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June 27, 2009

 

Billy Eckstine On Roulette

The early-1960s sounds of "The Sepia Sinatra," featured on Afterglow this week.

March 21, 2009

 

Nellie Lutcher’s Real Gone Rhythm

Nellie LutcherThis week on Night Lights we pay tribute to the pianist and singer who passed away in 2007 at the age of 94. A product of the thriving mid-20th century Central Avenue Los Angeles scene, in the late 1940s Lutcher scored a series of hits such as “Hurry On Down” and “Fine Brown Frame” that blended jazz, pop, blues and R & B in a way that made her one of the era’s first crossover stars.

October 9, 2008

 

The Johnny Green Songbook, Part 2

Although Johnny Green is best remembered for composing significant standards, he actually spent the bulk of his career working in the movie industry.

October 9, 2008

 

The Johnny Green Songbook, Part 1

Composer Johnny Green wrote the music for several songs that went on to become staples of the jazz-and-popular-song canon.

July 18, 2008

 

I’ll Be Seeing You: Jo Stafford, 1917-2008

Jo Stafford, one of the last great vocalists from the "songbird" era of big band vocalists, passed away Wednesday at the age of 90.

July 4, 2008

 

Uproar Over Jazz Singer Rene Marie’s Take on the National Anthem

Jazz vocalist Rene Marie recently sang the melody of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with lyrics from "the black national anthem."

April 5, 2008

 

Benny Carter’s Kansas City Suite

Rifftides blogger and jazz eminence Doug Ramsey hipped readers several days ago to a Sunday, April 6 broadcast of Benny Carter’s rarely-heard “Kansas City Suite.” It’s at 1 p.m. PDT on KPLU.org

March 3, 2008

 

Finally

Look What I Got: Betty Carter

One of the most expressive and original singers to come out of the post-World War II era, Betty Carter thrilled audiences with her daring vocal improvisations.

March 1, 2008

 

Hadda Brooks

Cats Who Swing And Sing: Women Singer-Pianists Of The 40s And 50s

Performers who mixed boogie, swing, ballads and blues with sly, suggestive lyrics brought out deeper nuance than their risque hits sometimes seemed to suggest.

January 2, 2008

 

“Jazz Impressions of Show Boat” Part 2

guitar choir Show BoatMore from last Friday evening’s Afterglow program devoted to jazz and jazz-vocal recordings of the songs from Show Boat. Hour 2 features several very different versions of “Ol’ Man River,” including a contemporaneous …

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