In late 1966 singer and pianist Nina Simone signed with RCA Records and continued her genre-bending explorations of jazz, blues, pop, folk, and soul.
Many listeners know Peggy Lee as a great jazz singer, but she was also a prolific writer of songs—composing or co-composing nearly 200 of them.
We’ll hear music from both of Dick and Kiz Harps albums, and we’ll talk with Bruce Collier, the founder and owner of 90th Floor Records.
Goofin' on Disney: how movie songs for kids made their way into the jazz world.
Perennially-hip jazz singer Mark Murphy got his start recording for Decca in the mid-1950s...
Jazz artists have occasionally revisited albums years or decades after their original release, sometimes re-recording them in their entirety.
A so-called “biopic” of the blues composer W.C. Handy’s life, St. Louis Blues was Nat King Cole’s only role as a leading man.
Hear jazz greats as they make appearances in memorable pop music.
We’ll hear a number of McCall's recordings with the Woody Herman big band, as well as small-group work, and more.
"The Late Miss D" features the last recordings of Dinah Washington, who died at the age of 38 in 1963.