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Posts tagged jazz vocals

March 24, 2007

 

Nina Simone To Be Young Gifted and Black

Here Comes The Sun: Nina Simone On RCA

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.

March 10, 2007

 

Miss Peggy Lee, Songwriter

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.

October 28, 2006

 

Down at the 90th Floor: Dick and Kiz Harp

Dick and Kiz HarpDick and Kiz Harp were a husband-and-wife, piano-and-vocals duo who ran their own nightclub (converted from a warehouse and called “The 90th Floor,” after a lesser-known Cole Porter song they performed) in Dallas, Texas at the end of the 1950s. They’ve developed a cult following among jazz-vocal aficionados …

September 16, 2006

 

Duke Ellington Mary Poppins

Jazz Goes Disney

Goofin' on Disney: how movie songs for kids made their way into the jazz world.

August 5, 2006

 

Hip Parade: Early Mark Murphy

Perennially-hip jazz singer Mark Murphy got his start recording for Decca in the mid-1950s...

July 15, 2006

 

Something Cool

Do It Again: Jazz Remakes

Jazz artists have occasionally revisited albums years or decades after their original release, sometimes re-recording them in their entirety.

July 1, 2006

 

Nat King Cole’s St. Louis Blues

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.

June 17, 2006

 

Jazz Cameos

Hear jazz greats as they make appearances in memorable pop music.

June 3, 2006

 

Detour Ahead: Mary Ann McCall

We’ll hear a number of McCall's recordings with the Woody Herman big band, as well as small-group work, and more.

March 25, 2006

 

The Late Miss D: Dinah Washington On Roulette, 1962-63

"The Late Miss D" features the last recordings of Dinah Washington, who died at the age of 38 in 1963.

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