964)
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
June Christy — The Song Is June! (Capitol, 1958)
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Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
Anita O'Day — Time for Two (Verve, 1962)

Notes: With Cal Tjader on vibes.

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It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec — It Might As Well Be Spring (Blue Note, 1961)
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Let's Spring One
Nat King Cole — Complete Capitol Trio Recordings (Mosaic, 1943)

Notes: Written by Otis Rene, recorded for Excelsior Records.

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It Happens Every Spring
Frank Sinatra — Columbia Years 1943-1952 (Columbia/Legacy, 1949)

Notes: Theme from Ray Milland baseball movie.

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You Must Believe in Spring
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans — Together Again (Rhino, 1976)
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Swing Spring
Thelonious Monk — Comp. Prestige (Prestige, 1954)

Notes: Break music.

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Lost April
Nat King Cole — Comp. Capitol Trio Recordings (Mosaic, 1948)

Notes: trio-only version; theme from Cary Grant movie THE BISHOP'S WIFE.

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I'll Remember April
Red Norvo — Red Norvo Trio (Savoy, 1950)

Notes: With Tal Farlow and Charles Mingus.

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April in Paris
Charlie Parker — With Strings: the Master Takes (Verve, 1949)
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Some Other Spring
Billie Holiday — Lady Sings the Blues
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Spring Is Here
Nina Simone — Colpix Years (Rhino, 1963)
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All the Things You Are
Thelonious Monk/Milt Jackson — Wizard of the Vibes (Blue Note, 1948)
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Up Jumped Spring
Freddie Hubbard — Backlash (Atlantic, 1966)
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