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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

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.

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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