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Can’t Keep From Singing: Rene Marie

This week on Afterglow we listen to jazz vocalist Rene Marie, who was influenced by classic singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Betty Carter.

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This week on Afterglow it’s “Rene Marie Just Has to Sing.” Jazz vocalist Rene Marie got a late start to her career—by the time she began gigging and recording, her two sons were already in college.

Influenced by classic singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Betty Carter, Marie has developed her own voice and approach, and her performances—particularly in concert—have a compelling electricity about them.

We’ll hear music from her four MaxJazz releases, including How Can I Keep From Singing? and Live at Jazz Standard .

Also on the Afterglow agenda this time around: Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Yusef Lateef, and a set of Hank Williams songs done by performers ranging from Cassandra Wilson and James Brown to Joe Pass and Madeleine Peyroux.

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