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January 3, 2014

 

An advertisement for one of the From Spirituals To Swing concerts.

The Music That Nobody Knows: The From Spirituals To Swing Concerts

At the end of the 1930s jazz impresario John Hammond organized two concerts that showcased African-American music in a prestigious New York City concert hall.

July 15, 2007

 

Betty Roche Singin' and Swingin'

When Betty Met The Duke: Betty Roche

"Betty Roche was an unforgettable singer," Duke Ellington wrote of his former vocalist in 1973. "She never sounded like anybody but Betty Roche."

March 19, 2005

 

Why Don’t You Do Right: Una Mae Carlisle And Lil Green

Una Mae Carlisle and Lil Green both were popular jazz-and-blues singer-songwriters in the 1940s...

March 12, 2005

 

Even White Girls Get The Blues

A look at three late-1950s blues-concept LPs by white female vocalists.

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